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I Am Anthony of Padua: Finding Balance

In C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, which is an anthology of imaginary letters from Uncle Screwtape—an Under Secretary to Satan—to his nephew and novice tempter Wormwood, Screwtape encourages Wormwood to capitalize on the “troughs” and “peaks” of humans, to make good use of what he calls human undulation.
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I Am Anthony of Padua: Finding Holy Ground

Knowing the direction we must go is but the first stage of the spiritual search. I traveled long, I traveled hard. I felt sea terrors and land loneliness. But I was blessed to discover more than one place that spoke to my heart. You, too, need such a place, your own Bethlehem where you can be born and reborn, cradled and lullabied. I want to help you find that heart’s home.
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Nine: May Christ Deepen Our Love

"We beg you, Lord Jesus, bind us with the love of you and our neighbor so that we can love you deeply with our whole heart, and not be separated from you." –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Eight: Stay United with Your Healer

"No one is closer to us than he who healed our wounds. For the Head is one with his members. Let us therefore love him as our Lord and God." –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Seven: See the Depth of Christ's Love

"During the meal, Jesus took bread, blessed it and broke it as a sign that his body would be broken, too, through his freely accepted death. The humanity of Christ is like the grape because it was crushed in the winepress of the cross so that his blood flowed forth over all the earth....How great is the charity of the beloved! How great the love of the Bridegroom for his spouse, the Church!" –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Six: Let God's Light Shine Through You

"When a crystal is touched or struck by the rays of the sun, it gives forth brilliant sparks of light. When the man of faith is touched by the light of God's grace, he too must shine with his good words and deeds, and so bring God's light to others." –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Five: See Christ in Those Who Suffer

"Today Christ stands at the door and knocks in the person of his poor. It is to him that we open when we give aid, when we give ourselves to those in need. For he tells us plainly, 'Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'" –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Four: Seek the Face of God before All Else

"Nothing apart from God can satisfy the human heart, which is truly in search of God." –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Three: Be Careful of Greed

"The greedy man is really not rich, but poor. He does not control his money but is controlled by it. He does not possess his wealth but is possessed by it. He may have many things, yet for him he has all too little." –Saint Anthony of Padua
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Saint Anthony Novena Day Two: Love Wholly and Not Partially

“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart. Notice that Christ says: Your whole heart. He doesn't say: Leave a corner of your heart for yourself. He bought the whole of you by giving his whole self for you, that he alone might possess every part of you. Do not try to hold back any part of yourself... If you really wish to have the whole, then give it all to him, and he will give you all of himself.” –Saint Anthony of Padua
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