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It's a hard road....

Canisius | 19 February, 2006 04:56

The meditation for Saturday of Septuagesima week (IV, 145-6) was very helpful for me. I have been extremely low on emotional and spiritual juices lately, and Dom Gueranger reminded me that our entire life is one long struggle because of the wounds of original sin. You might think this would just discourage me, but the effect was in fact to steel my nerve for the hard time ahead.

But particularly helpful was the way he immediately turned to Mary for help. It would have been a real downer to have the life-long struggle bit thrown at me with no subsequent ray of hope, but the impassioned plea to Mary for help brought back the sense that we are not alone in this.


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