The Passions

“The world is crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Gal. 6:14)

… the passions are the following: love of riches, desire for possessions, bodily pleasure, love of honor which gives rise to envy, lust for power, arrogance and pride of position, the craving to adorn oneself with luxurious clothes and vain ornaments, the itch for human glory which is a source of rancor and resentment, and physical fear. See for which of these passions you are alive, then you will know how far you are alive and tied to the world, and how far you are dead and detached from it….
~St. Ignatius Brianchaninov 

Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor


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