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“Holy ascesis, together with its great self-denial, which is born from great faith in a burst of love for God, brings man to true joy…”

Holy ascesis, together with its great self-denial, which is born from great faith in a burst of love for God, brings man to true joy. He is happy to live, for his heart flutters, glorifying his God of benefactions. He is also happy to die, for he thus goes close to God again, and will…

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“When man partakes of Holy Communion he receives power and is enlightened…”

When man partakes of Holy Communion he receives power and is enlightened, his horizons widen and he feels joy. Each person experiences something different, analogous to his disposition and the flame of his soul. One person feels joy and rest, another peace, another a spirit of devotion and another an inexpressible sympathy towards all things….