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The movement of the human soul, and human society in general, from its fallen chaotic state towards divine order is at the heart of the Blog of Padre Pio Press. Writings, ponderings, and reflections on this movement of the soul are authored by Fr. Cliff Ermatinger and by the occasional Guest Contributor. These are categorized as the below to help assist the reader according to their interests.

Western
Culture

Order with Chaos

Spiritual
Growth

Chaos Seeking Order

Traditional
Liturgy

Divine Order Offered
to Restore Order

Spiritual
Combat

Resisting Absolute Chaos

St. Augustine, What is Adoration?

Question 045

What is Adoration?

In persevering chastity one draws his strength from you and then, in no way shows himself to be changeable. For you are always present to him and he ever makes you the object of his affection, thus keeping himself (in a permanent present) with no future to look forward to or past to remember, undergoing no change or worldly distraction. O blessed is he, if such a one exists, who cleaves to your blessedness.

from St. Augustine Answers 101 Questions on Prayer by Fr. Ermatinger

When man looks out upon the world, he perceives the things of the world and their goodness, their beauty, and their […]

By |June 19th, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Growth, St. Augustine on Prayer|

Devotion to St. Michael Part IV

Devotion to St. Michael the Archangel

— How Did it Begin?

Part IV Of A Talk Given By Fr. Ermatinger

St Stanislaus’ Sursum Corda Young Adults Group

June 6th, 2022

Part IV

Outline

Opening Prayers — 0:00-0:45

Invoked in Gothic War — 0:45-1:15

Increase in Oratories and Churches Dedicated to St. Michael– 1:15-1:36

Epiphanius of Salamis – St.Michael Takes the Place of Satan  — 1:36-3:10

 According to […]

By |June 17th, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Talks, Traditional Liturgy|

Devotion to St. Michael Part III

Devotion to St. Michael the Archangel

— How Did it Begin?

Part III Of A Talk Given By Fr. Ermatinger

St Stanislaus’ Sursum Corda Young Adults Group

June 6th, 2022

Part III

Outline

Opening Prayers — 0:00-0:45

Devotion to St. Michael in the East — 0:45-1:40

Devotion to St. Michael in the West — 1:40-10:04

From Northern Italy Into The West — 1:43-2:03

Emperor Justinian – Devotion To St. Michael as Means of Unification — 2:03-4:29

By |June 15th, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Growth, Talks, Traditional Liturgy|
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