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Joachim Arnold

Joachim Arnold


The Three Wisdoms

The Three Wisdoms
Joachim Arnold Joachim Arnold
Articles : 306
Since : 27/12/2013

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Christ's Light and the Intellect

Witnessing to Christ in one's personal life is to allow Christ to rank ahead; it is to let faith, hope, and charity take precedence over our intellect, desires, likes, and dislikes. Faith must always rank first. One must not believe according to the measure of his understanding; it would no longer be faith. Faith is an adherence to the mystery of G

Mary Our Hope

Mary is truly our hope because she fully lives the beatitude of her life and because the last act of her temporal life gave fullness to her love and thus gave her eternal happiness. Even if a new grace was needed to enable her to enter into the beatific vision, the ultimate intensity of Mary's charity was attained in this last act of faith and hope

Words and Space

Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism: they always result in more or less fortunate misunderstandings. Things aren't so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art,

Art and God

An artist who believes in God who has this awareness that there exists some superior force, such a person behaves himself naturally like God's apprentice. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Patience and Gentleness

A man who has the happiness to keep his patience and gentleness is, in this calm, a sensitive image of God. St. John Mary Vianney Man is created "in the image of God"; and being made in his image he carries within himself a mark of immortality. From this fact, he is equally, for his peers, a reality that surpasses relativity and the succession of t

Art and Interiority

You ask whether your verses are any good. You ask me. You have asked other before this…I beg you to stop doing that sort of thing. You are looking outside, and that is what you should most avoid right now. No one can advise or help you-no one. There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write;

Knowing my Sin and Repentance

You can live as if you have never sinned being sure of your goodness, but then bang!...something will happen in your life and you will begin to think...Oh my God!...I'm to blame before this man, before that one. How on earth have I lived without knowing that I was a sinner though, not being some profligate. And you suddenly understand that you have

St. Anthony on Patience

Patience is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit in us. Practically, we are required to be patient in many ways: for there are some things, trials and crosses, which come to us from God; others, temptations and enticements, that come to us from our old adversary the devil. Still other difficulties arise from our neighbor: persecution, complaints, u


A true adoration, in effect, puts us in direct relation with God the Creator. It implies that we recognize that God alone, in a free act of love, directly creates our soul, without any intermediaries. This creative act of God is realized from nothing-ex nihilo. It comes from God Himself and is ordered towards him. God creates our soul first of all