Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Wednesday 22 May |
Saint of the Day: St. Rita of Cascia
Aleteia logo
Spirituality
separateurCreated with Sketch.

100 Words of Hope – October 8, 2022

shutterstock_1960131820.jpg

OlegRi | Shutterstock

Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP - published on 10/08/22

Hope cannot see hell ...

Fr. Basil Maturin (+1915):

Hope cannot see hell; it cannot contemplate failure. It sees what it aims for as already its possession, and then gathers all its forces to succeed. The despair that springs from the sense of one’s own weakness, and the breaking down of resolution after resolution, may be the birth pangs of Christian hope. The power of a sustained hopefulness by which perseverance may be gained is altogether independent of natural disposition. It is based upon spiritual experience. The soul has learned that, in spite of the most rooted habits, it can withstand old temptations before which once it was powerless.

Tags:
100 Words of Hope
Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Aleteia-Pilgrimage-300×250-1.png
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.