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Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.

The Necessity of Imitating Jesus Crucified

Painting: Christ Crucified (1632) by Diego Velázquez. Pauline mortification part one, part two/three. A fourth reason obliging us to mortification or abnegation is the necessity of imitating Jesus crucified. He Himself tells us: “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily” (Lk. 9:23). St. Paul adds: For…

Seeds of Death and the Infinite Loftiness of the Eternal Goal

Read the first part of Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange’s reflections on Pauline mortification.   The Consequences of Our Personal Sins A second motive that renders mortification necessary is found in the consequences of our personal sins. St. Paul insists on this point in the Epistle to the Galatians, by noting especially the effects of sins against charity:…

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