9th Sunday after Pentecost
The life of St. Mary Magdalen is a perfect example of the serenity that comes to anyone who converts from sin and begins to love God above all else. The Act of Contrition is our way of imitating this holy penitent. St. Camillus is another case of a beautiful conversion which led him to express his love of God through heroic care for the sick and dying. Finally, this sermon gives several practical ways of living a spiritual life in today’s world. It explains the difference between temptation and sin and how to deal with both. Discerning God’s Will for us requires prayer, reflection and counsel.