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I read some parts of "the seven spiritual weapons" by st catherine of bologna.These lines helped me a lot while in temptation.
Blessed and more than blessed is that religious,who is always tempted and never consents, as God says in the Apocalypse:The one who conquers, I will make a column in my temple(Apoc 3.12) and so also says his glorious apostle
St. James: Blessed is the man who suffers temptation because when he has been proven,he will receive the crown of life.
Therefore,they are deceived who come to the service of God believing that they will serve him with sweetness and gentleness of spirit and mental peace, because this is not what God gives to his faithful servants; rather, he invites them to battle, saying:Whoever wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me(Mt 16.24).