Luke 16:10.
 John Cassian Institutes 5.23.
 Augustine Rule 3.1.
 Luke 6:45.
 1 Tim. 4:3-5.
 The theme of the mind ascending from created goods to God, the Ultimate
Good, is common among spiritual writers. The spiritual master, Saint John
of the Cross, refers to it in The Ascent of Mount Carmel (trans.
Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., and Otilio Rodrigues, O.C.D., in The Collected
Works of St. John of the Cross [Washington, D.C.: Institute of Carmelite
Studies Publication, 1979]) 3.24.3-7,3.26.5-7. For a more recent discussion
on the subject, see Dietrich von Hildebrand Transformation in Christ
(Garden City, N.Y.: Image Books, 1963) 192-193.
 Col. 3:1-2.
 Heb. 11:26.
 For further insights into this subject, see Saint John of the Cross,
 See Dietrich von Hildebrand In Defense of Purity (New York:
Sheed and Ward Inc., 1935) 150-156.
 John 15:5.
 Augustine The Lord's Sermon on the Mount 2.11.
 Joel 2:12.
 Ps 4:8.
 Rom. 5:5: Ps 22:5.
 Jas. 5:16.
 John 15:9.
 John 15:13.
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Brother Austin G. Murphy, O.S.B., is a member
of St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Ill. He was born in Huntington, L.I.,
and grew up in Suffern, N.Y. In December of 1995 he received his B.A.
in Economics from the University of Chicago. While in formation and preparation
to take solemn vows at St. Procopius Abbey, he teaches high school mathematics
at the abbeys high school, Benet Academy.
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