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St John Bosco said that prayer before the Blessed Sacrament was crucial in the fight against temptation (CNS)

Francis Phillips reviews Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen

An icon depicting the Ladder of Divine Ascent of St John Climacus

St John Climacus (March 30) wrote The Ladder of Divine Ascent, one of the most important devotional texts of the Middle Ages