Difference between revisions of "Maxims and Sayings of St. Philip Neri"

From MXnet
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 143: Line 143:
 
maxim[4][8] = "When a person puts himself in an occasion of sin, saying, “I shall not fall, I shall not commit this sin,” it is an almost infallible sign that he will fall, and with all the greater damage to his soul.";
 
maxim[4][8] = "When a person puts himself in an occasion of sin, saying, “I shall not fall, I shall not commit this sin,” it is an almost infallible sign that he will fall, and with all the greater damage to his soul.";
 
maxim[4][9] = "It is a most useful thing to say often, and from the heart, “Lord, do not put any confidence in me, for I am sure to fall if You do not help me;” or, “O my Lord, look for nothing but evil from me.”";
 
maxim[4][9] = "It is a most useful thing to say often, and from the heart, “Lord, do not put any confidence in me, for I am sure to fall if You do not help me;” or, “O my Lord, look for nothing but evil from me.”";
maxim[4][10] = "In temptation we ought not to say, “I will do,” “I will say,” for it is a species of presumption and self-confidence; we ought rather to say with humility, “I know what I ought to do, but I do not know what I shall do.”";
+
maxim[4][10] = "In temptation we ought not to say, “I will do,” “I will say,” for it is a species of presumption and self-confidence; we ought rather to say with humility, “I know what I should do, but I don't know what I will do.”";
 
maxim[4][11] = "The stench of impurity before God and the angels is so great that no stench in the world can equal it.";
 
maxim[4][11] = "The stench of impurity before God and the angels is so great that no stench in the world can equal it.";
 
maxim[4][12] = "We must not trust in ourselves, but take the advice of our spiritual father, and recommend ourselves to everybody’s prayers.";
 
maxim[4][12] = "We must not trust in ourselves, but take the advice of our spiritual father, and recommend ourselves to everybody’s prayers.";

Revision as of 10:53, 10 April 2016


Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Maxims from September 7 and 8
To obtain the protection of our Blessed Lady in our most urgent wants, it is very useful to say sixty-three times, after the fashion of a Rosary, “Virgin Mary, Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me.”
When we make this prayer to our Blessed Lady, we give her every possible praise in the least possible compass, because we call her by her name of MARY, and give her those two great titles of Virgin, and Mother of God, and then name JESUS, the fruit of her most pure womb.