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maxim[1][10] = "If God be with us, there is no one else left to fear.";
 
maxim[1][10] = "If God be with us, there is no one else left to fear.";
 
maxim[1][11] = "He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed should give but few orders.";
 
maxim[1][11] = "He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed should give but few orders.";
maxim[1][12] = "A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself <i>in mirabilibus super se</i> (\"in marvels beyond his understanding\").";
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maxim[1][12] = "A man should focus on what concerns him and not busy himself \"with wonders beyond his understanding\" (<i>\"in mirabilibus super se\"</i>).";
 
maxim[1][13] = "Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them.";
 
maxim[1][13] = "Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them.";
 
maxim[1][14] = "The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart.";
 
maxim[1][14] = "The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart.";
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maxim[2][14] = "Let a man always think that he has God before his eyes.";
 
maxim[2][14] = "Let a man always think that he has God before his eyes.";
 
maxim[2][15] = "When a man is in an occasion of sin, let him look what he is doing, get himself out of the occasion, and avoid the sin.";
 
maxim[2][15] = "When a man is in an occasion of sin, let him look what he is doing, get himself out of the occasion, and avoid the sin.";
maxim[2][16] = "There is nothing good in this world: <i> Vanitas vanitatum, et omnia vanitas.</i>";
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maxim[2][16] = "There is nothing good in this world: <i> Vanitas vanitatum, et omnia vanitas</i> (\"Vanity of vanities; all is vanity\").";
 
maxim[2][17] = "We must die at last.";
 
maxim[2][17] = "We must die at last.";
 
maxim[2][18] = "Beginners in religion ought to exercise themselves principally in meditation on the Four Last Things.";
 
maxim[2][18] = "Beginners in religion ought to exercise themselves principally in meditation on the Four Last Things.";
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maxim[3][22] = "In order to preserve their purity, young men should frequent the Sacraments, and especially confession.";
 
maxim[3][22] = "In order to preserve their purity, young men should frequent the Sacraments, and especially confession.";
 
maxim[3][23] = "We must never trust ourselves, for it is the devil’s way first to get us to feel secure, and then to make us fall.";
 
maxim[3][23] = "We must never trust ourselves, for it is the devil’s way first to get us to feel secure, and then to make us fall.";
maxim[3][24] = "We ought to fear and fly temptations of the flesh, even in sickness, and in old age itself, aye, and so long as we can open and shut our eyelids, for the spirit of incontinence gives no truce either to place, time, or person.";
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maxim[3][24] = "We ought to fear and fly from temptations of the flesh, even in sickness and in old age itself--indeed, just as long as we can still open and shut our eyelids--for the spirit of incontinence gives no truce either to place, time, or person.";
 
maxim[3][25] = "Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us in order to supply us with all we need, even giving Himself to us through His hard and ignominious death upon the cross.";
 
maxim[3][25] = "Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us in order to supply us with all we need, even giving Himself to us through His hard and ignominious death upon the cross.";
 
maxim[3][26] = "One of the most efficacious means of keeping ourselves chaste is to have compassion for those who fall through their frailty, and never to boast in the least of being free, but with all humility to acknowledge that whatever we have is from the mercy of God.";
 
maxim[3][26] = "One of the most efficacious means of keeping ourselves chaste is to have compassion for those who fall through their frailty, and never to boast in the least of being free, but with all humility to acknowledge that whatever we have is from the mercy of God.";
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maxim[5][26] = "Let us strive after purity of heart, for the Holy Spirit dwells in candid and simple minds.";
 
maxim[5][26] = "Let us strive after purity of heart, for the Holy Spirit dwells in candid and simple minds.";
 
maxim[5][27] = "The Holy Spirit is the master of prayer, and causes us to abide in continual peace and cheerfulness, which is a foretaste of Paradise.";
 
maxim[5][27] = "The Holy Spirit is the master of prayer, and causes us to abide in continual peace and cheerfulness, which is a foretaste of Paradise.";
maxim[5][28] = "If we wish the Holy Spirit to teach us how to pray, we must practise humility and obedience.";
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maxim[5][28] = "If we wish the Holy Spirit to teach us how to pray, we must practice humility and obedience.";
 
maxim[5][29] = "The fruit we ought to get from prayer is to do what is pleasing to the Lord.";
 
maxim[5][29] = "The fruit we ought to get from prayer is to do what is pleasing to the Lord.";
 
maxim[5][30] = "A virtuous life consists in mortifying vices, sins, bad thoughts, and evil affections, and in exercising ourselves in the acquisition of holy virtues.";
 
maxim[5][30] = "A virtuous life consists in mortifying vices, sins, bad thoughts, and evil affections, and in exercising ourselves in the acquisition of holy virtues.";
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maxim[7][25] = "He who works purely for the love of God desires nothing but His honor, and thus is ready in everything either to act or not to act, not just in indifferent matters, but even in good ones; and he is always resigned to the Will of God.";
 
maxim[7][25] = "He who works purely for the love of God desires nothing but His honor, and thus is ready in everything either to act or not to act, not just in indifferent matters, but even in good ones; and he is always resigned to the Will of God.";
 
maxim[7][26] = "The Lord grants in a moment what we may have been unable to obtain in dozens of years.";
 
maxim[7][26] = "The Lord grants in a moment what we may have been unable to obtain in dozens of years.";
maxim[7][27] = "To obtain perfectly the gift of humility, four things are required: to despise the world, to despise no one else, to despise oneself, and to despise being despised.";
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maxim[7][27] = "To obtain perfectly the gift of humility, four things are required: to despise the world, to despise oneself, to despise no one else, and to despise being despised.";
 
maxim[7][28] = "Perfection consists in leading captive our own will, and in playing the king over it.";
 
maxim[7][28] = "Perfection consists in leading captive our own will, and in playing the king over it.";
 
maxim[7][29] = "A man ought to mortify his understanding in little things if he wishes to mortify it easily in great ones and to advance in the way of virtue.";
 
maxim[7][29] = "A man ought to mortify his understanding in little things if he wishes to mortify it easily in great ones and to advance in the way of virtue.";
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maxim[9][1] = "Persons who live in the world should persevere in coming to church to hear sermons, and remember to read spiritual books, especially the Lives of the Saints.";
 
maxim[9][1] = "Persons who live in the world should persevere in coming to church to hear sermons, and remember to read spiritual books, especially the Lives of the Saints.";
 
maxim[9][2] = "When temptation comes, a man should remember the sweetness he has had in prayer at other times, and he will thus easily master the temptation.";
 
maxim[9][2] = "When temptation comes, a man should remember the sweetness he has had in prayer at other times, and he will thus easily master the temptation.";
maxim[9][3] = "The fervour of spirituality is usually very great in the beginning, but afterwards, the Lord <i> fingit se longius ire</i>, \"makes as though He would go farther\": in such a case we must stand firm and not be disturbed, because God is then withdrawing His most holy Hand of sweetness to see if we are strong; and then, if we resist and overcome those tribulations and temptations, the sweetness and heavenly consolations return.";
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maxim[9][3] = "The fervor of spirituality is usually very great in the beginning, but afterwards, the Lord <i> fingit se longius ire</i>, \"makes as though He would go farther\" (Lk 24:28): in such a case we must stand firm and not be disturbed, because God is then withdrawing His most holy Hand of sweetness to see if we are strong; and then, if we resist and overcome those tribulations and temptations, the sweetness and heavenly consolations return.";
 
maxim[9][4] = "We ought to apply ourselves to the acquisition of virtue, because in the end the whole terminates in greater sweetness than before, and the Lord gives us back all our favors and consolations doubled.";
 
maxim[9][4] = "We ought to apply ourselves to the acquisition of virtue, because in the end the whole terminates in greater sweetness than before, and the Lord gives us back all our favors and consolations doubled.";
 
maxim[9][5] = "It is easy to infuse a most fervent devotion into others, even in a short time, but the great matter is to persevere.";
 
maxim[9][5] = "It is easy to infuse a most fervent devotion into others, even in a short time, but the great matter is to persevere.";
 
maxim[9][6] = "He who continues in anger, strife, and a bitter spirit has a taste of the air of hell.";
 
maxim[9][6] = "He who continues in anger, strife, and a bitter spirit has a taste of the air of hell.";
 
maxim[9][7] = "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.”";
 
maxim[9][7] = "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.”";
maxim[9][8] = "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.";
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maxim[9][8] = "When we make this prayer to our Blessed Lady--<i>“Virgin Mary, Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me”</i>--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.";
 
maxim[9][9] = "The things of this world do not remain constantly with us, for if we do not leave them before we actually die, in death at least we all infallibly depart as empty-handed as we came.";
 
maxim[9][9] = "The things of this world do not remain constantly with us, for if we do not leave them before we actually die, in death at least we all infallibly depart as empty-handed as we came.";
 
maxim[9][10] = "To pray well requires the whole man.";
 
maxim[9][10] = "To pray well requires the whole man.";
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maxim[10][29] = "Nothing helps a man more than prayer.";
 
maxim[10][29] = "Nothing helps a man more than prayer.";
 
maxim[10][30] = "Idleness is a pestilence to a Christian man; we ought always therefore to be doing something, especially when we are alone in our rooms, lest the devil should come in and catch us idle.";
 
maxim[10][30] = "Idleness is a pestilence to a Christian man; we ought always therefore to be doing something, especially when we are alone in our rooms, lest the devil should come in and catch us idle.";
maxim[10][31] = "We ought always to be afraid, and should never put any confidence in ourselves; for the devil assaults us on a sudden, and darkens our understanding, and he who does not live in fear is overcome in a moment because he has not the help of the Lord.";
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maxim[10][31] = "We ought always to be afraid, and should never put any confidence in ourselves; for the devil assaults us on a sudden, and darkens our understanding, and he who does not live in fear is overcome in a moment because he does not have the help of the Lord.";
  
 
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maxim[11][6] = "He who really wishes to become a saint must never defend himself, except in a few rare cases, but always acknowledge himself in fault, even when what is alleged against him is untrue.";
 
maxim[11][6] = "He who really wishes to become a saint must never defend himself, except in a few rare cases, but always acknowledge himself in fault, even when what is alleged against him is untrue.";
 
maxim[11][7] = "What we know of the virtues of the saints is the least part of them.";
 
maxim[11][7] = "What we know of the virtues of the saints is the least part of them.";
maxim[11][8] = "The relics of the saints ought to be venerated, and we may laudably keep them in our room; but it is not well, unless for some grave occasion, to wear them on our persons because it will often happen then that they are not treated with all the respect which is becoming.";
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maxim[11][8] = "The relics of the saints ought to be venerated, and we may laudably keep them in our room; but it is not well, unless for some grave occasion, to wear them, because it often happens that they are not treated with all of the respect that they deserve in those circumstances.";
 
maxim[11][9] = "The old patriarchs possessed riches, and had wives and children, but they lived without defiling their affections with these things, although they possessed them, because they only allowed themselves the use of them, and were ready to abandon them in whatever way the Majesty of God might require of them.";
 
maxim[11][9] = "The old patriarchs possessed riches, and had wives and children, but they lived without defiling their affections with these things, although they possessed them, because they only allowed themselves the use of them, and were ready to abandon them in whatever way the Majesty of God might require of them.";
 
maxim[11][10] = "We ought to pray God importunately to increase in us every day the light and heat of his goodness.";
 
maxim[11][10] = "We ought to pray God importunately to increase in us every day the light and heat of his goodness.";
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maxim[11][18] = "Never make a noise of any sort in church, except for the greatest necessity.";
 
maxim[11][18] = "Never make a noise of any sort in church, except for the greatest necessity.";
 
maxim[11][19] = "Patience is necessary for the servant of God; we must not be distressed at trouble, but wait for consolation.";
 
maxim[11][19] = "Patience is necessary for the servant of God; we must not be distressed at trouble, but wait for consolation.";
maxim[11][20] = "When seculars have once chosen their secular state, let them persevere in it, and in the devout exercises which they have begun, and in their works of charity, and they shall have contentment at their death.";
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maxim[11][20] = "When lay faithful have once chosen not to pursue priestly or religious life, let them persevere in their secular pursuits, in the devout spiritual exercises which they have begun, and in their works of charity--then they shall have contentment at their death.";
 
maxim[11][21] = "The vocation to the religious life is one of the great benefits which the Mother of God obtains from her Son for those who are devoted to her.";
 
maxim[11][21] = "The vocation to the religious life is one of the great benefits which the Mother of God obtains from her Son for those who are devoted to her.";
 
maxim[11][22] = "There is nothing more dangerous in the spiritual life than to wish to rule ourselves after our own way of thinking.";
 
maxim[11][22] = "There is nothing more dangerous in the spiritual life than to wish to rule ourselves after our own way of thinking.";
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maxim[12][28] = "Let young men be cheerful and indulge in the recreations proper to their age, provided they keep out of the way of sin.";
 
maxim[12][28] = "Let young men be cheerful and indulge in the recreations proper to their age, provided they keep out of the way of sin.";
 
maxim[12][29] = "Not to know how to deny our soul its own wishes is to foment a very hot-bed of vices.";
 
maxim[12][29] = "Not to know how to deny our soul its own wishes is to foment a very hot-bed of vices.";
maxim[12][30] = "All created things share themselves freely and show the goodness of the Creator: the sun scatters its light, the fire its heat; the tree throws out its arms, which are its branches, and reaches to us the fruit it bears; water, and air, and all nature express the generosity of the Creator. We, who are His living image, do not represent Him, but, through our degenerate manners, deny Him in deeds while we are confessing Him with our mouths.";
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maxim[12][30] = "All created things share themselves freely and show the goodness of the Creator: the sun scatters its light, the fire its heat; the tree throws out its arms, which are its branches, and reaches to us the fruit it bears; water, and air, and all things in nature express the generosity of the Creator. We, who are His living image, do not represent Him, but, through our fallen condition, deny Him in our deeds while we confess Him in our speech.";
 
maxim[12][31] = "The hour is finished - we may say the same of the year; but the time to do good is not finished yet.";
 
maxim[12][31] = "The hour is finished - we may say the same of the year; but the time to do good is not finished yet.";
  
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feast[3][2]="";
 
feast[3][2]="";
 
feast[3][3]="St. Katharine Drexel";
 
feast[3][3]="St. Katharine Drexel";
feast[3][4]="St. Casimir of Poland; Novena of Grace begins";
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feast[3][4]="St. Casimir of Poland; <a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a> begins";
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feast[3][5]="<a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
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feast[3][6]="<a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
feast[3][7]="Sts. Perpetua and Felicity";
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feast[3][7]="Sts. Perpetua and Felicity; <a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
feast[3][8]="St. John of God; International Women's Day (secular)";
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feast[3][8]="St. John of God; International Women's Day (secular)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
feast[3][9]="St. Frances of Rome";
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feast[3][9]="St. Frances of Rome; <a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
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feast[3][10]="<a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
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feast[3][11]="<a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
feast[3][12]="Canonization of St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;St. Teresa of Avila, St. Philip Neri (1622), and St. Isidore the Farmer";
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feast[3][12]="Canonization of St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;St. Teresa of Avila, St. Philip Neri (1622), and St. Isidore the Farmer<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=\"https://moleski.net/cac/Novena_of_Grace\">Novena of Grace</a>";
 
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feast[4][22]="Blessed Virgin Mary--Mother of the Society (1541)";
 
feast[4][22]="Blessed Virgin Mary--Mother of the Society (1541)";
 
feast[4][23]="St. George; St. Adalbert";
 
feast[4][23]="St. George; St. Adalbert";
feast[4][24]="St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen";
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feast[4][24]="St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Baptism of St. Augustine; Yom Hashoa";
 
feast[4][25]="St. Mark the Evangelist";
 
feast[4][25]="St. Mark the Evangelist";
 
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feast[5][20]="St. Bernardine of Siena";
 
feast[5][20]="St. Bernardine of Siena";
 
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feast[5][22]="St. Rita of Cascia";
 
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feast[5][24]="Our Lady of the Way; Translation of St. Dominic";
 
feast[5][24]="Our Lady of the Way; Translation of St. Dominic";
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feast[9][27]="St. Vincent de Paul";
 
feast[9][27]="St. Vincent de Paul";
 
feast[9][28]="St. Wenceslas; St. Lawrence Ruiz et alia";
 
feast[9][28]="St. Wenceslas; St. Lawrence Ruiz et alia";
feast[9][29]="Sts. Michael--Gabriel--Raphael";
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feast[9][29]="Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael";
 
feast[9][30]="St. Jerome";
 
feast[9][30]="St. Jerome";
  
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feast[11][4]="St. Charles Borromeo";
 
feast[11][4]="St. Charles Borromeo";
 
feast[11][5]="All Saints and Blesseds of the Society";
 
feast[11][5]="All Saints and Blesseds of the Society";
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feast[11][6]="All Deceased Jesuits";
 
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Latest revision as of 06:59, 28 May 2018


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.