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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 \"in marvels beyond his understanding\" (<i>\"in mirabilibus super se\"</i>).";
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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[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[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 fallen condition, deny Him in our deeds while we confess Him in our speech.";
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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.";
  

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.