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

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maxim[1][18] = "Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it and also pray about it; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director.";
 
maxim[1][18] = "Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it and also pray about it; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director.";
 
maxim[1][19] = "When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last.";
 
maxim[1][19] = "When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last.";
maxim[1][20] = "Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for what is done in the court, the professions, or labor is no hindrance to the service of God.";
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maxim[1][20] = "Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for what is done in the court, the professions, or ordinary work is no hindrance to the service of God.";
 
maxim[1][21] = "Obedience is the true holocaust which we offer as a sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts.";
 
maxim[1][21] = "Obedience is the true holocaust which we offer as a sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts.";
 
maxim[1][22] = "In order to be really obedient, it is not enough to do what obedience commands; we must do it without reasoning upon it.";
 
maxim[1][22] = "In order to be really obedient, it is not enough to do what obedience commands; we must do it without reasoning upon it.";

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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.