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

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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.";
 
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.";
maxim[3][25] = "Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us in order to supply us with everything we need, even giving Himself over to a hard and ignominious death upon the cross.";
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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.";
 
maxim[3][27] = "To be without pity for other men’s falls is an evident sign that we shall fall ourselves shortly.";
 
maxim[3][27] = "To be without pity for other men’s falls is an evident sign that we shall fall ourselves shortly.";

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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.