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

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maxim[10][22] = "There is nothing more displeasing to God than our being inflated with self-esteem.";
 
maxim[10][22] = "There is nothing more displeasing to God than our being inflated with self-esteem.";
 
maxim[10][23] = "When a man knows how to break down his own will and to deny his soul what it desires, he has got a good degree in virtue.";
 
maxim[10][23] = "When a man knows how to break down his own will and to deny his soul what it desires, he has got a good degree in virtue.";
maxim[10][24] = "When a man falls into any bodily infirmity, as he lies in bed recuperating, he must think and say, “God has sent me this sickness, because He wishes something of me; I must therefore make up my mind to change my life and become better.”";
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maxim[10][24] = "When a man falls into any bodily infirmity, as he lies in bed recuperating, he must think and say, “God has sent me this sickness because He wishes something of me; I must therefore make up my mind to change my life and become better.”";
 
maxim[10][25] = "When a man has a tribulation sent him from God, and is impatient, we may say to him, “You are not worthy that God should visit you; you do not deserve so great a good.”";
 
maxim[10][25] = "When a man has a tribulation sent him from God, and is impatient, we may say to him, “You are not worthy that God should visit you; you do not deserve so great a good.”";
 
maxim[10][26] = "Poverty and tribulations are given us by God as trials of our fidelity and virtue, as well as to enrich us with more real and lasting riches in heaven.";
 
maxim[10][26] = "Poverty and tribulations are given us by God as trials of our fidelity and virtue, as well as to enrich us with more real and lasting riches in heaven.";

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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.