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maxim[2][1] = "He who wishes to be wise without the true Wisdom, or saved without the Savior, is not well, but sick - he is not a wise man, but a fool.";
maxim[2][1] = "He who wishes to be wise without the true Wisdom, or saved without the Savior, is not well, but sick he is not a wise man, but a fool.";
maxim[2][2] = "Devotion to the Blessed Virgin is actually necessary because there is no better means of obtaining God's graces than through His most holy mother.";
maxim[2][2] = "Devotion to the Blessed Virgin is actually necessary because there is no better means of obtaining God's graces than through His most holy mother.";
maxim[2][3] = "A man should force himself to be obedient, even in little things which appear of no moment, because he will thus render the practice of obedience in great matters easy to himself.";
maxim[2][3] = "A man should force himself to be obedient, even in little things which appear of no moment, because he will thus render the practice of obedience in great matters easy to himself.";
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maxim[3][17] = "If young men would preserve their purity, let them avoid bad company.";
maxim[3][17] = "If young men would preserve their purity, let them avoid bad company.";
maxim[3][18] = "Let them also avoid nourishing their bodies delicately.";
maxim[3][18] = "Let them also avoid nourishing their bodies delicately.";
maxim[3][19] = "It is God's custom to interweave human life with a trouble and a consolation, at least of an interior sort, alternately.";
maxim[3][19] = "It is God's custom to interweave human life with troubles and consolations, at least of an interior sort, alternately.";
maxim[3][20] = "Young men should be very careful to avoid idleness.";
maxim[3][20] = "Young men should be very careful to avoid idleness.";
maxim[3][21] = "When fathers have given their sons a good education, and set them on the right track, the sons who succeed them and continue to follow the road marked out for them will have the advantage of seeing their family persevere in holy ways and in the fear of God.";
maxim[3][21] = "When fathers have given their sons a good education, and set them on the right track, the sons who succeed them and continue to follow the road marked out for them will have the advantage of seeing their family persevere in holy ways and in the fear of God.";
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 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][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[4][19] = "The sick man must not fear when he is tempted to lose confidence; for if he has sinned, Christ has suffered and paid for him.";
maxim[4][19] = "The sick man must not fear when he is tempted to lose confidence; for if he has sinned, Christ has suffered and paid for him.";
maxim[4][20] = "Let the sick man enter into the side of Jesus and His most holy wounds; let him not be afraid, but fight manfully, and he will come forth victorious.";
maxim[4][20] = "Let the sick man enter into the side of Jesus and His most holy wounds; let him not be afraid, but fight manfully, and he will come forth victorious.";
maxim[4][21] = "The true way to advance in holy virtues is to persevere in a holy cheerfulness.";
maxim[4][21] = "The true way to advance in holy virtues is to persevere in holy cheerfulness.";
maxim[4][22] = "The cheerful are much easier to guide in the spiritual life than the melancholy.";
maxim[4][22] = "The cheerful are much easier to guide in the spiritual life than the melancholy.";
maxim[4][23] = "Those who wish to enter upon the religious life should first of all mortify themselves for a long time, and particularly mortify their will in things to which they have the greatest repugnance.";
maxim[4][23] = "Those who wish to enter upon the religious life should first of all mortify themselves for a long time, and particularly mortify their will in things to which they have the greatest repugnance.";
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maxim[6][3] = "Before communion, we ought to exercise ourselves in many acts of virtue.";
maxim[6][3] = "Before communion, we ought to exercise ourselves in many acts of virtue.";
maxim[6][4] = "Prayer and communion are not to be made or desired for the sake of the devotion we feel in them, for that is seeking self, and not God; but we must be frequent in both the one and the other in order to become humble, obedient, gentle, and patient.";
maxim[6][4] = "Prayer and communion are not to be made or desired for the sake of the devotion we feel in them, for that is seeking self, and not God; but we must be frequent in both the one and the other in order to become humble, obedient, gentle, and patient.";
maxim[6][5] = "When we see these virtues in a man--humility, obedience, gentleness, and patience--then we know that he has really gathered the fruit of prayer and of communion.";
maxim[6][5] = "When we see these virtues in a man -- humility, obedience, gentleness, and patience -- then we know that he has really gathered the fruit of prayer and of communion.";
maxim[6][6] = "Our sweet Jesus, through the excess of His love and liberality, has left Himself to us in the Most Holy Sacrament.";
maxim[6][6] = "Our sweet Jesus, through the excess of His love and liberality, has left Himself to us in the Most Holy Sacrament.";
maxim[6][7] = "Let all go to the eucharistic table with a great desire for that sacred food, thirsting, thirsting!";
maxim[6][7] = "Let all go to the eucharistic table with a great desire for that sacred food, thirsting, thirsting!";
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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--<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][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[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 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][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.";
maxim[11][23] = "Among the things we ought to ask of God is perseverance in well-doing and in serving the Lord; for if we only have patience, and persevere in the good life we have begun to lead, we shall acquire a most eminent degree of spirituality.";
maxim[11][23] = "Among the things we ought to ask of God is perseverance in well-doing and in serving the Lord; for if we only have patience, and persevere in the good life we have begun to lead, we shall acquire a most eminent degree of spirituality.";
maxim[11][24] = "He is perfect in the school of Christ who despises being despised, rejoices in self-contempt, and accounts himself to be truly nothing.";
maxim[11][24] = "He is perfect in the school of Christ who despises being despised, rejoices in self-contempt, and accounts himself to be truly nothing.";
maxim[11][25] = "The way which God takes with the souls that love Him--allowing them to be tempted and to fall into tribulations--is a true espousal between Himself and them.";
maxim[11][25] = "The way which God takes with the souls that love Him -- allowing them to be tempted and to fall into tribulations -- is a true espousal between Himself and them.";
maxim[11][26] = "In temptations of the flesh, a Christian ought to have immediate recourse to God, make the sign of the cross over his heart three times, and say, “Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.”";
maxim[11][26] = "In temptations of the flesh, a Christian ought to have immediate recourse to God, make the sign of the cross over his heart three times, and say, “Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.”";
maxim[11][27] = "As to temptations, some are mastered by flying from them, some by resisting them, and some by despising them.";
maxim[11][27] = "As to temptations, some are mastered by flying from them, some by resisting them, and some by despising them.";
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maxim[12][9] = "The sick man may desire to get well, provided he seals his desire by praying, “If it please God,” “If it is good for my soul;” for we can do many good things in health that sickness hinders us from doing.";
maxim[12][9] = "The sick man may desire to get well, provided he seals his desire by praying, “If it please God,” “If it is good for my soul;” for we can do many good things in health that sickness hinders us from doing.";
maxim[12][10] = "In sickness we ought to ask God to give us patience, because it often happens that when a man gets well, he not only does not do the good he proposed to do when he was sick, but multiplies his sins and his ingratitude.";
maxim[12][10] = "In sickness we ought to ask God to give us patience, because it often happens that when a man gets well, he not only does not do the good he proposed to do when he was sick, but multiplies his sins and his ingratitude.";
maxim[12][11] = "The mole is a blind rat that always stays in the ground; it eats earth, and hollows it out, but is never satisfied with it--so, too, the avaricious person.";
maxim[12][11] = "The mole is a blind rat that always stays in the ground; it eats earth, and hollows it out, but is never satisfied with it -- so, too, the avaricious person.";
maxim[12][12] = "Penitents should never make vows without the advice of their spiritual fathers.";
maxim[12][12] = "Penitents should never make vows without the advice of their spiritual fathers.";
maxim[12][13] = "If we do make such vows, it is best to make them conditionally: for example, “I make a vow to have two masses said on St. Lucy's day, with the reservation, &#39;If I can, if I do not forget it,&#39; because if I do not remember it, I do not wish to be bound.”";
maxim[12][13] = "If we do make such vows, it is best to make them conditionally: for example, “I make a vow to have two masses said on St. Lucy's day, with the reservation, &#39;If I can, if I do not forget it,&#39; because if I do not remember it, I do not wish to be bound.”";
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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 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][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[1][5]="St. John Neumann";
feast[1][6]="St. Andre Bessette";
feast[1][6]="St. Andre Bessette";
feast[1][7]="St. Raymond of Peñafort, OP";
feast[1][7]="St. Raymond of Peñafort, OP";
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feast[4][11]="<br>St. Stanislaus of Krakow, bishop and martyr <br>St. Gemma Galgani";
feast[4][11]="<br>St. Stanislaus of Krakow, bishop and martyr <br>St. Gemma Galgani";
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feast[4][13]="Pope St. Martin I (649 - 654 AD)";
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feast[4][21]="St. Anselm";
feast[4][21]="St. Anselm";
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; Baptism of St. Augustine; Yom Hashoa";
feast[4][24]="St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen; Baptism of St. Augustine; Yom Hashoa";
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feast[12][21]="St. Peter Canisius (Roman Calendar)";
feast[12][21]="St. Peter Canisius (Roman Calendar)";
feast[12][22]="St. Frances Xavier Cabrini--date of her death.";
feast[12][22]="St. Frances Xavier Cabrini -- date of her death.";
feast[12][23]="St. John of Kanty";
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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.