"Whoever wants to stand alone without the support of a master and guide will be like the tree that stands alone in a field without a proprietor. No matter how much the tree bears, passers-by will pick the fruit before it ripens. "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."

St Philip Neri

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 11 of Apostles' Creed

128.

What is the eleventh article of the Creed?

 

The eleventh article of the Creed is, 'the resurrection of the body'.

 
129. What do you mean by 'the resurrection of the body'?

 

By the resurrection of the body I mean that we shall all rise again with the same bodies at the day of judgment.

 
 

re Article 12 of Apostles' Creed

  130. What is the twelfth article of the Creed?
 
 

The twelfth article of the Creed is, 'life everlasting'.

 
  131. What does 'life everlasting' mean?
 
 

'Life everlasting' means that the good shall live forever in the glory and happiness of heaven.

 
132. What is the glory and happiness of heaven?
 

The glory and happiness of heaven is to see, love, and enjoy God forever.

 
133. What does the Scripture say of the happiness of heaven?
 

The Scripture says of the happiness of heaven: 'That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath
prepared for them that love him'. 1 Cor. 2:9

 
134. Shall not the wicked also live forever?
 

The wicked also shall live and be punished forever in the fire of hell.