"What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. "

Thomas á Kempis

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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."

St Philip Neri

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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."

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

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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.