"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."

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

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"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "

Thomas á Kempis

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"It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come."

Thomas á Kempis

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 3 of Apostle's Creed

47.

What is the third article of the Creed?

 

The third article of the Creed is, 'who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary'.

 
48. What does the third article mean?

 

IThe third article means that God the Son took a Body and Soul like ours, in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 
  49. Had Jesus Christ any father on earth?
 
 

Jesus Christ had no father on earth: St. Joseph was only his guardian or foster-father.

 
50. Where was our Saviour born?
 

Our Saviour was born in a stable at Bethlehem.

 
51.  On what day was our Saviour born?
 

Our Saviour was born on Christmas Day.