"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "

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

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"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."

St Philip Neri

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."

R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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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.