"This is the greatest wisdom -- to seek the kingdom of heaven through contempt of the world. "

Thomas á Kempis

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"God has no need of men."

St Philip Neri

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"Lord, take from me everything that hinders me from going to You. give me all that will lead me to You. Take me from myself and give me to Yourself."

St Nicholas Flue

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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.