"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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"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."

St Philip Neri

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."

Thomas á Kempis

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 5 of Apostle's Creed

62.

What is the fifth article of the Creed?

 

The fifth article of the Creed is, 'he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead'.

 
63. What do you mean by the words, 'he descended into hell'?

 

By the words, 'he descended into hell', I mean that, as soon as Christ was dead, his blessed Soul went down into that part of hell called Limbo.

 
  64. What do you mean by Limbo?
 
 

By Limbo I mean a place of rest, where the souls of the just who died before Christ were detained.

 
65. Why were the souls of the just detained in Limbo?
 

The souls of the just were detained in Limbo because they could not go up to the kingdom of heaven till Christ had opened it for them.

 
66. What do you mean by the words, 'the third day he rose again from the dead'?
 

By the words, 'the third day he rose again from the dead,' I mean that, after Christ had been dead and buried part of three days, he raised his blessed Body to life again on the third day.

 
67. On what day did Christ rise again from the dead?
 

Christ rose again from the dead on Easter Sunday.?