"Whoever wants to stand alone without the support of a master and guide will be like the tree that stands alone in a field without a proprietor. No matter how much the tree bears, passers-by will pick the fruit before it ripens. "

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

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "

St Philip Neri

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"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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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.?