"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."

St Augustine

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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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"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."

St Philip Neri

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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.?