"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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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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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."

St Philip Neri

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 6 of Apostle's Creed

68.

What is the sixth article of the Creed?

 

The sixth article of the Creed is, 'he ascended into heaven; is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty'.

 
69. What do you mean by the words, 'he ascended into heaven'?

 

By the words, 'he ascended into heaven', I mean that our Saviour went up Body and Soul into heaven on Ascension Day, forty days after his resurrection.

 
  70. What do you mean by the words, 'is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty'?
 
 

By the words, 'is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.' I do not mean that God the Father has hands, for he is a spirit; but I mean that Christ, as God, is equal to the Father and, as man, is in the highest place in heaven.