"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "

Thomas á Kempis

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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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"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."

Thomas á Kempis

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 8 of Apostle's Creed

77.

What is the eighth article of the Creed?

 

The eighth article of the Creed is, 'I believe in the Holy Spirit'.

 
78. Who is the Holy Spirit?

 

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

 
  79. From whom does the Holy Spirit proceed?
 
 

The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.

 
80. Is the Holy Spirit equal to the Father and to the Son?
 

The Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and to the Son, for he is the same Lord and God as they are.

 
81. When did the Holy Spirit come down on the Apostles?
 

The Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles on Pentecost, in the form of 'parted tongues, as it were, of fire. Acts 2:3

 
82. Why did the Holy Spirit come down on the Apostles?
 

The Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles to confirm their faith, to sanctify them, and to enable them to found the Church.