"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"

St Augustine

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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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.