"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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"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."

St Philip Neri

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"Let no one wear a mask, otherwise he will do ill; and if he has one, let him burn it."

St Philip Neri

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AN OUTLINE OF THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

  1. About "MAN"
  2. Commentary on The Apostles' Creed
  3. Grace and Prayer
  4. Commentary on the "Our Father"
  5. Commentary on the "Hail Mary"
  6. The Ten Commandments
    1. I am the Lord thy God ... Thou shalt not have strange gods before me
    2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
    3. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
    4. Honor thy father and thy mother.
    5. Thou shalt not kill.
    6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    7. Thou shalt not steal.
    8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
    9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.
    10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.
  7. Precepts of the Church
  8. The Seven Sacraments and the Mass
  9. Virtues, Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Counsels
  10. How to live a Christian life
  11. A daily routine