"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "

Thomas á Kempis

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"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."

St Albert the Great

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"What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. "

Thomas á Kempis

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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