"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."

St Augustine

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"Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars."

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