"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "

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

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"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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"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides. "

Thomas á Kempis

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 4 of Apostle's Creed

52.

What is the fourth article of the Creed?

 

The fourth article of the Creed is, 'suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and buried'.

 
53. What were the chief sufferings of Christ?

 

The chief sufferings of Christ were:
first, his agony, and his sweat of blood in the Garden;
secondly, his being scourged at the pillar, and crowned with thorns; and thirdly, his carrying his cross, his crucifixion, and his death between two thieves.

 
  54. What are the chief sufferings of our Lord called?
 
 

The chief sufferings of our Lord are called the Passion of Jesus Christ.

 
55. Why did our Saviour suffer?
 

Our Saviour suffered to atone for our sins, and to purchase for us eternal life.

 
56. Why is Jesus Christ called our Redeemer?
 

Jesus Christ is called our Redeemer because his precious blood is the price by which we were ransomed.

 
57. On what day did our Saviour die?
 

Our Saviour died on Good Friday.

 
58. Where did our Saviour die?
 

Our Saviour died on Mount Calvary.

 
59. Why do we make the sign of the cross?
 

We make the sign of the cross - first, to put us in mind of the Blessed Trinity: and secondly, to remind us that God the Son died for us on the Cross.

 
60. In making the sign of the cross how are we reminded of the Blessed Trinity?
 

In making the sign of the cross we are reminded of the Blessed Trinity by the words, 'In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit'.

 
61. In making the sign of the cross how are we reminded that Christ died for us on the Cross?
 

In making the sign of the cross we are reminded that Christ died for us on the Cross by the very form of the cross which we make upon ourselves.