Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Principles and Practices - December 25


"Per Ipsum et cum Ipso et in Ipso" - by Him, with Him, in Him, like Him, is the orienta­tion the Church gives us every morning, the direction she would give to aim and endeavour. When we work in company with a friend, how often there is a momentary interruption by a question or a look. Such union with our Lord as the hours go by is protection, light, and strength. Five minutes spent in His companionship, aye, two minutes, if heart to heart, will change the whole day, will make every thought and feeling different; will enable you to do things for His sake that you would not have done for your own sake or for anyone's sake but His.

-Mother Mary Loyola.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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