The Great Protection
What a good and blessed tradition is represented by the frequent involuntary lifting up of the heart to God, among the multitudes of our Christian people! And how this should be cherished by those who truly understand what God is to us all. How true it is that God has not 'left Himself without testimony' (Acts xiv, 16) - not merely making Himself known by the marvels of Creation, but being present and felt in the spirit and heart of every man. Oh, let us never so degrade and blind our immortal souls as to lose the sense and presence of God!
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