Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Principles and Practices - June 3

To Prevent Distractions

The practice of the Prayer of Recollection is of no slight advantage to a distracted soul. And in fact, to contemplate with the eye of faith our God present within us - that is to say, to see within us a majesty exceeding all greatness, a beauty surpassing all loveliness and glory, a good­ness that has no limits, the true essence of Heaven­ will prove a very efficacious means to prevent ourselves from being distracted by the wretched exterior things of this world.

-Joseph Frassinetti.
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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