Friday, June 05, 2009

Principles and Practices - June 6

Devotion to Mary

You may be taken away young, you may live to four-score, you may die in your bed, you may die in an open field, but if Mary intercedes for you, that day will find you ready and watching. All things will be fixed to secure your salvation; all dangers will be foreseen; all obstacles removed, all aids provided. The hour will come, and in a moment you will be translated beyond fear and risk; you will be translated into a new state where sin is not, nor ignorance of the future, but perfect faith and serene joy and assurance, and love everlasting.

-Cardinal Newman.
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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