Friday, August 14, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 15

The Presence of God

Under the law of grace, as perfection became more common and sublime, so the exercise of the Presence of God is more general. All the saints and servants of God apply themselves to perform their actions in God's sight. When God attracted to Himself the Blessed Henry Suso, He imprinted in his heart a high esteem for this holy exercise. The saint worked with all his might to form this holy habit, which he finally acquired, so that in all his actions he saw, without effort, God present, and conversed with Him in the silence of his heart, which enabled him to support patiently his trials, to practise penance, and to become a model of sanctity.

-A Master of Novices.
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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