Sunday, August 30, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 31

Business And Prayer

St Florentius, a holy Bishop of Utrecht, afterwards of Munster, when remonstrated with for spending much time in prayer, as though hindering the discharge of his episcopal duties, returned an answer very becoming an enlightened Bishop: What! do you account me mad because, having so many sheep under my charge, I bestow so much time on prayer? - implying that it was only by prayer he could hope to perform his episcopal duties effectually and obtain a blessing upon them.

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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