Monday, August 03, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 4

For God Alone

Whoever really and in sincerity gives himself up to the service of God will experience the truth of that sentence: 'To serve God is to reign,' even if it be in poverty, in humiliations, and in suffering. All those who in this world seek their happiness in something that is not God, all, without exception, will verify the saying of St. Augustine: 'The heart of man is made for God alone, and is never at peace until it rests in God.' 'Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our heart findeth no rest until it reposeth in Thee.'
-Fr. Jean Grou.

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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