Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 5

From Creatures To God

A legitimate, therefore, and authorized and safe way of arriving at some faint idea of the charity and love of Our Lord's Sacred Heart is to watch and note all the best and highest instances of strong and devoted love which we meet with in mothers and fathers and true friends here on earth, and when our hearts are consoled and cheered and brightened by meeting with such good things in this our prison, then to bid our souls rise upwards high and higher still, above the beauty of these created things, and hear the Holy Spirit whispering within us those words of wisdom: 'By the great­ness of the beauty and of the creature, the Creator of them may be seen, so as to be known thereby.'

-Gallwey, S.J.
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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