Saturday, October 24, 2009

Principles and Practices - October 25

What Makes a Saint

He who does not dread sin is not a saint, however great and brilliant his good qualities. A proud man is not a saint, were he even to perform miracles. He who disobeys or neglects to perform the orders of his superior, in order to do his own will, even were he to spend his life in prayer and good works, is not a saint. The fear of sin, solid piety, humility, obedience, and mortifica­tion are, then, the foundation of holiness.

-F. Girardey, C.SS.R.
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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