Thursday, October 08, 2009

Principles and Practices - October 9

The Fruitful and Unfruitful

The mortified life is the seed which falls into the ground, and, buried as it is, grows into a flourishing plant. The life of the worldly, for all its appearance of freedom, is like the chaff of dust which the wind scatters about, unstable in principle and barren of fruit.

Fr. R. Knox.
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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