The Benefits of Self Denial
When the forces of the flesh diminish and fail, those of the spirit grow and increase, that which impeded their growth having been taken away; the soul receives in this self-denial an admirable benefit, a disposition meet to receive the graces of God.
-St. John of the Cross.
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