Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Principles and Practices - November 11

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

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