Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Principles and Practices - May 13

Advantages of Pure Love

The practice of pure love consists in acting with the intention of loving God for Himself, rather than from the fear of punishment or the hope of a reward, although these two motives are not to be despised.

Pure love thus understood is as rare as it is precious, and I should like to give it to you.

O Child of predilection! I advise you to beg from me this gold purified in the fire, suadeo tibi emere a me aurum ignitum..

-Andre Prevot, D.D., S.C.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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