Saturday, May 15, 2010

Principles and Practices - May 16

A Great Proof

It is no small proof of virtue to live a good life among the depraved, to preserve the pureness of innocence, and gentleness of character, among the evil-disposed; it is still a greater one to be peaceful with those who are hostile to peace, and to show yourself a friend to your enemies themselves.

-St. Bernard.
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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