Thursday, May 27, 2010

Principles and Practices - May 28

Impediments to Virtue

These obstacles [to virtue] are venial sin, tepidity, abuse of grace, the predominant passion, human respect, and sloth in rising in the morning.

All these vices injure the life of grace, conspire to destroy the soul, impair its merits, and ruin the work of its perfection; so long as they exist there can be no hope of acquiring solid virtue.

-Fr. Bellecius, S.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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