Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Principles and Practices - July 1

The Source of Strength

Nearer to God, His Will to serve,
Spirit Divine, my spirit draw;
Inflame my heart with love and awe:
From sinful thoughts my soul preserve.
Lord God, uplifted by Thy Might,
My faltering courage waxes bold
To front all ills that life may hold:
O Christ! my Love: O Christ! my Light.

-St. Catherine of Siena.
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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