Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Principles and Practices - June 24

No Rest But in God

In the great deluge of this life, wherein we are tossed with storms round about us; and where there is no secure casting of anchor; there is nowhere any secure quietness, but everywhere wars and strife.

Therefore doth this soul of mine, which comes all weary from travelling upon a long and laborious way, lie languishing and torn in sunder, by these vanities which it passed by; and it doth hunger and thirst extremely; and I have nothing to set before it. Thou, O my God, who art rich in all things, give good to him who is so weary; and stitch him together who is so torn.

-St. Augustine.
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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