Instructions & Considerations on the Religious State, Tr. by a Priest of the Order of Charity

Instructions & Considerations on the Religious State, Tr. by a Priest of the Order of Charity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...excuse himself, but let him strive to redouble his charity towards the person who accuses or reproves him. 2. Let him rejoice when he is treated with contempt in all things, in his employment, his dress, his lodging, his food, &c. let him not give his opinion upon any subject, unless it is asked. 3. Let him mortify himself in all things according to prudence and obedience; in eating, in sleeping, and in his senses of seeing, hearing, &c. 4. He must preserve the greatest modesty, when he is alone, as well as in the presence of others. He must never lay his hand upon any person, nor look steadfastly in his face; but keep his eyes constantly cast down, especially in the church, at table, during recreation, and when Le walks abroad. 5. Let him observe silence, unless he speaks for the glory of God or for his own or his neighbour's benefit; and let him be careful (particularly during the time of recreation) not to raise his voice too loud. Let him avoid all debating about his birth, talents, or riches; all discourses about eating, hunting, sports, war, or on the means of acquiring honours, riches, and such secular subjects; let him endeavour to introduce pious conversation upon the vanity of honours, riches, and pleasures of the world, on the love we owe to Jesus and Mary, on the happiness of the Saints, and on the means of advancing in perfection. 6. If he falls into any fault, let him immediately humble himself and make an act of contrition, and then be at peace about it. 7. Let him not desire anything, but that which is the will of God. 8. Let him not seek for consolations; and in aridity, let him say to God, with entire humility and resignation, "0 Lord, I do not deserve consolations; I am content to remain in this state all more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509900
  • 9781236509901