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MEEKNESS AND RESIGNATION ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

MEEKNESS AND RESIGNATION ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

“Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart” (Mt11:29a,b)

IT IS ALWAYS A DUTY TO GIVE A GOOD EXAMPLE

“Learn of Me, for I am meek and humble of heart.”

Such is the lesson of the divine Master. Meekness [the opposite of anger] and resignation are virtues which are absolutely necessary.

Let us not yield to hastiness, the first impulses of which are almost always independent of our will.

Reproaches for what is already done are often useless; mildness renders efficacious those which are necessary.

If it is a duty to reprehend, it is equally and always a duty to give a good example; for impatience in a pious person can only be a source of scandal.

The habit of self-restraint and self-denial tends greatly to the increase of holiness [both in ourselves and in those around us].

– Laverty & Sons (eds), 1905

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PRAYER FOR THE TWELVE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

PRAYER FOR THE TWELVE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Holy Spirit,
eternal Love of the Father and the Son,
kindly bestow on us
the fruit of CHARITY,
that we may be united to You by Divine love;
the fruit of JOY,
that we may be filled with holy consolation;
the fruit of PEACE,
that we may enjoy tranquillity of soul;
and the fruit of PATIENCE,
that we may endure humbly
everything that may be opposed to our own desires.
Divine Spirit,
please infuse in us
the fruit of BENIGNITY,
that we may willingly relieve our neighbour’s necessities;
the fruit of GOODNESS,
that we may be benevolent toward all;
the fruit of LONGANIMITY,
that we may not be discouraged by delay
but may persevere in prayer;
the fruit of MILDNESS,
that we may subdue every rising of ill temper,
stifle every murmur,
and repress the susceptibilities of our nature
in all our dealings with our neighbour.
Creator Spirit,
graciously impart to us
the fruit of FIDELITY,
that we may rely with assured confidence
on the Word of God;
the fruit of MODESTY,
that we may order our exterior regularly;
and the fruits of CONTINENCE and CHASTITY,
that we may keep our bodies in such holiness
as benefits Your temple,
so that having by Your assistance
preserved our hearts pure on earth,
we may merit in Jesus Christ,
according to the words of the Gospel,
to see God eternally
in the glory of His Kingdom.
Amen.

 

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