Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Over 100 Quotations from the Popes, Scriptures, Saints & Devout Souls on Modesty

IN three parts with the new addition of the third part, we now have over one hundred quotations from the Popes, saints, Bible, and devout souls on holy Modesty and Purity.

We can be very thankful for all these quotations, which can guide us to truly appreciate modesty and what a beautiful virtue it is, and how where Christ is, there modesty is found.

In these times where modesty is rare and few possess it, it must truly gladden the heart all the more where it is found and when modest souls can gather together and share friendship in Christ with one another.

'Glory not in apparel at any time, and be not exalted in the day of thy honour: for the works of the Highest only are wonderful, and his works are glorious, and secret, and hidden.'

Ecclesiasticus 11:4

'The purpose of clothing is to keep warm in winter and to cover your nakedness, not to serve your vanity.'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Father and Doctor of the Church

'The good of our soul is more important than the good of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts. . . If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up. . . O Christian mothers, if you knew what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill-guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose the sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making for yourselves, the harm which you are causing these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.'

Pope Pius XII

'Go to one who hath both knowledge and conscience, one of those who know excellently how to discern that which ought to be done. . . Choose one who is good, not anyone, whatever he may be, no! For sometimes thou wilt go to one who hath a carnal mind, and is not instructed, and who will say to thee; it is permitted thee for the sake of pleasure to thy husband to beautify thyself and to deck thyself out with ornaments. Out upon him! for he is a beast; do as I say to thee: go to a man of conscience and learning, and who is good.'

St. Bernardine of Siena

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Books: The Great Evil (Mortal Sin) , and further

New books by Fr. John Furniss, C.S.S.R. have been prepared:

The Great Evil which is on the subject of mortal sin.

'"What is the worst thing in the world?" A little child put up its hand and said, Please, may I answer? Yes, said the teacher. Then, said the child, I think the worst thing in the world is a great pain. The child did not give the right answer. No doubt it is frightful to see any one burnt up with fever, or cramped with cholera, or to see death tearing away the soul from the body. It is a sad thing to say the last "good bye" to those whom we love. These things make tears run down from the eye and draw sighs out of the heart. But there is something which burns more than fever, and cramps more than cholera. There is a last parting more sorrowful than the last parting with father, mother, brother, or sister. What, then, is the great bad thing? The greatest of all evils -- the evil of evils -- what is it? The greatest of all evils is -- Mortal sin. Mortal sin is so great an evil that no man living will be able to understand how great an evil it is.'

Also, God and His Perfections, The Great Question, Almighty God Loves Little Children, and further classics are available, including the famous The Sight of Hell.

102 Quotations from the God, the Bible, and the Saints on HELL

102 Quotations from the God, the Bible, and the Saints on HELL

'And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him.'

Luke 12:4-5

Fewness of the Saved

101 Quotations from the Lord, Holy Scriptures, Popes and Saints on the Fewness of the Saved

'Notwithstanding assurances that God did not create any man for Hell, and that He wishes all men to be saved, it remains equally true that only few will be saved; that only few will go to Heaven; and that the greater part of mankind will be lost forever.'

St. John Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–1860 A.D.)