Thursday, January 3, 2013

Catholic Modesty

The Catholic Modesty resources are continuing to expand, offering more and more hope for those seeking to know and embrace the true life of Christian modesty.

'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 

Of special note are St. Jean Baptiste de Salle's coverage of modesty and decorum and the quotations from Our Lord Himself in the Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden.

And how great the penalty is for a single work of immodest art is revealed in the excerpt from the Rev. F.X. Schouppe, S.J.'s priceless book, 'Purgatory'.

'It is surprising that most Christians look upon decorum and politeness as merely human and worldly qualities and do not think of raising their minds to any higher views by considering them as virtues that have reference to God, to their neighbor, and to themselves.

This illustrates very well how little true Christianity is found in the world and how few among those who live in the world are guided by the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Still, it is this Spirit alone which ought to inspire all our actions, making them holy and agreeable to God'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

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