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Friday, April 27, 2007

On Certain Excesses....

This evening during supper we continued our reading of
The Life of St Philip Neri
who is a Patron of the Redemptorist Congregation.
We are on page 397.

Tonight, quite suitable for the Easter season, St Philip said:

"... Therefore be sure you take all you need in food and drink, in clothing and in sleep. If you must commit some excess, let it be in meekness and patience, in humility and charity, for excesses of that kind will do you good. All bodily exercises, such as fasting, vigils, and other privations and afflictions, are good when they are used as means subordinated to charity and the other interior virtues of the soul. ..."

The Life of St Philip Neri
Alfonso Cardinal Capecelatro

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