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« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2012, 04:15:03 PM »

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
Saint Jerome

Idleness is a dangerous state you'll hear more than one saint say!

And not just Saints, I have no idea where this saying comes from but there is nothing wrong with it save that it is not from the saints.
If it does not pass muster, feel free to remove it.
Here it is:
"an idle mind is the devil's workshop"
I agree 100%  Grin
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« Reply #69 on: April 04, 2012, 04:44:30 PM »

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best"
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« Reply #70 on: April 04, 2012, 04:58:24 PM »

Now that's a catchy one!

'Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.'

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« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2012, 02:36:22 AM »

'Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.'
St. Benedict

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Before Benedict in the sixth century, work was done by people who had no choice but to do it. In the Roman Empire, slaves were acquired to do as much of the physical work as possible, and getting one’s hands dirty with manual labor was seen as a curse one was born into. But with Benedict, work became prayer, not to be distinguished from other kinds of mental prayer. Your hands are praying while building a table. Your body is praying not only in kneeling before the altar but in sweating in the fields to produce daily bread. Work was made holy by St. Benedict.
From an article:
What is the Rule of St. Benedict,
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« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2012, 02:38:34 AM »

I particularly like the last sentence of the above quoted article, viz: "Work was made holy by St. Benedict".
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« Reply #73 on: April 05, 2012, 11:13:33 PM »

'When the Arimathean lifted You, lifeless from the Cross, O Lord of Life, he anointed You, O Christ, with myrrh, and wrapped You in a shroud. He was moved by heartfelt love to kiss your body not subject to decay; but was restrained by fear, and rejoicing, he cried out to You: "Glory to Your condescension, O Lover of Mankind."'

from the Vespers of Great and Holy Friday
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« Reply #74 on: April 05, 2012, 11:14:44 PM »

I particularly like the last sentence of the above quoted article, viz: "Work was made holy by St. Benedict".

I like it too, though I think it would be more properly said of Our Lord, and His work as a carpenter. Cheesy And then St. Benedict built from there!
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« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2012, 04:32:05 AM »

'When the Arimathean lifted You, lifeless from the Cross, O Lord of Life, he anointed You, O Christ, with myrrh, and wrapped You in a shroud. He was moved by heartfelt love to kiss your body not subject to decay; but was restrained by fear, and rejoicing, he cried out to You: "Glory to Your condescension, O Lover of Mankind."'

from the Vespers of Great and Holy Friday

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« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2012, 04:39:50 AM »

I particularly like the last sentence of the above quoted article, viz: "Work was made holy by St. Benedict".

I like it too, though I think it would be more properly said of Our Lord, and His work as a carpenter. Cheesy And then St. Benedict built from there!

You are right Shin! it is true that Jesus, through his work as a carpenter, did indeed sanctify manual labor. I had not seen it that way.
Saint Benedict did and made it an important part of his Rule.
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« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2012, 04:54:56 AM »

“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”

Servant of God. Fulton J. Sheen

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« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2012, 05:32:49 PM »

 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life"
(Jn 3:16).
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« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2012, 05:33:49 PM »

Amen!

'. . . Holy Scripture says, "At noon he burneth the earth" (Ecclus. xliii. 3), that is to say, in the fervour of His Passion He burns up all mankind with His love. So St. Bernard says, "The chalice thou didst drink, O good Jesus, maketh thee lovable above all things." The work of our redemption easily, brushing aside all hindrances, calls out in return the whole of our love.'

St. Thomas Aquinas
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« Reply #80 on: April 06, 2012, 06:38:43 PM »

Some people call him that, but many others who are devout and knowledgeable about the popes would not. When he is compared to other popes who have that title, there's a difference.

The Church has not spoken then?

Exactly, it is only some people saying that.



Shin, I believe that Pope Benedict XVI is one of these people.  Though I'm not saying I agree with him.
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« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2012, 09:37:00 PM »

Well, if that's the case, it's sad news to hear.
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« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2012, 07:40:32 AM »

Well, if that's the case, it's sad news to hear.

Yes.  But if it is true that Benedict XVI believes this, I wonder if has he ever called him "the Great."  I thought I just read last week that Benedict XVI favors calling John Paul II "the Great" but I don't know if he has ever even referred to John Paul II and "the Great."
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« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2012, 12:54:07 PM »

Well, we can rest assured a future pope will set matters right. God takes care of His Faith and His Church, no matter how hard his people do the opposite.

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« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2012, 02:22:58 PM »

Well, we can rest assured a future pope will set matters right. God takes care of His Faith and His Church, no matter how hard his people do the opposite.

 Cheesy

Thanks for the assurance, Shin! Smiley

Here is a Wikipedia entry that confirms that Pope BenedictXVI is one of the people who refer to John Paul II as "the Great."

"Since giving his homily at the funeral of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI has continued to refer to John Paul II as "the Great". At the 2005 World Youth Day in ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_Marie_Simon-Pierre"
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