Sollicitudo mentem distrahit, distractam dividit, divisam diabolus rapit, et sic animam interficit.
Solicitude for material things rends the soul; thus distracted, it divides it. The devil seizes the divided soul and thereby kills it.
Stellae sunt sancti, quos Christus sub signaculo suae providentiae claudit, ne appareant quando velint, semper parati ad tempus a Deo statutum, ut, cum audierint aure cordis vocem iubentis, a secreto contemplationis egrediantur ad opera necessitatis.Anthony Of PaduaThe saints are like the stars, who, in His providence, Christ hides under a seal, lest they appear whenever they wish. Instead, they are always ready to disembark from the quiet of contemplation into the works of mercy at the time decided upon by God, whenever their heart should hear the word of command.
Sicut radix portat arborem, sic humilitas animam. Spiritus humilitatis est super mel dulcis, quo qui regitur dulcia poma facit.Anthony Of PaduaJust as the root feeds the tree, so humility feeds the soul. The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and whoever is fed by this sweetness produces fruit.
Sicut turris defendit castrum sic humilitas cordis defendit castitatem corporis a iaculis fornicationis.Anthony Of PaduaJust as a tower defends a fortress, so humility of heart defends bodily chastity from the darts of fornication.
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