Monday, May 9, 2011

St. Catharine of Bologna (1413-1463)

Thanks Joann for sending this:

Catharine wrote a book on the seven spiritual weapons to be used against temptation.
"Jesus Christ gave up his life that we might live," she said.
"Therefore, whoever wishes to carry the cross for his sake must take up the proper weapons
for the contest, especially those mentioned here.
First, diligence;
second, distrust of self;
third, confidence in God;
fourth, remembrance of the Passion;
fifth, mindfulness of one's own death;
sixth, remembrance of God's glory;
seventh, the injunctions of Sacred Scripture
following the example of Jesus Christ in the desert"
(On the Seven Spiritual Weapons).


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