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The Way to Heaven, a Manual of Devotion (Paperback) Loot Price: R423
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The Way to Heaven, a Manual of Devotion (Paperback): Giovanni Battista Pagani

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The Way to Heaven, a Manual of Devotion (Paperback)

Giovanni Battista Pagani

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 Excerpt: ...obtain the remission of them; but that we should, moreover, be bound to reveal them to His sacred minister; for this is a most especial assistance to us in conceiving that holy confusion, which is most useful for obtaining our forgiveness from God. We shall he greatly assisted to obtain this spirit of humility if we contrast the infinite majesty of God, whom we have offended, with our own baseness. If even the highest seraphim cannot raise their eyes to contemplate the face of God without humbling themselves profoundly at the sight of His greatness and of their own littleness, what should be our sentiments of humility when we consider the infinite majesty of the God whom we have injured and our own vileness If the culprit cannot look on the face of his prince whom he has grievously offended without trembling and blushing, how can we contemplate the immortal King of Glory, whom we have grievously outraged by our sins, and not feel overwhelmed with shame and confusion? Ah, blessed is that man who has learnt to break down his arrogant nature, and to bewail his sins in a spirit of humility; for God will be propitious to him, and will bestow upon him His heavenly blessings. "A contrite and humble heart," says holy David, "Thou, O Lord, shalt not despise." This spirit of humility, with which we ought to approach to the holy tribunal, requires that, in confessing our sins, we should abstain most carefully from alleging false or useless excuses, and especially from diminishing our guilt, and from laying upon others the blame which entirely belongs to us. Let us approach this holy sacrament deeply penetrated with this feeling, that we come to discover, and not to defend our sins; to condemn, and not to justify our conduct; to subdue, and not to ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Giovanni Battista Pagani
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 130
ISBN-13: 978-1-159-73938-6
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-159-73938-2
Barcode: 9781159739386

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