Quote of the day: 28 February

Sin merits our hatred, but the sinner is worthy of our mercy: mercy then should put the brake on indignation. (Servant of God Father Augustine-Mary of the Blessed Sacrament, OCD)


Advice for a good Lent

Especially during Lent try to have periods of solitude, silence and recollection alone with Jesus in the desert. Minister to him with the angels, work for him after the example of St. Joseph in the home of Nazareth, and live in the world as if not living there: when you have to mix with people, try to be unnoticed, unknown and accounted as nothing. When you tend to greatly resent seeing evil around you, correct that movement by a supernatural act of mercy for the sinner. Sin merits our hatred, but the sinner is worthy of our mercy: mercy then should put the brake on indignation.

Servant of God Augustine-Mary of the Blessed Sacrament
(Hermann Cohen)
A lovely Lenten Rose (Hellebore) blooming in Great Dixter Gardens in East Sussex, England in March, 2017 | Robert Eede / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Tierney, T  2017,  A Life of Hermann Cohen: From Franz Liszt to John of the CrossBalboa Press,  Bloomington, IN

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