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Quote/s of the Day – 5 January – St Charles of Mount Argus C.P. (1821-1893)

Quote/s of the Day – 5 January – Christmas Saturday and the Memorial of St Charles of Mount Argus C.P. (1821-1893)

“The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ
in the stable at Bethlehem is a mystery,
it is a miracle so great,
abounding so much in humility and love,
that it will be wondered at by the angels
and saints in heaven for all eternity.
What can I, a mere man,
give the Divine Redeemer in return for such great
and innumerable blessings-
so great, that they cannot be explained-
which, for so many years, I have received from His mercy?
When I consider this, I feel urged,
to thank God with greater fervour,
to please Him more
and to do and suffer everything willingly,
for His love and for His greater glory.”
(Letter 15-To his brother, Father Peter Joseph Houben.
J. X. P. St Paul’s Retreat, Harold’s Cross, Mount Argus, Dublin. 29th December, 1875)the birth of our lord jesus - st charles of mount argus 5 jan 2019

“I wish you all a happy and holy New Year,
one full of happiness and peace,
may the skies open up and shower down on you
an abundance of graces,
may the Lord keep you safe
from every evil of soul and body
and, when this life is over,
may He lead you to that blessed place
where the years do not end
and happiness and peace are eternal.
These are my wishes for you.”
(Letter 13-To his brother, Father Peter Joseph Houben.
J. X. P. St Joseph’s Retreat, Highgate, London W. 15th January, 1873.)

St Charles of Mount Argus (1821-1893)i wish you all a happy and holy new year - st charles of mount argus 5 jan 2019

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