Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Carmelite Quote

Image in Carmelite Monastery Cleveland, Oh.
 St. John of the Cross
Feast Day: December 14

...Some examples of these habitual imperfections are: the common habit of being very talkative; a small attachment one never really desires to conquer, for example, to a person, to clothing, to a book or a cell, or to the way food is prepared, and to other trifling conversations and little satisfactions in tasting, knowing, and hearing things, and so on. Any of these habitual imperfections to which there is attachment is as harmful to progress in virtue as the daily commission of many other imperfections and sporadic venial sins that do not result from a bad habit. These latter will not hinder a person as much as will the attachment to something. As long as this attachment remains, it is impossible to make progress in perfection, even though the imperfection may be very small.
Ascent of Mt. Carmel Book I Chap. 11, No. 4

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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