LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Thought for Today

‘The time for contrition is the whole of the present state of life. For as long as one is a wayfarer, one detests the obstacles which retard or hinder one from reaching the end of the way.’
S. Thomas Aquinas

1 comment:

  1. "Although, by penance, the sinner returns to his former state of grace and immunity from the debt of punishment, yet he never returns to his former dignity of innocence, and so something always remains from his past sin." (reply to objection 3 for the same question)

    The idea of the "dignity of innocence" is very beautiful; one I hold in mind whenever I pray for my children.