This book is meant for all, layman and clergy alike. This advice is even more important today than it was over a century ago! How many have false ideas of devotion and substitute devotions for devotion? In reading this book and Fr. Grou's 'Spiritual Maxims', which he recommends you read after this, we recommend taking no more than a chapter a day and meditating on its contents. Take this holy advice to heart, for the goal here is sanctification. Home-schoolers could take a chapter a week as part of the religious education of high-school children. For grade school we recommend 'A Mother Speaks to Her Children' by the Countess of Flavigny. Of course, parents, you must live a truly devout life if you wish your children to follow your example. Fr. Grou says: "Early embrace His love, and this Holy affection will preserve you from the poisoned flattery which the world will some day offer you; and you Christian parents, you teachers of the young, you who could the conscience, hasten to bend it under the yoke of Christ. "For idleness of heart at prayer is the mortal sin of sloth", Fr. Grou warns us. He also says: "True devotion is sever upon itself, but indulgent for others;..." This reminds us of the Spiritual Maxims, which he recommends be studied after this book. St. Alphonsus writes: “a single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery.” Pope Pius XII wrote in 1947 at the beatification of Blessed Maria Goretti: “There rises to Our lips the cry of the Saviour: 'Woe to the world because of scandals!' (Matthew 18:7). Woe to those who consciously and deliberately spread corruption-in novels, newspapers, magazines, theaters, films, in a world of immodesty!” We at St. Pius X Press are calling for a crusade of good books. We want to restore 1,000 old Catholic books to the market. We ask for your assistance and prayers. This book is a photographic reprint of the original The original has been inspected and many imperfections in the existing copy have been corrected. At Saint Pius X Press our goal is to remain faithful to the original in both photographic reproductions and in textual reproductions that are reprinted. Photographic reproductions are given a page by page inspection, whereas textual reproductions are proofread to correct any errors in reproduction.
Nicholas Grou, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1453764399, ISBN 13: 9781453764398