Monday, January 31, 2011

Wise Words from Saint John Bosco

Don Bosco hearing confessions.

Some quotations from St John Bosco

"Listen; there are two things the devil is deadly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament."

"The usual snare with which the devil catches the young is to fill them with shame when they are about to confess their sins. When he pushes them to commit sins, he removes all shame, as if there were nothing wrong with it, but when they are going to confession, he returns that shame magnified and tries to convince them that the priest will be shocked by their sins and will no longer think well of them. Thus the devil tries to drive souls to the brink of eternal damnation. Oh, how many lads does Satan steal from God – sometimes forever – by this trick."

"Frequently kiss your medal and crucifix; bless yourself with lively faith and say: 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help me to save my soul!' More than anything else, these three names terrify and vanquish the devil."

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