“St. Philip Neri was in his twenty-ninth year when one day he was seized with such a vehemence of divine charity that two of his ribs broke, thus making room for the action of the heart to respond freely to the intensity of the love of the soul. The fracture never healed; it caused a protrusion which was distinctly observable; and, owing to this miraculous enlargement of the region of the heart, Philip was enabled to live fifty years more, during which time he loved his God with a fervor and strength which would do honor to one already in heaven.” (Dom Prosper Guéranger)
St. Peter Canisius: “Sin (as St. Augustine witnesses) is a will to retain or obtain that which Justice prohibits, and from which it is in man’s power to abstain.” (Summa Doctrinae Christianae)
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