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20 posted on 05/02/2011 4:17:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Confirming this, St. Bonaventure argued that the interior life is acquired and preserved through the exterior. Just as in nature, he said, there is never a tree without its leaves and bark, nor a fruit without its rind or husk to serve as protection, so also interior recollection is preserved by the exterior demeanor and ways of being and treatment. When the exterior fails, the other fails also. (4) The reckless experiment of the last decades after Vatican II has proven the truth of his words.

(4) Alphonsus Rodrigues, S.J., Practice of Perfection and Christian Virtue (Chicago: Loyola Un. Press, 1929) Vol. 2, p. 112-3.

Bolding is mine, but I believe this statement is oh, so true!

21 posted on 05/02/2011 4:20:40 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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