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Overcoming temptation


Overcoming temptation

  • “In temptations against chastity, the spiritual masters advise us, not so much to contend with the bad thought, as to turn the mind to some spiritual, or, at least, indifferent object. It is useful to combat other bad thoughts face to face, but not thoughts of impurity.”

    – St. Alphonsus Liguori
  • “When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Don’t say, ‘That’s the way I am-its my character.’ It’s your lack of character. Esto vir!-Be a man!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thornbush, Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond . . . You . . . what have you done?”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “When you have sought the company of a sensual satisfaction, what loneliness afterward!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Don’t be such a coward as to be ‘brave.’ Flee!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”

    – Our Lady of Fatima
  • “There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast. And that crusade is your work.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.”

    – St. Augustine


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