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Admirable example of St. Augustine's care for purity
« on: September 10, 2009, 11:01:08 AM »
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  • S. Augustine being asked why he would not dwell with his sister, replied "because they are not my sisters that live with my sister." Without doubt it is evil to behold a woman, worse to speak to her, worst of all to touch her. Therefore Nicetius a very holy priest... very mindful of himself, was afraid to handle so much as the naked bodies of infants. For none he thought could be too wary in this respect, since pleasure is wont to insinuate itself so deceitfully.

    S. Augustin himself (as Possidonius Bishop of Calame writeth of him) would not only not dwel in house with other women, or haue anie familiaritie with them: but not with his owne sister and brother's daughter; not so much in regard of themselues, as of other women that would be coming vnto them.

    "Consider that our eternal salvation is not only the greatest, but the only business we have


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