Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Study and Learning

“Do you desire to study to your advantage? Let devotion accompany all your studies, and study less to make yourself learned than to become a saint. Consult God more than your books, and ask Him, with humility, to make you understand what you read. Study fatigues and drains the mind and heart. Go from time to time to refresh them at the feet of Jesus Christ under His cross. Some moments of repose in His sacred wounds give fresh vigor and new lights. Interrupt your application by short prayers: never begin or end your studies but by prayer. Learning is a gift of the Father of Lights; do not, therefore, consider it a fruit of your own intellect or industry.”
~St. Vincent Ferrer

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