HAPPINESS IN GOODNESS
REFLECTIONS, COUNSELS, PRAYERS, AND DEVOTIONS
Edited by Rev. F. X. Lasance.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like to it: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. T is no other commandment greater than these."--Mark xii. 30, 31.
Printed in 1950 by Benziger Brothers, U.S.A., Printers to the Holy Apostolic See.
NIHIL OBSTAT: Remy Lafort, Censor Librorum.
IMPRIMATUR: John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.
New York, September 19, 1908.
The book measures about 5 and 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 1 inch in thickness. 735 pages.
The book has been Custom Bound in a Beautiful Black Genuine Leather Fine Binding, with a Blind-Stamped Border around the entire cover. The edges are Rounded. The Binding is sewn and has a Colored Silk Ribbon Marker bound in. The Spine has 5 Raised Bands and 6 Individual Compartments. The Front Cover and the Spine both have Gold Gilt Lettering. T are new Colored endpapers and pastedowns. The book is illustrated throughout with Beautiful black and white illustrations, decorations and designs. A real Treasure.
JOY IN THE LORD
REJOICE in the Lord always:again, I say, rejoice" (Philipp. iv. 4).
"My peace I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. You believe in God, believe also in Me. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world."--St. John: Christ's Discourse at the Last Supper.
"Have a good heart, it is I, fear ye not" (Our Lord--Mark vi. 50).
SELF-CONQUEST --- SELF-CONTROL
"The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh cities" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"And He (Christ) said to all: If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me" (Luke ix. 23).
"T is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord" (Is. xlviii. 22).
"Their feet run to evil; . . . they have not known the way of peace" (Is. lix. 7-8).
"The work of justice shall be peace" (Is. xxxii, 17).
"Glory and honor and peace to every one that worketh good" (Rom. ii. 10).
"If you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live" (Rom. vii. 13).
"The fruit of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. They that are Christ's have crucified their flesh with the vices and concupiscences. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" (Gal. vi. 22, 25).
"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king."---MILTON.
"T never did and never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in a character which was a stranger to the exercise of resolute self-denial."---SIR WALTER SCOTT.
"He is most powerful who has himself in his power."---SENECA.
1. "Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
2. "Blessed are the meek; for they shall possess the land."
3. "Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted."
4. "Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice; for they shall have their fill."
5. "Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy."
6. "Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God."
7. "Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God."
8. "Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are ye when they shall revile you and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for My sake:
"Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven." (Matt. v, 3-12.)
The book is in Very Good Condition. Binding and Ribbon are Like new. A real collectible.