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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ST ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL BY NOBILITY AND ANALOGOUS (quoted)

St. Elizabeth of Portugal

St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal
St. Elizabeth of Portugal, painting is in the Museo Colonial de San Francisco in Santiago, Chile.
St. Elizabeth of Portugal, painting is in the Museo Colonial de San Francisco in Santiago, Chile.

Quoted:
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“To enable men to whom God has given a body as well as a soul to fix their minds on heavenly things,” she used to say,” it is necessary that outward ceremonies be employed, and that they be performed with all possible decorum and majesty.”
She used her influence also in causing them to praise God in hymns and spiritual canticles, as St. Paul advises, that they might be thus enabled to join their voices to the heavenly choirs of the saints and angels, whose happiness for all eternity consists in singing the praises of God. She frequently, also, related what St. Augustine acknowledges in his “Book of Confessions” that the sweetness of the hymns of the Church contributed much to bring about his conversion.
In these pious canticles she took care that everything should tend to edification, and carefully excluded anything that savored of the frivolity of the world, or might in any way tend to gratify sensuality.

(Thanks to Nobility and Analogous for this interesting article about St Elizabeth of Portugal)
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