Monday, September 7, 2015

24 Quotes on Purity

Twenty-four quotes on PURITY. For the second twelve, go to TFP Student Action.

As an aside, the Bear is in favor of passing out cards at church with St. Augustine's final quote on this page to every female between the ages of 16 and 46. The cut-off is not because the Bear doubts the full blown rose hath its charms, but if a woman is pushing 50 and still dressing for Mass like it's Cougar Night at Bennigan's, she's never going to learn.

And, no, the Bear is not picking on women. Men don't need any help to be impure, and at least in the Bear's parish, men aren't wearing miniskirts and  low-cut tops, or ladies could voice the same gripe. There's a reason 94% of the Ashley Madison accounts were from men.

Modesty can be very attractive.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
-- Matthew 5:8
 Saint John Bosco
“Holy Purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.”
-- Saint John Bosco

“We must be pure. I do not speak merely of the purity of the senses. We must observe great purity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.”
-- Saint Peter Julian Eymard

“Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit.”
-- Saint Lucy

“We must practice modesty, not only in our looks, but also in our whole deportment, and particularly in our dress, our walk, our conversation, and all similar actions.”
-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori

“In the realm of evil thoughts none induces to sin as much as do thoughts that concern the pleasure of the flesh.”
-- Saint Thomas Aquinas

"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.”
-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori

“Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.”
-- Saint Augustine

“More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”
-- Our Lady of Fatima

"Filthy talk makes us feel comfortable with filthy action. But the one who knows how to control the tongue is prepared to resist the attacks of lust."
-- Saint Clement of Alexandria

“The man of impure speech is a person whose lips are but an opening and a supply pipe which hell uses to vomit its impurities upon the earth.”
-- Saint John Vianney

"Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity."
-- Saint Jerome


  1. Beautiful!...I'm printing out the whole 24 to use in my first day of CCD next Sunday. Thanks for this!

    BTW, I just got my first installment of 'Bear loot" and it is GREAT....very high-quality and well done. Can't wait for the first person to ask me, "so what is this St. Corbinian's Bear?" (I gotta bone-up on the story :):):)

    Everybody, get some!

    1. I'm happy you like it! Yes September 8 is his feast, so it would be a good time.

    2. Thanks for the helpful tips on purity especially the idea that women should express modesty in their dress.

      And Happy Birthday Bear and many blessings for all your good work.


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