The Practice of the Saints:
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1. To desire ardently to increase in the love of Jesus Christ.

2. Often to make acts of love towards Jesus Christ. Immediately on waking, and before going to sleep, to make an act of love, seeking always to unite your own will to the will of Jesus Christ.

3. Often to meditate on his Passion.

4. Always to ask Jesus Christ for his love.

5. To communicate often, and many times in the day to make spiritual Communions.

6. Often to visit the Most Holy Sacrament.

7. Every morning to receive from the hands of Jesus Christ himself your own cross.

8. To desire Paradise and death, in order to be able to love Jesus Christ perfectly and for all eternity.

9. Often to speak of the love of Jesus Christ.

10. To accept contradictions for the sake of Jesus Christ.

11. To rejoice in the happiness of God.

12. To do that which is most pleasing to Jesus Christ, and not to refuse him anything that is agreeable to him.

13. To desire and to endeavor that all should love Jesus Christ.

14. To pray always for sinners and for the souls in purgatory.

15. To drive from your heart every affection that does not belong to Jesus Christ.

16. Always to have recourse to the most holy Mary, that she may obtain for us the love of Jesus Christ.

17. To honor Mary in order to please Jesus Christ.

18. To seek to please Jesus Christ in all your actions.

19. To offer yourself to Jesus Christ to suffer any pain for his love.

20 To be always determined to die rather than commit a willful venial sin.

21. To suffer crosses patiently, saying, "Thus it pleases Jesus Christ."

22. To renounce your own pleasures for the love of Jesus Christ.

23. To pray as much as possible.

24. To practice all the mortifications that obedience permits.

25. To do all your spiritual exercises as if it were for the last time.

26. To persevere in good works in the time of aridity.

27. Not to do nor yet to leave undone anything through human respect.

28. Not to complain in sickness.

29. To love solitude, to be able to converse alone with Jesus Christ.

30. To drive away melancholy.

37. Often to recommend yourself to those persons who love Jesus Christ.

32. In temptation, to have recourse to Jesus crucified, and to Mary in her sorrows.

33. To trust entirely in the Passion of Jesus Christ.

34. After committing a fault, not to be discouraged, but to repent and resolve to amend.

35. To do good to those who do evil.

36. To speak well of all, and to excuse the intention when you cannot defend the action.

37. To help your neighbor as much as you can.

38. Neither to say nor to do anything that might vex him. And if you have been wanting in charity, to ask his pardon and speak kindly to him.

39. Always to speak with mildness and in a low tone.

40. To offer to Jesus Christ all the contempt and persecution that you meet with.

41. To look upon [religious] Superiors as the representatives of Jesus Christ.

42. To obey without answering and without repugnance, and not to seek your own satisfaction in anything.

43. To like the lowest employments.

44. To like the poorest things.

45. Not to speak either good or evil of yourself.

46. To humble yourself even towards inferiors.

47. Not to excuse yourself when you are reproved.

48. Not to defend yourself when found fault with.

49. To be silent when you are disquieted.

50. Always to renew your determination of becoming a saint, saying, "My Jesus, I desire to be all Yours, and You must be all mine."


64. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit.
Eph. 4:30
65. Grow in grace.
2 Pet. 3:18
66. Have no fellowship with darkness.
Eph. 5:11
67. Have compassion.
Jude 22
68. Have a good conscience.
1 Pet. 3:16
69. Hold forth the Word of life.
Phil. 2:16
70. Hold fast sound words.
2 Tim. 1:13
71. Honor fathers.
Eph. 6:2
72. Honor mothers.
Matt. 19:19
73. Honor widows.
1 Tim. 5:3
74. Honor rulers.
1 Pet. 2:17
75. Lay aside all envy.
1 Pet. 2:1
76. Lay aside all evil speaking.
1 Pet. 2:1
77. Do not lay up treasures on earth.
Matt. 6:19
78. Let your light shine.
Matt. 5:16
79. Let everyone deny himself.
Matt. 16:24
80. Let him share with the needy.
Luke 3:11
81. Let everyone obey civil laws.
Rom. 13:1
82. Let no man deceive himself.
1 Cor. 3:18
83. Let everyone examine himself at communion.
1 Cor. 11:28
84. Let your requests be made known to God.
Phil. 4:6
85. Let your speech be with grace.
Col. 4:6
86. Do all things in decent order.
1 Cor. 14:40
87. Let those who are taught support the teacher.
Gal. 6:6
88. Let wives be subject to their Husbands.
Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18
89. Let husbands love their wives.
Eph. 5:25
90. Let wives reverence their husbands.
Eph. 5:33
91. Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
James 1:19
92. Let the afflicted pray.
James 5:13
93. Let the adorning of women be more inward than outward.
1 Pet. 3:3-4
94. Donít let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.
Matt. 6:3
95. Do not let sin reign in the body.
Rom. 6:12
96. Do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
Eph. 4:26
97. Follow things that edify.
Rom. 14:19
98. Walk in the Spirit.
Gal. 5:25
99. Do not provoke one another.
Gal. 5:26
100. Do not be weary in well-doing.
Gal. 6:9
101. Come boldly to the throne of grace.
Heb. 4:16; 10:19-23
102. Do not forsake assembling together in worship.
Heb. 10:25
103. Exhort one another.
Heb. 10:25
104. Lay aside every weight.
Heb. 12:1
105. Run with patience the race before us.
Heb. 12:1
106. Look to Jesus.
Heb. 12:2
107. Offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually.
Heb. 13:15
108. Do not judge one another in doubtful things.
Rom. 14:1
109. Do not cause others to stumble.
Rom. 14:13
110. Mark troublemakers.
Rom. 16:17; Phil. 3:17
111. Pray for your persecutors.
Matt. 5:44; Luke 6:28
112. Pray for laborers.
Matt. 9:38; Luke 10:2
113. Present your body to God.
Rom. 12:1
114. Put on the new man.
Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10
115. Put on the whole armor of God.
Eph. 6:11, 13
116. Do not quench the Spirit.
1 Thess. 5:19
117. Consider yourself dead to sin.
Rom. 6:11
118. Redeem the time.
Eph. 5:16
119. Resist the devil.
James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:9
120. Restore backsliders in meekness.
Gal. 6:1
121. Strengthen feeble knees.
Heb. 12:12
122. Study to show yourself approved to God.
2 Tim. 2:15
123. Take no anxious thought of tomorrow.
Matt. 6:34
124. Take the Lordís Supper.
1 Cor. 11:24-26
125. Be careful not to despise little ones.
Matt. 18:10
126. Be aware of yourself and your doctrine.
1 Tim. 4:16
127. Withdraw from disorderly people.
2 Thess. 3:6, 14







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1. Abstain from all appearances of evil.
1 Thess. 5:22
2. Abstain from all fleshly lusts.
1 Pet. 2:11
3. Avoid troublemakers.
Rom. 16:17
4. Avoid profane and vain babblings.
1 Tim. 6:20
5. Avoid false knowledge.
1 Tim. 6:20
6. Avoid foolish questions.
Titus 3:9
7. Avoid arguments about the law.
Titus 3:9
8. Be reconciled to a brother.
Matt. 5:24
9. Be wise as serpents.
Matt. 10:16
10. Be harmless as doves.
Matt. 10:16
11. Be thankful.
Col. 3:15
12. Be patient toward all men.
1 Thess. 5:14; 2 Tim. 2:24
13. Be ready to give an answer of the
hope that is in you.
1 Pet. 3:15
14. Be transformed.
Rom. 12:2
15. Be patient in tribulation.
Rom. 12:12
16. Be children in [avoiding] malice.
1 Cor. 14:20
17. Be men in understanding.
1 Cor. 14:20
18. Be steadfast.
1 Cor. 15:58
19. Be unmovable.
1 Cor. 15:58
20. Be always abounding in Godís work.
1 Cor. 15:58
21. Be of one mind.
Rom. 12:16
22. Be separate from the unclean.
2 Cor. 6:17
23. Be angry and sin not.
Eph. 4:26
24. Be filled with the Spirit.
Eph. 5:18
25. Be anxious for nothing.
Phil. 4:6
26. Be an example to other believers.
1 Tim. 4:12
27. Be gentle to all men.
2 Tim. 2:24
28. Be ready to teach.
2 Tim. 2:24
29. Be content with what you have.
Heb. 13:5
30. Be vigilant.
1 Pet. 5:8
31. Do not be like the hypocrites in prayer.
Matt. 6:5
32. Do not be afraid of men.
Luke 12:4
33. Do not be conformed to this world.
Rom. 12:2
34. Do not be children in understanding.
1 Cor. 14:20
35. Do not be deceived by evil companions.
1 Cor. 15:33
36. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.
2 Cor. 6:14-18
37. Do not be drunk with wine.
Eph. 5:18
38. Do not be weary in well-doing.
2 Thess. 3:13
39. Do not be slothful.
Heb. 6:12
40. Do not be influenced by strange doctrines.
Heb. 13:9
41. Beware of false prophets.
Matt. 7:15; Phil. 3:2
42. Beware of [evil] men.
Matt. 10:17
43. Beware of covetousness.
Luke 12:15
44. Beware of backsliding.
2 Pet. 3:17
45. Do not bid false teachers Godspeed.
2 John 10-11
46. Bring up children in the Lord.
Eph. 6:4
47. Cast your cares upon God.
1 Pet. 5:7
48. Have confidence in God.
Heb. 10:35
49. Come out from among the world.
2 Cor. 6:17
50. Count it joy when you are tempted.
James 1:2
51. Treat others as you expect to be treated.
Matt. 7:12
52. Desire the milk of the Word.
1 Pet. 2:2
53. Do all to Godís glory.
1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17, 23
54. Do all things without murmuring or disputing.
Phil. 2:14
55. Earnestly contend for the faith.
Jude 3
56. Give no place to Satan.
Eph. 4:27
57. Give thanks.
Eph. 5:20; Phil. 4:6
58. Give time to reading.
1 Tim. 4:13
59. Give no offense.
1 Cor. 10:32
60. Give freely.
2 Cor. 9:6-7
61. Give as God has prospered.
1 Cor. 16:2
62. Give willingly.
2 Cor. 8:12
63. Give purposely.
2 Cor. 9:7