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  • “When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph.”
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    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “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.”
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    – St. John Bosco
  • “Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity.”

    – John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • “Purity is the fruit of prayer.”

    – Mother Teresa
  • “Don’t say, ‘That’s the way I am-its my character.’ It’s your lack of character. Esto vir!-Be a man!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thornbush, Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond . . . You . . . what have you done?”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “When you have sought the company of a sensual satisfaction, what loneliness afterward!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Don’t be such a coward as to be ‘brave.’ Flee!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”

    – Our Lady of Fatima
  • “Many live like angels in the middle of the world. You, why not you?”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast. And that crusade is your work.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.”

    – St. Augustine
  • “By Lust I mean that affection of the mind that aims at the enjoyment of one’s self and one’s neighbor without reference to God.”

    – St. Augustine
  • “‘Purity?’ they ask. And they smile. They are the ones who go on to marriage with worn-out bodies and disillusioned souls.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Holy Purity is granted by God when it is asked for with humility.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something as beautiful for him.”

    – Mother Teresa
  • “[God] has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.”

    – Pope John Paul II
  • “Deep within yourself, listen to your conscience which calls you to be pure . . . a home is not warmed by the fire of pleasure which burns quickly like a pile of withered grass. Passing encounters are only a caricature of love; they injure hearts and mock God’s plan.”

    – Pope John Paul II
  • “Chastity is a difficult, long term matter; one must wait patiently for it to bear fruit, for the happiness of loving kindness which it must bring. But at the same time, chastity is the sure way to happiness.”

    – Pope John Paul II
  • “Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.”

    – Pope John Paul II
  • “With all the strength of my soul I urge you young people to approach the Communion table as often as you can. Feed on this bread of angels whence you will draw all the energy you need to fight inner battles. Because true happiness, dear friends, does not consist in the pleasures of the world or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we have only if we are pure in heart and mind.”

    – Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Purity of Mind

  • “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.”

    – St. Alphonsus Liguori
  • “As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “In the realm of evil thoughts none induces to sin as much as do thoughts that concern the pleasure of the flesh.”

     

    – St. Thomas Aquinas

Purity of Speech

  • 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.
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    – St. John Vianney
  • “I have never talked about impurity. . . . But I have spoken many times, as I have to do, about chastity, purity, and the joyful affirmation of love.”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “That conversation . . . was as dirty as a sewer! It is not enough for you to take no part in it. You must show your repugnance to it strongly!”

    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “Never talk of impure things or events, not even to deplore them. Look, it’s a subject that sticks more than tar. Change the conversation, or if that’s not possible, continue, but speaking of the need and beauty of holy purity–a virtue of the men who know what their souls are worth.”
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    – St. Josemaria Escriva
  • “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.”

    – St. Clement of Alexandria
  • “A man who has the habit of abusive language will never mature in character as long as he lives”

     

    – Sirach 23:15

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