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The Little Book of the

this life, and it is a part of the preparation for a happy life in the world to come.

You cannot imagine the Holy Child Jesus selfish or greedy, nor His dear Mother, when a child, regardless of the feelings of others.


Do not spend all your pocket-money, however little it may be, upon yourself, or even upon your companions. As a rule, save some for the offertory in church, or for some pious object, or for the poor; and you will be lending to God, who will repay you in a better way than you can think.


As a safeguard against all kinds of sin I can tell you of no practice so helpful as a steady and loving devotion to our Blessed Lady. She is given to you as a Mother: treat her as one, and both she herself and her dear Son, your Saviour, will be well pleased.