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- Man and His Immortal Soul: A Course of Seven Lenten Sermons, by a Priest of the Diocese of Nottingham (New York: Joseph F. Wagner, 1905). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Internet Archive.
Posted on Ash Wednesday and beginning of Great Lent in the Roman Rite, 2019. For more ebooks relating to the holy season of Lent, see our 12 April 2011 post “Free eBooks: Lenten meditations and reflections” and our 01 April 2012 post “Free ebooks on the Passion and Death of Christ, for Holy Week“. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
“[W[hat is the greatest love we show for God and neighbor? Is it not to see as many people as possible, including ourselves, come to know the love and mercy of God and be with him one day forever in heaven? … Our mission is, only by the grace of God, to seek the salvation of our souls, and to bring as many with us to Heaven as we can, again only as God uses us as his instruments of grace and mercy.” (Archbishop Alexander Sample, “The supreme law of the Church”)
“We must take more care of our soul than of our body, because in losing our soul we lose God and everlasting happiness… To save our souls, we must worship God by faith, hope, and charity; that is, we must believe in Him, hope in Him, and love Him with all our heart.” (Baltimore Catechism No. 3, 153-154)
“[T]he salvation of souls, which must always be the supreme law in the Church, is to be kept before one’s eyes.” (Code of Canon Law, can. 1752)