Reflections

11/10/2021

Piazza St. Angela - September 2021

Teaching and advocating a virtue of one's own

And what you want them to do, do it yourselves first. 
How will you reprove or admonish them for some defect if it is still in you?
Or counsel them, and urge them to any virtue which you do not first possess, or at least, do not then begin to practise yourselves, together with them?
(St Angela Merici, Sixth Precept 2-5)