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If you want to do a good deed, remember this essential principle

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Philip Kosloski - published on 08/06/18

Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard explains that without this principle, our good works are in vain.

Recommended by multiple popes, the book The Soul of the Apostolate is one of those spiritual classics that continues to inspire people today. Written by French Trappist monk Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard, the book contains powerful messages about prayer and the proper ordering of the spiritual life. In particular, Chautard writes to those who desire to do good work in the world and explains to them the foundation of it all.

Below are six quotes from this profound book, in which Chautard explains how every good deed that we do must stem from Jesus Christ.


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