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119. The Production of Man's Body

1. Man preserves life and grows to maturity by takingnutriment or food. By the process called nutrition, man changesfood into his own living substance.

2. Nutriment or food, assimilated by the body and made onewith its living essence and nature, enables man to continue lifeand to exercise his connatural operations. It thus enables man topropagate his kind.

"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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