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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.

"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
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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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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