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103. Veneration or Dulia

1. Honor paid to God may be wholly spiritual and in theheart, and it may also be expressed in outward acts and signs. Buthonor paid to creatures is external, for creatures cannot read theheart. The respect we have inwardly for creatures does not trulyhonor them until it is shown to them, and this cannot beexcept in external signs. We honor creatures by words, deeds,sensible signs, salutations, tributes, statues, and so on.

2. Honor or veneration is owed to persons of excellence,whether this be a general or a particular excellence, whether it beofficial or personal excellence.

3. The honor and veneration due to men is called by theGreek name of dulia. This is distinct from the honor andveneration paid to God, which is latria.

4. There are no essentially different kinds ofdulia, but it may be accidentally diversified by thevarious human relationships on which it is founded.

"It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come."
Thomas á Kempis

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"God speaks to us without ceasing by his good inspirations."
The Cure D'Ars

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"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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