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54. Negligence

1. Negligence is a lack of due care, a culpable absence ofsolicitude, in meeting or performing the practical duties oflife.

2. Solicitude or proper carefulness is allied to prudence.Hence, a sin against solicitude is a sin against prudence.

3. Although negligence is often a venial sin, it ispossible that it may be a mortal sin; this is the case on twooccasions: (a) when negligence is concerned with somethingnecessary to salvation, and (b) when negligence is a completeremissness about the things of God.

"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."
St Philip Neri

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"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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