PRAYERS AND GOOD WORKS
But as the salvation of our souls
is not gained solely by fasting, let us fill up what is wanting in
our fasting with almsgiving to the poor. Let us give to virtue what
we take from pleasure. Let the abstinence of the man who fasts be
the dinner of the poor man.
Let us have thought for the
protection of the widow, for the welfare of the orphans, for the
comforting of those who mourn, for the peace of those who live in
Let the stranger be given shelter.
Let the oppressed be aided, the naked be clothed, the sick
cherished; so that whosoever has offered from his own works of
justice a sacrifice of righteousness to God, the Author of all good
things, may merit to receive from the selfsame the reward of a
St. Leo the Great