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 Post subject: Happy Feast of Saint Cantius
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:28 am 
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St John Cantius was noted throughout his life for his good humor and humility. He subsisted only on what was strictly necessary to sustain his life, giving alms regularly to the poor. He made one pilgrimage to Jerusalem with the desire of becoming a martyr among the Turks, and four pilgrimages to Rome, all on foot.

Michael Miechowita, the medieval Polish historian and the saint's first biographer, described the saint's extreme humility and charity; he took as his motto:

Conturbare cave: non est placare suave,
Infamare cave; nam revocare grave.[2]
(Beware disturbing: it's not sweetly pleasing,
Beware speaking ill: for taking back words is burdensome.)

My question is this...
How careful of disturbing should we be?
What is the proper moderation between ignoring issues and disturbance? Constructive criticism?

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