20 Lgan ewlieni taldevil hawnhekk huwa li kessa il

20. L-għan ewlieni tal-devil hawnhekk huwa li kessaħ il-karità u tnaqqas l-affezzjoni reċiproka tal-sorijiet,
li jweġġgħu bis-serjetà. Kun żgur, ibniet tiegħi, li l-perfezzjoni vera tikkonsisti fl-imħabba
ta ‘Alla u l-ġar tagħna, u l-aħjar inżommu dawn il-kmandamenti, iktar ma nkunu perfetti
għandhom ikunu. L-uniku għan tar-regola tagħna u l-kostituzzjonijiet huwa li tgħinna nosservaw dawn iż-żewġ liġijiet.
21. Zeal indiskreta dwar oħrajn m’għandhomx jiġu indulged; Jista ‘jagħmel ħafna ħsara; ħalli kull wieħed
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Fittex lilha nfisha. Madankollu, kif tkellimt bis-sħiħ fuq dan is-suġġett band’oħra, 61 Jien mhux se nkabbar
Hawnhekk, u se jitolbu biss li tiftakar il-ħtieġa ta ‘din l-affezzjoni reċiproka. Erwieħ tagħna May.
jitilfu l-paċi tagħhom u anke jiddisturbaw nies oħra jekk aħna dejjem jikkritikaw azzjonijiet trivjali li
Spiss m’humiex difetti reali, imma aħna nilqgħuhom ħażin permezz ta ‘injoranza tal-motivi tagħhom.
Ara kemm tiswa biex tilħaq il-perfezzjoni! Xi kultant l-devil tempts sorijiet b’dan il-mod dwar il-
Preoreess, li għadu aktar perikoluż. Prudenza kbira imbagħad hija meħtieġa, għal jekk hi tosserva l-
Regola jew kostituzzjonijiet Il-kwistjoni m’għandhiex dejjem tiġi injorata, imma għandha tissemma lilha; 62
Jekk, wara dan, hi ma temendax, is-superjur tad-digriet għandu jkun infurmat biha. Huwa veru karità
Biex titkellem f’dan il-każ, kif ikun jekk rajna sorijiet tagħna jikkommettu tort gravi; Biex iżżomm is-silenzju għal
Biża ‘li d-diskors ikun tentazzjoni kontra l-karità, ikun dak it-tentazzjoni ħafna nnifisha .63
22. Madankollu, irrid nwissik bis-serjetà li ma titkellimx ma ‘xulxin dwar affarijiet bħal dawn, ħalli
Devil tqarraqlek. Kieku jikseb ħafna billi tagħmel hekk, għax iwassal għall-vizzju ta ‘
detentur; Pjuttost, kif għidt, iddikjara l-kwistjoni lil dawk li d-dmir tiegħu huwa li tirrimedjaha. Nirringrazzja lil Alla
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Hawnhekk iż-żamma ta ‘silenzju kważi perpetwu tagħti ftit opportunità għal tali konversazzjonijiet,
Madankollu, huwa tajjeb li toqgħod dejjem fuq il-gwardja tagħna.
61. Il-qaddis għandu spiss jitkellem fuq is-suġġett, iżda hi qatt ma trattatha b’mod aktar milli f’dan il-post. Mod ta ‘perf. ch. XII.
7. Ħajja, ch. XIII. 11, 14 SQQ. Viżitazzjoni tal-kunventi.
62 mod ta ‘perfezzjoni, ch. II. 3. Żur. 20-22, 34, 36.
63 ‘Huwa terribbli li taħseb liema ħsara tista’ tagħmel prijorità! Għal għalkemm is-sorijiet xhud affarijiet li jiskaljawhom (li minnhom hemm
huma ħafna hawn!), Madankollu jaħsbu li jkun sinning kontra l-ubbidjenza biex tara kwalunkwe ħsara fihom. “(Ittra lil Missier Gracian, miktuba
F’Malagon fil-bidu ta ‘Diċembru, 5579. Ittri, Vol. III.)

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20. The devil’s chief aim here is to cool the charity and lessen the mutual affection of the nuns,
which would injure them seriously. Be sure, my daughters, that true perfection consists in the love
of God and our neighbour, and the better we keep both these commandments, the more perfect we
shall be. The sole object of our Rule and Constitutions is to help us to observe these two laws.
21. Indiscreet zeal about others must not be indulged in; it may do us much harm; let each one
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look to herself. However, as I have spoken fully on this subject elsewhere,61 I will not enlarge on
it here, and will only beg you to remember the necessity of this mutual affection. Our souls may
lose their peace and even disturb other people’s if we are always criticizing trivial actions which
often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through ignorance of their motives.
See how much it costs to attain perfection! Sometimes the devil tempts nuns in this way about the
Prioress, which is still more dangerous. Great prudence is then required, for if she disobeys the
Rule or Constitutions the matter must not always be overlooked, but should be mentioned to her;62
if, after this, she does not amend, the Superior of the Order should be informed of it. It is true charity
to speak in this case, as it would be if we saw our sisters commit a grave fault; to keep silence for
fear that speech would be a temptation against charity, would be that very temptation itself.63
22. However, I must warn you seriously not to talk to each other about such things, lest the
devil deceive you. He would gain greatly by your doing so, because it would lead to the habit of
detraction; rather, as I said, state the matter to those whose duty it is to remedy it. Thank God our
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custom here of keeping almost perpetual silence gives little opportunity for such conversations,
still, it is well to stand ever on our guard.
61 The Saint must frequently have spoken on the subject, but she never treated it more fully than in this place. Way of Perf. ch. xii.
7. Life, ch. xiii. 11, 14 sqq. Visitation of convents.
62 Way of Perfection, ch. ii. 3. Visit. 20-22, 34, 36.
63 ’It is terrible to think what harm a Prioress can do! For although the Sisters witness things which scandalize them (of which there
are plenty here!), yet they think it would be sinning against obedience to see any harm in them.’ (Letter to Father Gracian, written
at Malagon at the beginning of December, 5579. Letters, Vol. III.)

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20. Inhloso eyinhloko kaDeveli lapha ukupholisa isisa futhi unciphisa uthando oluhlanzekile lwaseNuns,
okuzobalimaza ngokungathi sína. Qiniseka, amadodakazi ami, ukuthi ukuphelela kweqiniso kuhlanganisa nothando
kaNkulunkulu nomakhelwane wethu, futhi okungcono sigcina mibili le miyalo, siphelele kakhulu thina
kuzoba njalo. Into eyedwa yokubusa kwethu nezinqubomgomo ukusiza ukubheka le mithetho emibili.
21. Intshiseko engaqondakali mayelana nabanye akumele bangeniswe; Kungasenzela kabi kakhulu; Yilowo nalowo
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Zibheke. Kodwa-ke, njengoba ngikhulumile ngokuphelele kule ndaba kwenye indawo, angizukuwela
it lapha, futhi kuzokucela ukuthi ukhumbule isidingo salolu thando. Imiphefumulo yethu kungenzeka
ulahlekelwe ukuthula futhi aphazamise ngisho nathi abanye abantu uma sihlala sigxeka izenzo ezingenamkhawulo
Imvamisa akuzona iziphambeko zangempela, kepha sizibazisa ngokungafanele ngokungazi izinhloso zabo.
Bona ukuthi kubiza malini ukuthola ukuphelela! Kwesinye isikhathi uDeveli ulinga izindelakazi ngale ndlela mayelana ne
IMISEBENZI EBALULEKILE, okusayingozi kakhulu. Kube sekudingeka ubuhlakani obukhulu, ngoba uma engakulaleli
Umthetho noma izinhlanga, udaba akufanele lunganakwa ngaso sonke isikhathi, kepha kufanele kushiwo kuye; 62
Uma, ngemuva kwalokhu, akachithinga, okuphakeme kakhulu kwe-oda kufanele kwaziswe ngakho. Kuyinto charity yeqiniso
ukukhuluma kulokhu, njengoba bekungaba njalo uma sibona odadewethu benza iphutha elikhulu; Ukuthula ukuze
wesaba ukuthi inkulumo kungaba yisilingo esiphikisana nomusa, kungaba lesolimo uqobo.63
22. Noma kunjalo, kufanele ngixwayise ngokungathi sína ukungakhulumi ngomunye ngezinto ezinjalo, funa
UDeveli uyakukhohlisa. Wayezothola kakhulu ukwenza kwakho lokho, ngoba kuzoholela kulowo mkhuba
ukudicilela phansi; Esikhundleni salokho, njengoba ngishilo, sho lolu daba kulabo okuwumsebenzi wabo ukululama. Ngiyabonga uNkulunkulu wethu
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Isiko lapha lokugcina ukuthula okuphelele kunikeza ithuba elincane lezingxoxo ezinjalo,
Noma kunjalo, kuhle ukuba ngiqaphele njalo.
61 Osanta kumele ukhulume kaningi ngale ndaba, kepha akakaze aphathe ngokuphelele kunasendaweni. Indlela yokuphehla. Ch. I-XII.
7. Impilo, Ch. I-XIII. 11, 14 SQQ. Ukuvakashelwa kwemikhakha.
Indlela yokuphelela, ch. II. 3. vakashela. 20-22, 34, 36.
63 ‘Kubi ukucabanga ukuthi yini elimaza i-prearress engenza! Ngoba yize odade bafakaza izinto ezibakhulisa (lapho lapho
banokuningi lapha!), nokho bacabanga ukuthi bekuzoba ukonakala ekulaleleni ukuze babone ukulimala kuzo. ‘(Incwadi eya kuToba Gracian, ibhaliwe
EMalagon ekuqaleni kukaDisemba, 5579. Izincwadi, Vol. I-III.)

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