For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. Saint John the Apostle

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Leo the Great



Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.

--Pope St. Leo the Great

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Saint Quote : Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to Him.

--Saint Elizebeth Ann Seton

Friday, December 22, 2006

Saint Quote : Saint Augustine of Hippo


Let us avoid evil companions, lest by their company we may be drawn to a communion of vice.

--Saint Augustine of Hippo

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Saint Quote: Blessed Mary MacKillop


Let us all resign ourselves into His hands, and pray that in all things He may guide us to do His Holy Will ... When thoughts of this or that come I turn to Him and say: "Only what you will, my God. Use me as You will".

--Blessed Mary MacKillop

Monday, December 18, 2006

Saint Quote : Saint Cyprian of Carthage


The spouse of the Church cannot be defiled. Whosoever separates from the Church and is joined to an adulteress is separated from the promises of the Church. Nor can he who forsakes the Church of Christ attain the rewards of Christ: He is a stranger; he is a worldling; he is an enemy.

--Saint Cyprian of Carthage

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint John of the Cross


Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.

--St. John of the Cross

Friday, December 08, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Augustine of Hippo


God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

--Saint Augustine of Hippo

Monday, December 04, 2006

Saint Quote: Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Don't give in to discouragement....... If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about people's opinions. Be obedient to truth. For with humble obedience, you will never be disturbed.

-- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saint Quote : Saint John Bosco


When tempted, invoke your angel. He is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your guardian angel.

--Saint John Bosco

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Saint Quote : Saint Alphonsus Liguori


He who trusts in himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things.

--Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Saint Quote: Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro


I believe, O Lord, but strengthen my faith... Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love. Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence. Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee. Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.

--Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

Monday, November 20, 2006

Saint Quote : Saint John Neumann


A man must always be ready, for death comes when and where God wills it.

--Saint John Neumann

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina


Always be faithful to God in keeping the promises made to Him and do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish. Know that the saints were always sneered at by the world and worldlings; and they have trampled and triumphed over the world and its maxims.

-- Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Friday, November 17, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus


There is one God, the Father of the living Word, who is His subsistent Wisdom and Power and Eternal Image: perfect Begetter of the perfect Begotten, Father of the only-begotten Son.

There is one Lord, Only of the Only, God of God, Image and Likeness of Deity, Efficient Word, Wisdom comprehensive of the constitution of all things, and Power formative of the whole creation, true Son of true Father, Invisible of Invisible, and Incorruptible of Incorruptible, and Immortal of Immortal and Eternal of Eternal.


And there is One Holy Spirit, having His subsistence from God, and being made manifest by the Son, to wit to men: Image of the Son, Perfect Image of the Perfect; Life, the Cause of the living; Holy Fount; Sanctity, the Supplier, or Leader, of Sanctification; in whom is manifested God the Father, who is above all and in all, and God the Son, who is through all.


There is a perfect Trinity, in glory and eternity and sovereignty, neither divided nor estranged. Wherefore there is nothing either created or in servitude in the Trinity; nor anything superinduced, as if at some former period it was non-existent, and at some later period it was introduced. And thus neither was the Son ever wanting to the Father, nor the Spirit to the Son; but without variation and without change, the same Trinity abideth ever.

--a declaration of faith by Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Cyprian of Carthage


His Church is one, His see is one, founded by the voice of the Lord on Peter. No other altar can be set up, no other priesthood instituted apart from that one altar and that one priesthood. Whoever gathers elsewhere, scatters!

-- Saint Cyprian of Carthage

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Gregory the Great


Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. There is here a particular reference to ourselves; we hold in our hearts one we have not seen in the flesh. We are included in these words, but only if we follow up our faith with good works. The true believer practices what he believes. But of those who pay only lip service to faith, Paul has this to say: They profess to know God, but they deny him in their works. Therefore James says: Faith without works is dead.

-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Saint Quote: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Saint Edith Stein)


Whatever did not fit in with my plan did lie within the plan of God. I have an ever deeper and firmer belief that nothing is merely an accident when seen in the light of God, that my whole life down to the smallest details has been marked out for me in the plan of Divine Providence and has a completely coherent meaning in God's all-seeing eyes. And so I am beginning to rejoice in the light of glory wherein this meaning will be unveiled to me.

-- Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Saint Edith Stein)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Maria Mazzarello


Have love in your hearts but repress the tendency to appear devout.

-- St. Maria Mazzarello

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Saint Quote by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich


Blessed Anne Catherines thoughts on Purgatory

"The poor souls suffer inexpressibly."

"Many stay a long time in purgatory who, although not great sinners, have lived tepidly."

"The prayer most pleasing to God is that made for others and particularly for the poor souls. Pray for them, if you want your prayers to bring high interest."

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Saint Quote by St. Charles Borromeo


Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.






Saturday, October 28, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint John of Damascus


The saints must be honored as friends of Christ and children and heirs of God. Let us carefully observe the manner of life of all the apostles, martyrs, ascetics, and just men who announced the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death so that we may also share their crowns of glory.

--Saint John of Damascus

Friday, October 27, 2006

Saint Quote: St. Claude de la Colombiere


To prefer man to God: A strange and unhappy slavery is that of a man who seeks to please other men. I vow never to do anything nor to leave anything undone because of what people think. This will set up in me a great interior peace.


-- St. Claude de la Colombiere

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Augustine of Hippo



I will not live an instant that I do not live in love. Whoever loves does all things without suffering, or, suffering, loves his suffering.

-- St. Augustine

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Bridget of Sweden


The world would have peace if only men of politics would follow the Gospels.

-- St. Bridget of Sweden

Monday, October 23, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Angela Merici


Remember the devil never sleeps, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways.

-- St. Angela Merici

Friday, October 20, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Paul of the Cross


It is very good and holy to consider the passion of our Lord, and to meditate on it, for by this sacred path we reach union with God. In this most holy school we learn true wisdom, for it was there that all the saints learned it. Therefore, be constant in practicing every virtue, and especially in imitating the patience of our dear Jesus, for this is the summit of pure love. Live in such a way that all may know that you bear outwardly as well as inwardly the image of Christ crucified, the model of all gentleness and mercy. For if a man is united inwardly with the Son of the living God, he also bears his likeness outwardly by his continual practice of heroic goodness, and especially through a patience reinforced by courage, which does not complain either secretly or in public. Conceal yourselves in Jesus crucified, and hope for nothing except that all men be thoroughly converted to his will.

- from a letter by Saint Paul of the Cross

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Luke the Evangelist


Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus.

--Saint Luke the Evangelist in The Gospel According to Saint Luke 1:1-3

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Ignatius of Antioch


The prince of this world is determined to lay hold of me and to undermine my will which is intent on God. Let none of you here help him; instead show yourselves on my side, which is also God's side. Believe instead what I am now writing to you. For though I am alive as I write to you, still my real desire is to die. My love of this life has been crucified, and there is no yearning in my for any earthly thing. Rather within me is the living water which says deep inside me: "Come to the Father." I no longer take pleasure in perishable food or in the delights of this world I want only God's bread, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, formed from the seed of David, and for drink I crave his blood, which is love that cannot perish.

--Saint Ignatius of Antioch in his Letter to the Romans

Monday, October 16, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Gerard Majella


The Most Blessed Sacrament is Christ made visible. The poor sick person is Christ again made visible.

--Saint Gerard Majella

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Teresa of Avila


Oh, my Lord! How true it is that whoever works for you is paid in troubles! And what a precious price to those who love you if we understand its value.

--Saint Teresa of Avila

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Callistus I


In this, then, we ought to be all of one mind, so that, according to apostolic teaching, we may all say the same thing, and that there be no divisions among us. Let us then be perfect in the same mind, and in the same judgment; in ready zeal for which work we congratulate ourselves on having your affection as our partner. For it is not meet for the members to be at variance with the head; but, according to the testimony of sacred Scripture, all the members should follow the head. It is matter of doubt, moreover, to no one, that the church of the apostles is the mother of all the churches, from whose ordinances it is not right that you should deviate to any extent. And as the Son of God came to do the Father's will, so shall ye fulfil the will of your mother, which is the Church, the head of which, as has been stated already, is the church of Rome. Wherefore, whatsoever may be done against the discipline of this church, without the decision of justice, cannot on any account be permitted to be held valid.


--Pope Saint Callistus I in his “First Epistle”

Friday, October 13, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Vincent de Paul


The most powerful weapon to conquer the Devil is humility. For as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.

-- St Vincent de Paul

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Ephrem of Syria


When the Lord commanded us to be vigilant, he meant vigilance in both parts of man: in the body, against the tendency to sleep; in the soul, against lethargy and timidity. As Scripture says: Wake up, you just, and I have risen, and am still with you; and again, Do not lose heart.

-- Saint Ephrem of Syria

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Ignatius of Loyola


Receive Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. You have given me all that I have, all that I am, and I surrender all to your divine will, that you dispose of me. Give me only your love and your grace. With this I am rich enough, and I have no more to ask.

--St. Ignatius Loyola

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Daniel Comboni


The missionaries will have to understand that they are stones hid under the earth, which will perhaps never come to light, but which will become part of the foundations of a vast, new building.

--Saint Daniel Comboni

Monday, October 09, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Paulinus of York


This is how the present life of man on Earth, King, appears to me in comparison with that time which is unknown to us. You are sitting feasting with your ealdormen and thegns in winter time. The fire is burning on the hearth in the middle of the hall and all inside is warm, while outside the wintry storms of rain and snow are raging - and a sparrow flies swiftly through the hall. It enters in at one door and quickly flies out through the other. For the few moments it is inside, the storm and wintry tempest cannot touch it, but after the briefest moment of calm, it flits from your sight, out of the wintry storm and into it again. So this life of man appears but for a moment. What follows or, indeed, what went before, we know not at all.

--Saint Paulinus of York, speaking in Northumbria








Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Francis of Assisi


It was through his archangel, Saint Gabriel, that the Father above made known to the the holy and glorious Virgin Mary that the worthy, holy and glorious Word of the Father would come from heaven and take from her womb the real flesh of our human frailty. Though he was wealthy beyond reckoning, he still willingly chose to be poor with his blessed mother. And shortly before his passion he celebrated the Passover with his disciples. Then he prayed to his Father saying: "Father, if it be possible, let this cup be taken from me."

Nevertheless, he reposed his will in the will of his Father. The Father willed that his blessed and glorious Son, whom he gave to us and who was born for us, should through his own blood offer himself as a sacrificial victim on the altar of the cross. This was to be done not for himself through whom all things were made, but for our sins. It was intended to leave us an example of how to follow in his footsteps. And he desires all of us to be saved through him, and to receive him with pure heart and chaste body.

Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve. We must not be wise according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God's sake. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on all who live in this way and persevere in it to the end. He will permanently dwell in them. They will be the Father's children who do his work.

--from a letter written to all the faithful by Saint Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Clare of Assisi


He who feeds the birds of the air and gives raiment and nourishment to the lilies of the field will not leave you in want of clothing or of food until He come Himself to minister to you for eternity.

--Saint Clare of Assisi

Monday, October 02, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Therese of Lisieux


Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to him - the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity.

--Saint Therese of Lisieux

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Jerome


I interpret as I should, following the command of Christ: "Search the Scriptures," and "Seek and you shall find." For if, as Paul says, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God, and if the man who does not know Scripture does not know the power and wisdom of God, then ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.

No one should think that I mean to explain the entire subject matter of this great book of the prophet Isaiah in one brief sermon, since it contains all the mysteries of the lord. It prophesies that Emmanuel is to be born of a virgin and accomplish marvelous works and signs. It predicts his death, burial and resurrection from the dead as the Savior of all men. Whatever is proper to holy Scripture, whatever can be expressed in human language and understood by the human mind, is contained in the book of Isaiah.

--Saint Jerome: from a commentary on Isaiah

Friday, September 29, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Francis of Assisi


You should never praise anyone until you see how how it turns out in the end.

--St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Remigius Isoré



I have heard that it is very difficult to convert Chinese, and so I had never, ever, wanted to go to China. A kind of resentment had slipped into my heart at the very word, China. But the Provincial enlightened me. I understood that it was the will of God that I should go to China. Joy and gratitude then filled my heart.

--Saint Remigius Isoré










Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Vincent de Paul






Read some chapter of a devout book....It is very easy and most necessary, for just as you speak to God when at prayer, God speaks to you when you read.

-- St. Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Saint Quote: Blessed Louis Tezza


God’s invitation to become saints is for all, not just a few. Sanctity therefore must be accessible to all. In what does it consist? In a lot of activity? No. In doing extraordinary things? No, this could not be for everybody and at all times. Therefore, sanctity consists in doing good, and in doing this good in whatever condition and place God has placed us. Nothing more, nothing outside of this.

--Blessed Louis Tezza










Monday, September 25, 2006

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Saint Quote: Blessed Émilie Tavernier


Humility, simplicity, charity, but above all charity.

--Blessed Emilie's dying words

Friday, September 22, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint Augustine of Hippo


What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

--Saint Augustine of Hippo

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Saint Quote: Saint John Chrysostom


Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.

--Saint John Chrysostom








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