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

Friday, September 21, 2007

Saint Quote: Saint Vincent de Paul


The Church teaches us that mercy belongs to God. Let us implore Him to bestow on us the spirit of mercy and compassion, so that we are filled with it and may never lose it. Only consider how much we ourselves are in need of mercy.


--Saint Vincent de Paul

Friday, April 20, 2007

Saint Quote-St. Augustine


Tell us straight that you do not believe in the Gospel of Christ; for you believe what you want in the Gospel and disbelieve what you want. You believe in yourself rather than in the Gospel.


~St. Augustine




Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Saint Quote-Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati


To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living but existing.


~Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati




Monday, April 09, 2007

Saint Quote-St. Alphonsus Liguori


When we have to reply to anyone who has insulted us, we should be careful to do it always with gentleness. A soft answer extinguishes the fire of wrath.



~St. Alphonsus Liguori




Saturday, April 07, 2007

Saint Quote-St. Edith Stein



Under the cross I have understood the destiny of God's people; I believe that those who understand that all this is the cross of Christ ought to take it up themselves in the name of all the others.



~St. Edith Stein




Thursday, April 05, 2007

Saint Quote-St. Thomas Aquinas


Everyone -- past, present, and future -- will be judged. Now, then, is the time for mercy, while the time to come will be the time for justice only. For that reason, the present time is ours, but the future time will be God's only!



~ St. Thomas Aquinas




Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Saint Quote-Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich


"Man's value before God is estimated by the dispositions of his heart, its uprightness, its good-will, its charity, and not by keenness of intellect or extent of knowledge."



~Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich




Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Saint Quote - Blessed William Hart


The joy of this life is nothing; the joy of the after life is everlasting.

- Blessed William Hart

Monday, April 02, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Clare of Assisi


Look, look on Jesus, poor and crucified,look on this Holy One, who for your love has died,and remember as you contemplate the sacred mysteries, this Jesus whom you gaze upon, loves you most tenderly.


~ Saint Clare of Assisi

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Saint Quote-St. Madeline Sophie Barat



As iron is fashioned by fire and on the anvil, so in the fire of suffering and under the weight of trials, our souls receive that form which our Lord desires them to have.



~St. Madeline Sophie Barat




Friday, March 30, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Cyril of Jerusalem


The glory of the Cross led those who were blind through ignorance into light, loosed all who were held fast by sin, and ransomed the whole world of mankind.

- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Saint Quote - Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta


The joy of Jesus will be my strength - it will be in my heart. Every person I meet will see it in my work; my walk, my prayer - in everything.

~ Blessed Mother Teresa

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Saint Quote-Blessed Charles de Foucald



One must pass through the desert and spend some time there in order to receive the grace of God; it is there that one empties oneself, that one drives away from oneself everything which is not God and that one empties completely the house of one's soul in order to leave all of it to God alone.



~Blessed Charles de Foucald




Sunday, March 25, 2007

Saint Quote-Saint Raphael Kalinowski



God refuses only the person who does not admit his own weakness; He sends away only the unhappy proud person. You must "hold him" well and strongly, with a poor spirit, with a poor heart, with a life entirely poor...The life of a soul who seeks true happiness clearly and indisputably depends on this: that those who seek their joy in God are the ones who give joy to God.



~Saint Raphael Kalinowski




Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saint Quote- St. John of Damascus


Repentance is the returning from the unnatural to the natural state, from the Devil to God, through discipline and effort.


~St. John of Damascus





Friday, March 23, 2007

Saint Quote- Saint Alberto Hurtado Cuchaga


In order to teach it is enough to know something. But to educate one must be something. True education consists in giving oneself as a living model, an authentic lesson.”

~ Saint Alberto Hurtado Cuchaga

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Saint Quote-Bl. Bishop Clemens August von Galen



(A speech against Euthanasia in Nazi Germany)


But those who persist in inciting the anger of God, who revile our Faith, who hate His commandments, who associate with those who alienate our young men from their religion, who rob and drive out our monks and nuns, who condemn to death our innocent brothers and sisters, our fellow human beings, we shun absolutely so as to remain undefiled by their blasphemous way of life, which would lay us open to that just punishment which God must and will inflict upon all....O my God, grant to us all now on this very day, before it is too late, a true realization of the things that are for peace. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, oppressed even unto tears by the blindness and sins of men, help us by Thy grace to seek always what is pleasing to Thee and reject what is displeasing, so that we may dwell in Thy Love and find rest in our souls.


Amen.


~Blessed Clemens August von Galen




Monday, March 19, 2007

Saint Quote-St John Chrysostom


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


~ St John Chrysostom




Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Bernardine of Siena


There is a general rule concerning all special graces granted to any human being. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a lofty vocation, God adorns the person chosen with all the gifts of the Spirit needed to fulfill the task at hand.

- Saint Bernardine of Siena (from a sermon on Saint Joseph)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Saint Quote-St Edith Stein


As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.


~ St. Edith Stein




Thursday, March 15, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Louise de Marillac


Be diligent in serving the poor. Love the poor, honor them, my children, as you would honor Christ Himself.

- Saint Louise de Marillac

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Colette


If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.

- Saint Colette

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Gregory of Nyssa



Even the death on the Cross was sublime: for it was the culminating and necessary point in that scheme of Love in which death was to be followed by blessed resurrection for the whole "lump" of humanity: and the Cross itself has a mystic meaning.

- Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Monday, March 12, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Clare of Assisi



Gaze upon the Lord,
Gaze upon his face;
Gaze upon the One who holds you in his embrace.
Gaze upon his life;
Gaze upon his love;
Gaze upon his coming poor from heaven above.

~ Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Quote-St. Gemma Galgani


"If you really want to love Jesus, first learn to suffer, because suffering teaches you to love."



St. Gemma Galgani




Sunday, March 11, 2007

Saint Quote-St Jerome


Even while living in this world, the heart of Mary was so filled with tenderness and compassion for men, that no one ever suffered so much for his own pains as Mary suffered for the pains of others.


~St. Jerome




Saturday, March 10, 2007

Saint Qoute - Saint Francis de Sales


The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart. He has blessed it with His holy name, anointed it with His grace, perfumed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage and then sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all-merciful love of God.

- Saint Francis de Sales

Friday, March 09, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Clare of Assisi


Taste the hidden sweetness that lies within your heart which God has kept for those whose lives are tender within. Place your mind in the softness of life's eternal flow. Place your soul in the brilliance of heaven's endless glow; and love him totally who gave himself for your love, and you will hold him who holds all things in truth.

~ Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Quote-Blessed Luigi Orione


Without Prayer nothing good is done. God's works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him.



~Blessed Luigi Orione





Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Mark the Ascetic


At the times when you remember God, increase your prayers, so that when you forget Him, the Lord may remind you.

- Saint Mark the Ascetic

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Seraphim of Sarov


Prayer, fasting, vigil and all other Christian activities, however good they may be in themselves, do not constitute the aim of our Christian life, although they serve as the indispensable means of reaching this end. The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ's sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God.

~ Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Monday, March 05, 2007

Saint Quote - Blessed Mother Angela Truszkowska


Help all without discrimination, friend and foe alike. Everyone is our neighbor.
- Blessed Mother Angela Truszkowska

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Saint Quote - Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother


I will attempt day by day to break my will into pieces. I want to do God's Holy Will, not my own!
~ Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

Friday, March 02, 2007

Saint Quote- Saint Francis de Sales


Perfection of life is the perfection of love. For love is the life of the soul.
~ Saint Francis de Sales

Saint Quote - Saint Gregory Nazianzen


Let us become like Christ, since Christ became like us. He assumed the worse that He might give us the better; He became poor that we through His poverty might be rich.

~Saint Gregory Nazianzen

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Saint Quote- Saint Josephine Bakhita


If I were to meet the slave-traders who kidnapped me and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian and Religious today… The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone… we must be compassionate!


~Saint Josephine Bakhita




Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Saint Quote- Saint Faustina Kowalska


Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions.

~ Saint Faustina Kowalska

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Saint Quote - Blessed Thomas Mary Fusco


May work and suffering for God always be your glory and in your work and suffering, may God be your consolation on this earth, and your recompense in heaven.


~ Blessed Thomas Mary Fusco

Saint Quote - Saint Alberto Hurtado Cuchaga


Doing no evil is very good. But doing no good is very bad.

~ Saint Alberto Hurtado Cucuhaga

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saint Quote- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta


We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if that drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.

~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Saint Quote- St John Eudes


Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us.


~St John Eudes





Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saint Quote-St Frances Xavier Cabrini


We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.


~St Frances Xavier Cabrini




Saint Quote- St. John Climacus


If pride turned some of the angels into demons, then humility can doubtless make angels out of demons. So take heart, all you sinners.


~St. John Climacus




Monday, February 12, 2007

Saint Quote- St Paul Of The Cross


When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings.


~St. Paul of the Cross




Saturday, February 10, 2007

Saint Quote-St. Jane Frances de Chantal


When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in all that happens to us, considering in everything only His good pleasure, by whom it is certain that adversity is sent with as much love as prosperity, and as much for our good? When shall we cast ourselves undeservedly into the arms of our most loving Father in Heaven, leaving to Him the care of ourselves and of our affairs, and reserving only the desire of pleasing Him, and of serving Him well in all that we can?


~St. Jane Frances de Chantal




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