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

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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.


~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 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 4, 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 2, 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


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