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

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saint Quote : Saint Anthony of Padua


Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of actions, and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions.

But the apostles “spoke as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.” Happy the man whose words issue from the Holy Spirit and not from himself!

We should speak, then, as the Holy Spirit gives us the gift of speech. Our humble and sincere request to the Spirit for ourselves should be that we may bring the day of Pentecost to fulfillment, insofar as he infuses us with his grace, by using our bodily senses in a perfect manner by keeping the commandments. Likewise we shall request that we may be filled with a keen sense of sorrow and with fiery tongues for confessing the faith so our deserved reward may be to stand in the blazing splendor of the saints and to look upon the triune God.

--from a sermon by Saint Anthony of Padua

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saint Quote: Saint Francis Xavier


Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians.


--Saint Francis Xavier

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saint Quote: Saint Joseph Calasanz


Moreover the strongest support is provided not only to protect the young from evil, but also to rouse them and attract them more easily and gently to the performance of good works. Like the twigs of plants, the young are easily influenced, as long as someone works to change their souls. But if they are allowed to grow hard, we know well that the possibility of one day bending them diminishes a great deal and is sometimes utterly lost.


-- Saint Joseph Calasanz

Friday, August 22, 2008

Saint Quote : Pope Saint Pius X


Let the storm rage and the sky darken - not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful "who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent."

--Pope Saint Pius X

Saint Quote : Saint Gerard Majella


Here the will of God is done, as God wills, and as long as God wills.



--Saint Gerard Majella

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Saint Quote : Saint Maximilian Kolbe


No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hecatombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?

--Saint Maximilian Kolbe











Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Saint Quote: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux


Love is sufficient of itself; it gives pleasure by itself and because of itself. It is its own merit, its own reward. Love looks for no cause outside itself, no effect beyond itself. Its profit lies in the practice. Of all the movements, sensations and feelings of the soul, love is the only one in which the creature can respond to the Creator and make some sort of similar return however unequal though it be. For when God loves, all he desires is to be loved in return. The sole purpose of his love is to be loved, in the knowledge that those who love him are made happy by their love of him.


--Saint Bernard of Clairvaux











Friday, May 30, 2008

Saint Quote: Saint Joan of Arc


"About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter."


-- Saint Joan of Arc

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