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, April 30, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Augustine of Hippo



Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you. 

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Catherine of Siena

 
 
Eternal Trinity, Godhead, mystery deep as the sea, you could give me no greater gift than the gift of yourself. For you are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being. Yes, you are a fire that takes away the coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know your truth. And I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you gave yourself to man in the fire of your love.

-- Saint Catherine of Siena

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

 
Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.
                     
-- Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Justin Martyr

 
 
As by the Word of God, Jesus Our Savior was made Flesh and had both Flesh and Blood for our salvation, so also the food which has been blessed by the word of prayer instituted by Him is both the Flesh and Blood of Jesus Incarnate.

-- Saint Justin Martyr

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Teresa of Avila

 
Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

 
 
Draw near to our Lord, thoroughly aware of you own nothingness, and you may hope all things from His Goodness and Mercy. Never forget that Jesus Christ is no less generous in the Blessed Sacrament than He was during His mortal life on earth.

 -- Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

Friday, April 23, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

 
 
Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.

-- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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

 
 
O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it with peace.

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Conrad of Parzham

 
 
 
I have come to spend a few moments with Thee, O Jesus, and in spirit I prostrate myself in the dust before Thy Holy Tabernacle to adore Thee, my Lord and God, in deepest humiliy. Once more a day has come to its close, dear Jesus, another day which brings me nearer to the grave and my beloved heavenly home. Once more, O Jesus, my heart longs for Thee, the true Bread of Life, which containes all sweetness and relish. O my Jesus, mercifully grant me pardon for the faults and ingratitutde of this day, and come to me to refresh my poor heart which longs for Thee. As the heart pants for the waters, as the parched earth longs for the dew of heaven, even so does my poor heart long for Thee, Thou Fount of Life. I love Thee, O Jesus, I hope in Thee, I love Thee, and out of love for Thee I regret sincerely all my sins. May Thy peace and Thy benediction be mine now and always and for all eternity. Amen.

-- Saint Conrad of Parzham from a spiritual communion by him

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Thomas Aquinas

 
 
We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides.

-- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friday, April 16, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Joseph Calasanz

 
 
As Scripture says, "Those who instruct many in justice will shine as stars for all eternity." They will attain this more easily if they make a covenant of perpetual obedience and strive to cling to Christ and please him alone, because, in his words, "What you did to one of the least of my brethren, you did to me."

-- Saint Joseph Calasanz

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Peter Canisius

 
 
It was as if you opened to me the heart in your most sacred body. I seemed to see it directly before my eyes. You told me to drink from this fountain, inviting me, that is, to draw the waters of my salvation from your wellsprings, my Savior. I was most eager that streams of faith, hope, and love should flow into me from that source. I was thirsting for poverty, chastity, obedience. I asked to be made wholly clean by you, to be clothed by you, to be made resplendent by you.

So, after daring to approach your most loving heart, and to plunge my thirst into it, I received a promise from you of a garment made of three parts: these were to cover my soul in its nakedness, and to belong especially to my religious profession. They were peace, love, and perseverance. Protected by this garment of salvation, I was confident that I would lack nothing but all would succeed and give you glory.

-- Saint Peter Canisius from his writings

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

 
 
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.

--Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Aloysius Gonzaga



O Holy Mary! My Mother; into thy blessed trust and special custody, and into the bosom of thy mercy, I this day, and every day, and in the hour of my death, commend my soul and body. To thee I commit all my anxieties and sorrows, my life and the end of my life, that by they most holy intercession, and by thy merits, all my actions may be directed and governed by thy will and that of thy Son.

-- Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : 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

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : 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

Saint Quote: Saint Gemma Galgani

 
 
O my soul, bless Jesus. Never forget the many graces He has given thee. Love that God who so loves thee. Lift thyself up to Him, who has lowered Himself for thee; show thyself as He shows Himself with thee; be clean of heart, be pure. Love thy Jesus, who has lifted thee out of so much misery. Love thy God, bless thy Lord.

 -- Saint Gemma Galgani

Friday, April 09, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

 
 
How can one be pleasing to God when one is inflated with pride and self-love under the pretense of striving for God's glory, while in fact one is seeking one's own glory?

-- Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Ambrose of Milan

 
 
The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world; it therefore remains unmoved. The Church's foundation is unshakable and firm against assaults of the raging sea. Waves lash at the Church but do not shatter it. Although the elements of this world constantly beat upon the Church with crashing sounds, the Church possesses the safest harbor of salvation for all in distress.

-- Saint Ambrose of Milan

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Robert Bellarmine

 
 
"Sweet Lord, you are meek and merciful." Who would not give himself wholeheartedly to your service, if he began to taste even a little of your fatherly rule? What command, Lord, do you give your servants? "Take my yoke upon you," you say. And what is this yoke of yours like? "My yoke," you say, "is easy and my burden light." Who would not be glad to bear a yoke that does not press hard but caresses? Who would not be glad for a burden that does not weigh heavy but refreshes? And so you were right to add: "And you will find rest for your souls." And what is this yoke of yours that does not weary, but gives rest? It is, of course, that first and greatest commandment: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart." What is easier, sweeter, more pleasant, than to love goodness, beauty, and love, the fullness of which you are, O Lord, my God?"

Is it not true that you promise those who keep your commandments a reward more desirable than great wealth and sweeter than honey? You promise a most abundant reward, for as your apostle James says: "The Lord has prepared a crown of life for those who love him." What is this crown of life? It is surely a greater good than we can conceive of or desire, as Saint Paul says, quoting Isaiah: "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love him."

-- Saint Robert Bellarmine from "On the Ascent of the Mind to God"

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint John Baptist de La Salle

 
 
Be driven by the love of God because Jesus Christ died for all, that those who live may live not for themselves but for Him, who died and rose for them. Above all, let your charity and zeal show how you love the Church. Your work is for the Church, which is the Body of Christ.

-- Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Saint Quote: Saint Richard of Chichester

 
 
Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ For all the benefits Thou hast given me, For all the pains and insults Which Thou has borne for me. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother, May I know Thee more  clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly, Day by day. Amen.

-- Saint Richard of Chichester

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Melito of Sardis

 
 
The Lord, though he was God, became man. He suffered for the sake of whose who suffer, he was bound for those in bonds, condemned for the guilty, buried for those who lie in the grave; but he rose from the dead, and cried aloud: "Who will contend with me? Let him confront me." I have freed the condemned, brought the dead back to life, raised men from their graves. Who has anything to say against me? I, he said, am the Christ; I have destroyed death, triumphed over the enemy, trampled hell underfoot, bound the strong one, and taken men up to the heights of heaven: I am the Christ.

-- Saint Melito of Sardis

Friday, April 02, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Paul the Apostle

 
 
Now I make known unto you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures: And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures: And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by the eleven. Then he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles. And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due time.

-- Saint Paul the Apostle from 1 Corinthians 15: 1- 8

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