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, March 31, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Melito of Sardis

 
Born as a son,
led forth as a lamb,
sacrificed as a sheep,
buried as a man,
He rose from the dead as a God,
for He was by nature God and Man.
He is all things: He judges, and so He is Law;
He teaches, and so He is Word;
He saves, and so He is Grace;
He begets, and so He is Father,
He is begotten, and so He is Son;
He suffers, and so He is Sacrifice;
He is buried, and so He is Man;
He rises again, and so He is God.
This is Jesus Christ, to Whom belongs Glory for all ages.

-- Saint Melito of Sardis

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint John Climacus

 
A ship with a good navigator comes safely to port, God willing. A soul with a good shepherd climbs easily heavenward, even if it has earlier done much wrong.

-- Saint John Climacus

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint John Chrysostom

 
 
It is clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world.

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Peter of Alcantara

 
 
No tongue can express the greatness of the love which Jesus Christ bears to our souls. He did not wish that between Him and His servants there should be any other pledge than himself, to keep alive the remembrance of Him.

-- Saint Peter of Alcantara

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

 
 
Oh how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Who can assure us that we will be alive tommorow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: "Today if you hear God's voice, harden not your heart." Let us not put off for one moment to another what we "should" do, because the next moment is not yet ours!

-- Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Bonaventure

 
 
When we pray, the voice of the heart must be heard more than that proceeding from the mouth.

-- Saint Bonaventure

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Consider now the sublime moment when the Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary the plans of the Most High. Our Mother listens, and asks a question to understand better what the Lord is asking of her. Then she gives her firm reply: Fiat! Be it done unto me according to thy word! This is the fruit of the best freedom of all, the freedom of deciding in favor of God.

-- Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Maximus the Confessor

 
 
The human nature of God's Son, not by itself but by its union with the Word, knew and showed forth in itself everything that pertains to God.

-- Saint Maximus the Confessor

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Ignatius of Antioch

 
 
Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the sabbath, but the Lord's Day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.

 -- Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

 
 
In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

-- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Serapion the Scholastic

 
 
The mind is purified by spiritual knowledge (or by holy meditation and prayer), the spiritual passions of the soul by charity, and the irregular appetites by abstinence and penance.

-- Saint Serapion the Scholastic

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Francis of Assisi

 
 
Jesus is happy to come with us, as truth is happy to be spoken, as life to be lived, as light to be lit, as love is to be loved, as joy to be given, as peace to be spread.

-- Saint Francis of Assisi

Friday, March 19, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Bernardine of Siena

 
 
When a fire is lit to clear a field, it burns off all the dry and useless weeds and thorns. When the sun rises and darkness is dispelled, robbers, night-prowlers and burglars hide away. So when Paul's voice was raised to preach the Gospel to the nations, like a great clap of thunder in the sky, his preaching was a blazing fire carrying all before it. It was the sun rising in full glory. Infidelity was consumed by it, false beliefs fled away, and the truth appeared like a great candle lighting the whole world with its brilliant flame.

-- Saint Bernardine of Siena from a sermon

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Venerable Pope John Paul II

 
 
What emanates from the figure of Saint Joseph is faith. Joseph of Nazareth is a "just man" because he totally "lives by faith." He is holy because his faith is truly heroic.

Sacred Scripture says little of him. It does not record even one word spoken by Joseph, the carpenter of Nazareth. And yet, even without words, he shows the depth of his faith, his greatness.

Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words, but above all because he listens to the words of the Living God. He listens in silence. And his heart ceaselessly perseveres in the readiness to accept the Truth contained in the word of the Living God.

We see how the word of the Living God penetrates deeply into the soul of that man, that just man. And we, do we know how to listen to the word of God? Do we know how to absorb it into the depths of our human personalities? Do we open our conscience in the presence of this word?

-- Venerable Pope John Paul II from Daily Meditations

A Quick Note To Our Readers/Subscribers

Over the last 2 or 3 weeks, there have been aproximately a half dozen subscribers who ended their subscriptions to this blog.

The reason given in all cases, was that this blog has too many updates.

I had thought, or at least had hoped, that with a name like "Saint Quote of the Day", people would realize that a different saint quotation would be posted here each day. After all, this blog is not called Saint Quote of the Week, or Saint Quote of the Month, or Saint Quote of the Year.

There is a possibility, that the six or so who unsubscribed, had started their subscriptions during the time I was unable to post a quote here each day. Now, with me being back online, I am able to give this blog, and the Daily Mass Readings blog, the attention needed.

So, just so there are no misunderstandings among the subscribers here, there will continue to be, as long as God permits, daily postings of saint quotes here.

May the Good Lord bless you, and Our Lady keep you in her care,

Steve Smith

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Patrick of Ireland

 
 
 I came to the Irish people to preach the Gospel and endure the taunts of unbelievers, putting up with reproaches about my earthly pilgrimage, suffering many persecutions, even bondage, and losing my birthright of freedom for the benefit of others.

If I am worthy, I am ready also to give up my life, without hesitation and most willingly, for Christ's name. I want to spend myself for that country, even in death, if the Lord should grant me this favor.

It is among that people that I want to wait for the promise made by him, who assuredly never tells a lie. He makes this promise in the Gospel: "They shall come from the east and west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." This is our faith: believers are to come from the whole world.

-- Saint Patrick of Ireland from the Confession of Saint Patrick

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Gregory Nazianzen

 
Nothing gives such pleasure to God as the conversion and salvation of men, for whom his every word and every revelation exist. He wants you to become a living force for all mankind, lights shining in the world. You are to be radiant lights as you stand beside Christ, the great light, bathed in the glory of him who is the light of heaven.

-- Saint Gregory Nazianzen

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Louise de Marillac

 
 
Certainly it is the great secret of the spiritual life to abandon to God all that we love by abandoning ourselves to all that He wills.

-- Saint Louise de Marillac

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Louis IX

 
 
If the Lord has permitted you to have some trial, bear it willingly and with gratitude, considering that it has happened for your good and that perhaps you well deserved it. If the Lord bestows upon you any kind of prosperity, thank him humbly and see that you become no worse for it, either through vain pride or anything else, because you ought not to oppose God or offend him in the matter of his gifts.

-- Saint Louis IX from a spiritual testament to his son

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Isidore of Seville

 
 
If a man wants to be always in God's company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us.

-- Saint Isidore of Seville

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

 
We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.

-- Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint John Vianney



Prayer is nothing else but union with God. In this intimate union, God and the soul are fused together like two bits of wax that no one can ever pull apart. This union of God with a tiny creature is a lovely thing. It is a happiness beyond understanding.

 --Saint John Vianney

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Gregory of Nyssa

 
 
Sick, our nature demanded to be healed; fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again. We had lost the possession of the good; it was necessary for it to be given back to us. Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Savior; prisoners, help; slaves, a liberator. Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?

-- Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Monday, March 08, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint John of God

 
 
If we look forward to receiving God's mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever he has given to us, we shall receive according to his promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness. What a fine profit, what a blessed reward! With outstretched arms he begs us to turn toward him, to weep for our sins, and to become the servants of love, first for ourselves, then for our neighbors. Just as water extinguishes a fire, so love wipes away sin.

-- Saint John of God

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart

 
 
Always receive with equal contentment from God’s hand either consolations or sufferings, peace or distress, health or illness. Ask nothing, refuse nothing, but always be ready to do and to suffer anything that comes from His Providence.

-- Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Colette of Corbie

We must faithfully keep what we have promised. If through human weakness we fail, we must always without delay arise again by means of holy penance, and give our attention to leading a good life and to dying a holy death. May the Father of all mercy, the Son by his holy passion, and the Holy Spirit, source of peace, sweetness and love, fill us with their consolation. Amen.

-- Saint Colette of Corbie

Friday, March 05, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint John Joseph of the Cross

 
 
How do you think that with a bone only three fingers high we should understand the meanings of the designs of God?

-- Saint John Joseph of the Cross from a sermon (while tapping his forehead)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Maximilian Kolbe

 
 
The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.

-- Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Katherine Drexel

 
 
The patient and humble endurance of the cross whatever nature it may be is the highest work we have to do.
                      
 -- Saint Katherine Drexel

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Chad



God thunders forth from heaven to rouse people to fear the Lord, to call them to remember the future judgment...when God will come in the clouds in great power and majesty to judge the living and the dead. And so we ought to respond to God's heavenly warning with due fear and love so that as often as God disturbs the sky, yet spares us still, we should implore God's mercy, examining the innermost recesses of our hearts and purging out the dregs of our sins, and behave with such caution that we may never deserve to be struck down.

-- Saint Chad

:)

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