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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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Madeline Sophie Barat

Our Lord who saved the world through the Cross will only work for the good of souls through the Cross.

-- Saint Madeline Sophie Barat

Monday, August 30, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Cyprian of Carthage

The envious man is cruel, proud, unfaithful, impatient, and quarrelsome; and, what is strange, when this vice gains the mastery, he is no longer master of himself, and he is unable to correct his many faults. If the bond of peace is broken, if the rights of fraternal charity are violated, if truth is altered or disguised, it is often envy that hurries him on to crime.

What happiness can such a man enjoy in this world? To be envious or jealous of another, because such a one is virtuous and happy, is to hate in him the graces and blessings God has showered down upon him.

-- Saint Cyprian of Carthage

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint John the Baptist

No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said that I am not the Messiah, but that I was sent before him. The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; the best man, who stands and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. So this joy of mine has been made complete. He must increase; I must decrease.

-- Saint John the Baptist from the Gospel According To John 3:27-30

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Augustine of Hippo

Why are we so sad? Why do we blame God? Evils abound in the world so that the world will fail to seduce us into loving it.

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Friday, August 27, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Monica

Son, as far as I am concerned, nothing in this life now gives me any pleasure. I do not know why I am still here, since I have no further hopes in this world. I did have one reason for wanting to live a little longer: to see you become a Catholic Christian before I died. God has lavished his gifts on me in that respect, for I know that you have even renounced earthly happiness to be his servant. So what am I doing here?

-- Saint Monica

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

-- Saint Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Louis IX

Be kindhearted to the poor, the unfortunate and the afflicted. Give them as much help and consolation oas you can. Thank God for all the benefits he has bestowed upon you, that you may be worthy to receive greater. Always side with the poor rather than with the rich, until you are certain of the truth.

-- Saint Louis IX

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saint Quote: Saint Nathanael bar Tolomai

Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!

-- Saint  Nathanael bar Tolomai the Apostle

Saint Quote : Saint Herve of Brittany

He who obeys not the rudder will obey the reef.

-- Saint Herve of Brittany

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Padre Pio

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life and without You I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light and without You I am in darkness.

Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much and alway be in Your company.

Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of Love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close and life passes, death, judgment and eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen.

-- Saint Padre Pio's Prayer After Holy Communion

Friday, August 20, 2010

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Pius X

My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His Divine help. I can do all in Him who strengthens me. His Power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His Wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him for counsel, I shall not be deceived. His Goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed in Him, I shall not be abandoned.

-- Pope Saint Pius X

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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 from a sermon

Saint Quote: Saint Ignatius Loyola

In thought there are two ways of sinning mortally. The first is to consent to the evil with the intention of carrying it out, or doing so if one can. The second way of sinning mortally is actually carrying the sin to which consent was given.

-- Saint Ignatius Loyola

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Benedict of Nursia

He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.

-- Saint Benedict of Nursia

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Ephraem of Syria

Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.

-- Saint Ephraem of Syria

Saint Quote : Pope Saint Leo the Great

God decreed that all nations should be saved in Christ.

--Pope Saint Leo the Great

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Maximus the Confessor

For from the coming down of the incarnate Word amongst us, all the Churches in every part of the world have held that greatest Church alone as their base and foundation, seeing that according to the promise of Christ our Saviour, the gates of hell do never prevail against it, that it has the keys of a right confession and faith in Him, that it opens the true and only religion to such as approach with piety, and shuts up and locks every heretical mouth that speaks injustice against the Most High.

-- Saint Maximus the Confessor

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blessed Karl Leisner

My heart wanders here and there, until it rests in You, O my God! You, Lord, are order, beauty, the deepest peace. You give the peace that the world cannot give... Without the love of God and joy in my soul, I will accomplish nothing. With God, I will have everything in me! Give me the strength, Lord!

-- Blessed Karl Leisner

Monday, August 9, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Clare of Assisi

He Christ is the splendor of eternal glory, "the brightness of eternal light, and the mirror without cloud."

Behold, I say, the birth of this mirror. Behold Christ's poverty even as he was laid in the manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes. What wondrous humility, what marvelous poverty! The King of angels, the Lord of heaven and earth resting in a manger! Look more deeply into the mirror and meditate on his humility, or simply on his poverty. Behold the many labors and sufferings he endured to redeem the human race. Then, in the depths of this very mirror, ponder his unspeakable love which caused him to suffer on the wood of the cross and to endure the most shameful kind of death. The mirror himself, from his position on the cross, warned passers-by to weigh carefully this act, as he said: "All of you who pass by this way, behold and see if there is any sorrow like mine." Let us answer his cries and lamentations with one voice and one spirit: "I will be mindful and remember, and my soul will be consumed within me."

-- Saint Clare of Assisi from a letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague

Sunday, August 8, 2010

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

One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is especially chosen for the Cross.

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

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe

The spiritual building up of the body of Christ is achieved through love. As Saint Peter says: Like living stones you are built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. And there can be no more effective way to pray for this spiritual growth than for the Church, itself Christ's Body, to make the offering of His Body and Blood in the sacramental form of bread and wine. For the cup we drink is a participation in the Blood of Christ, and the bread we break is a participation in the Body of Christ. Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body, since we all share the same bread. And so we pray that, by the same grace which made the Church Christ's Body, all its members may remain firm in the unity of that body through the enduring bond of love.

-- Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe from his work The Sacrament of Unity and Love

Friday, August 6, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Bernadette Soubirous

I entreat you, keep Sundays holy. Working on Sunday will not make you rich; on the contrary, you will bring down misfortunes on yourselves and your children.

-- Saint Bernadette Soubirous

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Anastasius of Sinai

Let us run with confidence and joy to enter into the cloud like Moses and Elijah, or like James and John. Let us be caught up like Peter to behold the divine vision and to be transfigured by that glorious transfiguration. Let us retire from the world, stand aloof from the earth, rise above the body, detach ourselves from creatures and turn to the creator, to whom Peter in ecstasy exclaimed: Lord, it is good for us to be here.

--  Saint Anastasius of Sinai

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Columba of Ireland

O Lord, grant us that love which can never die, which will enkindle our lamps but not extinguish them, so that they may shine in us and bring light to others. Most dear Savior, enkindle our lamps that they may shine forever in your temple. May we receive unquenchable light from you so that our darkness will be illuminated and the darkness of the world will be made less. Amen.

-- Saint Columba of Ireland

Saint Quote : Saint John Vianney

I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.

-- Saint John Vianney

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Cyril of Alexandria

That anyone could doubt the right of the holy Virgin to be called the Mother of God fills with astonishment. Surely she must be the Mother of God if our Lord Jesus Christ is God, and she gave birth to him! Our Lord's disciples may not have used those exact words, but they delivered to us the belief those words enshrine, and this has also been taught us by the holy fathers.

-- Saint Cyril of Alexandria


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