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, November 30, 2010

Saint Quote: Saint Edmund Campion

 
 
And touching our Society, be it known to you that we have made a league - all the Jesuits in the world - cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us, and never to despair your recovery, while we have a man left to enjoy your Tyburn, or to be racked with your torments or consumed with your prisons. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God, it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted; so it must be restored.

-- Saint Edmund Campion, from Campion’s Brag

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint John Chrysostom



After Andrew had stayed with Jesus and had learned much from him, he did not keep this treasure to himself, but hastened to share it with his brother Peter. Notice what Andrew said to him: "We have found the Messiah, that is to say, the Christ." Notice how his words reveal what he has learned in so short a time. They show the power of the master who has convinced them of this truth. Andrew's words reveal a soul waiting with the utmost longing for the coming of the Messiah, looking forward to his appearing from heaven, rejoicing when he does appear, and hastening to announce so great an event to others. To support one another in the things of the spirit is the true sign of good will between brothers, loving kinship and sincere affection.

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saint Quote: Saint Thomas More



Whoever bids other folks to do right, but gives an evil example by acting the opposite way, is like a foolish weaver who weaves quickly with one hand and unravels the cloth just as quickly with the other.

-- Saint Thomas More

Friday, November 26, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint John of the Cross

 
 
In giving us His Son, His only Word, He spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word -- and He has no more to say...because what he spoke before to the prophets in parts, he has now spoken all at once by giving us the All Who is His Son.

-- Saint John of the Cross

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Leonard of Port Maurice

If the Lord at the moment of my death reproves me for being too kind to sinners, I will answer, 'My dear Jesus, if it is a fault to be too kind to sinners, it is a fault I learned from you, for you never scolded anyone who came to you seeking mercy.'

-- Saint Leonard of Port Maurice

Saint Quote : Saint Catherine of Siena

 
 
Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does nothing without this goal in mind.

-- Saint Catherine of Siena

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saint Quote : Pope Saint Leo the Great

 
 
Dear friends, now that we have received instruction in this revelation of God's grace, let us celebrate with spiritual joy the day of our first harvesting, of the first calling of the Gentiles. Let us give thanks to the merciful God, "who has made us worthy," in the words of the Apostle, "to share the position of the saints in light; who has rescued us from the power of darkness, and brought us into the kingdom of this beloved Son."

-- Pope Saint Leo the Great

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Saint Quote: Saint John of the Cross

 
 
The Lord measures our perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them.

-- Saint John of the Cross

Saint Quote : Pope Saint Clement I

We are writing this, beloved, not only for your admonition but also as a reminder to ourselves; for we are placed in the same arena, and the same contest lies before us. Hence we ought to put aside vain and useless concerns and should consider what is good, pleasing and acceptable in the sight of him who made us. Let us fix our gaze on the blood of Christ, realizing how precious it is to his Father, since it was shed for our salvation and brought the grace of repentance to all the world.

-- Pope Saint Clement I

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque



What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when He Caresses us, and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us. This is not true love. Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart. 

 -- Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saint Quote : 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, November 19, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Raphael Kalinowski



Our Redeemer, ever present in the most Blessed Sacrament, extends His hand to everyone. He opens His heart and says, 'Come to Me, all of You.'

-- Saint Raphael Kalinowski

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saint Quote : 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, November 17, 2010

Saint Quote of the Day: Pope Saint Gregory the Great

 
 
He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.

-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Saint Quote of the Day : Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

 
 
Let us ask our Lord to work in us and through us, and let us do our utmost to draw Him down into our hearts, for He Himself has said: "Without Me you can do nothing.

-- Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Chromatius of Aquileia


 If we fail to live in the light, we shall, to our condemnation and that of others, be veiling over and obscuring by our infidelity the light men so desperately need. As we know from Scripture, the man who received the talent should have made it produce a heavenly profit, but instead he preferred to hide it away rather than put it to work and was punished as he deserved.

Consequently, that brilliant lamp which was lit for the sake of our salvation should always shine in us. For we have the lamp of the heavenly commandment and spiritual grace, to which David referred: Your law, is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Solomon also says this about it: For the command of the law is a lamp.

Therefore, we must not hide this lamp of law and faith. Rather, we must set it up in the Church, as on a lamp stand, for the salvation of many, so that we may enjoy the light of truth itself and all believers may be enlightened.

-- Saint Chromatius of Aquileia from an essay on the Gospel of Matthew

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Peter Chrysologus

 
 
He (Christ) really made His body a living sacrifice, because, though slain, He continues to live. In such a victim death receives its ransom, but the victim remains alive. Death itself suffers the punishment. This is why death for the martyrs is actually a birth, and their end a beginning. Their execution is the door to life, and those who were thought to have been blotted out from the earth shine brilliantly in heaven.

-- Saint Peter Chrysologus

Saint Quote : Saint Albert the Great

 
 
"Do this in remembrance of me." Two things should be noted here. The first is the command that we should use this sacrament, which is indicated when Jesus says, "Do this." The second is that this sacrament commemorates the Lord's going to death for our sake.

This sacrament is profitable because it grants remission of sins; it is most useful because it bestows the fullness of grace on us in this life. "The Father of spirits instructs us in what is useful for our sanctification." And his sanctification is in Christ's sacrifice, that is, when he offers himself in this sacrament to the Father for our redemption to us for our use.

-- Saint Albert the Great from a commentary on The Gospel of Luke

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Josaphat Kuncevyc

 
 
You people of Vitebsk want to put me to death. You make ambushes for me everywhere, in the streets, on the bridges, on the highways, and in the marketplace. I am here among you as a shepherd, and you ought to know that I would be happy to give my life for you. I am ready to die for the holy union, for the supremacy of Saint Peter, and of his successor the Supreme Pontiff.

-- Saint Josaphat Kuncevyc

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Saint Quote : Pope Saint Leo the Great



Christian, recognize your dignity and, now that you share in God's own nature, do not return to your former base condition by sinning. Remember who is your head and of whose body you are a member. Never forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of the Kingdom of God.

-- Pope Saint Leo the Great from a Sermon

Monday, November 08, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint John Baptist de la Salle



Guard your eyes that they may not look upon anything contrary to purity; your ears, that they may not listen to evil conversation; your mind, by banishing from it all suggestive thoughts; your heart, by stifling impure desires at their very birth.

-- Saint John Baptist de la Salle

Saint Quote : Saint Gabriel Possenti



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 Possenti  (Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother)

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Charles Borromeo

I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily. Would you like me to teach you how to grow from virtue to virtue and how, if you are already recollected at prayer, you can be even more attentive next time, and so give God more pleasing worship? Listen, and I will tell you. If a tiny spark of God's love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out. Keep the stove tightly shut so that it will not lose its heat and grow cold. In other words, avoid distractions as well as you can. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.

-- Saint Charles Borromeo

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Saint Quote : Saint Louis de Montfort



When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.

-- Saint Louis de Montfort

Saint Quote : Saint Alphais of Cudot



The soul is simple, invisible, incorporeal, not divided into parts like the body, present as a whole in whatever she does. The soul is not in a particular place. As God is everywhere, so the soul is everywhere in the body, more powerfully in heart and brain, as one says that God is in a special way in heaven.

-- Saint Alphais of Cudot

Monday, November 01, 2010

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