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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

To give, and not to count the cost
to fight, and not to heed the wounds,
to toil, and not to seek for rest,
to labor, and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do thy will.

-- Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saint Francis of Assisi

Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.

-- Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

God must be loved first, in order that one's neighbor, too, may be loved in God.

-- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saint Ursula Ledóchowska

You must never ask Jesus to wait.

-- Saint Ursula Ledóchowska

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saint Augustine of Hippo

Strive to acquire the virtues you think your brothers lack, and then you will no longer see their defects, because you yourselves will not have them.

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Saint John Plessington

But I know it will be said that a priest ordayned by authority derived from the See of Rome is, by the Law of the Nation, to die as a Traytor, but if that be so what must become of all the Clergymen of the Church of England, for the first Protestant Bishops had their Ordination from those of the Church of Rome, or not at all, as appears by their own writers so that Ordination comes derivatively from those now living. 

-- Saint John Plessington, from the gallows as he was about to be martyred

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia

The entire Church must formally pray for (vocations) because the purpose of the prayer to gain vocations must concern all the faithful, every Christian who has at heart the good of souls and, in a particular way, the Bishops who are the shepherds of the spiritual flock and to whom souls are entrusted. They are the living Apostles of Jesus Christ today.

-- Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia

Friday, July 8, 2011

Saint Paulina of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus

The presence of God is so intimate to me that it seems impossible for me to lose it; and such presence gives my soul a joy which I can not describe.

-- Saint Paulina of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saint John Chrysostom

There is a certain love deeply seated in our nature that imperceptibly knits together these bodies of ours. Nothing so welds our life together as the love of man and wife.

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Monday, July 4, 2011

Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Spiritual life demands that you never turn back or stop going forward; but rather that, as soon as you taste it, you make progress day by day and, forgetting what lies behind, strain forward to what lies ahead.

-- Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saint Teresa of Avila

In this holy abandonment springs up that beautiful freedom of spirit which the perfect possess, and in which there is found all the happiness that can be desired in this life; for in fearing nothing, and seeking and desiring nothing of all things of the world, they possess all.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila

Friday, July 1, 2011

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.

-- Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque


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