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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saint Justin Martyr Quote



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



Friday, May 30, 2014

Saint Peter Julian Eymard Quote



If our life were not under Mary's protection, we might tremble for our perseverance and salvation.


-- Saint Peter Julian Eymard



Saint Joseph Marello Quote



O Glorious Saint Joseph, after the Blessed Virgin, you were the first to hold in your arms the Redeemer. May you teach us; may you assist us, may you make us worthy members of the Holy Family.


-- Saint Joseph Marello



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pope Saint Pius X Quote



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



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saint Angela Merici Quote



We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue.


-- Saint Angela Merici



Saint Julius the Veteran Quote



It was he who died for our sins to give us eternal life. This same man, Christ, is God and abides for ever and ever. Whoever believes in Him will have eternal life; whoever denies Him will have eternal punishment.


-- Saint Julius the Veteran at his trial



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saint Philip Neri Quote

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A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one.


-- Saint Philip Neri


 

Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Quote



Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned, persevering, and accompanied with great reverence. One should consider that he stands in the presence of a God, and speaks with a Lord before whom the angels tremble from awe and fear.


-- Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi



Friday, May 23, 2014

Saint Vincent of Lérins Quote



The Church of Christ, zealous and cautious guardian of the dogmas deposited with it, never changes any phase of them. It does not diminish them or add to them; it neither trims what seems necessary nor grafts things superfluous . . . but it devotes all its diligence to one aim: To treat tradition faithfully and wisely; to consolidate and to strengthen what already was clear; and to guard what already was confirmed and defined.


-- Saint Vincent of Lérins



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Saint Basil the Great Quote

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We must neither doubt nor hesitate with respect to the words of the Lord; rather we must be fully persuaded that every word of God is true and possible, even if our nature should rebel against the idea -- for in this lies the test of faith.


-- Saint Basil the Great



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Saint Francis de Sales Quote



To be perfect in our vocation is nothing else than to fulfill the duties which our state of life obliges us to perform, and to accomplish them well, and only for the honor and love of God.


-- Saint Francis de Sales



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saint John Bosco Quote



Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.


-- Saint John Bosco



Monday, May 19, 2014

Saint Bernardine of Siena Quote

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Prayer is the best preparation for Holy Communion. Prayer is the raising of the mind to God. When we pray we go to meet Christ Who is coming to us. If our Creator and Savior comes from heaven with such great love, it is only fitting that we should go to meet Him. And this is what we do when we spend some time in prayer.


-- Saint Bernardine of Siena



Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pope Saint Gregory the Great Quote



When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them what is theirs, not ours. More than performing works of mercy, we are paying a debt of justice.


-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great



Saint Paul of the Cross Quote

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What has a person to fear who lives in the arms and bosom of God?


-- Saint Paul of the Cross



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Quote

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Reason can but ascertain the profound difficulties of our condition, it cannot remove them.


-- Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Quote

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Pray, hope, and don’t worry.


-- Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina



Saint John Chrysostom Quote



In those days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples and said…” As the fiery spirit to whom the flock was entrusted by Christ and as the leader in the band of the apostles, Peter always took the initiative in speaking: “My brothers, we must choose from among our number.” He left the decision to the whole body, at once augmenting the honor of those elected and avoiding any suspicion of partiality.

Did not Peter then have the right to make the choice himself? Certainly he had the right, but he did not want to give the appearance of showing special favor to anyone. “And they nominated two,” we read, “Joseph, who was called Barsabbas and surnamed Justus, and Matthias.” He himself did not nominate them; all present did. But it was he who brought the issue forward, pointing out that it was not his own idea but had been suggested to him by a scriptural prophecy.

And they all prayed together, saying: “You, Lord, know the hearts of men; make your choice known to us. You, not we.” Appropriately they said that he knew the hearts of men, because the choice was to be made by him, not by others.

They spoke with such confidence, because someone had to be appointed. They did not say “choose” but “make known to us” the chosen one; “the one you choose,” they said, fully aware that everything was being preordained by God.


-- Saint John Chrysostom from a homily



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Saint Leopold Mandić Quote

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Be at peace; place everything on my shoulders. I will take care of it. I give my penitents only small penances because I do the rest myself.


-- Saint Leopold Mandić



Saint Marie Guillemette Emilie de Rodat Quote



I was sixteen years of age when I learned to know Our Lord. This experience overwhelmed me and I wanted God and only God.


-- Saint Marie Guillemette Emilie de Rodat



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Saint George Preca Quote

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God the Father, I offer you the divine wounds of Christ, your Son, for our Church that you may increase the number of the faithful and of laborers, and that you may continually refresh her with the spirit of charity, humility and meekness.


-- Saint George Preca (Saint George Preca is the first Maltese Catholic Saint.)



Pope Saint Gregory the Great Quote

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Whenever some act of wondrous power must be performed, Michael is sent, so that his action and his name may make it clear that no one can do what God does by his superior power.


-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great



Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Saint Francis DeSales Quote

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Jesus is the teacher of holiness. I go to Him because I want Him to teach me how to become a Saint. Of what use to me is all I learn in school if I do not become holy?


-- Saint Francis DeSales



Monday, May 05, 2014

Saint Catherine of Genoa Quote

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Our self will is so subtle and so deeply rooted within us, so covered with excuses and defended by false reasoning, that it seems to be a demon. When we cannot do our own will in one way, we do it in another, under all kinds of pretexts.


-- Saint Catherine of Genoa



Sunday, May 04, 2014

Saint Anthony of Padua Quote

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Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft.


-- Saint Anthony of Padua



Saturday, May 03, 2014

Saint Thomas Aquinas Quote

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To know whom to avoid is a great means of saving our souls.


-- Saint Thomas Aquinas



Saint James the Lesser Quote

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Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils, and he tempteth no man. But every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, being drawn away and allured. Then when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death. Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren.


-- Saint James the Lesser from The Epistle of James 1: 13 - 16



Thursday, May 01, 2014

Saint Athanasius the Great Quote

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By dying for others, he immediately banished death for all mankind. The corruption of death no longer holds any power over mankind, thanks to the Word, who has come to dwell among us through his one body.


-- Saint Athanasius the Great



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