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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saint John Chrysostom Quote

Saint John Chrysostom


How many these days say, " I wish I could see His form, His appearance, His sandals!" Only look! You see Him! You touch Him! You eat Him!

-- Saint John Chrysostom



Saint John Climacus Quote

Saint John Climacus


A chaste man is completely oblivious to the difference between bodies. The rule and limit of absolute chastity is to have the same feelings regarding animate and inanimate beings, rational and irrational.

-- Saint John Climacus




Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saint Andrew of Crete Quote

Saint Andrew of Crete


So let us spread before his feet, not garments or soulless olive branches, which delight the eye for a few hours and then wither, but ourselves, clothed in his grace, or rather, clothed completely in him. We who have been baptized into Christ must ourselves be the garments that we spread before him. Now that the crimson stains of our sins have been washed away in the saving waters of baptism and we have become white as pure wool, let us present the conqueror of death, not with mere branches of palms but with the real rewards of his victory. Let our souls take the place of the welcoming branches as we join today in the children’s holy song: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the king of Israel.

-- Saint Andrew of Crete from a Palm Sunday sermon




Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pope Saint Gregory the Great Quote



A weak minded person is frequently diverted toward pursuing exterior happiness when the breath of popular favor accompanies his good actions. So he gives up his own personal choices, prefering to remain at the mercy of whatever he hears from others. Thus, he rejoices not so much to become but to be called blessed. Eager for praise, he gives up what he had begun to be; and so he is severed from God by the very means by which he appeared to be commendable in God.

-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great




Saint Teresa of Avila Quote



It is by humility that the Lord allows Himself to be conquered, so that He will do all we ask of Him.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pope Saint Leo the Great Quote

Pope Saint Leo the Great


Lowliness is assumed by majesty, weakness by power, mortality by eternity. To pay the debt of our sinful state, a nature that was incapable of suffering was joined to one that could suffer. Thus, in keeping with the healing that we needed, one and the same mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, was able to die in one nature, and unable to die in the other.

He who is true God was therefore born in the complete and perfect nature of a true man, whole in his own nature, whole in ours. By our nature we mean what the Creator had fashioned in us from the beginning, and took to himself in order to restore it.

For in the Savior there was no trace of what the deceiver introduced and man, being misled, allowed to enter. It does not follow that because he submitted to sharing in our human weakness he therefore shared in our sins.

He took the nature of a servant without stain of sin, enlarging our humanity without diminishing his divinity. He emptied himself; though invisible he made himself visible, though Creator and Lord of all things he chose to be one of us mortal men. Yet this was the condescension of compassion, not the loss of omnipotence. So he who in the nature of God had created man, became in the nature of a servant, man himself.

-- Saint Leo the Great from a letter




Monday, March 23, 2015

Saint Basil the Great Quote

Saint Basil the Great


Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.

-- Saint Basil the Great from Adversus Eunomium III




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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saint John Baptist de la Salle Quote

Saint John Baptist de la Salle


Vigilance and prayer are the safeguards of chastity. You should pray often and fervently to be preserved from temptations against purity, and for the grace to overcome them.

-- Saint John Baptist de la Salle



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saint Vincent Pallotti Quote

Saint Vincent Pallotti


You must be holy in the way that God asks you to be holy. God does not ask you to be a Trappist monk or a hermit. He wills that you sanctify the world and your everyday life.

-- Saint Vincent Pallotti



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Saint Nicholas of Flüe Quote

Saint Nicholas of Flüe


My Lord and my God, take from me everything that distances me from you.
My Lord and my God, give me everything that brings me closer to you.
My Lord and my God, detach me from myself to give my all to you.

-- Saint Nicholas of Flüe from a prayer attributed to him





Friday, March 20, 2015

Saint Francis Xavier Quote

Saint Francis Xavier


Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians.

I wish the university students would work as hard at converting these people as they do at their books, and so settle their account with God for their learning and the talents entrusted to them.

This thought would certainly stir most of them to meditate on spiritual realities, to listen actively to what God is saying to them. They would forget their own desires, their human affairs, and give themselves over entirely to God's will and his choice.

They would cry out with all their heart: "Lord, I am here! What do you want me to do?" Send me anywhere you like - even to India!

-- Saint Francis Xavier from letters to Saint Ignatius Loyola





Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pope Saint John Paul II Quote (On Saint Joseph)

Pope Saint John Paul II
Pope Saint 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?

-- Pope Saint John Paul II from “Daily Meditations





Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem Quote

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem


Then during the Eucharistic prayer we make mention also of those who have already fallen asleep: first, the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, that through their prayers and supplications God would receive our petition.

-- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem from his Catechetical Lectures, 350AD



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quote

Saint Augustine of Hippo


Now there is a great difference between believing in Christ, and in believing that Jesus is the Christ. For that he was the Christ even the devils believed; but he believes in Christ who both loves Christ, and hopes in Christ.


-- Saint Augustine of Hippo



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saint Thomas More Quote

Saint Thomas More


The covetous claim to be Christian, yet they have no trust in Christ. For they are always afraid of want in the time to come, no matter how much they have.

-- Saint Thomas More




Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saint Alphonsus Liguori Quote

Saint Alphonsus Liguori


We must above all show charity to our enemies. By this you may know that a man is a true Christian, if he seeks to do good to those who wish him evil.

-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori




Friday, March 13, 2015

Saint Teresa of Avila Quote

Saint Teresa of Avila

God, deliver me from sullen saints.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila



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Saint Gregory Nazianzen Quote

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



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Saint Luigi Orione Quote

Saint Luigi Orione


Without Prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him.

-- Saint Luigi Orione




Saint Vincent de Paul Quote

Saint Vincent de Paul


The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.

-- Saint Vincent de Paul



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Saint John Vianney Quote

Saint John Vianney


All our religion is but a false religion, and all our virtues are mere illusions and we ourselves are only hypocrites in the sight of God, if we have not that universal charity for everyone - for the good, and for the bad, for the poor and for the rich, and for all those who do us harm as much as those who do us good.

-- Saint John Vianney


Sunday, March 08, 2015

Saint Dominic Savio Quote

Saint Dominic Savio


I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.

-- Saint Dominic Savio



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Saint Augustine of Hippo Quote (On Confession)

Saint Augustine of Hippo


Sincere confession subdues vice, conquers the evil one, shuts the door of hell, and opens the gates of paradise.

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo


Friday, March 06, 2015

Saint Colette of Corbie Quote

Saint Colette of Corbie


If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.

-- Saint Colette of Corbie





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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Saint Mark the Ascetic Quote

Saint Mark the Ascetic


When Scripture says, 'He will reward every man according to his works' (Matthew 16:27), do not imagine that works in themselves merit either hell or the Kingdom. On the contrary, Christ rewards each man according to whether his works are done with faith or without faith in Himself; and He is not a dealer bound by contract, but God our Creator and Redeemer.

-- Saint Mark the Ascetic



Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Quote



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

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri Quote

Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri


The Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, like those who draw their charity from the very source of love, that is, from the Heart of Jesus Christ, must burn with the same love of the Divine Heart for their neighbor: purest charity that has no aim save for the glory of God and the good of souls; universal charity that excludes no one but embraces all; generous charity that does not draw back from suffering, is not alarmed by contradiction, but rather, in suffering and opposition, grows in vigor and conquers through patience.

-- Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri

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Saint John of Avila Quote

Saint John of Avila


Your life consists in drawing nearer to God. To do this you must endeavor to detach yourself from visible things and remember that in a short time they will be taken from you.

-- Saint John of Avila

As many of you already know, I was fired from my previous job back in January, as I told you in a previous post here. At the time, I did not want to go into the details of the reason I was given for being fired, so I will now. My former employer had told me, and the young lady that I worked with, that he was going to have to cut hours... Read more by clicking here.



Sunday, March 01, 2015

Pope Saint Leo the Great Quote

Pope Saint Leo the Great


This marvel of the transfiguration contains another lesson for the apostles, to strengthen them and lead them into the fullness of knowledge. Moses and Elijah, the law and the prophets, appeared with the Lord in conversation with him. This was in order to fulfil exactly, through the presence of these five men, the text which says: Before two or three witnesses every word is ratified. What word could be more firmly established, more securely based, than the word which is proclaimed by the trumpets of both old and new testaments, sounding in harmony, and by the utterances of ancient prophecy and the teaching of the Gospel, in full agreement with each other?

The writings of the two testaments support each other. The radiance of the transfiguration reveals clearly and unmistakably the one who had been promised by signs foretelling him under the veils of mystery. As Saint John says: The law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. In him the promise made through the shadows of prophecy stands revealed, along with the full meaning of the precepts of the law. He is the one who teaches the truth of the prophecy through his presence, and makes obedience to the commandments possible through grace.

In the preaching of the holy Gospel all should receive a strengthening of their faith. No one should be ashamed of the cross of Christ, through which the world has been redeemed.

-- Pope Saint Leo the Great

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