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 on: Yesterday at 03:34:01 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'This is the thought He wishes me to dwell upon:
"The cross do I glory to bear,
And love to it leadeth me e'er;
Love divine my entire being doth own,
And for me, love sufficeth alone."'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

 on: Yesterday at 12:56:17 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'O my child, bethink you that just as the bee, having gathered heaven's dew and earth's sweetest juices from amid the flowers, carries it to her hive; so the Priest, having taken the Saviour, God's Own Son, Who came down from Heaven, the Son of Mary, Who sprang up as earth's choicest flower, from the Altar, feeds you with that Bread of Sweetness and of all delight.'

St. Francis de Sales

 on: July 25, 2016, 01:49:36 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by James - a humble servant
Amen !

 on: July 25, 2016, 01:11:06 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'We must needs occasionally relax the mind, and the body requires some recreation also. Cassian relates how St. John the Evangelist was found by a certain hunter amusing himself by caressing a partridge, which sat upon his wrist. The hunter asked how a man of his mental powers could find time for so trifling an occupation. In reply, St. John asked why he did not always carry his bow strung? The man answered, Because, if always bent, the bow would lose its spring when really wanted. "Do not marvel then," the Apostle replied, "if I slacken my mental efforts from time to time, and recreate myself, in order to return more vigorously to contemplation." It is a great mistake to be so strict as to grudge any recreation either to others or one's self.'

St. Francis de Sales

 on: July 24, 2016, 06:37:43 PM 
Started by CyrilSebastian - Last post by CyrilSebastian
                     {A} Holy Toledo Rose   
                     {B} An apricot or apricot blend miniature rose   
                     {C} The Holy Name of Jesus represents the incarnation of God among men on earth.

 on: July 24, 2016, 01:16:26 PM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'The Lord revealed to St. Gertrude that our confidence so constrains him that he cannot possibly refuse to hear us in everything we seek of him. The same thing was said by St. Climacus: "Prayer exerts a holy violence upon God." Every prayer offered with confidence, as it were, forces God; but this force is acceptable and pleasing to him. Therefore, St. Bernard writes that the divine mercy is like a vast fountain, from which whoso ever brings a larger vessel of confidence carries away a larger abundance of graces. And this is according to what the Psalmist wrote, Let Thy mercy be upon us, O Lord, according as we have put our trust in Thee?'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

 on: July 23, 2016, 05:21:28 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'The sadness that "works repentance unto a lasting salvation," likewise, is obedient, courteous, humble, mild, gracious, and patient, inasmuch as it comes from the love of God. It stretches itself out tirelessly, in its desire for perfection, to every bodily pain and to contrition of spirit. With a kind of joy, and quickened by the hope of its own progress, it retains all its gracious courtesy and forbearance, having in itself all the fruits of the Holy Spirit, which the same Apostle enumerates: "The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, forbearance, goodness, kindness, faith, mildness, continence". [Galatians 5:22-23] But the other is very harsh, impatient, rough, full of rancor and barren grief and punishing despair, crushing the one whom it has embraced and drawing him away from any effort and from salutary sorrow, since it is irrational. Too, it not only removes the efficacy of prayer but also eliminates all the spiritual fruits that we have spoken of and that the first is capable of bestowing.'

St. John Cassian

 on: July 23, 2016, 02:27:56 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'The person advancing in the spiritual life studies three things: the commandments, doctrine, and faith in the Holy Trinity.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan

 on: July 22, 2016, 03:53:51 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'The more vivid and penetrating thy knowledge of the mysteries of the faith, so much the greater and more powerful will be its effects upon thee.'

Our Lady to Ven. Mary of Agreda, Mystical City of God, Vol. III, 105

 on: July 22, 2016, 03:53:09 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'The Majesty of God does not come in a stormcloud (III. Reg. 19, 12), nor will the rays of the supreme Sun of justice shine, when calm is not reigning in the soul.'

Our Lady to Ven. Mary of Agreda, Mystical City of God, Vol. II, 405

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