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Title: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 07, 2011, 07:29:24 PM
'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom


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Post by: odhiambo on January 06, 2013, 05:16:00 AM
A few days ago I was browsing in the bookshop. I picked up a book entitled: “Your Word Is My Path” Daily Meditations. My eyes  caught a quoted conversation between Saint John Chrysostom and  Emperor Arcadius.
The following is what I read. The author in his turn quoted from  Anthony P Castle, The Book of Quotes and Anecdotes. Ch 20, p.338.

“Saint John Chysostome, summoned before the Roman Emperor Arcadius and threatened with banishment, is said to have replied;
“You cannot banish me for the world is my Father’s house”

“Then I will slay you,” exclaimed the Emperor wrathfully.

“No, but you cannot, for my life is hidden with Christ in God”

“Your treasures shall be confiscated!” was the grim reply.

“That Sir,  cannot be! My treasures are in heaven as my heart is there.”

“But I will drive you from men and you shall have no friends left.”

“That you cannot do either Sir, for I have a Friend in heaven, who has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”

I closed the book, went happily to pay for it at the cashier  satisfied with my find ;D


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Post by: Shin on January 06, 2013, 08:41:24 PM
Very happy to read the quotes here! :D


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Post by: Patricia on January 08, 2013, 09:27:38 AM
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“Then I will slay you,” exclaimed the Emperor wrathfully.

“No, but you cannot, for my life is hidden with Christ in God”

Nothing seemed to ever faze the Saints!!  :gunfight: :madgunfighter: :ActofGod: :faint: :swordfight:


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Post by: Patricia on February 14, 2013, 07:08:06 PM
“Though one should fall into many and grievous sins and imperfections, he ought never to despair of his salvation nor lose confidence in God, for the Divine clemency is infinitely greater than human malice.”

- St. John Chrysostom


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Post by: George on February 14, 2013, 10:57:55 PM
“Though one should fall into many and grievous sins and imperfections, he ought never to despair of his salvation nor lose confidence in God, for the Divine clemency is infinitely greater than human malice.”

- St. John Chrysostom

Thanks be to God for his mercy!


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Post by: Shin on February 14, 2013, 11:06:46 PM
Amen!

'In our recreations and pleasures, we should, after the example of Mary, love to hear and speak of God.'

St. Jean Eudes


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Post by: Shin on February 14, 2013, 11:08:30 PM
'Eating and drinking don't make friendships - such friendship even robbers and murderers have. But if we are friends, if we truly care for one another, let us help one another spiritually. . . Let us hinder those things that lead our friends away to hell.'

St. John Chrysostom

'The soul is more precious than the whole world!'

St. John Chrysostom


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Post by: George on February 14, 2013, 11:17:09 PM
'Eating and drinking don't make friendships - such friendship even robbers and murderers have. But if we are friends, if we truly care for one another, let us help one another spiritually. . . Let us hinder those things that lead our friends away to hell.'

St. John Chrysostom

'The soul is more precious than the whole world!'

St. John Chrysostom
This is so true, and you and everyone here are in my prayers everyday.


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Post by: Shin on February 14, 2013, 11:21:21 PM
George I prayed for you during my Spiritual Communion this evening.

I know your prayers, and everyone's are helping me to make progress in holiness. Thanks be to God, I am grateful!  :D


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Post by: George on February 14, 2013, 11:27:26 PM
George I prayed for you during my Spiritual Communion this evening.

I know your prayers, and everyone's are helping me to make progress in holiness. Thanks be to God, I am grateful!  :D

Thank You brother, good night.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on February 14, 2013, 11:35:52 PM
And goodnight to you too. May God keep you!  ;D


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Post by: George on February 15, 2013, 09:28:31 PM
Meekness, the greatest of virtues, is reckoned among the beatitudes. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the land."
For that blessed land, the heavenly Jerusalem, is not the spoil of warriors who have conquered, but the hoped for inheritance of the meek, who patiently endure the evils of this life.
St. Basil


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Post by: Brigid on February 16, 2013, 03:00:15 PM
Is the difference between meekness and humility that of accepting suffering then?


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Post by: Shin on February 16, 2013, 03:06:47 PM
That's thought provoking..

I am going to have to learn more about meekness. . .

Ah, how interesting..  In the Summa it says, "It would seem that neither clemency nor meekness is a virtue. For no virtue is opposed to another virtue. Yet both of these are apparently opposed to severity, which is a virtue. Therefore neither clemency nor meekness is a virtue."

And then later, "Meekness is not directly opposed to severity; for meekness is about anger. On the other hand, severity regards the external infliction of punishment, so that accordingly it would seem rather to be opposed to clemency, which also regards external punishing, as stated above (Article 1). Yet they are not really opposed to one another, since they are both according to right reason. For severity is inflexible in the infliction of punishment when right reason requires it; while clemency mitigates punishment also according to right reason, when and where this is requisite. Wherefore they are not opposed to one another as they are not about the same thing."


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Post by: Brigid on February 16, 2013, 03:12:02 PM
I'll be interested in what you (or anyone) say. The Summa is just too complicated for me. I know he's not meaning to be, but ....... I get it, but don't really get it if you know what I mean.


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Post by: Shin on February 16, 2013, 03:16:02 PM
I'll be interested in what you (or anyone) say. The Summa is just too complicated for me. I know he's not meaning to be, but ....... I get it, but don't really get it if you know what I mean.

Haha, I don't understand it entirely too! It makes me think! I will have to read more but right now I like wondering about it!  ;D


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Post by: George on February 19, 2013, 07:53:42 PM
Humility is necessary not only for the acquisition of virtues, but even for salvation. For the gate of heaven, as Christ Himself testifies, is so narrow that it admits only little ones.
St. Bernard


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Post by: Brigid on February 20, 2013, 01:57:10 PM

Humility is necessary not only for the acquisition of virtues, but even for salvation. For the gate of heaven, as Christ Himself testifies, is so narrow that it admits only little ones.
St. Bernard


And St. Therese's Little Way shows so clearly how to be a little one. We are so lucky to have her example  of humility. I need to look at her works again.


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Post by: George on February 20, 2013, 10:55:48 PM
You Lord, will descend to my nothingness and transform that nothingness into living fire.
St. Therese of Lisieux


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Post by: Brigid on February 21, 2013, 02:49:53 PM
Amen!


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Post by: George on February 22, 2013, 11:29:24 PM
I shall do everything for heaven, my true home. There I shall find my mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus himself in perfect safety.
St. Bernadette Soubirous


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Post by: George on February 23, 2013, 11:02:36 PM
Seek your place of refuge in the Divine Heart, the haven of tranquility. Within that furnace of saintly love, become evermore inflamed with love for God.
St. Gaspar del Bufalo


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Post by: George on March 03, 2013, 10:47:24 PM
Even when alone, be cheerful, remembering always that you are in the sight of angels.
St Therese of Lisieux


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Post by: Shin on March 03, 2013, 10:51:23 PM
Seek your place of refuge in the Divine Heart, the haven of tranquility. Within that furnace of saintly love, become evermore inflamed with love for God.
St. Gaspar del Bufalo

'In every danger, as the dove when frightened flies for refuge to the hollows of the rock, so will the Christian soul seek protection in the cleft of the mystical rock, the Wounded Side of the Redeemer.'

St. Bernard


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Post by: Brigid on March 04, 2013, 01:06:58 PM
Even when alone, be cheerful, remembering always that you are in the sight of angels.
St Therese of Lisieux


That's so hard to remember!


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Post by: Shin on March 04, 2013, 01:14:53 PM
Even when alone, be cheerful, remembering always that you are in the sight of angels.
St Therese of Lisieux

That's so hard to remember!

We have a beautiful forever and ever and ever waiting for us in the next life! :D


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Post by: George on March 04, 2013, 10:09:16 PM
Even when alone, be cheerful, remembering always that you are in the sight of angels.
St Therese of Lisieux


That's so hard to remember!

In the words of an old monk whom I've come to admire, there is a peace in loneliness
when you come to know the " Invisible companionship of God."


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Post by: Shin on March 05, 2013, 02:37:21 AM
It makes me think of the word 'solitude'.

One is alone.. but not alone.

There's a kind of loneliness that is a temptation. Then there's another kind I think is relatively harmless.

And then there's the recognition that angels and saints and devils too, are besides us throughout our lives.

We can always talk with Him. And always love them. And we always have something to put ourselves to the test against and exercise some virtue regarding too!

And then there's a sort of listlessness and searching for satisfaction that the Desert Fathers call the noonday demon, which all must be one of its common sources when it's a temptation. There is plenty to keep one occupied but one forgets or can't focus on it..

Forgetting the happiness of Heaven is something that causes me to lose motivation, I have to remember God and the right way, not the wrong way.


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Post by: George on March 05, 2013, 11:07:42 PM
The creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter;
The God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin.
Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this?
Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer;
The wise to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate;
A child of a prince, to a peasant.
St. Anthony of Padua


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Post by: Patricia on March 06, 2013, 09:16:51 AM
Beautiful quote by St. Anthony!! O:)


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Post by: Brigid on March 06, 2013, 01:43:30 PM
Perfect sentiment!


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Post by: Shin on March 08, 2013, 12:52:30 AM
The creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter;
The God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin.
Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this?
Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer;
The wise to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate;
A child of a prince, to a peasant.
St. Anthony of Padua

The antidote to pride! :D

Goodnight folks!


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Post by: George on March 08, 2013, 10:08:57 PM
Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.
Prayer draws into the soul, the Holy Spirit, and raises a man to heaven.
St. Ephraem of Syria


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Post by: Shin on March 09, 2013, 12:26:53 PM
There's nothing like prayer. :D


'He who dwells continually within his own heart is detached from the attractions of this world, for he lives in the Spirit and cannot know the desires of the flesh. Such a man henceforward walks up and down within the fortress of the virtues which keep guard at all the gates of his purity. The assaults of the demons are now ineffective against him, even though the arrows of sensual desire reach as far as the doorways of his senses.'

St. Diadochos of Photiki


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Post by: George on March 09, 2013, 11:02:56 PM
Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, which is the good way, and walk ye in it: And you will find refreshment for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16


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Post by: Shin on March 09, 2013, 11:53:27 PM
This quote is so perfect for these times..

And so too are all the surrounding passages of it in the Holy Scriptures..


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Post by: George on March 10, 2013, 12:10:16 AM
This quote is so perfect for these times..

And so too are all the surrounding passages of it in the Holy Scriptures..

Yes, perilous times! Darkness everywhere. Time to pray and pray again.


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Post by: Shin on March 10, 2013, 12:11:44 AM
This quote is so perfect for these times..

And so too are all the surrounding passages of it in the Holy Scriptures..

Yes, perilous times! Darkness everywhere. Time to pray and pray again.

It seems like prayer is the answer to everything! :D


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Post by: George on March 10, 2013, 12:45:48 AM
This quote is so perfect for these times..

And so too are all the surrounding passages of it in the Holy Scriptures..

Yes, perilous times! Darkness everywhere. Time to pray and pray again.

It seems like prayer is the answer to everything! :D


Amen


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Post by: Shin on March 10, 2013, 06:36:13 PM
'Do not neglect the practice of the virtues; if you do, your spiritual knowledge will decrease, and when famine occurs you will go down into Egypt (cf. Gen. 41:57; 46:6).'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


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Post by: Shin on March 11, 2013, 11:58:35 PM
'Sometimes in scripture prosperity is spoken of as light, and worldly misfortune as night.  So it is said through the psalmist, "Like its darkness, so also its light." holy men despise and trample on the prosperity of this world, so also they trample down and endure its misfortune with a great loftiness of mind.  They compel both the prosperity and the misfortune of the world to serve them, saying, "Like its darkness, so also its light," as if to say clearly, 'Just as the sadness of the world does not disturb the strength of our purpose, so also its pleasantness does not corrupt our strength.''

Pope St. Gregory the Great


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Post by: George on March 12, 2013, 07:29:21 PM
Don't sow your desires in someone Else's garden; just cultivate your own as best you can; Don't long to be other than what you are, but desire to be thoroughly what you are. Direct your thoughts to being very good at that, and to bearing crosses, little or great, that you will find there.
Believe me, this the most important and least understood point to the spiritual life. We all love according to what is our own taste; few people like what is according to their duty or to God's liking. What is the use in building castles in Spain when we have to live in France.
St. Francis de Sales


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Post by: odhiambo on March 13, 2013, 01:53:24 AM
"For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice"

James 3:16



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Post by: George on March 14, 2013, 11:37:59 PM
Come to me , all of you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.
Matthew 11:28-30

Sacred Heart of Jesus please hear our prayers.


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Post by: Shin on March 15, 2013, 02:16:18 AM
'Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. For the Lord will not hold him innocent that shall take the name of the Lord his God vainly.'

Exodus 20:7


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Post by: George on March 16, 2013, 12:06:23 AM
Who will set a guard over my mouth,
and upon my lips an effective seal,
That I may not fail through them,
That my tongue may not destroy me.
Sirach 22:27


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Post by: George on March 17, 2013, 07:05:22 PM
The Divine Heart is an ocean full of good things, wherein poor souls can cast all their needs; it is an ocean full of joy to drown all our sadness, an ocean of humility to drown our folly, an ocean of mercy to those in distress, an ocean of love in which to submerge our poverty.
St. Margaret Mary


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Post by: George on March 18, 2013, 10:29:41 PM
In times of desolation, God conceals himself from us so that we can discover for ourselves what we are without Him.
St. Margaret Cortona


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Post by: Shin on March 19, 2013, 08:16:09 AM
That's quite thought provoking..


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Post by: Shin on March 19, 2013, 08:35:41 AM
'We must be content with and conformed to His most Holy Will, stripped and destitute of pleasure, friends, consolation, talents, and aware of our lack of virtue.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


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Post by: George on March 19, 2013, 02:13:54 PM
That's quite thought provoking..
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Yes, I found that quote to so true. There is no joy, no meaning, no peace without God. How to put this? After a dry spell, when the good rain comes, everything comes to life anew, and I appreciate God's gift of prayer to me even more. 


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Post by: Shin on March 20, 2013, 12:43:15 AM
Yes that is the truth.  :D

'Repose on the naked cross, and make no other complaint than this infantine cry: "My Father, my Father, Thy will be done!" and then be silent. Continue to repose on the cross until the happy moment of your mystical death. This precious death is more desirable, than life. Then, as St. Paul said, your life will be hidden with Christ in God (Col. iii. 3), and you will find yourself in this profound solitude that you love, and entirely despoiled of every created thing. Now is the moment to suffer in silence and in peace; resign yourself to the agony you suffer, and it will conduct you to mystical death.'

St. Paul of the Cross


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Post by: George on March 21, 2013, 08:55:27 PM
Without friendship there can be hardly any happiness among humans; they may well be compared to animals if they have no one to rejoice with them in good fortune or sympathize with them in sorrow, no one to whom they can unburden themselves in time of trouble, or with whom they can share some especially uplifting or inspiring insight.
St. Aelred of Rievaulx


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Post by: Patricia on March 21, 2013, 09:05:43 PM
What a beautiful quote on friendship! :crucifix:


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Post by: George on March 23, 2013, 09:27:10 PM
Do not let any occasion of gaining merit pass without taking care to draw some spiritual profit from it; as for example, from a sharp word which  someone may say to you; from an act of obedience imposed against your will; from an opportunity which may occur to humble yourself, or to practice charity, sweetness and patience. All of these occasions are gain for you, and you must seek to procure them; and at the close of that day, you should go to rest most cheerful and pleased.
St. Ignatius of Loyola


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Post by: Shin on March 24, 2013, 08:52:25 AM
'By the love and respect we owe to Jesus Christ our Lord, I beg of you to begin without delay to amend your lives with the greatest care, so that at the last day, when it will be necessary to give an exact account of them, you will be found worthy.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Every moment is precious!


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Post by: George on March 24, 2013, 10:52:22 PM
If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first of all with your heart. Ask Him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire.
St, Vincent Ferrar

It is all in Gods hands.


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Post by: George on March 25, 2013, 08:29:38 PM
Whoever is near us and needing us must be our neighbor, it does not matter whether he is related to us or not, whether he is morally worthy of our help or not. The love of Christ knows no limits. It never ends; it does not shrink from ugliness and filth.
St. Benedicta (Edith Stein)


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Post by: George on March 26, 2013, 10:39:31 PM
In the royal galley of Divine love, there is no galley slave; all the rowers are volunteers.
St. Francis de Sales


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Post by: Shin on March 27, 2013, 08:08:18 AM
If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first of all with your heart. Ask Him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire.
St, Vincent Ferrar

It is all in Gods hands.

It's all in God's hands and heart! :D


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Post by: George on March 27, 2013, 10:29:09 PM
A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, "You are Mad; You are not like us.
St. Anthony the great


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Post by: Shin on March 27, 2013, 10:45:00 PM
A timely quote.. thanks George...

'By wishing to do too much, we often spoil everything, constraining our Lord to leave us to act alone and withdraw from us in sorrow.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


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Post by: George on March 28, 2013, 08:12:36 PM
Anxiety arises from an unregulated desire to be delivered from any pressing evil, or to obtain some hoped for good. Nevertheless, nothing tends so greatly to enhance the one or retard the other as over-eagerness and anxiety. Birds that are captured in nets and snares become inextricably entangled therein, because they flutter and struggle so much. Therefore, whensoever you urgently desire to be delivered from any evil, or to attain some good thing, strive above all else to keep a calm, restful spirit, steady your judgement and will, and then go quietly and easily after your object, taking all fitting means to attain thereto. By easily I do not mean carelessly, but without eagerness, disquietude or anxiety; otherwise, so far from bringing about what you wish, you will hinder it, and add more and more to your perplexities.
St. Francis de Sales


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Post by: Shin on March 28, 2013, 08:21:27 PM
I think this quote can be a good reminder throughout one's life.

Good evening George! 

 :flower:


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Post by: George on March 28, 2013, 08:27:31 PM
I know, I was reading it last night after I signed off from here and thought about it all day today, so much wisdom in the saints.


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Post by: Shin on March 28, 2013, 08:32:56 PM
Thankfulness for it!

I am early to bed tonight I think. Though how long I'll sleep I don't know.

God keep you George! And yours!


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Post by: odhiambo on March 29, 2013, 06:08:18 AM
"We put our hope in the Lord
 He is our protector and our help.
We are glad because of Him.
 We trust in His holy Name.   
May your constant love be with us, Lord.
 as we put our hope in You."

Psalm 33: 20-22


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Post by: Brigid on March 29, 2013, 01:40:29 PM
Anxiety arises from an unregulated desire to be delivered from any pressing evil, or to obtain some hoped for good. Nevertheless, nothing tends so greatly to enhance the one or retard the other as over-eagerness and anxiety. Birds that are captured in nets and snares become inextricably entangled therein, because they flutter and struggle so much. Therefore, whensoever you urgently desire to be delivered from any evil, or to attain some good thing, strive above all else to keep a calm, restful spirit, steady your judgement and will, and then go quietly and easily after your object, taking all fitting means to attain thereto. By easily I do not mean carelessly, but without eagerness, disquietude or anxiety; otherwise, so far from bringing about what you wish, you will hinder it, and add more and more to your perplexities.
St. Francis de Sales


What offends Jesus, what wounds Him to the Heart, is want of confidence.


St. Therese of Lisieux


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Post by: George on April 01, 2013, 10:46:59 PM
It is good to think about our having our citizenship in heaven and the saints of heaven as our fellow citizens.....Then it is easier to bear the things that are on the earth.
St Benedicta (Edith Stein)


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Post by: George on April 02, 2013, 11:36:01 PM
This is the great work of man; always to take the blame for his own sins before God, and to expect temptation to his last breath.
St. Anthony the Great


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Post by: Shin on April 02, 2013, 11:42:42 PM
'When St. Aloysius Gonzaga was a student, he never sought to excuse himself when he was reproached with anything; he said what he thought, and troubled himself no further about what others might think; if he was wrong, he was wrong; if he was right, he said to himself, "I have certainly been wrong some other time." My children, the saints were so completely dead to themselves, that they cared very little whether others agreed with them.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars

'Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.'

St. Agathon


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Post by: George on April 02, 2013, 11:51:37 PM

'Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.'

St. Agathon

This is truth.


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Post by: George on April 02, 2013, 11:57:29 PM
Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.
St. Fidelis Sigmaringen


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Post by: Shin on April 03, 2013, 12:34:19 AM
May God help us to pray!  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 03, 2013, 10:45:21 PM
The strategy of our adversary can be compared to the tactics of a commander intent upon seizing and plundering a position he desires. The leader of an army will encamp, explore the fortifications and defenses of the fortress, and attack at the weakest point.
St. Ignatius Loyola


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Post by: Shin on April 03, 2013, 10:49:55 PM
And how many people do not even think they are at war at all. . .



Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 03, 2013, 11:21:37 PM
And how many people do not even think they are at war at all. . .


You know Shin honestly, I would say maybe everyone I know with a few exceptions, and that really worries me. I'm always fretting over the lackadaisical attitude people who's souls I pray for have about the nature of the battle were in and the deceptive power of the devil. It can be an extremely frustrating and lonely place to be.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2013, 11:36:02 PM
Don't give into frustration or loneliness my friend and brother!  for what it's worth, I find as a general rule they come from the devil.

Both are very self-destructive! They've done me plenty of damage in the past, so now I am far more careful of such feelings.

The more we become holy the more we will be able to help those we love. :D

I am always availing myself too of the promises of God. Such as the prayers associated with the Green Scapular.

And I am very grateful for the good companionship here.

The more I read of the saints the more I learn, and try to gather together in a way that is more easily comprehensible. Once I know how to be more good the more I'll be able to help others to be so.

 :flower:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2013, 11:42:54 PM
Remember St. Francis de Sale's quote on frustration?  :D

We must trust in the Providence of God!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 04, 2013, 12:23:00 AM
Remember St. Francis de Sale's quote on frustration?  :D

We must trust in the Providence of God!
With all my heart, every day my prayers go up for all those I love, all those I've known, hoping in his mercy. Still the devil is insidious and cruel, and as you well know , his greatest weapon is his ability to make people believe he doesn't exist, trying to get some of those we love to see the gravity of the situation can be challenging. But I do find my peace in my prayers and reading the words of the saints encourages me and gives me hope.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 04, 2013, 07:29:08 PM
Remember that you will derive strength by reflecting that the saints yearn for you to join their ranks; desire to see you fight bravely, and that you behave like true knights in your encounters with the same adversities which they had to conquer, and that breathtaking joy is theirs and your eternal reward for having endured a few years of temporal pain. Every drop of earthly bitterness will be changed into an ocean of heavenly sweetness.
St. Henry Suso


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 05, 2013, 02:23:10 AM
The more virtuous we are here the more Heaven is here with us! :D



Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 06, 2013, 12:42:37 AM
We must never lose sight of the fact that we are either saints or outcasts, that we must love for heaven or hell. There is no middle path in this.
St. John Vianney


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 06, 2013, 02:29:00 PM
'When in the intensity of its love for God the intellect goes out of itself, then it has no sense of itself or of any created thing. For when it is illumined by the infinite light of God, it becomes insensible to everything made by Him, just as the eye becomes insensible to the stars when the sun rises.

All the virtues cooperate with the intellect to produce this intense longing for God, pure prayer above all. For by soaring towards God through this prayer the intellect rises above the realm of created beings.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 10, 2013, 11:43:11 PM
'Certainly, it is not the spiritual which comes first, but the natural, (1 Corinthians 15.46) so one must proceed by the usual order of things, from active work to the quiet of contemplation, and from moral virtues to spiritual and contemplative realities. Finally, my soul, why are you uselessly preoccupied with so many things, and always busy with them? Seek out and love the one supreme good, in which is all that is worth seeking, and that will be enough for you. Unhappy therefore is he who knows and possesses everything other than this, and does not know this.'

St. Albert the Great



Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 14, 2013, 11:18:25 PM
Respect the elders and love the young.....if you have a disagreement with someone, make peace with them before the sun goes down.
Finally, and importantly, never lose hope in God's mercy.
Rule of Saint Benedict


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 16, 2013, 09:21:25 AM
May God  help us to respect our elders and love the young..

 :+:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Brigid on April 16, 2013, 02:12:53 PM
Amen!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 16, 2013, 10:42:42 PM
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and I proclaim your wonders still.

Even till I am old and gray-headed,
do not forsake me, O God.
Let me tell of your mighty arm
to every coming generation;
your strength and your justice, O God,
reach to the highest heavens.
It is you who have worked such wonders.
O God, who is like you?

You have made me witness many troubles and evils,
but you will give me back my life.
You will raise me from the depths of the earth;
you will exalt me and console me again.

So I will give you thanks on the Lyre
for your faithfullness, O my God.
To you will I sing with the harp,
to you, the Holy One of Israel.
Psalm71:17-22

O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

 


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Brigid on April 17, 2013, 02:50:25 PM
I love to see/hear the psalms! They seem so complete and 'worthy' of Him.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 17, 2013, 06:58:36 PM
I love to see/hear the psalms! They seem so complete and 'worthy' of Him.

Me too Brigid.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2013, 04:03:43 AM
'Look at the reality: psalmody succeeds psalmody; reading, reading; study, study; prayer, prayer, like a wheel drawing us and joining us to God. How truly excellent is this way of life, how supremely excellent! How blessed this life and thrice-blessed!'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Stella Matutina on April 19, 2013, 12:12:23 PM
This is a wonderful thread. Thank you, everyone, for the quotes.

As a former pagan, this is one of my favorites:

I do not hold to the voice of birds, or any luck on the earthly world, or chance or a son or a woman. Christ the Son of God is my Druid; Christ the Son of Mary, the great Abbot; the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. My estates are with the King of Kings; my order is at Cenacles and Moen.

-St. Columba


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2013, 12:28:09 PM
I wish our Irish brother was here with us now to hear that quote.  :irishwisdom:

St. Columba pray for us!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 19, 2013, 11:24:18 PM
This is the mark of Christianity.....however much a man toils, and however many righteousness-es he performs, to feel that he has done nothing, and in fasting to say, "This is not fasting", and in praying, "This is not prayer", and in perseverance at prayer, "I have shown no perseverance;
I am only beginning to practice and to take pains"; and even if he is righteous before God, he should say, "I am not righteous, not I ; I do not take pains, but only make a beginning every day."
St. Macarius the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 20, 2013, 07:08:34 AM
This is a very memorable one..


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 20, 2013, 10:23:50 PM
This is a very memorable one..

I know, I have so much to learn.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 20, 2013, 10:26:52 PM
We should bear in mind and realize that when we call God our Father, we ought also act like sons. If we are pleased to call him Father, let him in turn be pleased to call us sons.
St. Cyprian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on April 22, 2013, 08:55:44 PM
Only the new man learns a new song; the one restored from his fallen condition through the grace of God. Let us sing a new song, not with our lips but with our lives.
St, Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 26, 2013, 06:38:51 PM
A song of virtue, a song of Christ, a song of sons!

'He who with fear of God admonishes or corrects a man who has sinned, gains the virtue that is opposite to that sin. But he who reproaches him out of rancor and ill will becomes subject to a similar passion, according to the spiritual law.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on April 28, 2013, 11:28:21 PM
'Let us take refuge in the Wound of the Sacred Side like a poor traveller, who seeks a safe harbor in which to shelter from the rocks and tempests of the stormy sea of this life, for here below we are continually exposed to shipwreck, unless we have the help of our all-wise Pilot.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on May 13, 2013, 10:11:25 PM
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on May 14, 2013, 09:22:52 PM
The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to him.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 14, 2013, 09:23:55 PM
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

One could say it is the same thing.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 14, 2013, 09:24:54 PM
The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to him.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Communion of Saints is a part of us more than we know.  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on May 14, 2013, 09:35:15 PM
The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to him.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Communion of Saints is a part of us more than we know.  :D

Indeed they are, they are our closest and dearest friends, we should converse with them daily. :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 14, 2013, 09:52:43 PM
Have a good night George!  :rejoice: :littlewings:  :+:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on May 15, 2013, 08:15:25 PM
A fox pretends to be asleep; the body and the demons pretend to be chaste. The former is on the watch to seize a bird, the latter to catch a soul. So as long as you live, never trust that clay of which you are made and never depend on it until the time you stand before Christ Himself. And never imagine that abstinence will keep you from falling. It was a being who never ate that was nevertheless thrown out of heaven.
St. John Climacus

This is the great work of a man; always to take the blame for his own sons before God, and to expect temptation to his last breath.
St. Anthony the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 16, 2013, 08:33:26 AM
A striking quote!

''How are you to meet the swarm of foolish attachments, triflings, and undesirable inclinations which beset you? By turning sharply away, and thoroughly renouncing such vanities, flying to the Saviour's Cross, and clasping His Crown of thorns to your heart, so that these little foxes may not spoil your vines. Beware of entering into any manner of treaty with the Enemy; do not delude yourself by listening to him while intending to reject him.'

St. Francis de Sales

'Friend, ugly and beautiful in the world are like bitter and sweet. Ugliness of the world, which is adversity and contempt of the world, is like a kind of bitterness conducive to the health of the righteous. Beautiful to the world is its prosperity, which is like a kind of ingratiating sweetness, false and seductive. Whoever, therefore, flees the beauty of the world and spits out its sweetness will not come to the ugliness of hell or taste its bitterness but will instead ascend to my joy. Thus, in order to escape the ugliness of hell and attain the sweetness of heaven, it is necessary to pursue the ugliness of the world rather than its beauty. Although I made all things well, and all created things are very good, great caution should be used toward the things that could present an occasion of damage to the soul for those who make irrational use of my gifts.'

Christ, 'The Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 19, 2013, 07:27:25 PM
'Among those who are united in our Lord Jesus Christ by the bonds of charity, and by the desire to procure the honor and glory of God, the most profitable words are those which the Holy Ghost engraves on their hearts by the prayers which they offer for one another.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 20, 2013, 09:42:34 AM
'As the breath which comes out of his nostrils, so does a man need humility and the fear of God.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on May 22, 2013, 06:18:06 PM
Exalt not yourself lest you fall
and bring upon you dishonor;
For then the Lord will reveal your secrets
and publicly cast you down,
because you approached the fear of the Lord
with your heart full of guile.
Sirach 1:27-29


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 22, 2013, 06:21:13 PM
"By what things a man sinneth by the same also he is tormented."

Wisdom 11:17


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on May 22, 2013, 07:26:56 PM
A stubborn man will fare badly in the end,
and he who loves danger will perish in it.
A stubborn man will be burdened with sorrow;
a sinner will heap sin upon sin.
For the affliction of the proud man there is no cure;
he is the offshoot of an evil plant.
The mind of a sage appreciates proverbs,
and an attentive ear is the wise man's joy.
Sirach 3:25-28


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Post by: Shin on May 23, 2013, 05:57:32 PM
'By praying for those who wrong us we overthrow the devil; opposing them we are wounded by him.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 24, 2013, 10:39:40 PM
'A day will come, perhaps it is not far off, when we must bid goodbye to life, goodbye to the world, goodbye to our relations, goodbye to our friends. When shall we return, my children? Never. We appear upon this earth, we disappear, and we return no more; our poor body, that we take such care of, goes away into dust, and our soul, all trembling, goes to appear before the good God. When we quit this world, where we shall appear no more, when our last breath of life escapes, and we say our last goodbye, we shall wish to have passed our life in solitude, in the depths of a desert, far from the world and its pleasures. We have these examples of repentance before our eyes every day, my children, and we remain always the same. We pass our life gaily, without ever troubling ourselves about eternity. By our indifference to the service of the good God, one would think we were never going to die.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 25, 2013, 11:25:45 PM
'Bring before your eyes the blessings, whether physical or spiritual, conferred on you from the beginning of your life down to the present, and call them repeatedly to mind in accordance with the words: "Forget not all His benefits" (Ps. 103:2). Then your heart will readily be moved to the fear and love of God, so that you repay Him, as far as you can, by your strict life, virtuous conduct, devout conscience, wise speech, true faith and humility - in short, by dedicating your whole self to God.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on May 30, 2013, 10:25:04 PM
'You are happy in being chosen by God to enkindle his love in the hearts of others. To do this it is necessary to have deep humility and an entire distrust of self, besides zeal. We must act without haste and wait with peace and confidence until it pleases God to accomplish in those souls that which his grace alone is capable of doing and of which he alone must reap the glory.'

St. Claude de la Colombiere


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 02, 2013, 08:24:42 PM
'God operates in us no great thing, unless He finds in us perfect abnegation.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 06, 2013, 01:26:08 PM
'O, that I had in the desert a wayfarer's shelter!'

Jeremias 9:2


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Post by: Shin on June 10, 2013, 10:10:40 PM
'Human efforts inevitably fail unless God helps us; while God in His providence bestows every blessing without man's assistance.

What benefits were gained from their efforts by those to whom God said: 'You sowed much and gathered little, and I blew it away out of your hands' (cf. Hag. 1:9)?

And what did the righteous lack, though they gave no thought at all for their needs?

Were not the Israelites fed in the desert for forty years, without cultivating the land? They always had enough to eat, for in a strange and miraculous way quails came in from the sea and manna fell from the sky (cf. Exod. 16), and a dry rock, when struck, gushed water (cf. Exod. 17:6); and throughout the whole forty years their clothes and shoes never wore out (cf. Deut. 8:4). What land was tilled beside the brook Kerith where Elijah hid? Did not the ravens bring him food (cf. 1 Kgs. 17:6)? And when he came to Sarepta, did not the widow, despite her desperate need, give him bread, snatching it from the mouth other own children (cf. 1 Kgs. 17:10-16)?

All this shows that we should seek holiness, not clothing, food and drink.

Strange though all these things may seem, they are by no means impossible. A man can live without eating if God so wills. For how did Elijah complete a journey of forty days with the strength received from a single meal (cf. 1 Kgs. 19:8)? And how did Moses remain on the mountain in communion with God for eighty days without tasting human food? After forty days he came down and, enraged by the image of the calf which the Israelites had made, immediately he broke the tablets of stone engraved with the Law and went back up the mountain, remaining there for another forty days; and only then, after receiving two further tablets of stone, did he go down again to the people (cf. Exod. 24:12-18; 31:18-34: 3 5).

How can the human mind explain this miracle? How did his bodily nature survive without anything to replenish its daily loss of strength? This enigma is solved by the divine Logos, when He says: 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’ (Matt. 4:4).

Why, then, do we drag the monastic way of life down from heaven to earth, burying ourselves in material anxieties?'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 10, 2013, 10:17:52 PM
'What advantage do we gain in life from all our useless toil over worldly things? 'Is not all man's labor for the sake of his mouth' (Eccles. 6:7)?

Now, according to the Apostle (1 Tim. 6:8), 'food and raiment' are all we need to maintain our humble flesh. Why, then, as Solomon asks, do we labor endlessly 'for the wind’ (Eccles. 5:16)?

Through our anxiety about worldly things we hinder the soul from enjoying divine blessings and we bestow on the flesh greater care and comfort than are good for it.

We nourish it with what is harmful and thus make it an adversary, so that it not only wavers in battle but, because of over-indulgence, it fights vigorously against the soul, seeking honors and rewards. What in fact are the basic needs of the body that we use as a pretext when indulging an endless succession of desires? Simply bread and water.

Well, do not the springs provide running water in abundance, while bread is easily earned by those who have hands? In this way we can satisfy the needs of the body, while suffering little or no distraction. And does our clothing call for much care? Again, no - if we reject a stupid conformity to fashion, and consider only our actual needs. For what fine-spun clothing, what linen or purple or silk did the first man wear? Did not the Creator command him to wear a coat of skins and to eat herbs (cf. Gen. 3:18, 21)? Such were the limits He set to the needs of the body - far different from the civilized shamelessness of today.'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 11, 2013, 06:56:20 PM
'If none can 'scape death's dreadful dart,
If rich and poor his beck obey,
If strong, if wise, if all do smart,
Then I to 'scape shall have no way.
Oh, grant me grace, O God, that I
My life may mend, sith I must die.'

St. Robert Southwell


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: odhiambo on June 12, 2013, 12:39:03 AM
The king shouted with a loud voice, " O Lord, the God of Daniel, how great You are. You alone are God"  :crucifix:
Bel and the Dragon: 41


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 12, 2013, 12:29:49 PM
How great Thou art! You alone are God!

 :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 15, 2013, 07:09:56 PM
I have what God wished me to have, and I want no more.
Saint Germaine Cousin


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 16, 2013, 12:42:10 AM
Thanks be to God.  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 16, 2013, 12:46:06 AM
'Contrition, Peter, manifests itself in many forms of spiritual beauty. For this reason, Jeremiah says, "For these things I weep, mine eye runneth down with water." However, there are two essential kinds of contrition.  When the soul, thirsting, seeks God, at the outset it feels contrition out of fear, but afterwards out of desire.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 16, 2013, 08:14:42 PM
I have what God wished me to have, and I want no more.
Saint Germaine Cousin

This is so beautiful in it's simplicity, just thinking about it fills my soul with peace, this is what I'm striving for.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 16, 2013, 08:26:25 PM
Thinking about it that way I feel the same. Thank you George. Thanks be to God for His mercy on poor souls.  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 16, 2013, 08:32:14 PM
  When the soul, thirsting, seeks God, at the outset it feels contrition out of fear, but afterwards out of desire.'

Yes, and out of love. And in those moments I think, How can I delight thee Lord?



Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 17, 2013, 02:51:12 AM
I've been working a little on getting my mornings in better order.

It calls to mind Cain and Abel, and Abel offering the first fruits. I started thinking to myself, 'Am I offering the first fruits of the day to God, or only the remains.'


'The greater and more persistent your confidence in God, the more abundantly you will receive all that you ask.'

St. Albert the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 17, 2013, 03:08:30 AM
'In a word, let us be all to God, all for God and all in God; and remember that He wills you to lead an exemplary life, wholly pure and angelic.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, to her brother a priest


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 18, 2013, 07:58:43 PM
Our Lord is continually guiding our feet out of the quagmire of preoccupation of present circumstances to the solid ground of joy and thanksgiving in the eternal life of heaven, helping us to rise again from our falls and to press forward to the fullness of the resurrection where our bodies will be glorified with Christ Jesus our Savior.
St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 18, 2013, 08:37:09 PM
That's one I hadn't heard before!  ;D


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Post by: George on June 21, 2013, 11:42:36 PM
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.
Romans 12:12

If you pray you are sure of saving your soul. If you do not pray you are just as sure to lose your soul.
St. Alphonsus Liguori

No prayer, no power.
A little prayer, a little power.
A lot of prayer, a lot of power!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 21, 2013, 11:45:21 PM
Pray unceasingly! Pray unceasingly!

Pray for the waters of grace to rise up in the soul unceasingly. . .

 O:)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 24, 2013, 06:19:13 PM
The Lord would have us smother anger when it is only a spark.
St. Peter Chrysologus

Do not let your anger outlast the sunset: Do not leave room for the devil.
Ephesians 4:26-27


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 25, 2013, 12:03:29 AM
Nice to read those two together.

 ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 25, 2013, 03:11:50 PM
Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let words of thanks break from your lips.
Saint Peter Damian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Brigid on June 25, 2013, 04:48:08 PM
So hard to do even when we want to do it. We spend our time in gloomy, self-serving or trivial thoughts with no idea of thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 26, 2013, 12:11:00 AM
Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let words of thanks break from your lips.
Saint Peter Damian

I had not seen this one before, thanks George.

St. Peter Damian.. what a crusader for mortification he was. And in the midst of sacrifice, joy.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on June 26, 2013, 12:22:55 AM
'I am always happy and content in God. I accept all things, pleasant or unpleasant, gratefully from our dear heavenly Father. He knows what is best for us and so I am always happy in God. I try to love Him very much. There is only one thing that grieves me, and that is that I love Him so little. If I could become a seraph of love I would call on all creatures to help me love my God. I must close now. I could go on and on. Love has no limits. I would have to write much more but I don’t have the time. The bell is ringing to call me once more to praise God.'

St. Conrad of Parzham


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 26, 2013, 02:14:46 PM
So hard to do even when we want to do it. We spend our time in gloomy, self-serving or trivial thoughts with no idea of thanksgiving.

It's so true, the devil would have us befuddled and self absorbed. I begin each day with prayers of thanks for all He has done in my life, and I go from there.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on June 27, 2013, 09:07:06 PM
Let us strive after purity of heart, for the Holy Spirit dwells in candid and simple minds.
St. Phillip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 01, 2013, 04:57:24 AM
'He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also to walk, even as he walked.'

1 John 2:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 01, 2013, 07:39:15 PM
"If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."
Luke 9:23

"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me."
John 14:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 02, 2013, 03:03:42 AM
 :crucifix:

'You must avoid every vice, but above all those which tempt you most: it is in these you will find your greatest danger, if you do not take wise precautions.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola



Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 02, 2013, 03:04:47 AM
The phrase 'he who loveth danger will perish in it' comes to my mind now and then when I think about temptations.

The border of danger is too dangerous.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 03, 2013, 01:45:51 AM
'The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one another in God. The peace of all things is the tranquillity of order.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 03, 2013, 09:40:15 PM
'The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one another in God. The peace of all things is the tranquillity of order.'

St. Augustine

So beautiful, makes you long to be there. :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 04, 2013, 05:54:41 AM
Yes it is so beautiful..

I was thinking the other day about how the opposite of the tranquility of order is the opposite of peace too.

The tranquility of peace..

God bring us into this peace..


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 05, 2013, 07:37:58 PM
'Unless various successive spiritual contemplations also occupy the intellect, the practice of virtues by itself cannot free it so entirely from passions that it is able to pray undistractedly. Practice of the virtues frees the intellect only from dissipation and hatred; spiritual contemplation releases it also from forgetfulness and ignorance. In this way the intellect can pray as it should.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 07, 2013, 10:05:08 PM
We must imitate the forbearance of God. Oh, how great is God's forbearance! He endures patiently the temples of the profane men who outrage His majesty; He endures idols and sacrilegious ceremonies; He makes the sun to shine on the evil and upon the good, and His rain descend upon the just and upon the unjust; He makes the elements serve all men alike, the impious as well as the good; the winds blow, the springs burst forth, the harvests swell with waving corn, the grapes ripen, the trees cover themselves with fruit, the forests put on thick foliage, the meadows adorn themselves with the enamel of flowers. God delays vengeance, and patiently waits, that man may correct himself and return to his Savior. Such is the forbearance of the Eternal Father, and similar to it was that of the Son, for all the actions of Jesus Christ were characterized by patience and by that divine evenness of soul of which nothing could disturb the tranquility.
St. Cyprian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 07, 2013, 10:13:46 PM
Thank you George, I always appreciate a new quote (for me), from an old saint.


'Crocodiles and bees and stones and serpents are worshipped, and God alone on earth either is not worshipped or His worship does not exist with impunity.'

St. Cyprian of Carthage


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 07, 2013, 10:24:03 PM
Thank you Shin, because of you and this site my love for the saints grows deeper every day, I think of them and their wisdom all through the day.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 07, 2013, 10:35:11 PM
Thanks be to God for the saints.  :'(


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 08, 2013, 06:41:43 PM
'. . . and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?'

Micah 6:8

'Be a vase, which thou fillest at the source and at the source dost drink from.

Although thou hadst drawn thy love from God, who is the Source of living water, didst thou not drink it continually in Him thy vase would remain empty.'

St. Catherine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 11, 2013, 12:03:43 AM
'He who opposes unpleasant events opposes the command of God unwittingly. But when someone accepts them with real knowledge, he 'waits patiently for the Lord' (Ps. 27; 14).'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 14, 2013, 03:29:08 AM
'Contrition, Peter, manifests itself in many forms of spiritual beauty. For this reason, Jeremiah says, "For these things I weep, mine eye runneth down with water." However, there are two essential kinds of contrition.  When the soul, thirsting, seeks God, at the outset it feels contrition out of fear, but afterwards out of desire.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: odhiambo on July 14, 2013, 09:20:12 AM
"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."
Mother Teresa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 15, 2013, 09:24:02 PM
The womb of our Immaculate Mother Mary is wholly untouched, not dug or sown, from heaven's dew alone it brings forth a Savior, and provides mortal men with the bread of angels and the food for eternal life.
St. Irenaeus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 17, 2013, 01:41:57 AM
'I am now thirty years praying daily that my Lord Jesus may preserve me from saying an idle word, and yet I am always relapsing.'

St. Sisoes


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 18, 2013, 10:23:34 PM
Let us stand fast in what is right and prepare our souls for trial. Let us wait upon God's strengthening aid.
St. Boniface


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 19, 2013, 12:50:42 AM
Always with God in all trials! :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 21, 2013, 04:37:19 AM
'Go, and join a man who fears God, and live near him; he will teach you, too, to fear God.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Poche on July 22, 2013, 06:01:41 AM
The prosecutor wanted to pressure St thomas More to sign in agreement to Henry VIII's supremacy of the church in England. "I will threaten you with justice," he said. Thomas More's reply was "If it is justice them I am not threatened.
   


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: Shin on July 23, 2013, 03:25:12 AM
If it is justice. . .

How many people know what justice is, in fact, and love it as a virtue?

On the contrary they consider punishment a sin.


'Do justice, God sees you.'

St. Veronica Guiliani, at the age of one and a half years


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: George on July 23, 2013, 10:21:19 PM
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:20


Title: Re: Quote for the Night: The Life of. . .
Post by: odhiambo on July 24, 2013, 07:55:33 AM
"I believe in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe."
Saint Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 24, 2013, 09:43:25 AM
'It is obligatory on us to lead to Jesus Christ our Lord, by the most direct and surest path, those who live under the same roof with us.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on July 24, 2013, 05:55:04 PM
"God judged it better to bring good out of evil  than to suffer no evil to exist."
Saint Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 26, 2013, 09:36:25 AM
'Know that if you wish to possess Jesus Christ and to dwell in His Sacred Heart, you must have no other desire and be content with Him alone.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 30, 2013, 09:01:56 PM
'Truly it is a blessed thing to love on earth as we hope to love in Heaven, and to begin that friendship here which is to endure for ever there. I am not now speaking of simple charity, a love due to all mankind, but of that spiritual friendship which binds souls together, leading them to share devotions and spiritual interests, so as to have but one mind between them. . . There are two sayings in Holy Scripture on which all Christian friendship should be built: - that of the Wise Man, "Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright;" and that of St. James, "The friendship of the world is enmity with God."'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 01, 2013, 12:54:05 PM
'When we go into the garden, it is not to gather the leaves, but the fruits; so in the sacred garden of prayer we ought not to amuse ourselves with the leaves of sentiment and sensible consolation, but rather reap the fruits of the virtues of Jesus.'

St. Paul of the Cross

I need to think more about how to realize this one.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on August 02, 2013, 08:33:57 PM
When you lie down on your bed, remember with thanksgiving the blessings and the providence of God.
St. Anthony of the Desert


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 02, 2013, 08:35:24 PM
What better way to fall asleep?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 03, 2013, 03:58:31 PM
I'm not a fan of Mother Teresa quotes personally, because some of what she said and did, I prefer other quotes.  :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 04, 2013, 07:33:45 AM
'I shall speak first about control of the stomach, the opposite to gluttony, and about how to fast and what and how much to eat. I shall say nothing on my own account, but only what I have received from the Holy Fathers. They have not given us only a single rule for fasting or a single standard and measure for eating, because not everyone has the same strength; age, illness or delicacy of body create differences. But they have given us all a single goal: to avoid over-eating and the filling of our bellies. . . A clear rule for self-control handed down by the Fathers is this: stop eating while still hungry and do not continue until you are satisfied.'

St. John Cassian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 05, 2013, 01:24:02 AM
'Keep a continual remembrance of the sufferings of your heavenly Spouse. Endeavor to fathom the love with which He endured them. The shortest way is to lose yourself completely in that abyss of sufferings. Truly does the prophet call the Passion of Jesus a sea of love and of sorrow. Ah! therein lies the great secret which is revealed only to humble souls. In this vast sea the soul fishes for the pearls of virtues, and makes her own the sufferings of her Beloved. I have a lively confidence that your Spouse will teach you this divine method of fishing; He will teach it to you if you keep yourself in interior solitude, your mind free from all distraction, detached from all earthly affection, from every created thing, in pure faith and holy love.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 06, 2013, 05:06:23 AM
"Run, Jump, Make Noise, but do not SIN."
Saint John Bosco


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 07, 2013, 02:04:30 AM
'I have sinned against God, and have broken His commandments a thousand times. Wretch that I am, I deserve to be beaten and ill-treated by every one, and I ought only to be considered as dirt and smoke.'

St. John of God


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 07, 2013, 03:51:05 PM
"Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 12, 2013, 11:15:17 PM
'O virgins, know you this, that while you retain your Virginity you are ever accompanied with Angels. Not so is it with her who is married, and is joined in matrimony. Knowest thou not that the merit of the virgin is said to be one hundred, and the merit of the married woman thirty, and of the widow sixty? Seest thou by how much the virgin doth exceed the other estates? O virgins be wise to maintain yourselves as you are; flee the sight of man!'

St. Bernardine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 17, 2013, 04:38:00 AM
"No prayer is ever lost"
St. Jean Vianney


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 17, 2013, 04:39:13 AM
"No prayer is ever lost"
St. Jean Vianney


Really encouraging for me this fact.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Patricia on August 17, 2013, 09:06:20 AM
Quote
"Run, Jump, Make Noise, but do not SIN."
Saint John Bosco

Good advice for children!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Brigid on August 17, 2013, 02:11:37 PM
"Run, Jump, Make Noise, but do not SIN."
Saint John Bosco



And good advice for all of us (when it's painful to do it's always possible to make noise-even run with NSAIDS?)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on August 18, 2013, 03:23:04 AM
Ask the animals, and they will teach you;
The birds of the air, and they will teach you;
Or the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;
And the fish in the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:7-10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 18, 2013, 09:46:03 AM
Quote
"Run, Jump, Make Noise, but do not SIN."
Saint John Bosco

Good advice for children!

And I am sure he was telling them. If I remember correctly, he joined street children in the plays in order to evangelize them.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 18, 2013, 09:47:56 AM
“ Life without the Cross is the heaviest Cross of all"
                       
     Saint Sebastian Valfre


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 18, 2013, 03:55:50 PM
A hidden truth!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 18, 2013, 03:56:00 PM
'Suppose that the whole horizon, as far as you can see from this mountain, were a sea of fire; if we cast into it a bit of oakum, it will disappear in an instant. So, when you have committed a fault, humble yourself before God, and cast your fault into the infinite ocean of charity, and at once it will be effaced from your soul; at the same time all distrust will disappear.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 19, 2013, 12:30:11 PM
'Resist impure images. . . Pure souls must be on guard and never doubt that chastity is incomparably finer than anything incompatible with it.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 20, 2013, 11:56:06 AM
'Knowledge of what is good for him has been given to every-one by God; but self-indulgence leads to negligence, and negligence to forgetfulness.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 20, 2013, 04:21:09 PM
I've heard of those evils spoken of more than once. They're more dangerous than one realizes by their very nature I am thinking, they hide the realization of that don't they?

'Not always fall of leaf, nor ever spring,
No endless night, yet not eternal day;
The saddest birds a season find to sing,
The roughest storm a calm may soon allay.
Thus, with succeeding turns, God tempereth all,
That man may hope to rise, yet fear to fall.'

St. Robert Southwell


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 21, 2013, 06:10:22 PM
'Our actions have a tongue of their own; they have an eloquence of their own, even when the tongue is silent. For deeds prove the lover more than words.'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 22, 2013, 12:56:46 PM
'For young men to make sure of persevering, it is absolutely necessary that they should avoid wicked companions, and be familiar with good ones.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 22, 2013, 10:20:22 PM
Friends of good deeds!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 23, 2013, 08:35:13 AM
 “The fire you threaten burns but an hour and is quenched after a little;
for you do not know the fire of the coming judgment and everlasting punishment that is laid up for the impious.
But why do you delay? come, do what you will.”
Saint Polycarp


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 23, 2013, 07:24:29 PM
'There was once a solitary who had built himself a royal palace in the trunk of an oak-tree; he had placed thorns inside of it, and he had fastened three stones over his head, so that when he raised himself or turned over he might feel the stones or the thorns.

And we, we think of nothing but finding good beds, that we may sleep at our ease.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 24, 2013, 07:07:14 AM
'Shun whoever lives dissolutely, even if many hold him in high esteem.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 24, 2013, 11:43:13 AM
Amen amen.

'It is blasphemy against the Saints, to mock them, to attribute to them defects or failings, to find fault with the honours rendered to them by the Church, &c.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 25, 2013, 09:30:39 AM
'If only a child profits by my teachings, my trouble and my time will seem to me well spent.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 26, 2013, 09:56:29 AM
“The measure of love is to love without measure.”

 St. François de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 27, 2013, 12:39:15 PM
'Avarice is the pest of the soul.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on August 27, 2013, 09:29:50 PM
We pray to God who is well disposed toward us, in order that he might give an angel of peace as a companion to protect us.
St. Basil


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 27, 2013, 10:43:38 PM
Peace!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 28, 2013, 06:37:44 AM
'The true preparation for prayer consists in the exercise of mortification; for he who wishes to give himself up to prayer without mortification, is like a bird wishing to fly before it is fledged.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 28, 2013, 09:17:53 AM
'He who knows well how to practice the exercise of the presence of God, and who is faithful in following the attraction of this divine virtue, will soon attain a very high degree of perfection.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 28, 2013, 09:18:47 AM
'He who knows well how to practice the exercise of the presence of God, and who is faithful in following the attraction of this divine virtue, will soon attain a very high degree of perfection.'

St. Vincent de Paul

What is " the exercise of the presence of God,"?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 29, 2013, 01:24:27 PM
'If it be the duty of a Christian to pray to God before meals, he is not less bound to thank him after having made use of the gifts which came from his bountiful hand. It is, therefore, necessary to make, after every meal, a short but fervent act of thanksgiving.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on August 29, 2013, 07:43:10 PM
My son, if you have sinned, do so no more,
and for your past sins pray to be forgiven.
Flee from sin as from a serpent
that will bite you if you go near it;
It's teeth are like lion's teeth,
destroying the soul's of men.
Sirach 21:1-2

Be sober and vigilant.
Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, steadfast in faith,
knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world
undergo the same sufferings.
I Peter 5:8-9


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 30, 2013, 01:51:55 AM
God asks little, but He gives much.
Saint John Chrysostom



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 30, 2013, 09:57:48 PM
'He who knows well how to practice the exercise of the presence of God, and who is faithful in following the attraction of this divine virtue, will soon attain a very high degree of perfection.'

St. Vincent de Paul

What is " the exercise of the presence of God,"?

Hmm.. I think it likely a constant loving awareness of God's presence and will. . .  I wonder what more St. Vincent has to say about it..

 :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 31, 2013, 08:01:17 AM
'He who knows well how to practice the exercise of the presence of God, and who is faithful in following the attraction of this divine virtue, will soon attain a very high degree of perfection.'

St. Vincent de Paul

What is " the exercise of the presence of God,"?

Hmm.. I think it likely a constant loving awareness of God's presence and will. . .  I wonder what more St. Vincent has to say about it..

 :crucifix:

Thank you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on August 31, 2013, 08:07:50 AM
'We must often remember what Christ said, that not he who begins, but he that perseveres to the end, shall be saved.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 01, 2013, 06:26:15 AM
"Not the goods of the world, but God.
 Not riches, but God.
 Not honors, but God.
Not distinction, but God.
Not dignities, but God.
Not advancement, but God.
God always and in everything"
St. Vincent Pallotti


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 02, 2013, 02:23:09 AM
'I shall destroy the wise out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau. [Ob 1.8]

Behold flesh and blood: Edom means ‘bloody’, and Esau is ‘heap of stones’. The whole wisdom and prudence of this world is to nourish the flesh, and make a heap of stones (money) with which they will be stoned in the day of judgement.'

St. Anthony of Padua


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 02, 2013, 12:23:37 PM
"How happy you will be if you are faithful in combating and overcoming your natural inclinations, and do not allow yourself to be overcome by them, fixing your gaze on the face of Jesus, Who, as a special favor, invites you to follow Him!"

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 02, 2013, 08:40:45 PM
If they, Why not I? If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of Him who is all powerful.
St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 02, 2013, 08:59:56 PM
Amen, George, amen.  ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 03, 2013, 01:44:58 AM
If they, Why not I? If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of Him who is all powerful.
St. Augustine

Food for thought there George, food for thought indeed!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 03, 2013, 12:45:31 PM
If they, Why not I? If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of Him who is all powerful.
St. Augustine

Food for thought there George, food for thought indeed!

Yes I've been pondering this for some time. Any thoughts?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 04, 2013, 08:02:49 AM
If they, Why not I? If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of Him who is all powerful.
St. Augustine

Food for thought there George, food for thought indeed!

Yes I've been pondering this for some time. Any thoughts?

Well, Saint Augustine asked himself this question and we all know how it all ended for him. As Catholics we should all ask ourselves the same question.  


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 05, 2013, 12:17:22 PM
'It seems that God is calling you to great perfection. And I perceive it by this, that He takes away from you every tie that might hinder it in you.'

St. Catherine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 06, 2013, 02:14:43 AM
O Virgin all holy, lead us in peace, and having brought us without shame to the throne of judgment, grant us a place at the right hand of your Son, that we may be borne off to Heaven and sing with the angels to the uncreated, consubstantial Trinity.
St. Basil


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 06, 2013, 10:30:00 AM
"The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church's history."
 Pope John Paul II


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 07, 2013, 04:40:04 AM
'The trickster who works mischief in secret is a snake "lying in wait on the road and biting the horse's heel" (Gen. 49:17. LXX).'

St. Mark the Ascetic

In other words: " A snake in the grass"! :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 08, 2013, 01:12:14 AM
That deserves a heel to the head!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 08, 2013, 06:16:09 AM
That deserves a heel to the head!

And whose heel is better suited for that if not that of Our Holy Mother, the  BVM?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 09, 2013, 11:13:55 AM
Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin.
 All hope consists in confession.
In confession there is a chance for mercy.
Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God.
 Hope and have confidence in confession.
St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 09, 2013, 11:20:04 AM
That deserves a heel to the head!

And whose heel is better suited for that if not that of Our Holy Mother, the  BVM?

And after her, I'd say St. Teresa of Avila too..

That is, if she wasn't 'Discalced'!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 09, 2013, 12:20:20 PM
That deserves a heel to the head!

And whose heel is better suited for that if not that of Our Holy Mother, the  BVM?

And after her, I'd say St. Teresa of Avila too..

That is, if she wasn't 'Discalced'!

Well, with the armour of Christ protecting her, that is no disadvantage at all!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 09, 2013, 12:28:50 PM
True!  ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 09, 2013, 11:47:49 PM
Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Therefore, do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let the false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.
St. Clare of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 10, 2013, 03:52:49 AM
Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Therefore, do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let the false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.
St. Clare of Assisi
Her life was certainly a testimony to that. The order she founded, the  Poor Clares, depending entirely  on the providence of God for their livelihood.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 11, 2013, 11:10:04 AM
'He is The Bread sown in the virgin, leavened in the Flesh, molded in His Passion, baked in the furnace of the Sepulchre, placed in the Churches, and set upon the Altars, which daily supplies Heavenly Food to the faithful.'

St. Peter Chrysologus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 12, 2013, 02:16:41 AM
"Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him"
 Saint Dominic Savio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 14, 2013, 06:14:13 PM
'The Spirit of God does all things in peace. Let us have recourse to God with love and confidence, and He will receive us into the arms of His Mercy.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 15, 2013, 12:34:34 AM
What Saint has ever won his crown without first contending for it.
Saint Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 15, 2013, 04:45:20 AM
Virtue should be exercised rather than left be!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 16, 2013, 03:15:09 AM
 “ Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of action,

   and therefore are cursed by the Lord since He Himself cursed the  fig tree when He found no fruit but only leaves. ”   
                                                                                                                                St. Anthony of Padua


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 16, 2013, 02:23:04 PM
'Men of great virtue, though of meager knowledge, incite men more effectively to virtuous lives by their words and example, than the greatest masters of eloquence.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 17, 2013, 06:45:10 AM
 “ About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they are just one thing,
   and we should not complicate the matter.”   
                                             
   St. Joan of Arc


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 18, 2013, 02:00:52 AM
'God "tested Abraham" (cf. Gen. 22:1-14), that is, God afflicted him for his own benefit, not in order to learn what kind of man Abraham was - for He knew him, since He knows all things before they come into existence - but in order to provide him with opportunities for showing perfect faith.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 18, 2013, 10:31:00 AM
'God "tested Abraham" (cf. Gen. 22:1-14), that is, God afflicted him for his own benefit, not in order to learn what kind of man Abraham was - for He knew him, since He knows all things before they come into existence - but in order to provide him with opportunities for showing perfect faith.'

St. Mark the Ascetic

"The fiery trials of faith"


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Patricia on September 18, 2013, 12:18:23 PM
Great quote Shin!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 19, 2013, 07:59:52 AM
"There is no time of life past learning something."
Saint Ambrose of Milan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 19, 2013, 11:51:18 PM
Even for old dogs!  ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 20, 2013, 04:13:33 AM
In the catholic church, old dogs can still learn new tricks  ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 20, 2013, 04:14:15 AM
"Our faith receives its surety from Scripture."
St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 21, 2013, 03:36:29 AM
'Let them not call bondage to pleasure freedom, as if bitterness were sweet.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 21, 2013, 11:37:25 AM
"My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings."
St. Isaac Jogues


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 21, 2013, 07:00:39 PM
May the life of Mary, who gave birth to God, be for all of you instructive as if it were written down. Come to know yourselves in her and carry out the good works that you have neglected in the past.
Saint Athanasius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 22, 2013, 06:47:32 AM
"Many would be willing to have afflictions provided that they not be inconvenienced by them."

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 22, 2013, 07:04:32 PM
O sinners, be not discouraged but have recourse to Mary in all your necessities. Call her to your assistance, for you will always find her ready to help. It is God's will that she should help in every need.
St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 22, 2013, 09:35:25 PM
'One day, when the weather was extremely cold, I wished to make a fire. I went to the woods to pick up some dry branches, which had been exposed to the air for a long time. In a moment I had a big fire. Why? Because for a long time the wood had been exposed to the cold, the frost, the wind, and the sun, and had thus lost its dampness. So it is with us: if we wish our hearts to become inflamed with divine love, we must permit ourselves to be purified by suffering, humbly and resignedly, temptations, trials, persecutions, tribulations. Oh! being then well cleansed, divine love will possess us.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 23, 2013, 01:08:36 PM
'Pray, hope, and don't worry.'

St. Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 23, 2013, 02:26:01 PM
"Prayer is the oxygen of the soul"
Saint Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 23, 2013, 11:07:03 PM
We find ourselves on earth as in a tempestuous sea, a desert, and a vale of tears. But Mary is the star of the sea, the solace of the desert, and the light that guides us to heaven.
St. John Bosco


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 23, 2013, 11:09:33 PM
This reminds me of the words "the devil fishes in troubled waters."

Good evening George!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 23, 2013, 11:17:31 PM
good evening Shin, yes, well if that is the case, he's filling his nets these days, I'm Afraid we're living in a world awash by troubled waters.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 24, 2013, 12:03:06 AM
"Prayer is the oxygen of the soul"
Saint Padre Pio

Yes,  I think we need more oxygen!

Well.. "when the shepherd is struck, the sheep will be scattered."




Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 24, 2013, 01:50:44 PM
"Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will"
St. Bede


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 25, 2013, 01:15:56 PM
"Christ has no body now, but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ looks compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet
with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands
with which Christ blesses the world."

 Saint Teresa of Avila.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 26, 2013, 01:12:48 PM
 
"Oh, how precious time is!
Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it.
 Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is,
undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!"
Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 27, 2013, 12:36:29 AM
'Prayer, good reading, the frequentation of the sacraments, with the proper dispositions, and particularly the flight of idleness - these are, believe me, the means of sanctifying yourself.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 27, 2013, 07:56:10 AM

“ He who asks of God in faith things needful for this life is sometimes mercifully heard and    sometimes mercifully not heard. ” 
 St. Prosper of Aquitaine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 28, 2013, 12:26:12 AM
When we speak the name of Mary, Heaven becomes more beautiful, and earth rejoices. The demons are terrified, and vanish like dust in the wind.
St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 28, 2013, 10:37:35 AM
'In the sweetness and delight of the soul there is always danger of the devil playing a wicked trick on us.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 29, 2013, 09:24:01 AM
'Why should we be attached to this world, where we can breathe only air poisoned by so many crimes?'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on September 30, 2013, 11:02:50 PM
Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.
Hebrews 13:2


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 01, 2013, 02:14:15 AM
Consider all the past as nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God.
Saint Francis de Sales



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 02, 2013, 06:51:06 AM
"The proud person is like a grain of wheat thrown into water: it swells, it gets big. Expose that grain to the fire: it dries up, it burns. The humble soul is like a grain of wheat thrown into the earth: it descends, it hides itself, it disappears, it dies; but to revive in heaven"

Bl Mary of Jesus Crucified "The Little Arab"


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 03, 2013, 01:18:56 AM
"The Christian law commands that we forgive our enemies and those who have wronged us. I must therefore say here that I forgive Taikosama. I would rather have all the Japanese become Christians."

Saint Paul Miki one of the Martyrs of Nagasaki


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 03, 2013, 01:52:22 AM
'Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.'

Proverbs 15:26


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 04, 2013, 08:31:29 AM
”By humility a man finds grace before God and peace with men.”
Blessed Giles of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 05, 2013, 12:33:40 AM
”It is better to err by excess of mercy than by excess of severity. . .Wilt thou become a Saint? Be severe to thyself but kind to others.”
Saint John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 05, 2013, 02:44:20 PM
'Every blessing comes from the Lord providentially. But this fact escapes the notice of the ungrateful and the idle.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 06, 2013, 11:15:21 AM
"Jesus took His flesh from the flesh of Mary,"
St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 07, 2013, 02:12:12 AM
"It is very good and holy to consider the passion of our Lord, and to meditate on it, for by this sacred path we reach union with God. In this most holy school we learn true wisdom, for it was there that all the saints learned it"
St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 07, 2013, 04:37:41 PM
'Already the walls of the prison are crumbling to dust, and the prisoner is about to enjoy the liberty of the children of God.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 08, 2013, 05:56:04 AM
"The nature of the Catholic faith is such that nothing can be added to it, nothing taken away. Either it is held in its entirety or it is rejected totally. This is the Catholic faith which, unless a man believes faithfully ann firmly, he cannot be saved"

Pope Benedict XV


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2013, 07:28:29 PM
'We were terrified beyond all else by the disastrous state of human society today. For who can fail to see that society is at the present time, more than in any past age, suffering from a terrible and deep rooted malady which, developing every day and eating into its inmost being, is dragging it to destruction? You understand, Venerable Brethren, what this disease is - apostasy from God, than which in truth nothing is more allied with ruin, according to the word of the Prophet: "For behold they that go far from Thee shall perish" (Ps. lxxii., 17)'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 09, 2013, 05:57:45 AM
"Let nothing of the truths that have been defined be lessened, nothing altered, nothing added, but let them be preserved intact in word and in meaning"

Pope Gregory XVI


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 11, 2013, 01:52:18 AM
“Inordinate love for the flesh is cruelty, because under the appearance of pleasing the body, we kill the soul”.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 12, 2013, 05:49:46 AM
"Brethren, the just man shall scarcely be saved. What, then, will become of the sinner?”
Saint Arsenius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 12, 2013, 06:49:23 PM
'Humble thy spirit very much: for the vengeance on the flesh of the ungodly is fire and worms.'

Ecclesiasticus 7:19


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 12, 2013, 07:04:06 PM
'When the intellect gives its attention to sensible objects, withdraw your senses from them, bringing the objects into direct contact with the intellect.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on October 15, 2013, 10:21:18 PM
The divine heart is an ocean full of all good things wherein poor souls can cast all their needs; it is an ocean full of joy to drown all our sadness...
an ocean of love in which to submerge our poverty.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 16, 2013, 02:09:19 AM
Amen.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 16, 2013, 04:03:14 AM
 "Accept every pain and inconvenience that comes from Heaven. Thus you will attain perfection and sanctification."
Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 16, 2013, 08:52:13 PM
'The soul overcome by listlessness is manifestly also possessed by lack of faith. It is on account of this that it lets day after day go by without heeding the Gospels. Not paying attention to the inner warfare, it is taken captive by conceit and frequently elated by dreams. Conceit blinds the soul, not letting it perceive its own weakness.'

St. Symeon Metaphrastis

'After this let us suppose that you turn to God with blind trust and surrender yourself unconditionally and unreservedly to Him, entirely resolved to put aside your own hopes and fears; in short, determined to wish nothing except what He wishes and to wish all that He wishes. From this moment you will acquire perfect liberty and will never again be able to feel troubled or uneasy, and there is no power on earth capable of doing you violence or giving you a moment's unrest.'

St. Claude de la Colombiere


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 18, 2013, 01:37:47 AM
'In a word, let us be all to God, all for God and all in God; and remember that He wills you to lead an exemplary life, wholly pure and angelic.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, to her brother a priest

 :angelbell:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 21, 2013, 06:25:40 AM
'Subjugate your body, strip it of sensual pleasures, and free it from base servitude.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on October 21, 2013, 11:04:29 PM
Lord, shed upon our darkened souls the brilliant light of your wisdom so that we may be enlightened, and serve you with renewed purity.
St. Ephraim


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 21, 2013, 11:30:20 PM
Amen, amen.

Good evening George!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 22, 2013, 01:59:34 AM
"Holy Purity is granted by God when it is asked for with humility."
St. Josemaria Escriva


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 23, 2013, 01:53:15 AM
'To those who wish to stand in God's grace, neither the guardianship of saints nor the defenses of angels are wanting.'

St. Hilary of Poitiers


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 25, 2013, 05:38:35 AM
'The foxes have holes, and the fowls of the air nests: but the Son of man hath not where to repose his head.'

Matthew 8:20, Luke 9:58

I keep thinking of this verse lately, in regards to Christ and the few faithful in these times.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 26, 2013, 10:46:34 AM
"Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle."
St. Josemaria Escriva


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 27, 2013, 09:16:39 PM
'With Divine consolation all troubles change into pleasures, all weariness into rest. For whoever advances with this interior peace, is never so burdened but that it feels light.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on October 27, 2013, 09:54:58 PM
Remember this, sister, for your whole life, as waters flow from the mountains down into the valleys, so, too, do God's graces flow only into humble souls.
St. Faustina


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 28, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
"Truth suffers, but never dies."
St. Teresa of Avila


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 29, 2013, 06:41:39 AM
“Inordinate love for the flesh is cruelty, because under the appearance of pleasing the body, we kill the soul”.
 St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 31, 2013, 05:02:21 AM
"God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist."
Saint Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 31, 2013, 02:20:54 PM
'As the coat or garment that you have on was made by another, and you wear it, and your house was created or built by another, and you live in it, so when Adam transgressed the commandment of God, and hearkened to the wicked serpent, he was sold, or sold himself, to the devil, and the evil one put on his soul like a garment -- his soul, that fair creation, which God had fashioned after His own image.

Thus the apostle says, Having stripped the principalities and powers, He triumphed over them in the cross. [Col. 2:15] This was the purpose of the Lord's coming, that He might cast them out, and recover His own house and temple, man. For this reason, the soul is called the body of the darkness of wickedness, as long as the darkness of sin is in it, because there it lives to the evil world of darkness, and is there held fast.

So Paul calls it the body of sin, the body of death, saying, that the body of sin might be destroyed, [Rom 6:6] and, Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?' [Rom. 7:24]

St. Macarius the Egyptian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on October 31, 2013, 11:32:38 PM
The one who is our very life descended into our world, and bore our death, and slew it with the abundance of His own life. Thundering, He called out to us to return to Him in Heaven.
St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2013, 08:06:05 AM
'Do we not admire Joseph, a young man of seventeen, for enduring his temptation to the end? And God glorified him. Do we not also see Job, how he suffered to the end, and lived in endurance? Temptations cannot destroy hope in God.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 03, 2013, 10:23:45 AM
“I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know him or have forgotten him.”
 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 03, 2013, 06:02:34 PM
She decided to do her best for Christ!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 04, 2013, 09:38:43 PM
'Those engaged in spiritual warfare practice self-control in everything, and do not desist until the Lord destroys all "seed from Babylon" (Jer. 27:16. LXX). '

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 05, 2013, 03:10:47 AM
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
 But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
St. Joan of Arc


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 07, 2013, 09:00:38 PM
'When you are in trouble and anxiety, go and plunge yourself in the peace of this adorable Heart, which no one can take from you.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 08, 2013, 01:53:22 PM
"Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!"

Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on November 10, 2013, 10:25:10 PM
Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to him by whom they come!
Luke 17:1


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 11, 2013, 11:49:46 PM
May the Lord save folks from scandal!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on November 11, 2013, 11:52:19 PM
Enter into the secret chamber of your heart; leave everything outside but God; and when you have shut the door, then truly seek him.
St. Anselm


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 11, 2013, 11:54:29 PM
Amen!

Good evening George! :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on November 12, 2013, 12:00:51 AM
Good evening to you my friend :)
I was pondering this  one

"Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we will continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God."


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 12, 2013, 12:15:30 AM
Time is precious.  ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on November 14, 2013, 10:38:45 PM
In the same way that a powerful medicine cures an illness, so illness itself is a medicine to cure passion. And there is much profit of soul in bearing illness quietly and giving thanks to God.
St. Amma Syncletice


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2013, 11:56:52 PM
'quietly and giving thanks'  . .



'What most checks the flow of His grace in us is that scarcely have we come to the feet of the Divine Master when we at once begin to display our sins and miseries, that is, we tire our mind and sadden our heart with the thought of them. Now, to escape from this state we must suffer. Let your first aspiration be then, O my loving Jesus, how happy I am to come to Thee and to be able to spend this hour in Thy divine Presence ! How good Thou art to have willed to call me, to deign to love a poor creature like me! Oh, I will, as far as I am able, love Thee with reciprocal love! Then love opens the Heart of Jesus to you.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 17, 2013, 07:07:14 AM
"Don't say, 'That's the way I am—its my character.' It's your lack of character. Esto vir!—Be a man!"
St. Josemaria Escriva


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 18, 2013, 10:53:32 PM
'He only asks of you abandonment and perfect submission. Nothing displeases Him so much as your uneasiness and despondency. What do you fear? Is He not powerful enough to support you? Why, then, are you so reserved with Him? Let Him act!'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 19, 2013, 06:05:22 AM
If you have too much to do, with God's help you will find time to do it all.
St Peter Canisius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 20, 2013, 05:25:37 AM
"A talkative soul lacks both the essential virtues and intimacy with God. A deeper interior life, one of gentle peace and of that silence where the Lord dwells, is quite out of the question. A soul that has never tasted
the sweetness of inner silence is a restless spirit which disturbs the silence of others."

St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 25, 2013, 10:35:51 PM
'If we fulfill Christ's commandments according to our conscience, we are spiritually refreshed to the extent that we suffer in our heart. But each thing comes to us at the right time.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 27, 2013, 11:00:31 AM
'Let us stand fast in what is right and prepare our souls for trial. Let us be neither dogs that do not bark or silent onlookers nor paid servants who run away before the wolf.'

St. Boniface


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 28, 2013, 02:59:57 AM
'When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God's feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.'

St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 02, 2013, 05:01:57 AM
'For it is impossible for a person to deserve to triumph over a passion before he has understood that he is not able to obtain victory in the struggle by his own diligence and his own effort, even though in order to be cleansed he must always be careful and attentive, day and night.'

St. John Cassian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 05, 2013, 05:28:29 PM
'Seek the good, desire their company. Look for the company of the saints. If you will share their way of acting, you will share their virtue. If you walk with wise men, you will be wise; if you walk with idiots, you will be an idiot, for persons seek those of similar stripe.'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 07, 2013, 03:48:45 PM
'Philosophize through your works about man's will and God's retribution. For your words are only as wise and as profitable as your works.'

St. Mark the Ascetic

I believe there's a lot of depth to this one.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on December 12, 2013, 06:14:12 PM
He has showed you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 13, 2013, 10:12:55 PM
Very soothing George, in these troubled times, where one hardly knows what to do often enough!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 14, 2013, 02:46:11 AM
'St. Denis the Areopagite says, "Divine love consists in the affections of the heart more than in the knowledge of the understanding." In human sciences, knowledge excites love; but in the science of the saints, love produces knowledge. He that loves God most, knows him best. Besides, it is not lofty and fruitless conceptions, but works, that unite the soul to God, and make it rich in merits before the Lord.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on December 20, 2013, 05:05:48 PM
God is able to save some without any good deserts, because He is Good. He cannot condemn any without evil deserts, because He is Just. -- St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 22, 2013, 12:21:25 AM
'As the branch separated from the roots soon loses all life and verdure, so it is with good works which are not united with charity.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 22, 2013, 12:21:52 AM
A thoughtful one Therese! Good to see you!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 23, 2013, 12:22:25 PM
'The poverty of Jesus Christ was for us great riches, inasmuch as it moves us to acquire the treasures of heaven and to despise those of earth. Ah, my Jesus! this Thy poverty has induced so many saints to leave all riches, honors, and kingdoms in order to become poor with Thee! Oh, detach me also, my Saviour, from all affection to earthly goods, so that I may be made worthy to acquire Thy holy love, and thus to possess Thee, who art the infinite Good!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on December 23, 2013, 01:49:16 PM
A thoughtful one Therese! Good to see you!  :D

Thanks so much, Shin! :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 26, 2013, 10:18:03 PM
'If we want to do something but cannot, then before God, who knows our hearts, it is as if we have done it. This is true whether the intended action is good or bad.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 02, 2014, 07:39:31 PM
'If man or angel always rendered to God his due, he would never sin. . . Therefore to sin is nothing else than not to render to God his due.'

St. Anselm of Canterbury, 'Cur Deus Homo'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 04, 2014, 08:48:02 PM
'As the breath which comes out of his nostrils, so does a man need humility and the fear of God.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 08, 2014, 03:20:07 PM
'God knows how useful it is to us to be obliged to pray, in order to keep us humble, and to exercise our confidence; and he therefore permits us to be assaulted by enemies too mighty to be overcome by our own strength, that by prayer we may obtain from his mercy aid to resist them; and it is especially to be remarked that no one can resist the impure temptations of the flesh, without recommending himself to God when he is tempted.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 08, 2014, 10:07:15 PM
'If God does not desire me to be a saint, He would not have created me a reasonable being.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on January 09, 2014, 12:48:08 AM
'If God does not desire me to be a saint, He would not have created me a reasonable being.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard

He certainly has a point there  :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on January 09, 2014, 12:49:58 AM
Prayer
A soul arms itself by prayer for all kinds of combat. In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray. A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will lose its beauty; a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else it will never attain it; a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will fall again; a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray so that it might rise again.
There is no soul which is not bound to pray, for every single grace comes to the soul through prayer.
St. Faustina


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 18, 2014, 12:48:20 AM
'I also recommend to you holy modesty at all times and in all places, because we are always in the presence of God, Who is everywhere.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 19, 2014, 11:22:28 PM
'Let them not call bondage to pleasure freedom, as if bitterness were sweet.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 21, 2014, 02:53:16 AM
'All created things are liberal, and show the goodness of the Creator: the sun scatters its light, the fire its heat; the tree throws out its arms, which are its branches, and reaches to us the fruit it bears: water, and air, and all nature express the liberality of the Creator, and we, who are his lively image, do not represent him, but through our degenerate manners deny Him in deeds while we are confessing Him with our mouths.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on January 24, 2014, 05:31:54 AM
"If you have the courage to imitate Mary Magdalene in her sins, have the courage to imitate her penance!"
Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 24, 2014, 03:49:21 PM
A very memorable one!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 28, 2014, 07:23:22 PM
'It is the manner of life which shows up those who know the commandments; for as a man's word is, so is his life.

The tree is known by its fruit, not by its blossom and leaves. Knowledge, then, comes from the fruit and from behaviour, not from talk and from blossom.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on January 29, 2014, 12:43:01 AM
'I also recommend to you holy modesty at all times and in all places, because we are always in the presence of God, Who is everywhere.'

St. Paul of the Cross

'Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh.'

Philippians 4:5


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 29, 2014, 06:41:48 AM
Modesty everywhere! Alone and abroad!

After all truly we never are all alone! :D



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 29, 2014, 05:58:38 PM
'Our teacher Jesus Christ, out of pity for mankind and knowing the utter mercilessness of the demons, severely commands us: 'Be ready at every hour, for you do not know when the thief will come; do not let him come and find you asleep' (cf. Matt. 24:42-43). He also says: 'Take heed, lest your hearts be overwhelmed with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of this life, and the hour come upon you unawares' (cf. Luke 21:34). Stand guard, then, over your heart and keep a watch on your senses; and if the remembrance of God dwells peaceably within you, you will catch the thieves when they try to deprive you of it. When a man has an exact knowledge about the nature of thoughts, he recognizes those which are about to enter and defile him, troubling the intellect with distractions and making it lazy. Those who recognize these evil thoughts for what they are remain undisturbed and continue in prayer to God.'

St. Isaiah the Solitary


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 31, 2014, 10:28:06 PM
'Look upon the lowly path as the real one our Lord has traced out for us, and the surest to reach Him. Walk steadily therein in peace and thanksgiving.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on February 04, 2014, 04:32:09 AM
“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”
St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 04, 2014, 08:10:27 PM
I am loving these quotes lately. :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 13, 2014, 03:05:04 AM
'The sorrow of Mary is like the Mediterranean Sea, for it is written, "Your sorrow is great as the sea." From that sea we pass to a second sea, which has no limits; it is the Passion of Our Lord, of which the Royal Prophet said, "I am entered on the high sea." There the soul enriches herself in fishing for the priceless pearls of virtue.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 14, 2014, 10:24:26 AM
'Blessed the one who keeps vigil in prayers and reading and good work, such a one will become enlightened so that he does not sleep in death.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 15, 2014, 05:21:41 AM
'So, then, whoever seeks to be received into the discipline of the cenobium is never admitted until, by lying outside for ten days or more, he has given an indication of his perseverance and desire, as well as of his humility and patience. And when he has embraced the knees of all the brothers passing by and has been purposely rebuked and disdained by everyone, as if he wished to enter the monastery not out of devotion but out of necessity, and has been visited with numerous insults and reproaches and has given proof of his constancy, and by putting up with taunts has shown what he will be like in time of trial, and when the ardor of his intention has been proven and he has thus been received, he is asked with the utmost earnestness if, from his former possessions, the contamination of even a single copper coin clings to him.'

St. John Cassian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 18, 2014, 04:55:01 PM
'Let him who desires to be loosed from the chains of cursing and to attain to the full blessing of new grace love the Cross, from which all the fullness of blessing flows. Let him bind himself to God's commandments by the Cross. Let him restrain the unbridled lusts of the flesh by means of the Cross. For if by yielding to the flesh we incur the sentence of damnation, by restraining it we shall deserve the grace of blessedness. From the wine-press of the Cross a great flood of blessing has flowed, which washed away all the poison of the ancient curse. From it fall drops of heavenly grace, which bring life-giving moisture to the dryness of men's spirits, and cause them to abound in the happy fruit of all the virtues. This is that cloud shaped like a man's foot-mark which appeared to Elijah in the time of drought, and which soon let fall a great rain. The Scriptures tell us of this: 'Behold there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's foot-mark.' [3 I Kings 18, 44] Now it is said to have arisen like a man's footprint and not like a man because it symbolizes the Cross which was fitted to the limbs of Christ. And the Cross is rightly likened to a man's footprint because by it the God-man made His departure when He returned to the Father, as John tells us: 'Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father.' [4 John 13, 1] Now Pasch means 'a passing over'. And this passing over was brought about by the Cross, as the Apostle says: 'Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.' As He came down to us through a Virgin, so He returned to His own through the Cross.'

St. Peter Damian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on February 21, 2014, 04:21:38 AM
"Tribulation is a gift from God - one that he especially gives His special friends."
St. Thomas More


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on February 22, 2014, 05:33:01 AM
"’Eat my flesh,’ [Jesus] says, ‘and drink my blood.’ The Lord supplies us with these intimate nutrients, he delivers over his flesh and pours out his blood, and nothing is lacking for the growth of his children"
St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 23, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
'Each day, let us draw nearer to our beloved homeland in heaven.'

St. Gaspar



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Paul on February 24, 2014, 09:48:42 PM
Here is one that has been speaking to me a lot lately:

"Nothing is more dangerous for beginners in the spiritual life, than to wish to play the master, and to guide and convert others.

Beginners should look after their own conversion and be humble, lest they should fancy they had done some great thing, and so should fall into pride."

St. Philip Neri

I am a convert of only three years (from atheism), and I have found this to be right on!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 27, 2014, 10:32:49 PM
Good to hear! :D

'A man watches a bird flying, and wishes to fly himself, but he cannot, because he has no wings. Even so the will is present with a man to be pure, and blameless, and without spot, and to have no wickedness in him, but to be always with God; but he has not the power. To fly into the air of God and the liberty of the Holy Ghost may be his wish, but unless wings are given him, he cannot. Let us then beseech God to bestow upon us the wings of a dove, even of the Holy Ghost, that we may fly to Him and be at rest, and that He would separate and make to cease from our souls and bodies, that evil wind, which is the sin that dwelleth in the members of our souls and bodies. None but He can do it'

St. Macarius the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2014, 05:30:29 PM
'We should laud remiss and indolent souls who are easily exhausted in the struggle for good, as well as those souls who are discouraged and fall to despair. Indeed if such souls should display even the smallest good deed, we must praise it and marvel at it, giving them encouragement in their struggle for good.'

St. Synkletike


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 03, 2014, 02:18:26 AM
'For when our Lord was suffering upon the cross, the tombs were burst open, the infernal region was disclosed, the souls leapt forth, the dead returned to life, and many of them were seen in Jerusalem, while the mystery of the cross was being perfected; what time our Lord trampled upon death, dissolved the enmity, bound the strong man, and raised the trophy of the cross, His body being lifted up upon it, that the body might appear on high, and death to be depressed under the foot of flesh. Then the heavenly powers wondered, the angels were astonished, the elements trembled, every creature was shaken while they looked on this new mystery, and the terrific spectacle which was being enacted in the universe. Yet the entire people, as unconscious of the mystery, exulted over Christ in derision; although the earth was rocking, the mountains, the valleys, and the sea were shaken, and every creature of God was smitten with confusion. The lights of heaven were afraid, the sun fled away, the moon disappeared, the stars withdrew their shining, the day came to end; the angel in astonishment departed from the temple after the rending of the veil, and darkness covered the earth on which its Lord had closed His eyes.'

St. Alexander of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2014, 02:49:02 PM
'Daughters, fight the ancient adversary insistently with fasting, for only he will be crowned who has striven according to the rules. If until the present you have not had a place in which to live your religious life, now you can no longer be excused, because by the grace of God you have buildings suitable enough for living the religious life. From now on I want silence to be kept in the forbidden places, the refectory, the dormitory, and the oratory, and your law to be observed in all other matters. Let none go out through the gate and no one enter except the bishop or some prelate for the sake of preaching or making a visitation. Be not sparing of discipline and vigils. Be obedient to your prioress. Avoid talking idly to one another. Let not your time be wasted in conversation.'

St. Dominic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 07, 2014, 11:07:43 AM
'It is His Will that we should apply to Him in all our needs, with humble, respectful, but very filial trust, abandoning ourselves entirely to His loving care like children to a good father.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 12, 2014, 12:25:09 PM
'Worldly virtues promote human glory, spiritual virtues the glory of God.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on March 17, 2014, 02:25:58 AM
Howl thou, fir-tree, for the cedar has fallen
Zechariah 11:2
If Judas, an apostle could fall so low, what about us? :(


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 24, 2014, 11:55:33 PM
I thought the other day, what would it have been like if it had been 11 traitors and 1 faithful?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 29, 2014, 03:48:23 AM
'Jerusalem is the celestial knowledge of immaterial beings; within it the vision of peace can be contemplated.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 06, 2014, 04:35:25 AM
'Everything in religion was a delight unto me; and it is true that now and then I used to sweep the house during those hours of the day which I had formerly spent on my amusements and my dress; and, calling to mind that I was delivered from such follies, I was filled with a new joy that surprised me, nor could I understand whence it came.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 10, 2014, 05:39:27 PM
The first requirement of salvation is to keep the standard of the True Faith.

- Pope Saint Adrian II (867-872)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 10, 2014, 05:40:42 PM
One single Mass gives more honor to God than all the penances of the Saints, the labors of the Apostles, the sufferings of the martyrs, and even the burning love of the Blessed Mother of God.

- Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 10, 2014, 05:48:42 PM
The effort to live an integral Catholic life is a daily crucifixion, for it demands sustained effort and involves continuous hardship. One will have much to suffer who endeavors to act uprightly in all his dealings and to fulfill his duties to his Creator in spite of the repugnance of nature. The evil in us strikes much deeper roots in our being than we are aware. Death is dealt to this evil by the brave bearing of the daily cross. Our life will flourish in the exact measure of the death of the evil self in us.

- Father Edward Leen, C.S.Sp. (1885-1944)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 11, 2014, 01:11:01 PM
'Be as eager to break your own will as the thirsty stag is to drink of the refreshing waters.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2014, 03:41:36 PM
'Raise up thine eyes , my soul, and behold that crucified man. Behold the Divine Lamb now sacrificed upon that altar of pain. Consider that He is the Beloved Son of the Eternal Father; and consider that He is dead for the love that He has borne thee. See how He holds His arms outstretched to embrace thee; His head bent down to give the kiss of peace; His side open to receive thee into His heart. What dost thou say? Does not a God so loving deserve to be loved? Listen to the words He addresses to thee from that cross: “Look, my son, and see whether there be any one in the world who has loved thee more than I have.”'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 23, 2014, 03:59:11 AM
'And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: which was as it were coriander seed white, and the taste thereof like to flour with honey.

And Moyses said: This is the word, which our Lord hath commanded: fill an omer of it, and let it be kept unto the generations to come hereafter: that they may know the bread, wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when you were brought forth out of the Land of Ægypt.

And Moyses said to Aaron: Take one vessel, and put Manna into it, so much as a omer can hold: and lay it up before our Lord to keep unto your generations: as our Lord commanded Moyses. And Aaron put it in the tabernacle to be reserved.'

Exodus 16:31-34


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 26, 2014, 09:38:53 PM
'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.'

St. John Bosco


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 27, 2014, 09:41:51 AM
'Be faithful to correspond with the wonderful graces which you have received from Our Lord; they are a preparation for greater graces and more sublime lights, which will cause you to love God more, to acquire more solid virtue, and to practise it in a more heroic degree.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 29, 2014, 09:20:52 AM
'The sorrow of Mary is like the Mediterranean Sea, for it is written, "Your sorrow is great as the sea." From that sea we pass to a second sea, which has no limits; it is the Passion of Our Lord, of which the Royal Prophet said, "I am entered on the high sea." There the soul enriches herself in fishing for the priceless pearls of virtue.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 29, 2014, 11:09:41 AM
'Blessed the one who has made his fellow servants glad with spiritual gladness from the fruit of the virtues, which he planted by toiling to give back the fruit of life in the Lord.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 13, 2014, 01:27:34 AM
'It would be monstrous ingratitude to receive daily many blessings of Divine Goodness, and not to acknowledge your gratitude, if not in deeds, at any rate, in words and canticles.

Besides that, if this gratitude is due to Him, it is no less advantageous to ourselves. God has no need of us, but we have every need of Him.

The thanksgiving which we offer to Him, adds nothing to what He is, but it helps us to love Him more, and to repose a greater confidence in Him.

For if the remembrance of benefits we have received from men, induces us to love them more, there can be no doubt, that meditating on the graces which Almighty God has showered upon us, we should naturally feel more desire to love HIm, more prompt to obey Him.'

St.  John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 14, 2014, 10:54:09 PM
'As for me, I am cheerful, tranquil and content, only because I am doing the will of God. I proclaim that I want to live and die with total abandonment to him. Is it not a great thing for a soul to know with certainty that one is fulfilling the divine will?'

St. Gaspar del Bufalo


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on May 16, 2014, 02:48:31 AM
    To come to enjoy what you have not
     you must go by a way in which you enjoy not.

    To come to the knowledge you have not
     you must go by a way in which you know not.

    To come to the possession you have not
     you must go by a way in which you possess not.

    To come to be what you are not
     you must go by a way in which you are not.

St. John of the Cross,
The Ascent of Mt. Carmel, Book 1, Ch 13, 11


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 16, 2014, 07:07:06 AM
St. John of the Cross reminds me of St. John the Apostle!


'The more you devote yourself to study of the sacred utterances, the richer will be your understanding of them, just as the more the soil is tilled, the richer the harvest.'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 24, 2014, 09:47:58 PM
'Failure to obtain pleasure induces a culpable kind of distress he who scorns pleasure is free from distress.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 26, 2014, 09:43:48 PM
'In God's sight, our cross is as a precious balm which loses its aroma on exposure to the air; therefore we must make every effort to hide our cross and carry it in silence.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 28, 2014, 12:24:43 AM
'"He that loveth his life (in this world) shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal." (John 12:25).

These are Thy words. To love one's life in this world means to surrender oneself to bodily pleasure and sin, to obey one's self-will, to run away (from duty) in order to escape contempt, to hold bitter resentment against people who offend us. To hate one's life means to practise (dutiful) motification generously, to deny one's self-will, to hunt contempt (when to do so is in accord with duty,) to return good for evil. Have I done this? Alas for Me!

Alas! Jesus' lips condemn me! Have I failed to be counted among those who hate their own life?'

St. Anthony Mary Claret, meditations


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on May 30, 2014, 03:18:39 AM
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 03, 2014, 03:23:24 PM
'Let none rashly think that he may despise the holy and Catholic testimonies of the Fathers: whosoever despises them, scattered by Providence over ages and nations, when they are unanimous on any Catholic dogma, does not despise them, but God. It is necessary for all Catholics, who are ambitious of being legitimate sons of the Church, to adhere, unite to, and persevere in the faith of the Fathers; but to reject, detest, and persecute all profane novelties.'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 03, 2014, 10:36:35 PM
'We truly love God and keep His commandments if we restrain ourselves from our pleasures. For he who still abandons himself to unlawful desires certainly does not love God, since he contradicts Him in his own intentions. . . Therefore, he loves God truly, whose mind is not conquered by consent to evil delight. For the more one takes pleasure in lower things, the more he is separated from heavenly love.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on June 07, 2014, 08:31:23 AM
'It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life.'
St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 13, 2014, 06:56:43 AM
'The promised land is the kingdom of heaven whose ambassadors are dispassion and spiritual knowledge.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 18, 2014, 12:01:51 AM
'If, on going to the garden to pluck some fruits, you were surprised by a heavy rain, what would you do? You would seek shelter under the shed, would you not? So when sorrow, bitterness, tribulation, rain down upon you, you must seek a refuge in the safe asylum of the will of God, and you shall not be troubled.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on June 19, 2014, 03:13:00 AM
"Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls."

 ~ St. Rose of Lima
_______________

"O my God, you and you alone are all wise and all knowing! You know, you have determined everything that will happen to us from first to last. You have ordered things in the wisest way, and you know what will be my lot year by year until I die. You know how long I have to live. You know how I shall die. You have precisely ordained everything, sin excepted. Every event of my life is the best for me that it could be, for it comes from you. You bring me on year by year, by your wonderful Providence, from youth to age, with the most perfect wisdom, and with the most perfect love."

~  Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 20, 2014, 07:07:52 PM
'As for those who radiate the beauty of the soul, the longer time goes by and test their proper nobility, the warmer they make their husband's love and the more they strengthen their affection for him. Since this is so, and since a warm and genuine friendship holds between them, every kind of immorality is driven out. Not even any thought of wantonness ever enters the mind of the man who truly loves his own wife, but he continues always content with her. By his chastity he attracts the good will and protection of God for his whole household. This is how the good men of ancient times used to take wives, seeking nobility of soul rather than monetary wealth.'

St. John Chrysostom

St. Rose pray for us!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on June 20, 2014, 10:43:23 PM
Amen, Amen.  O:)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 21, 2014, 01:31:20 PM
'Would that I could set the whole world on fire with the love of God!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 24, 2014, 02:01:59 AM
'I find myself threatened by new combats. . . Storms succeed each other, darkness increases, fears do not vanish, demons harass me, men slander me, combats within, fears without, darkness, coldness, tepidity, desolation. What can one do in the midst of so many dangers? Ah! death is more desirable than life. Yes, if such is the will of God, may the door of a blessed eternity open to me! I know not which way to turn; however, I have faith and confidence that God will accomplish His work in a wonderful way.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on July 09, 2014, 03:34:56 AM
"Young people need the light of watchful guides to lead them on the path of salvation."

~ St. John Baptist de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 09, 2014, 03:35:29 AM
Amen!  ;D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 09, 2014, 07:20:13 PM
'In the name of Jesus Christ, I bless you soul and body. I bless your body and all its senses. I bless your eyes, in order that they may always be modest by never looking at any object that may lead you into temptation; I therefore specially bless your eyes. (Here the blessing is given with the crucifix.) I bless your ears, that you may never misuse them by listening to things that offend God. I bless your mouth, that you may never employ it in uttering blasphemies, imprecations, immodest words, and wicked songs. (Here a second blessing is given.) I bless your feet, that when you can you may come to church to make mental prayer, as also visits to the Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin. I bless your hands. Young people, raise your hands: I wish to bless them. (Again the blessing is given towards the men.) I bless all your children; devote yourselves to their sanctification, in order that one day you may find them all together in paradise.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on July 09, 2014, 07:48:39 PM
Amen, amen !

Beautiful, just beautiful !


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 10, 2014, 10:07:29 PM

'The law of our Lord is immaculate, converting souls:
the testimony of our Lord is faithful, giving Wisdom to little ones.
The justices of our Lord be right, rejoicing the heart:
the precept of our Lord lightsome; illuminating the eyes.
The fear of our Lord is pure, lasting forever and ever:
the judgments of our Lord are true, justified in themselves.
To be desired above gold, than much precious stone:
and sweeter above honey and the honeycomb.'

Ps. 18:8-11


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 15, 2014, 01:57:25 AM
'On our second day out, after the storm had calmed and the rain stopped, I took out my breviary and said Matins and the little hours. When I had finished my prayers, an English gentleman walked over. He said that he was a Catholic and liked priests. After we had chatted awhile he went to his cabin, and in a short time I saw him coming toward me with some silver coins on a tray. When I saw him, I thought, "What are you going to do? Will you accept the money or not?" I said to myself, "You don't need it, but those poor Spaniards do; so take it and give it to them." And that is just what I did. I accepted it, thanked the man, and went to divide it among those poor people, who went at once to the kitchen or refreshment counter to buy whatever food they needed.

Other passengers did the same. They gave me money and I distributed it to the others, not keeping so much as a penny for myself although it had been intended for me. I didn't take a mouthful of the food they had bought; I was content with my water-soaked bread. The Englishman was very edified when he saw how poor and detached I was and how the others were eating food that they had bought with the money I'd given them, while I ate none of it. He told me that he was getting off at Leghorn and traveling overland to Rome. He gave me a card on which he had written his name and the address of the palazzo in which he would be staying and told me to come and see him and he would give me whatever I needed.

This whole adventure confirmed what I had already believed: that the best and most effective means to edify and move people is good example, poverty, detachment, fasting, mortification, and self denial. Since this English gentleman was traveling in Oriental luxury, with his coach, servants, birds, and dogs aboard, one might imagine that my appearance would move him to contempt. But the sight of a priest who was poor, detached, and mortified moved him so deeply that he couldn't do enough for me. And not only he but all the passengers showed me great respect and veneration. Perhaps if they had seen me rubbing elbows with them at table, and ordering rich and elegant dishes, they would have criticized and looked down on me as I often saw them do with others. Virtue, it would seem, is so necessary for a priest that even the wicked want us to be good.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 21, 2014, 11:50:02 AM
'I resolve in the first place to remain continually in the presence of God and to ask myself frequently if I would do this or that if my confessor or superior were watching me and especially if God and my guardian angel were present.'

St. Conrad of Parzham, resolutions in the novitiate


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 22, 2014, 10:53:53 AM
'If some obvious sinner who does not repent has suffered nothing before his death, you may be sure that judgment in his case will be merciless.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 28, 2014, 07:54:55 PM
'Marah was a fountain of most bitter water: Moses cast wood into it and it became sweet. For water without the preaching of the Cross of the Lord is of no avail for future salvation, but, after it has been consecrated by the mystery of the saving cross, it is made suitable for the use of the spiritual layer and of the cup of salvation. As, then, Moses, that is, the prophet, cast wood into that fountain, so, too, the priest utters over this font the proclamation of the Lord's cross, and the water is made sweet for the purpose of grace.'

St. Ambrose of Milan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 29, 2014, 07:49:01 PM
'We must say to ourselves, "O Lord, Thou hast wrought all our works in us." [Is. 26:12] Because this is really so you must attribute every good work to Him and not to yourself. Bear in mind that "you in your own might and in the strength of your own hand" [c.f. Deut. 8:17] have not attained to all the good things you possess. "It is the Lord who made us and not we ourselves." [c.f. Ps. 99:3]'

St. Bonaventure


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Poche on August 07, 2014, 04:11:26 AM
"Consider all the past as nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God."
- St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 09, 2014, 05:10:01 AM
One can do this every day, in fact every hour.. or even every moment, no?



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 09, 2014, 05:10:27 AM
'We must never trust ourselves, for it is the devil's way first to get us to feel secure, and then to make us fall.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 16, 2014, 05:47:32 PM
'Keep your heart in peace and let nothing trouble you, not even your faults. You must humble yourself and amend them peacefully, without being discouraged or cast down, for God's dwelling is in peace.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 25, 2014, 01:42:33 PM
'God is the source of every virtue, as the sun is of daylight.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 28, 2014, 01:41:27 AM
'Garrulousness is the platform from which vainglory preaches itself. . . Silence on the other hand is the mother of prayer. It frees the prisoner; it guards the divine flame; it watches over reasoning; it protects the sense of penitence.

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 01, 2014, 08:09:42 PM
'Let us imagine our confusion when we appear before God and understand the reasons why He sent us the crosses we accept so unwillingly. The death of a child will then be seen as its rescue from some great evil had it lived, separation from the woman you love the means of saving you from an unhappy marriage, a severe illness the reason for many years of life afterwards, loss of money the means of saving your soul from eternal loss. So what are we worried about?

God is looking after us and yet we are full of anxiety! We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business. He orders an operation which involves cutting away part of our body and we accept it. We are grateful to him and pay him a large fee because we judge he would not act as he does unless the remedy were necessary, and we must rely on his skill. Yet we are unwilling to treat God in the same way! It looks as if we do not trust His wisdom and are afraid He cannot do His job properly. We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily make a mistake -- a mistake which may cost us our life -- and protest when God sets to work on us.'

St. Claude de la Colombiere


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 12, 2014, 02:15:24 PM
"Be careful not to admit into your society those delicate and sensitive people who are afraid of the
slightest pin-prick, who cry out and complain at the least pain, who know nothing of the hair-shirt, the
discipline or other instruments of penance, and who mingle, with their fashionable devotions, a most
refined fastidiousness and a most studied lack of mortification."

St. Louis Marie de Montfort, 'Letter to Friends of the Cross'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 14, 2014, 04:44:26 AM
Without mortification there is not enough grace..


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 17, 2014, 11:18:44 AM
"It is better that the truth be known than that scandal be covered up."

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 18, 2014, 02:01:13 PM
Amen! Kyrie eleison!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 20, 2014, 12:12:51 PM
What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips?
Saint John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 21, 2014, 03:09:25 PM

'Ever keep the fire of charity burning on the altar of your heart.'

St. Paul of the Cross

A good quote for Spiritual Communions!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 22, 2014, 03:21:36 AM

'Ever keep the fire of charity burning on the altar of your heart.'

St. Paul of the Cross

A good quote for Spiritual Communions!

 :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 22, 2014, 07:01:46 AM
Consider all the past as nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God.
Saint Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on September 26, 2014, 01:09:56 PM
When we speak about wisdom, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about virtue, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about justice, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about peace, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about truth and life and redemption, we are speaking of Christ.

St. Ambrose of Milan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 26, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
I am going to hold on to that quote.  :D

Much thanksgiving odhiambo! Thank you!

True wisdom, true peace, true justice, true virtue -- Our Lord Jesus Christ!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 02, 2014, 06:02:56 AM
"No one in the world can change Truth.
 What we can do and should do is to seek truth
 and to serve it when we have found it."
Saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894 - 1941)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 02, 2014, 11:51:16 PM
Some really beautiful quotes lately odhiambo! :D

'As God is not the only witness of our life, but as moreover the world, the angels, and men behold it, let us be good not only before God, but also before men.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on October 03, 2014, 12:36:26 AM
Absolutely !


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 04, 2014, 02:34:25 PM
'No one ought to consider himself a true servant of God who is not tried by many temptations and trials.'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 04, 2014, 02:46:33 PM
Or more fully, to a brother tempted by a grievous and obstinate temmptation, and near despair:

'Be not afflicted or dismayed my son. Believe me, I now consider thee a greater servant of God than before, and be assured that the more thou art tempted the dearer dost thou become to me. No one, my son, can repute himself to be a servant of God, until he has passed through temptation and tribulation. A temptation overcome, is like the ring by which God espouses a soul to Himself. Many flatter themselves upon their numerous good works, and rejoice never to have suffered tribulations and temptations. But, because they are frightened even before they begin to fight, God, knowing their weakness, does not try them with temptations; for hard combats are reserved for great virtue. It is a sign of His special favour when God leaves nothing unpunished in His servants in this world.'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 07, 2014, 09:18:48 PM
'When God intends to grant a man any particular virtue, it is His way to let him be tempted to the opposite vice.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 08, 2014, 03:30:34 AM
Or more fully, to a brother tempted by a grievous and obstinate temmptation, and near despair:

'Be not afflicted or dismayed my son. Believe me, I now consider thee a greater servant of God than before, and be assured that the more thou art tempted the dearer dost thou become to me. No one, my son, can repute himself to be a servant of God, until he has passed through temptation and tribulation. A temptation overcome, is like the ring by which God espouses a soul to Himself. Many flatter themselves upon their numerous good works, and rejoice never to have suffered tribulations and temptations. But, because they are frightened even before they begin to fight, God, knowing their weakness, does not try them with temptations; for hard combats are reserved for great virtue. It is a sign of His special favour when God leaves nothing unpunished in His servants in this world.'

St. Francis of Assisi


This is reassuring!
Temptations aside, how does one get rid of unwanted thoughts? The more you try to banish them the more they hang around. Pray for them to melt away, they are there! :(


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2014, 03:46:05 AM
For me, repeated, quick, and short vocal prayer helps with that, esp. if it's provoked by the devils.

'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help us.' 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, protect us.' 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph, save souls.'

As long as the Holy Names hang in the air the devils are chased away.

They tend to swiftly return however, and so 'repeated'.



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2014, 03:49:20 AM
Yes it is reassuring! Temptation can be so discouraging! So these quotes are very helpful for overcome such and bearing it with Christ hopefully.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 08, 2014, 04:52:09 AM
For me, repeated, quick, and short vocal prayer helps with that, esp. if it's provoked by the devils.

'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help us.' 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, protect us.' 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph, save souls.'

As long as the Holy Names hang in the air the devils are chased away.

They tend to swiftly return however, and so 'repeated'.



A real torment. Whenever I am praying, out of nowhere bad thoughts disturb my concentration. It is so much that at one point I almost despaired of praying; then I realized this is a spiritual fight. Now I try not to panic but turn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2014, 04:58:24 AM
Yes I have the same difficulty odhiambo. Do not despair! With work and grace one can still pray. Bear it for the Lord's sake!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2014, 05:12:50 AM
I will try to post some saints' quotes on this subject, besides those just posted. Keep in good spirits! Bear it for the Lord's sake!

And pray short vocal prayers!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2014, 05:14:54 AM
'When the devil suggests discouraging thoughts, we must seek help in the remembrance of the blessings, without number, that we have received from God.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola

'Just as I will not save myself by the good works of the angels, likewise I will not be condemned for the bad and wicked thoughts which the bad angels, the world, and the flesh present to me.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola




Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 08, 2014, 12:17:18 PM
'Just as I will not save myself by the good works of the angels, likewise I will not be condemned for the bad and wicked thoughts which the bad angels, the world, and the flesh present to me.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Shin, you have no idea what a relief this post is to me! The Lord has just used you to help me.
Thanks!
What would we do without our blessed saints?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2014, 04:26:10 PM
 :D

'There is nothing the devil fears so much, or so much tries to hinder, as prayer.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 09, 2014, 02:38:07 AM
Prayer
A soul arms itself by prayer for all kinds of combat.
In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray.
A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will lose its beauty;
a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else it will never attain it;
 a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will fall again;
a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray so that it might rise again.
There is no soul which is not bound to pray, for every single grace comes to the soul through prayer.
St. Faustina


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 12, 2014, 09:40:54 AM
'Satan. . . tries to introduce impurity by almost insensible degrees.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 14, 2014, 07:25:45 AM
"We are all frail but see you think no one more frail than yourself"

The Imitation of Christ
by Thomas a Kempis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 16, 2014, 11:51:56 AM
'If the criminal will not keep his gains for ever and his victim will not always suffer want, "surely man passes like a shadow and troubles himself in vain" (Ps. 39:6. LXX).'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 17, 2014, 02:22:54 AM
" Open not your heart to every man"
Sirach 8: 19


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 17, 2014, 02:39:08 AM
Prudence!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 18, 2014, 08:26:14 AM
'The good pleasure of God, if we truly love it, ought to be preferred by us to the acquisition of all riches, of the loftiest glory, of all the delights of earth, and even of Paradise itself; for it is certain that all the blessed, if they were to know that it would please God more that they should burn in hell, one and all, even the Mother of God among them, would cast themselves into that abyss of flames, and suffer eternally in order to give greater pleasure to God.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Poche on October 20, 2014, 03:22:14 AM
'They who are engaged with the salvation of their neighbor, will gain more by an humble modesty than by an authoritative manner, and will gain victory sooner in retreat than in combat.'

- St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on October 21, 2014, 02:45:57 AM
"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him"

Saint Teresa of Avila

I am happy I came across this quote of Saint Teresa of Avila
We are not to fear the devil. We fight him by talking of and with God.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 23, 2014, 08:46:21 AM
Deo gratias et Mariae Semper Virgini! :D

'Your soul needs a brief winter. The winter purifies the air and the earth of foul vapors; it even invigorates the human body. If it strips the trees of their leaves, it is only to the end that they take deeper roots. The spring comes afterwards, and clothes them again with verdure and blossoms.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 31, 2014, 11:00:35 PM
'A woman does not acquire a man's dignity by having her head uncovered but rather loses her own. Her shame and reproach thus derive from her desire to be like a man as well as from her actions.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on October 31, 2014, 11:42:36 PM
He who enters into the secret place of his own soul passes beyond himself and does in very truth ascend to God.
                                                       
~ St. Albert the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2014, 09:35:18 AM
A very inspiring quote! Thank you my friend!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2014, 10:50:15 PM
'Let us think, if we only got to heaven, what a sweet and easy thing it will be there to be always saying with the angels and the saints, Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2014, 10:54:20 PM
'All vices must first be eradicated by the practice of good works in the active life, so that, the mind's eye being purified, one may advance to the contemplation of God in the contemplative life.'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on November 02, 2014, 12:50:03 AM
A very inspiring quote! Thank you my friend!  :D

If you think deeply for a minute you'll find he is speaking of contemplation.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 07, 2014, 08:29:59 AM
“Son, if you want peace, you must first rid your heart of the devil.”
St. John Bosco


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 08, 2014, 02:04:05 AM
How could one have peace otherwise?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 08, 2014, 07:10:09 AM
Many are so misguided as to think they can  :(


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 09, 2014, 06:11:56 AM
'I cannot sufficiently be astonished that such is the insanity of some men, such the impiety of their blinded understanding, such, finally, their lust after error, that they will not be content with the rule of faith delivered once and for all from antiquity, but must daily seek after something new, and even newer still, and are always longing to add something to religion, or to change it, or to subtract from it!'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 10, 2014, 10:03:25 PM
'The passions lying hidden in the soul provide the demons with the means of arousing impassioned thoughts in us. Then, fighting the intellect through these thoughts, they force it to give its assent to sin. When it has been overcome, they lead it to sin in the mind; and when this has been done they induce it, captive as it is, to commit the sin in action. Having thus desolated the soul by means of these thoughts, the demons then retreat, taking the thoughts with them, and only the specter or idol of sin remains in the intellect. Referring to this our Lord says, "When you see the abominable idol of desolation standing in the holy place (let him who reads understand) . . . " (Matt. 24:15). For man's intellect is a holy place and a temple of God in which the demons, having desolated the soul by means of impassioned thoughts, set up the idol of sin. That these things have already taken place in history no one, I think, who has read Josephus will doubt; though some say that they will also come to pass in the time of the Antichrist.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on November 11, 2014, 02:02:10 AM
 "Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast."
St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 11, 2014, 02:58:16 AM
An encouraging quote!

'It is God's custom to interweave human life with a trouble and a consolation, at least, of an interior sort, alternately.'

St. Philip Neri

'Any tempest which assails us and which we did not bring on ourselves through any fault of ours, foretells a consolation soon to follow it.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola

'When a sinful soul does not accept the afflictions that come to it, the angels say: "We would have healed Babylon, but she was not healed" (Jer. 51:9)'

St. Mark the Ascetic

'He who accepts present afflictions in the expectation of future blessings has found knowledge of the truth; and he will easily be freed from anger and remorse.'

St. Mark the Ascetic

'Let him who is in consolation think how he will be in the desolation which will come after, taking new strength for then.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 12, 2014, 07:24:33 PM
'But you see before you the mountain of Christian perfection, which is very high, and you exclaim in fearfulness that you can never ascend it. Be of good cheer, my child. When the young bees first begin to live they are mere grubs, unable to hover over flowers, or to fly to the mountains, or even to the little hills where they might gather honey; but they are fed for a time with the honey laid up by their predecessors, and by degrees the grubs put forth their wings and grow strong, until they fly abroad and gather their harvest from all the country round. Now we are yet but as grubs in devotion, unable to fly at will, and attain the desired aim of Christian perfection; but if we begin to take shape through our desires and resolutions, our wings will gradually grow, and we may hope one day to become spiritual bees, able to fly. Meanwhile let us feed upon the honey left us in the teaching of so many holy men of old, praying God that He would grant us doves' wings, so that we may not only fly during this life, but find an abiding resting-place in Eternity.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2014, 01:38:31 AM
'If you share secretly in the joy of someone you envy, you will be freed from your jealousy; and you will also be freed from your jealousy if you keep silent about the person you envy.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on November 15, 2014, 02:28:32 AM
THAT, is a quote to remember and put into practice. How often we silently say, "I wish I had that".



:littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2014, 02:35:36 AM
Yes isn't it great! It's a cure, the precise medicine for the trouble! :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2014, 03:39:06 AM
'Zealous anger troubles the eye of reason, whereas sinful anger blinds it.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2014, 04:19:31 AM
'The intellect that has shut out the senses, and has achieved a balance in the body's temperament has to fight only against its memories.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2014, 06:04:34 AM
'It is your self love which makes you resent not being able to do what others can do or having so much dismay on finding that you have need of the help of others; if you were dead to self, you would not be so unhappy.'

The Lord, to St. Gemma Galgani


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 16, 2014, 04:13:57 PM
'And JESUS saith to him, the foxes have holes, and the fowls of the air nests: but the son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.'

Matthew 8:20


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 17, 2014, 04:16:49 PM
'A true Catholic is he who loves the truth revealed by God, who loves the Church, the Body of Christ, who esteems religion, the Catholic faith, higher than any human authority, talents, eloquence, and philosophy; all this he holds in contempt, and remains firm and unshaken in the faith which, he knows, has always from the beginning been held by the Catholic Church; and if he notices that any one, no, matter who he may be, interprets a dogma in a manner different from that of the Fathers of the Church, he understands that God permits such an interpretation to be made, not for the good of religion, but as a temptation, according to the words of St. Paul: "For there must be also heresies; that they also, who are reproved, may be made manifest among you." (I Cor. xi. 19) "And indeed, no sooner are novel opinions proclaimed, than it becomes manifest what kind of a Catholic a man is;"'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 22, 2014, 09:01:48 PM
'Evils reinforce each other; so do virtues, thus encouraging us to still greater efforts.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 24, 2014, 10:49:15 PM
'Humility, which Christ recommended to us both by word and example, ought to include three conditions. First, we are to consider ourselves, in all sincerity, worthy of the contempt of men; secondly, to be glad that others should see what is imperfect in us and what might cause them to despise us; thirdly, when the Lord works any good in us or by our means, to conceal it, if possible, at the sight of our baseness, and if this cannot be done, to ascribe it to the Divine Mercy, and to the merits of others. Whoever shall attain to this humility, happy is he! And to him who shall not attain it, griefs will never be wanting.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 25, 2014, 10:17:33 PM
'Everything may be done by the help of God, provided we have a sincere goodwill.'

St. Benedict Joseph Labre


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 26, 2014, 02:59:38 PM
'The rewards for the toils of virtue are dispassion and spiritual knowledge.

For these are mediators of the kingdom of heaven, just as passions and ignorance are mediators of eternal punishment.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 03, 2014, 04:21:52 AM
'This sect [the Free-masons], will cause evil not only to the Church, but also to kingdoms and sovereigns. Kings will recognize their fatal significance when too late. The Free-masons act against God now, but they will soon attack kings.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 04, 2014, 08:19:14 AM
'And they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the continual sacrifice: and they shall place there the abomination unto desolation.'

Daniel 11:31


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 07, 2014, 08:34:00 AM
'An intellect in control of itself is the temple of the Holy Spirit, but that of a glutton is like a nest of crows.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 10, 2014, 04:50:59 AM
'The doctrines of Godliness are overturned; the rules of the Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places of authority; and the chief seat is now openly proposed as a reward for impiety; so that he whose blasphemies are the more shocking, is more eligible for the oversight of the people.

Priestly gravity has perished; there are none left to feed the Lord's flock with knowledge; ambitious men are ever spending, in purposes of self-indulgence and bribery, possessions which they hold in trust for the poor. The accurate observation of the canons are no more; there is no restraint upon sin.

Unbelievers laugh at what they see, and the weak are unsettled; faith is doubtful, ignorance is poured over their souls, because the adulterators of the word in wickedness imitate the truth. Religious people keep silence, but every blaspheming tongue is let loose. Sacred things are profaned; those of the laity who are sound in faith avoid the places of worship, as schools of impiety, and raise their hands in solitude with groans and tears to the Lord in heaven.'

St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on December 12, 2014, 05:06:18 AM
 He finds man in his corrupt affections become like the beasts that perish,
 and therefore He is laid in the manger, in the place of food,
 that we changing the life of beasts, might be brought to the knowledge that befits man, partaking not of hay, but of the heavenly bread, the life-giving body.
Saint Cyril


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 12, 2014, 06:44:27 AM
'He who lives in sin takes up the habits and the appearance of the beasts. The beast, which has not reason, knows nothing but its appetites. So the man who makes himself like the beasts loses his reason, and lets himself be guided by the inclinations of his body. He takes his pleasure in good eating and drinking, and in enjoying the vanities of the world, which pass away like the wind. I pity the poor wretches who run after that wind; they gain very little, they give a great deal for very little profit -- they give their eternity for the miserable smoke of the world.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 14, 2014, 11:25:41 AM
'Many go under the name of good men according to the standard of the world, and observe in some sort the commandments of the Law, who yet are not Christians. And these generally boast of themselves, as the Pharisees did; Are we blind also? But inasmuch as all that they do they do foolishly, without knowing to what end it tends, our Lord saith of them, Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. [John 10:1]

Let the Pagans then, the Jews, the Heretics, say, "We lead a good life;" if they enter not by the door, what availeth it? A good life only profiteth, as leading to life eternal. Indeed those cannot be said to lead a good life, who are either blindly ignorant of, or wilfully despise, the end of good living.

No one can hope for eternal life, who knows not Christ, who is the life, and by that door enters into the fold.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 15, 2014, 06:26:54 PM
'Both the man and the woman disobeyed the command, but for different reasons. The woman was deceived, the man was not. Yet in both man and woman there occurred a disruption of order in all their powers, from the highest to the lowest: first in their intellect, then in their senses, and finally in their actions. Both fell into disobedience and succumbed to greed because both had risen in pride. In the woman, it was out of avidity and desire for what she had not; in man, out of excessive love and concern for what he had. The woman believed that if she ate, she would be exalted; Adam, relying on his own greatness and God's love, did not expect a heavy punishment: never yet had he experienced the rigor of God's severity.'

St. Bonaventure


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 16, 2014, 07:25:05 PM
'Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us. What we really are consists in what God knows us to be.'

St. John Berchmans


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 17, 2014, 10:47:51 PM
'Long illnesses are the greatest favors that God confers on souls whom He loves most. . . Repose peacefully in the arms of your heavenly Spouse, Who loves you much; hold yourself on the cross of sickness as tranquilly and silently as is possible. If the cause of your illness be the wound of divine love which embalms your soul, it is well if you die under such a stroke: yours will be a death more precious than life.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 18, 2014, 08:33:45 PM
'If, we be not in fault, God will assuredly, by his all-powerful aid, enable us to become saints.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 19, 2014, 04:23:47 AM
'Sisters, the disputes that you have with your husbands do not arise from their imperfections so much as from yours. You answer and rejoin, and thus exasperate their minds; and so you are always in trouble. When I see my husband in a passion I do not speak; I bear with him, and pray to God for him; and thus I live in peace. Do you the same, and you too shall have peace.'

St. Monica


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on December 19, 2014, 04:29:08 AM
That makes you ponder and take a long look at yourself.  :Eeek:








:teaandcoffee: :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 19, 2014, 05:23:09 PM
It's good to sit back and think over! :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 20, 2014, 12:51:58 AM
'He who believes in the blessings of the world to come abstains of his own accord from the pleasures of this present world. But he who lacks such faith becomes pleasure-loving and insensitive.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on December 20, 2014, 01:36:58 AM
St.Monica pray for me! :popeyes:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 21, 2014, 04:29:32 PM
'He who repents rightly does not imagine that it is his own effort which cancels his former sins; but through this effort he makes his peace with God.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on December 21, 2014, 04:31:46 PM
Amen.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 23, 2014, 02:27:31 AM
'Do you not hear the Lord saying: Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst? Will he be absent, then, when so many people united in love are gathered together? I have his promise; I am surely not going to rely on my own strength! I have what he has written; that is my staff, my security, my peaceful harbour. Let the world be in upheaval. I hold to his promise and read his message; that is my protecting wall and garrison. What message? Know that I am with you always, until the end of the world!'

St. John Chrysostom

 :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 23, 2014, 11:33:08 PM
'Oh, what a sweet hermitage for a soul that has faith in the stable of Bethlehem!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 26, 2014, 02:21:03 AM
'Man does not love me, would God seem to say, because he does not see me. I wish to make myself seen by him and to converse with him, and so make myself loved: "He was seen upon earth, and conversed with men."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 27, 2014, 07:19:27 AM
'No one, putting his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.'

Luke 9:62


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 27, 2014, 07:22:48 PM
'My father, do not ask me to give hostages to this body of mine. I cannot afford it. Between me and my body there must needs be a struggle until death.'

St. Margaret of Cortona


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 29, 2014, 11:49:06 AM
'When rain falls upon the earth, it gives life to the quality inherent in each plant: sweetness in the sweet, astringency in the astringent; similarly, when grace falls upon the hearts of the faithful, it gives to each the energies appropriate to the different virtues without itself changing.'

St. Mark the Ascetic



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 03, 2015, 01:47:14 AM
'All souls in hell are there because they did not pray. All the saints sanctified themselves by prayer.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 03, 2015, 07:35:34 PM
"A servant who follows his master, if he be asked where he goes, might reply that he does not go, that he only follows: because it is his master's will and not his, which determines the place to which he walks."
St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 04, 2015, 10:20:56 PM
"Feed upon the will of God, and drink the chalice of Jesus with your eyes shut, so that you may not see what is inside; let it be enough for you to know that it is the cup of your sweet Jesus. Above all, form to yourself a constant habit of resignation by making frequently such acts as these: O beloved Will! O Most Holy Will of God, I love Thee!....The food of my Jesus was to do the will of His Father, mine shall be the same."
St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 05, 2015, 05:39:22 PM
The happiness of knowing we are embracing the will of our Benevolent and All Good God.



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 06, 2015, 06:42:34 PM
The prayer of the sick person is his patience and his acceptance of his sickness for the love of Jesus Christ. Make sickness itself a prayer, for there is none more powerful, save martyrdom.
St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 07, 2015, 08:11:18 PM

'If it be the duty of a Christian to pray to God before meals, he is not less bound to thank him after having made use of the gifts which came from his bountiful hand. It is, therefore, necessary to make, after every meal, a short but fervent act of thanksgiving.'

St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on January 07, 2015, 09:14:00 PM
We thank thee, almighty God,for the gifts we have received from thy bounty.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen!
 :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:




Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 09, 2015, 08:18:55 PM
Amen!

'Wisdom is not only to perceive the natural consequence of things, but also to accept as our due the malice of those who wrong us. People who go no further than the first kind of wisdom become proud, whereas those who attain the second become humble.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 09, 2015, 09:08:13 PM
"When trees are much loaded with fruit, the quantity weighs down, nay, sometimes breaks the branches; whereas, those which are not so laden remain straight; and when the ears of corn are full, they hang down, so that the stalk seems ready to break; but when they stand up, it is a sign there is little in them. Just so it is as to spiritual things. They who bear no fruit continually shoot upward, but they who are laden with the fruit of grace and good works are always hanging down their heads in a humble posture; they make the favors they have received from God a subject of further humiliation and fear."
St. Dorotheus

Saint Dorotheus please pray for us that we persevere in humility and gratitude.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on January 10, 2015, 12:32:16 PM
"When trees are much loaded with fruit, the quantity weighs down, nay, sometimes breaks the branches; whereas, those which are not so laden remain straight; and when the ears of corn are full, they hang down, so that the stalk seems ready to break; but when they stand up, it is a sign there is little in them. Just so it is as to spiritual things. They who bear no fruit continually shoot upward, but they who are laden with the fruit of grace and good works are always hanging down their heads in a humble posture; they make the favors they have received from God a subject of further humiliation and fear."
St. Dorotheus

Saint Dorotheus please pray for us that we persevere in humility and gratitude.

A beautiful quote George. I love it.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on January 10, 2015, 12:33:27 PM
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
St. Thomas Aquinas





Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 10, 2015, 03:35:32 PM
"When trees are much loaded with fruit, the quantity weighs down, nay, sometimes breaks the branches; whereas, those which are not so laden remain straight; and when the ears of corn are full, they hang down, so that the stalk seems ready to break; but when they stand up, it is a sign there is little in them. Just so it is as to spiritual things. They who bear no fruit continually shoot upward, but they who are laden with the fruit of grace and good works are always hanging down their heads in a humble posture; they make the favors they have received from God a subject of further humiliation and fear."
St. Dorotheus

Saint Dorotheus please pray for us that we persevere in humility and gratitude.

A beautiful quote George. I love it.

Me too. :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 10, 2015, 03:45:53 PM
The whole science of the saints consists in knowing and following the will of God; because then only can a man be perfect indeed, when, raising himself above all other things, he subjects himself to eternal truth and justice, for, since man was made after the image and likeness of God, who is eternal truth and justice, he cannot expect to attain either perfection or happiness except by conformity to his divine original. On the other hand , the most dangerous of all temptations are those which lead us to follow the suggestions of our own hearts and thoughts, instead of the will of God. The pleasure which a man seeks in the gratification of his own inclinations is quickly changed into bitterness, and leaves nothing behind but the regret of having been ignorant of the secret of true beatitude and of the way of the saints."
St. Isidore


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 11, 2015, 10:44:48 PM
O, Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there thy cheerful beams.
St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 12, 2015, 01:44:36 AM
Amen. :D

'One who trusts in the leadership of Christ renounces the Enemy and his angels, that is to say, all manner of magical superstition which depends on the emissaries of Satan. Moreoever, the Christian renounces all the Devil's works -- cults, idols, omens, auguries, pomps and shows, robberies and fraud, sins of the flesh and drunkenness, dancing and lying. Such things -- not to mention much else -- separated you from the Lord and allied you with the devil. They are the chains of the Serpent, loaded on the souls of men to lead them to the prison of hell.

Only when a man has rid himself of these evils, and cast off the chains from his back and thrown them, so to speak, in the face of the Enemy, can he proclaim his act of faith with sincerity.'

St. Niceta of Remesiana


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on January 12, 2015, 02:18:43 AM
Amen.

That's a good meditation  O:)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 12, 2015, 03:14:23 PM
Ask the animals, and they will teach you;
The birds of the air, and they will teach you;
Or the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;
And the fish of the sea, will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:7-10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 12, 2015, 10:05:06 PM
I saw our Lord sitting upon an high throne
and elevated: and those things that were under him filled the temple.

Seraphims stood upon the same: six wings to one, and six wings to the other:
with two they covered his face, and with two they covered his feet,
and with two they flew.

And they cried one to another, and said: holy, holy, holy, the Lord God of
hosts, all the earth is full of his Glory.

Isaias 6:1-3



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 12, 2015, 11:12:31 PM
'. . . he that shall drink of the water that I will give him, shall not thirst for ever: But the water that I will give him, shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.'

John 4:13-14


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 12, 2015, 11:32:10 PM
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
John 4 23-24


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 12, 2015, 11:35:15 PM
Amen amen.



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 14, 2015, 07:26:54 PM
Trials and tribulation offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.
St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 15, 2015, 02:14:18 AM
That's a truly splendid one!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 15, 2015, 02:16:35 AM
'If you are in grace, love vigils, so that by your vigils you may guard your treasure and keep yourself in holiness. If you are in sin, hurry to be cleansed by watching and praying.'

St. Niceta of Remesiana


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2015, 04:48:59 AM
'Rather ought every one to submit to death, than to receive the sacrament of communion from the hand of a heretic.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on January 16, 2015, 10:55:16 PM
"If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews without food in the desert for fear that they would collapse on the way, it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try to get to Heaven without the bread of Heaven."
Saint Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 18, 2015, 06:25:17 AM
'I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou hast given me: because they are thine: And all my things are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.'

John 17:9-10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 19, 2015, 01:09:28 AM
'For what is the ascetic life but mastery of the passions, control of thoughts and unrelenting wrestling against invisible foes? And how should these things not afflict the flesh? But this slight momentary affliction of ours, as it is written, is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory, beyond all measure, because our aim is not what can be seen but what cannot be seen.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 20, 2015, 08:02:03 PM
'How can you, by love, make your own the sufferings of our sweet Jesus? God will teach you how when it pleases Him, for He alone can do so. The soul inflamed with the love of God, without distraction, in pure and simple faith, suddenly finds herself, when God pleases, penetrated with the sufferings of Jesus; in a glance of faith she sees them all, without understanding; for the Passion of Our Saviour is a labor of love, and the soul thus lost in God, Who is all charity, all love, makes of herself a fount of love and sorrow.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 21, 2015, 07:53:52 PM
'It is therefore an indispensable obligation for all Catholics who are eager to prove that they are true sons of Holy Mother the Church to adhere to the holy faith of the Fathers, to preserve it, to die for it, and, on the other hand, to detest the profane novelties of profane men, to dread them, to harass them, and to attack them.'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on January 21, 2015, 09:53:28 PM
Amen, my brother! :angryred: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :+: :+: :principalities: :principalities:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 21, 2015, 09:56:28 PM
Hahaha! Fighting the good fight!

  :swordfight:    :soldier:   :soldier:   :soldier:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 26, 2015, 05:18:17 AM
'St Francis of Assisi, on seeing a lamb, would begin to weep, saying, "My Lord like a lamb was led to death for me."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 28, 2015, 08:07:53 AM
'I advise you to have recourse to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, if you want to conquer your enemies and obtain the strength and consolation you need; He will not refuse you this help, if you ask it of Him.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 01, 2015, 07:31:18 PM
'Think nothing and do nothing without a purpose directed to God. For to journey without direction is wasted effort.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 06, 2015, 03:06:09 PM
'Love alone harmoniously joins all created things with God and with each other.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 07, 2015, 11:31:07 PM
'I cannot sufficiently be astonished that such is the insanity of some men, such the impiety of their blinded understanding, such, finally, their lust after error, that they will not be content with the rule of faith delivered once and for all from antiquity, but must daily seek after something new, and even newer still, and are always longing to add something to religion, or to change it, or to subtract from it!'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 09, 2015, 05:26:11 PM
"For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever."

--St. Therese of Lisieux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 09, 2015, 05:27:33 PM
"How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!"

St. Elizabeth of Hungary


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 10, 2015, 01:54:52 AM
How wonderful penance is!

 :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 10, 2015, 02:28:06 AM
How wonderful penance is!

 :crucifix:

And how necessary!  We would all perish without it.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on February 10, 2015, 02:59:14 AM
I can't wait for lent to begin.  This will be my second lent as a Catholic.
 I used to be a short order cook for a local cafe where I fed the same 15-30
Farmers every day. It was really nice to put together a Lenten salad bar
For the Catholics. And their witness through their sacrifice of meat was one of the things that
Started to draw me in to the Church.  These guys normally  ate an enormous noon meal with lots of meat.
because they would be out in the field until 8 or 9 at night then have a late small supper.  During lent I served lots of grilled
Cheese sandwiches. One of the owners did not care for Catholicism so I was not able to cook any fish for them.
I did put tuna salad, hard boiled eggs and celery with peanut butter on their salad bar, though ;D
She didn't catch on to that part. 


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on February 10, 2015, 03:05:22 AM
Actually my third Lent! Or the fourth if you could count the year when I was on the outside looking in to the church.
I was contemplating joining but too scared to tell anyone!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 10, 2015, 02:22:50 PM
Ah that's wonderful to read of. If only we had more inspired cooks to help folks to eat properly on penitential days in Lent and throughout the year.

We have to do all we can to help folks to observe the end of the week penance properly.  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 10, 2015, 04:43:01 PM
"The best way not to find the bed too cold is to go to bed colder than the bed is."

St. Charles Borromeo


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 10, 2015, 04:44:37 PM
"When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings."

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 10, 2015, 05:55:20 PM
'When elated by praise, be sure disgrace will follow; for it is said: "Whoever exalts himself will be abased" (Luke 14:11).'

St. Mark the Ascetic

That St. Charles quote reminds me of one of St. Bernardine's about straw beds being plenty warm enough.  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 10, 2015, 06:12:40 PM
'When elated by praise, be sure disgrace will follow; for it is said: "Whoever exalts himself will be abased" (Luke 14:11).'

St. Mark the Ascetic

That St. Charles quote reminds me of one of St. Bernardine's about straw beds being plenty warm enough.  :D

Yes, the saints confirm each other.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 12, 2015, 12:15:54 AM
Yes that's the path to follow! :D

'The most extraordinary gift of the scapular from the Mother of God to St. Simon Stock brings its great usefulness not only to the Carmelite Family of Mary but also to all the rest of the Faithful who wish, affiliated to that Family, to follow Mary with a very special devotion.'

Pope Bl. Pius IX


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 12, 2015, 11:06:53 PM
'Certain things stop the movement of the passions and do not allow them to grow; others subdue them and make them diminish. For instance, where desire is concerned, fasting, labor and vigils do not allow it to grow, while withdrawal, contemplation, prayer and intense longing for God subdue it and make it disappear. The same is true with regard to anger. Forbearance, freedom from rancor, gentleness, for example, all arrest it and prevent it from growing, while love, acts of charity, kindness and compassion make it diminish.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 16, 2015, 09:17:03 AM
'Nothing but sin can separate us from God. You do not wish to sin; therefore preserve your heart in peace, and have it constantly turned towards heaven.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 18, 2015, 05:15:44 PM
'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom

Wow, how insightful!  Lately, I have been cutting out visits to my friend, as I have been very much occupied with spiritual things that need to get done.  I think it is better this way, in light of the quote above.  However, I think it is prudent that I allow myself breaks for friendly visits from time to time; after all, even monks have an hour of recreation daily.  Tomorrow I must visit my father in the hospital.  God bless you!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 18, 2015, 05:19:10 PM
'Certain things stop the movement of the passions and do not allow them to grow; others subdue them and make them diminish. For instance, where desire is concerned, fasting, labor and vigils do not allow it to grow, while withdrawal, contemplation, prayer and intense longing for God subdue it and make it disappear. The same is true with regard to anger. Forbearance, freedom from rancor, gentleness, for example, all arrest it and prevent it from growing, while love, acts of charity, kindness and compassion make it diminish.'

St. Maximos the Confessor

Yes, with charity, the love of God and the love of neighbor for God, we will progress spiritually in leaps and bounds! 


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 18, 2015, 05:21:44 PM
'Nothing but sin can separate us from God. You do not wish to sin; therefore preserve your heart in peace, and have it constantly turned towards heaven.'

St. Paul of the Cross

I must keep my heart fixed on God and turned away from all that is not God, even when dealing with creatures.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 18, 2015, 05:23:28 PM
'When elated by praise, be sure disgrace will follow; for it is said: "Whoever exalts himself will be abased" (Luke 14:11).'

St. Mark the Ascetic

That St. Charles quote reminds me of one of St. Bernardine's about straw beds being plenty warm enough.  :D

Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.  (Prov. 16:18)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 18, 2015, 05:29:08 PM
'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom

Wow, how insightful!  Lately, I have been cutting out visits to my friend, as I have been very much occupied with spiritual things that need to get done.  I think it is better this way, in light of the quote above.  However, I think it is prudent that I allow myself breaks for friendly visits from time to time; after all, even monks have an hour of recreation daily.  Tomorrow I must visit my father in the hospital.  God bless you!

I will pray for him particularly!

Yes such sounds like a good course!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 18, 2015, 05:38:30 PM
'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom

Wow, how insightful!  Lately, I have been cutting out visits to my friend, as I have been very much occupied with spiritual things that need to get done.  I think it is better this way, in light of the quote above.  However, I think it is prudent that I allow myself breaks for friendly visits from time to time; after all, even monks have an hour of recreation daily.  Tomorrow I must visit my father in the hospital.  God bless you!

Yes that quote is one that especially helps point the way!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 18, 2015, 05:42:31 PM
'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom

Wow, how insightful!  Lately, I have been cutting out visits to my friend, as I have been very much occupied with spiritual things that need to get done.  I think it is better this way, in light of the quote above.  However, I think it is prudent that I allow myself breaks for friendly visits from time to time; after all, even monks have an hour of recreation daily.  Tomorrow I must visit my father in the hospital.  God bless you!


Yes such sounds like a good course!

Thank you so much!  God bless you!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 18, 2015, 05:43:57 PM
'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom

Wow, how insightful!  Lately, I have been cutting out visits to my friend, as I have been very much occupied with spiritual things that need to get done.  I think it is better this way, in light of the quote above.  However, I think it is prudent that I allow myself breaks for friendly visits from time to time; after all, even monks have an hour of recreation daily.  Tomorrow I must visit my father in the hospital.  God bless you!

Yes that quote is one that especially helps point the way!

Definitely!  Now I'm off to do some mental prayer! 


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2015, 06:10:46 PM
'St. Bernard says that poverty was not to be found in heaven, it existed only on earth; but that man, not knowing its value, did not seek after it. Therefore the Son of God came down from heaven to this earth, and chose it for his companion throughout his whole life, that by his example he might also render it precious and desirable to us: "Poverty was not found in heaven, but she was well known on earth, and men knew not her excellence. So the Son of God loved her, and came down from heaven to take her to himself, that we might learn to value her when we see how he regards her."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 21, 2015, 03:32:03 AM
'St. Bernard says that poverty was not to be found in heaven, it existed only on earth; but that man, not knowing its value, did not seek after it. Therefore the Son of God came down from heaven to this earth, and chose it for his companion throughout his whole life, that by his example he might also render it precious and desirable to us: "Poverty was not found in heaven, but she was well known on earth, and men knew not her excellence. So the Son of God loved her, and came down from heaven to take her to himself, that we might learn to value her when we see how he regards her."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Our Lord turns the Cross and Poverty into something most excellent.  I never look down on poverty because our Lord had chosen it for himself, and so had Blessed Mary and St. Joseph as husband and wife.  How blessed are the poor who are poor in spirit!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2015, 05:14:00 PM
'It can happen that someone may in appearance be fulfilling a commandment but is in reality serving a passion, and through evil thoughts he destroys the goodness of the action.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 21, 2015, 05:25:34 PM
'It is almost certain that excess in eating is the cause of almost all the diseases of the body, but its effects on the soul are even more disastrous.'  

St. Alphonsus Liguori


'Never rise from the table without having given due thanks to the Lord. If we act in this way, we need have no fear of the wretched sin of gluttony.'
  
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 24, 2015, 09:22:10 PM
'Our Apostolic Mandate requires from Us that We watch over the purity of the Faith and the integrity of Catholic discipline. It requires from Us that We protect the faithful from evil and error; especially so when evil and error are presented in dynamic language which, concealing vague notions and ambiguous expressions with emotional and high-sounding words, is likely to set ablaze the hearts of men in pursuit of ideals which, whilst attractive, are nonetheless nefarious.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 25, 2015, 05:45:43 AM
'Our Apostolic Mandate requires from Us that We watch over the purity of the Faith and the integrity of Catholic discipline. It requires from Us that We protect the faithful from evil and error; especially so when evil and error are presented in dynamic language which, concealing vague notions and ambiguous expressions with emotional and high-sounding words, is likely to set ablaze the hearts of men in pursuit of ideals which, whilst attractive, are nonetheless nefarious.'

Pope St. Pius X

The Holy Office had always been the same in this regard up until Vatican II, carefully protecting the flock from dangerous wolves, imposing excommunications for heresy as frequently as necessary.  Then with John XXIII and the other Conciliariasts occupying the Chair of Peter things changed a whole lot and things harmful to the faithful such as heretical and immoral books went unchecked, with few excommunications being imposed, and most of them to traditionalists who were merely trying to remain faithful to the true Faith of the Saints.  In the 1960's under Paul VI  the "Index of Forbidden Books" (established in 1559) was abolished and books harmful to the faithful were being read without censure, and disciplines harmful to the faithful (Holy Communion in the hand, etc.) were introduced, causing irreverence to the Blessed Sacrament, and a loss in belief in the Blessed Sacrament for not merely a few people. 


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 26, 2015, 10:36:24 PM
'It is your self love which makes you resent not being able to do what others can do or having so much dismay on finding that you have need of the help of others; if you were dead to self, you would not be so unhappy.'

The Lord, to St. Gemma Galgani


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 27, 2015, 04:36:29 PM
'Good works are of no use unless we also bear the cross as well, nor do sufferings profit us unless we lead a Christian life.'

Bl. John of Avila


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2015, 02:57:40 AM
'O what then! I merit not in caring for my husband and my child, who are God's creatures? No, for thou dost merit naught, if thou intend not above all the pleasing of God. If thy intention be towards God so that thou dost that which thou doest to his praise and glory, then everything doth profit thee. And hence thou mayest ever merit if thou thyself care for thy household, and thy children, and thy house; having above all intention towards God and that what thou dost may be to his honour and glory, straightway thou dost merit.'

St. Bernardine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 01, 2015, 07:33:41 PM
'In Baptism He instills the virtues of faith, hope and charity, and with these other virtues, by which the creature is to co-operate and exert itself toward the pursuit of Good, not only preserving within itself those received in the sacraments, but acquiring others by its own merits and exertions.  This will be the greatest happiness and blessedness of men, that they correspond to the love, which the Creator and Redeemer shows them, adorning their soul and, by the infused habits, familiarizing themselves with the virtuous exercise of their own will.  But the failure to correspond to those inestimable benefits brings on their greatest misfortune, because in this disloyalty consists the first great victory of the demon over man.'

Our Lady to Ven. Mary of Agreda, City of God, Vol. I, p. 375
(Bk. II, #486)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 02, 2015, 06:42:19 PM
'The best advice that I can give you is this. Church traditions -- especially when they do not run counter to the Faith -- are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down.'

St. Jerome, Epistulae, lxxi.6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2015, 12:30:10 AM
'Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.'

1 John 2:15


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 05, 2015, 07:58:00 AM
If anyone should say that the true Church is not one body in itself, but consists of varied and diverse societies of Christian name, and is spread out among them, or that various societies disagreeing among themselves in profession of faith and separated by communion, constitute, as members or parts, the one and universal Church of Christ, let him be anathema.

- Vatican Council (1870), Canon IV


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 07, 2015, 02:18:06 AM
'See ye that I alone am, and there is no other God beside Me: I will kill and I will make to live: I will strike and I will heal, and there is none that can deliver out of My Hand.'

Deuteronomy 32:39


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 08, 2015, 04:19:19 AM
'The flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary to one another.

And they that are Christ's have crucified their flesh, with its vices and concupiscences.'

Galatians 5:17,24


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 09, 2015, 08:20:31 AM
Latinis potius literis erudiantur, quam ut facultas concedatur, adhibendi in Missae celebratione vulgarem linguam [Let them rather learn Latin letters, than that the faculty be conceded of using the vulgar tongue in the celebration of Mass].

- Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758), De Missa Sacrificio, 1.2, c. 2. n. 14


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 09, 2015, 08:22:34 AM
Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems.

- Saint Anthony (ca. 251-356)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 09, 2015, 08:25:07 AM
Justice forbids and reason itself forbids that the State should be godless, or that it should adopt a line of action which would end in godlessness -- namely, to treat the various religions (as they call them) alike, and to bestlow upon them promiscuously equal rights and privileges.... Yet, with the discernment of a true mother, the Church weighs the great burden of human weakness, and well knows the course down which the minds and actions of men in this are being borne. For this reason, while not conceding any right to anything save what is true and honest, she does not forbid public authority to tolerate what is at variance with truth and justice, for the sake of avoiding greater ills.... But to judge aright, we must acknowledge that the more a State is driven to tolerate evil, the further it is from perfection.

- Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), Encyclical Libertas Praestantissimum, June 1888


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 09, 2015, 08:26:16 AM
To use the words of the fathers of the Council of Trent, it is certain that the Church "was instructed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles and that all truth was daily taught by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost." Therefore, it is obviously absurd and injurious to propose a certain "restoration and regeneration" for her as though necessary for her safety and growth, as if she could be considered subject to defect or obscuration or other misfortune. Indeed these authors of novelties consider that a "foundation may be laid of a new human institution," and what St. Cyprian detested may come to pass, that what was a divine thing "may become a human church."

- Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846), Mirari Vos, "On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism," August 15, 1832


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 09, 2015, 08:28:25 AM
The fort is betrayed even of them that should have defended it.

- St. John Fisher, 16th-century English bishop


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 12, 2015, 04:39:57 AM
'To be removed from things of the senses is to contemplate things of the spirit.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 14, 2015, 12:38:32 AM
'We do not acquire virtue by taking our ease and seeking our comfort.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 14, 2015, 04:43:06 AM
'We do not acquire virtue by taking our ease and seeking our comfort.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Very true, but when we are very sick it would be most imprudent not to attend to the needs of our body.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 14, 2015, 05:43:29 AM
Just so, you have to think of the long term!

'Nothing will draw down on you as many of God's blessings as fidelity in small matters.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 17, 2015, 12:06:00 AM
'Let us now return to our orchard, or flower-garden, and behold now how the trees begin to fill with sap for the bringing forth of the blossoms, and then of the fruit -- the flowers and the plants, also, their fragrance. This illustration pleases me; for very often, when I was beginning -- and our Lord grant that I have really begun to serve His Majesty -- I mean, begun in relation to what I have to say of my life, -- it was to me a great joy to consider my soul as a garden, and our Lord as walking in it. I used to beseech Him to increase the fragrance of the little flowers of virtues -- which were beginning, as it seemed to bud -- and preserve them, that they might be to His glory; for I desired nothing for myself. I prayed Him to cut those He liked, because I already knew that they would grow the better.'

St. Teresa of Avila


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 17, 2015, 08:14:54 AM
'Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us for everything that was necessary for us, even to the hard and ignominious death upon the cross.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 21, 2015, 07:04:01 PM
'Do whatever your flesh can endure; neither force it beyond measure nor on the other hand abandon it to slackness; for if you load a ship beyond its usual burden, it will readily be sunk by its weight, but if on the contrary you leave it too light, it is easily overturned by the winds. By the grace of God, brother, I understand my natural capacity and know how to regulate my food.'

St. Daniel the Stylite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 25, 2015, 09:45:59 PM
'Jesus expires on the cross! He is dead that we may have life. All creation mourns: the sun darkens, the earth trembles, the rocks burst, and the veil of the temple is rent in twain; my heart alone remains harder than a rock!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 26, 2015, 03:26:50 PM
'Jews, heretics or heathens, belong not to God's friendship but to this world's peace. But the peace of the spiritual and of Catholics coming down from above and leading upwards refuses to hold communion with the lovers of the world, resists all obstacles and flies from pernicious pleasures to true joys, as the Lord says: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21)."'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 26, 2015, 05:08:52 PM
The Church is the only one, the Roman Catholic! And if there were left upon earth but one Catholic, he would be the one, universal Church, the Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ against which the gates of Hell shall never prevail.

- Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 26, 2015, 05:11:01 PM
The judgment of God may be compared to a mirror. It is not the mirror's fault if the face it reflects is hideous.

- Saint Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 26, 2015, 05:11:55 PM
Matters have come to this pass: the people have left their houses of prayer and assembled in the deserts, -- a pitiable sight; women and children, old men, and men otherwise inform, wretchedly faring in the open air, amid most profuse rains and snow-storms and winds and frosts of winter; and again in summer under a scorching sun. To this they submit because they will have no part of the wicked Arian leaven.

- St. Basil the Great (ca. 330-ca. 379), Epistulae 242 (in 376)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 27, 2015, 12:44:36 PM
The judgment of God may be compared to a mirror. It is not the mirror's fault if the face it reflects is hideous.

- Saint Jerome


We have to look at the reality -- what we really are!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 28, 2015, 08:58:52 AM
The judgment of God may be compared to a mirror. It is not the mirror's fault if the face it reflects is hideous.

- Saint Jerome


We have to look at the reality -- what we really are!

Yes, and we can not blame anyone but ourselves when we see our ugliness in the mirror.  It is not God's or anyone else's fault that we do not appear in the mirror as beautiful, patient, docile saints.  Nobody--not even the devil--can cause us to sin or to be unfaithful and uncharitable; we ourselves are the cause.  God bless you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 28, 2015, 07:57:30 PM
'There is no doubt that, if man could perceive the many difficulties thrown by self-love in the way of his own good, he would no longer allow himself to be deceived by it; and its malignity is the more to be dreaded because it is so powerful that were but one grain of it in the world would be sufficient to corrupt all mankind. Wherefore I conclude that self-love is the root of all evils which exist in this world and in the other. Behold Lucifer, whose present state is the result of following the suggestions of his self-love; and in ourselves it seems to me even worse. Our father Adam has so contaminated us that to my eyes the evil appears almost incurable, for it so penetrates our veins, our nerves, our bones, that we can neither say nor think nor do anything which is not full of the poison of this love - not even those thoughts and deeds which are directed toward the purification of the spirit.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 29, 2015, 10:09:35 PM
'Even the holiest desires, whether they refer to the salvation of souls or the needs of the Church, which are very great, should be consumed in the fire of the love of God, whence they proceed, and await God's time for their fulfilment. Meanwhile cultivate one only desire, the most perfect of all; that is, to please God more and more, and to nourish yourself with His will.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2015, 02:50:57 AM
'Behold the King of heaven, who, hanging on that gibbet, is now on the point of giving up the ghost. Let us, too, ask of him, with the prophet: What are those wounds in the middle of Thy hands? Tell me, O my Jesus, what are these wounds in the middle of Thy hands? The Abbot Rupert makes answer for Jesus: "They are the memorials of charity, the price of redemption." They are tokens, says the Redeemer, of the great love which I bear towards you; they are the payment by which I set you free from the hands of your enemies, and from eternal death.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 04, 2015, 07:53:25 PM
'The earth under the ancient curse brought forth thorns and thistles; but now the Church beholds it laughing with flowers and restored by the grace of a new benediction. Mindful of the verse, "My heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise Him", she refreshes herself with the fruits of His Passion which she gathers from the Tree of the Cross, and with the flowers of His Resurrection whose fragrance invites the frequent visits of her Spouse.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 05, 2015, 09:03:25 PM
'Brethren and fathers, at Christ's resurrection creation too, putting away its winter gloom, like a deadness puts out fresh shoots and as it were comes to life again. And yes, we see the earth wearing green, the plants flourishing, the animals skipping around, the sea tamed and everything being changed for the better.

But I must explain why I have said this. If inanimate and irrational creatures are made radiant and lovely by the resplendent resurrection, how much more ought we, who have been honoured with reason and the image of God, make ourselves bright by our life and give off sweet fragrance by the spirit. For one who strives after virtue is truly the sweet fragrance of Christ, and the Apostle bears witness to this when he says, For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ for God among those who are being saved and those who are perishing, for the latter a scent of death leading to death, for the former an scent of life leading to life [2 Cor. 2,15-16].'

St. Theodore the Studite (A.D. 759 - 826)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 08, 2015, 05:08:03 AM
'According to the degree to which the intellect is stripped of the passions, the Holy Spirit initiates the intellect into the mysteries of the age to be.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on April 12, 2015, 07:09:09 AM
'Brethren and fathers, at Christ's resurrection creation too, putting away its winter gloom, like a deadness puts out fresh shoots and as it were comes to life again. And yes, we see the earth wearing green, the plants flourishing, the animals skipping around, the sea tamed and everything being changed for the better.

But I must explain why I have said this. If inanimate and irrational creatures are made radiant and lovely by the resplendent resurrection, how much more ought we, who have been honoured with reason and the image of God, make ourselves bright by our life and give off sweet fragrance by the spirit. For one who strives after virtue is truly the sweet fragrance of Christ, and the Apostle bears witness to this when he says, For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ for God among those who are being saved and those who are perishing, for the latter a scent of death leading to death, for the former an scent of life leading to life [2 Cor. 2,15-16].'

St. Theodore the Studite (A.D. 759 - 826)



I wonder if, before before Christ rose from the dead, spring was perceived by us descendants of Abraham,as beautiful as we see it now, or if Christ rose from the dead in spring because it is such a beautiful time of the year?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 12, 2015, 12:21:20 PM
It makes me think of the hope and anticipation of the faithful few, the portion of the people who understood to a degree the prophecies predicting Our Lord and Saviour.  Anticipating a Saviour from their sins.. A new Spring a new life..


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on April 13, 2015, 02:29:39 AM
'My dearest Saviour, Thou art the King of Heaven, the King of kings, the Son of God; and how is it, then, that I see Thee in this cave, forsaken by all? I see no one assisting Thee but Joseph and Thy holy Mother.
I desire to unite myself also to them in keeping Thee company.'
St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 13, 2015, 03:07:46 AM
How one wishes to keep such holy company in such solitude!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 16, 2015, 08:42:56 AM
'Unless a man acquires, through the grace of Christ, knowledge of the truth and fear of God, he is gravely wounded not only by the passions but also by the things that happen to him.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 16, 2015, 04:30:28 PM
'If you say, "Show me your God," I will say to you, "Show me what kind of person you are, and I will show you my God." Show me then whether the eyes of your mind can see, and the ears of your heart hear.

It is like this. Those who can see with the eyes of their bodies are aware of what is happening in this life on earth. They get to know things that are different from each other. They distinguish light and darkness, black and white, ugliness and beauty, elegance and inelegance, proportion and lack of proportion, excess and defect. The same is true of the sounds we hear: high or low or pleasant. So it is with the ears of our heart and the eyes of our mind in their capacity to hear or see God.

God is seen by those who have the capacity to see him, provided that they keep the eyes of their mind open. All have eyes, but some have eyes that are shrouded in darkness, unable to see the light of the sun. Because the blind cannot see it, it does not follow that the sun does not shine. The blind must trace the cause back to themselves and their eyes. In the same way, you have eyes in your mind that are shrouded in darkness because of your sins and evil deeds.

A person's soul should be clean, like a mirror reflecting light. If there is rust on the mirror his face cannot be seen in it. In the same way, no one who has sin within him can see God.'

St. Theophilus of Antioch


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 18, 2015, 06:39:54 PM
           In The Letter to the Hebrews, Chapter 1 Verse 7 states:     
           Of the angels he says;     
           He makes his angels winds     
           and his ministers a fiery flame.   
 
            :tinyangel: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :seraphim: :littlewings: :thrones: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2015, 07:20:48 PM
Inspiring to think of!  :angelyellow: :cherubim: :seraphim: :cherubim: :angelyellow:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 18, 2015, 07:23:26 PM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: George on April 18, 2015, 08:44:56 PM
"Lord, shed upon our darkened souls the brilliant light of your wisdom so that we may be enlightened, and serve you with renewed purity."
St. Ephraim


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2015, 05:17:24 PM
A beautiful quote my friend! A prayer to keep ahold of!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2015, 11:24:44 PM
'Yes, the priest stands at the altar, the priest stands there and makes a long supplication, not in order that fire from heaven may consume the things that lie to open view, but that grace, lighting on the Sacrifice, may thereby in flame the souls of all, and show them brighter than silver purified in the fire. Art thou ignorant that the soul of man could never bear this fire of the Sacrifice, but that all would be utterly consumed, were not the aid of the grace of God abundant? For if one would but consider how great a thing it is for a mortal, and one still clothed with flesh and blood, to be enabled to be nigh to that blessed and immortal nature, he would then see how great an honor the grace of the Spirit has vouchsafed to priests.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 20, 2015, 06:14:57 AM
'Yes, the priest stands at the altar, the priest stands there and makes a long supplication, not in order that fire from heaven may consume the things that lie to open view, but that grace, lighting on the Sacrifice, may thereby in flame the souls of all, and show them brighter than silver purified in the fire. Art thou ignorant that the soul of man could never bear this fire of the Sacrifice, but that all would be utterly consumed, were not the aid of the grace of God abundant? For if one would but consider how great a thing it is for a mortal, and one still clothed with flesh and blood, to be enabled to be nigh to that blessed and immortal nature, he would then see how great an honor the grace of the Spirit has vouchsafed to priests.'

St. John Chrysostom

We should never lose sight that the priest represents our Lord Jesus Christ and deserves much respect and honor from us.  To me there is no person on earth more beautiful and noble that a validly ordained priest who is faithful to God and to his vocation.  God bless you!  


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 22, 2015, 02:16:35 AM
There is nothing like the Holy Sacrifice of Our Lord.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 22, 2015, 02:00:48 PM
There is nothing like the Holy Sacrifice of Our Lord.


Nothing at all!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 27, 2015, 01:43:11 PM
"...t is not allowable for anyone to produce another faith, that is, to write or to compose or to consider or to teach others; those who dare to compose another faith, or to support or to teach or to hand on another creed to those who wish to turn to knowledge of the truth, whether from Hellenism or Judaism or indeed from any heresy whatsoever, or to introduce novelty of speech, that is, invention of terms, so as to overturn what has now been defined by us, such persons, if they are bishops or clerics, are deprived of their episcopacy or clerical rank, and if they are monks or layfolk they are excommunicated."
--Pope St. Leo II, Third Council of Constantinople (681)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 27, 2015, 01:43:51 PM
"The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: 'Here is the wolf!' when it enters the flock or anywhere else."
--St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Part III, Chapter 29


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 27, 2015, 01:44:47 PM
"In the Third Secret [of Fatima] it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top."
--Mario L. Ciappi, Novus Ordo cardinal and household theologian to John Paul II; quoted in The Devil's Final Battle, p. 33


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 27, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
"The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters."
--St. Nicholas of Flue, in Catholic Prophecy, edited by Yves Dupont, p. 30


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 27, 2015, 06:23:53 PM
                 In The Book of Psalms, Psalm 36 Verse 8-9 states:   
                   
                 How precious is your love, O God!   
                 We take refuge in the shadow of your wings.     
                 We feast on the rich food of your house;   
                 from your delightful stream you give us drink.   
   
                  :angelyellow: :cherubim: :thrones: :angelyellow: :cherubim: :thrones: :angelblue: :angelblue:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 27, 2015, 06:32:51 PM
A beautiful and refreshing verse to hear CyrilSebastian!


'HAVE no emulation toward the malignant: neither envy them that do iniquity.

Because they shall quickly wither as grass: and as the blossoms of herbs they shall soon fall.

Hope in our Lord and do good: and inhabit the land, and thou shalt be fed in the riches thereof.

Be delighted in our Lord: and he will give thee the petitions of thy heart.

Reveal thy way to our Lord, and hope in him: and he will do it.

And he will bring forth thy justice as light: and thy judgment as midday: be subject to our Lord, and pray him.

Psalm 36:1-7

[36 in the traditional numbering, the previous then 35]


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 30, 2015, 05:17:06 PM
              The Letter to the Colossians, Chapter 3 Verse 9-10 states:   
              Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices     
                and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 02, 2015, 08:26:41 PM
'Holy Scripture tells us that whoever gives in to temptation will perish. Never fear temptation: it is useful and necessary to us. I must arm myself with prayer and have complete trust in Our Lord and great mistrust of myself. I must face every trial with profound humility and blind, simple, happy obedience.

Jesus crucified is my model. I must work tirelessly to be like him. I should not longer allow myself to be sad about anything other than offending him or having nothing to suffer for him, for love of him.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 04, 2015, 04:07:12 PM
'For we are the children of the saints, and look for that life which God will give to those that never change their faith from him.'

Tobias 2:18


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 07, 2015, 07:24:58 PM
            In The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 29 Verse 5 states:   
   
             The man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net under his feet.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2015, 03:49:29 PM
Amen amen.

'Your name will be written in this Sacred Heart in indelible characters.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2015, 05:55:41 PM
'Let us hasten with joy and trepidation to the noble contest and with no fear of our enemies. They are themselves unseen but they can look at the appearance of our soul. If they are really to see our spirits bowed down by fear, then indeed they will make a harsher sally against us, knowing how much we tremble. Let us courageously arm ourselves against them. No one goes to battle against a plucky fighter.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 09, 2015, 01:53:26 AM
'It is characteristic of God and His angels to bring to the soul, when they occupy it, true happiness and spiritual joy; and to drive from it the sadness and trials which the enemy incites in it.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 10, 2015, 01:53:40 AM
'He who is not attracted by worldly things cherishes stillness. He who loves nothing merely human loves all men. And he who takes no offence at anyone either on account of their faults, or on account of his own suspicious thoughts, has knowledge of God and of things divine.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 12, 2015, 06:24:39 PM
             In The Book of Psalms, Psalm 23, Verse 3-4 state:   
             you restore my strength.     
             You guide me along the right path for the sake of your name.   
             Even when I walk through a dark valley,       
             I fear no harm for you are at my side;       
             Your rod and staff give me courage.   
 
               :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight: :swordfight:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 13, 2015, 05:42:23 PM
A favorite psalm!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 13, 2015, 05:42:34 PM
'What is meritorious is not that a man should be poor, but that, being poor, he should love poverty.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 16, 2015, 07:07:48 PM
'Blessed the one who has become fruitful in the Lord, that he may have the holy Angels as guardians, as a fruitful tree has its own husbandman as guardian.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 23, 2015, 05:29:49 PM
'The divine Heart of Jesus must be so entirely substituted for our own, that He alone may live and act in us and for us; His Will must so annihilate ours that it may have absolute freedom to act without any resistance on our part; in fact, His affections, thoughts and desires must take the place of ours: thus He will love Himself with His own love in us and for us.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 26, 2015, 04:45:59 PM
'As I looked, thrones were placed and one that was Ancient of Days took His seat; His raiment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was like fiery flames, its wheels were like a burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came forth from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.'

Daniel 7:9-10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 29, 2015, 06:48:34 PM
              Good is the Lord to one who waits for him, to the soul that seeks him;     
              It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.     
 
             The Book of Lamentations: Chapter 3 Verse 25-26


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 31, 2015, 02:35:03 PM
Amen.



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 31, 2015, 02:35:12 PM
'In vain will our sacred discourses strike the external ear, unless God by a spiritual gift opens the hearing of the interior man.'

St. Fulgentius of Ruspe


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on June 05, 2015, 12:54:07 AM
" it is good to hope in silence for the saving help of The Lord"

Amen brother!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 05, 2015, 01:05:24 PM
'The whole life of religious Orders depends upon the preservation of their first spirit.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 06, 2015, 07:02:25 PM
             He made me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm.           
             He made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me.     
   
             The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 49 Verse 2


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 09, 2015, 02:03:06 AM
'Who will give water to my head, and to mine eyes a fountain of tears? and I will weep day & night for the slain of the daughter of my people.'

Prophecy of Jeremie 9:1


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: odhiambo on June 09, 2015, 07:43:11 AM
'We must keep the eye of faith fixed on Jesus Christ who climbs the hill of Calvary loaded with his Cross, and as he toils painfully up the steep slope of Golgotha we should see him followed by an immense throng of souls carrying their own crosses and treading the same path. Oh, what a beautiful sight this is. Let us fix our mental gaze firmly on it. We see close behind Jesus our most holy Mother, who follows him perfectly, loaded with her own cross. Then comes the Apostles, Martyrs, Doctors, Virgins and Confessors. . . Jesus himself, despite all our unworthiness, has associated us with this beautiful company. We must make every effort to merge ourselves increasingly in these ranks and hasten with them along the road to Calvary. We should look to the end of the journey and not separate ourselves from this fine company; we must refuse to follow any other way than the one they tread.'

St. Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 09, 2015, 03:55:27 PM
A truly stirring quote!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 10, 2015, 09:23:43 PM
'Say frequently and from your heart, "O holy will of God, I love thee; the food of my Jesus was to do the will of the eternal Father; it shall be my food also ever to do His will."'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 13, 2015, 11:25:51 PM
'So great is the goodness of God in your regard, that when you ask through ignorance for that which is not beneficial, He does not grant your prayer in this matter, but gives you something better instead.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

How infinitely great is the goodness of God!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 15, 2015, 07:10:52 PM
             Psalm 71, Verse 7 states:     
                       I have become a portent to many,   
                       but you are my strong refuge!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 15, 2015, 07:48:12 PM
A refuge!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on June 18, 2015, 10:27:27 PM
"If any dust of imperfection cling to your heart, be not troubled, but consume it immediately in the fire of divine love, and, sorrowfully asking forgiveness, continue to live in peace."

~ St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 22, 2015, 10:58:58 PM
'We meet with contradictions everywhere. If only two persons are together they mutually afford each other opportunities of exercising patience, and even when one is alone there will still be a necessity for this virtue, so true it is that our miserable life is full of crosses.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 25, 2015, 03:50:31 AM
'Be steadfast, Christian giver: give what you may receive, sow what you may reap, scatter what you may gather. Fear not to spend, sigh not over the doubtfulness of the gain. Your substance grows when it is wisely dispensed. Set your heart on the profits due to mercy, and traffic in eternal gains. Your Recompenser wishes you to be munificent, and He who gives that you may have, commands you to spend, saying, "Give, and it shall be given to you." You must thankfully embrace the conditions of this promise. For although you have nothing that you did not receive, yet you cannot fail to have what you give.'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 25, 2015, 06:43:07 PM
                 So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;   
                 but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.     
 
                 The Second Letter to Timothy: Chapter 1, Verse 8


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 27, 2015, 04:18:18 AM
'I saw the Son of Man, and he said to me, "Have no fear! I am the First and the Last. I was dead and now I am to live for ever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and of the underworld."'

Apocalypse 1:17-18


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 29, 2015, 12:52:37 AM
'No more of the world, no more of the world.'

St. Camillus de Lellis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 30, 2015, 10:46:40 AM
'Model your hearts on that of the divine Infant, that He may vivify you, encourage you, inflame you, sanctify you, render you capable of doing great things for the glory of God; and may the holy Virgin keep you pure with the precious balm of her virtues! Amen.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on June 30, 2015, 10:54:08 AM
Amen !
A good quote to read when you wake in the morning......


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on July 01, 2015, 12:17:02 AM
"To confess the Lord by letting oneself be taught by God; to be consumed by love for Christ and his Gospel; to be servants of unity. These, dear brother bishops, are the tasks which the holy apostles Peter and Paul entrust to each of us, so that they can be lived by every Christian."

~ Pope Francis
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 02, 2015, 09:29:57 PM
Let's stick to the saints my friend.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 02, 2015, 09:30:10 PM
'The spirit of the world is restless and eager to do all things; leave that spirit alone.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 06, 2015, 10:39:35 PM
'Each degree of prayer presupposes a purification.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 07, 2015, 01:10:06 AM
'If thou remainest faithful to Me, I will never forsake thee. . . I forgive thy ignorance, because, as yet, thou dost not know Me; but, if thou art faithful to Me and followest Me, I will teach thee to know Me, and I will reveal Myself to thee.'

The Lord, to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 08, 2015, 09:40:39 PM
'How earnestly do I desire, if I were able, to celebrate thee, O Patience, queen of all things!

But by my life and manners more than by my words. For thou restest in thy own action and council more than in discourses, and in perfecting rather than in multiplying virtues. Thou art the support of virginity, the secure harbor of widowhood, the guide and directress of the married state, the unanimity of friendship, the comfort and joy of slavery, to which thou art often liberty. By thee, poverty enjoys all, because, content with itself, it bears all. By thee, the prophets were advanced in virtue, and the apostles united to Christ. Thou art the daily crown and mother of the martyrs. Thou art the bulwark of faith, the fruit of hope, and the friend of charity. Thou conductest all the people and all divine virtues, and dishevelled hairs bound up into one knot, for ornament and honor. Happy, eternally happy, is he who shall always possess thee in his soul.'

St. Zeno


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 11, 2015, 08:07:34 PM
'If, as Scripture teaches, everything involuntary has its cause in what is voluntary, man has no greater enemy than himself.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 12, 2015, 07:10:15 PM
               Ephesians 1: 3 states:     
               Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ     
               with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the     
               formation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on July 13, 2015, 10:54:18 AM
Thank you, that is one of my favorite quotes.  Wouldn't it be nice if we all opened our correspondences, emails, tweets, etc. with blessings and thanksgivings to God for all That He has given and continues to give us.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 13, 2015, 11:17:31 AM
We need to make our ways of speaking and conversation Christian and toss off the dust of the world's method!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 20, 2015, 09:56:48 PM
'There are two cries in man, the cry of the angel and the cry of the beast. The cry of the angel is prayer; the cry of the beast is sin. Those who do not pray, stoop towards the earth, like a mole trying to make a hole to hide itself in. They are all earthly, all brutish, and think of nothing but temporal things, . . . like that miser who was receiving the last Sacraments the other day; when they gave him a silver crucifix to kiss, he said, "That cross weighs a full ten ounces." If. . . the poor lost souls, notwithstanding their sufferings, could worship, there would be no more Hell. Alas! they had a heart to love God with, a tongue to bless Him with; that was their destiny. And now they are condemned to curse Him through all eternity. . .'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 23, 2015, 02:21:16 AM
'If we find nothing in the world to please us, we ought to be pleased by this very not finding anything to please us.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on July 24, 2015, 06:51:00 PM
                  The Book of Hosea: Chapter 10 Verse 12         
   
                  "Sow for yourselves justice,     
                  reap the fruit of piety;     
                  Break up for yourselves a new field,     
                  for it is time to seek the Lord,     
                  till he come and rain down justice upon you."       
 
                   :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 27, 2015, 04:24:11 AM
'The proof that a man does not love God and His Christ lies in the fact that He does not keep His commandments.'

St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 31, 2015, 06:37:21 AM
'St. Augustin says heresies are embraced only by those who, had they persevered in the faith, would be lost by the irregularity of their lives.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 31, 2015, 06:40:01 AM
Note -- Corrected the last quote.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on August 01, 2015, 12:09:52 AM
This is a prayer instead of a quote:

St. Dominic


Beloved Father Dominic, you followed in the footsteps of the poor Christ as a humble "watchdog of the Lord" preaching by day and praying by night.  Like Jesus, you converted sinners, healed the sick and raised the dead to life.  To teach sound doctrine you founded an order of preachers and doctors.  To exemplify heroic charity and self-sacrifice you raided up an army of martyrs.  To perpetuate prayer in the Church you raised up a legion of cloistered nuns.  Gentle Father, obtain for me the grace to live and die a loyal, practicing Catholic and grant me the favor I now ask
(name petition).
 Good Father Dominic, help me!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 01, 2015, 04:25:35 AM
St. Dominic, help us!  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 01, 2015, 04:43:51 AM
'Even if the whole universe holds communion with the Patriarch, I will not communicate with him. For I know from the writings of the holy Apostle Paul: the Holy Spirit declares that even angels would be anathema (Galatians 1:8) if they should begin to preach another Gospel, introducing some new teaching.'

St. Maximus the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 02, 2015, 03:52:02 AM
'Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

I have a question for folks.

What sort of confidence is good confidence and what sort is presumption?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on August 02, 2015, 01:31:43 PM
'Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

I have a question for folks.

What sort of confidence is good confidence and what sort is presumption?


Confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and the promises of Jesus Christ is good confidence.  Confidence not based on these things but on what we are unworthy of or on what is not due to us is presumption.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 03, 2015, 02:59:06 AM
Thank you Therese that answer is quite helpful to me!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on August 03, 2015, 03:30:38 AM
Thank you Therese that answer is quite helpful to me!  :D

You are very welcome, Shin!  If we look up the word presumption, we might even come up with a more helpful answer than the one I gave you.  God bless you!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 04, 2015, 03:30:48 AM
'When the intellect associates with evil and sordid thoughts it loses its intimate communion with God.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 05, 2015, 11:17:16 AM
'Every one should try to have his heart always occupied and filled with God, to love Him and think of Him only, and whether alone or with others never to be out of His presence.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 07, 2015, 06:41:59 PM
               In The Book of Sirach, Chapter 4 Verse 15 states:     
               He who obeys her judges nations;   
               he who hearkens to her dwells in her inmost chambers.     
 
               The her refers to Wisdom.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 09, 2015, 09:22:24 AM
May the Lord grant us wisdom!

'Let us believe in our son, and let him be our father for heaven.'

St. Gladys, to St. Gwynllyw of their son St. Cadoc

Let us pray for our parents!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 13, 2015, 05:22:27 PM
'I began gradually to like the good and holy conversation of this nun. How well she used to speak of God! for she was a person of great discretion and sanctity. I listened to her with delight. I think there never was a time when I was not glad to listen to her. She began by telling me how she came to be a nun through the mere reading of the words of the Gospel "Many are called, and few are chosen." She would speak of the reward which our Lord gives to those who forsake all things for His sake. This good companionship began to root out the habits which bad companionship had formed, and to bring my thoughts back to the desire of eternal things, as well as to banish in some measure the great dislike I had to be a nun, which had been very great; and if I saw any one weep in prayer, or devout in any other way, I envied her very much; for my heart was now so hard, that I could not shed a tear, even if I read the Passion through. This was a grief to me.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 20, 2015, 06:56:23 PM
                In The Book of Sirach, Chapter 42 Verse 21 states:     
                Perennial is his almighty wisdom;     
                he is from all eternity one and the same,     
                with nothing added, nothing taken away;   
                no need of a counselor for him!       
 :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons:   
   
                 
 


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 25, 2015, 10:42:01 PM
'If someone praises you hypocritically, be sure that in due course he will vilify you.'

St. Mark the Ascetic



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 27, 2015, 01:28:33 AM
'Let every knee bend before Thee, O greatness of my God, so supremely humbled in the Sacred Host. May every heart love Thee, every spirit adore Thee and every will be subject to Thee.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 31, 2015, 09:35:09 PM
'For all flesh is as grass; and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered, and the flower thereof is fallen away. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel hath been preached unto you.'

1 Peter 1:24-25


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 03, 2015, 08:52:55 PM
'Even when nothing is going wrong, be ready for affliction; and since you will have to give an account, do not make extortionate demands.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 04, 2015, 04:01:49 PM
'O most merciful heart of my Jesus, accept each of my tears, every cry of pain, as a plea for those who suffer, for those who weep, for those who forget you.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 07, 2015, 04:16:43 AM
'We fully realize that Our sacred duty is to labor unceasingly that Our beloved sons may preserve the Catholic teaching unadulterated and unimpaired, in no way allowing their Faith to be endangered.

If they are not in time urged to be on guard, they would obviously, gradually and inadvertently, fall into the danger of being satisfied with a vague and indefinite form of the Christian religion which has lately been designated as intercredal. This amounts to nothing more than an empty recommendation of a generalized Christianity. Obviously, nothing is more contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 07, 2015, 06:45:29 PM
          The Letter of Saint James, Chapter 2 Verse 1 states:             
           My brothers and sisters, show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on September 07, 2015, 07:07:24 PM
Yes, let us keep from partiality as we adhere to the faith and keep from human respect.    


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 11, 2015, 06:48:23 AM
'When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God's feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.'

St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 25, 2015, 06:42:11 PM
                  In The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 8 Verse 30 states:       
   
                  There was I beside him as his craftsman,       
                   and I was his delight day by day,  :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice: :rejoice:   
 
         


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on September 25, 2015, 07:00:13 PM
You picked my absolute favorite from proverbs!
I try love that chapter and those verses leading  up to and including verse 30
 :principalities: :angelbell: :littleprayer: :+: :harp: :flower:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on September 25, 2015, 07:01:45 PM
'When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God's feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.'

St. Basil the Great
Beautiful! :flower: :flower: :flower: :sheep: :lilo: :fishie: :fishie: :littlepigeons: :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 28, 2015, 08:36:05 PM
'For we are the children of the saints, and look for that life which God will give to those that never change their faith from him.'

Tobias 2:18


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 03, 2015, 11:46:38 PM
'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


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 07, 2015, 03:59:23 PM
'The path of virtue is painful to nature when left to itself; but nature, assisted by grace, finds it easy and agreeable.'

Ven. Louis de Granada


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 10, 2015, 08:38:07 PM
'He who divides his time between physical work and prayer subdues his body by labor and moderates its disorderly demands; and since his soul, working together with the body, at last longs for a rest, it disposes it to prayer, as to something easier, and brings it to the work of prayer with fresh strength and zeal. For the soul finds comfort in a change of occupation and in passing from one thing to another, whereas it gets bored when occupied for long with the same thing. It becomes weary of monotony, but welcomes variety of occupations. It seems to it that, by abandoning one occupation, it is freed of all hardship, and so it comes to another with fresh strength, as though it were only now starting work.'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 16, 2015, 05:17:06 PM
              In The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 20 Verse 24 states:     
                        Man's steps are from the Lord;       
                   how, then, can a man understand his way?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 19, 2015, 06:00:16 PM
           Matthew 7:14     
                      For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life,     
                                         and those who find it are few.     
     
        :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2015, 10:26:41 PM
Lord guide thy little sheep home!

Address of Ruth to Naomi

Entreat me not to leave thee,
Or to return from following after thee:
For whither thou goest,
I will go;
And where thou lodgest,
I will lodge.
Thy people shall be my people,
And thy God my God.
Where thou diest, will I die,
And there will I be buried.
The Lord do so to me, and more also
If ought but death part thee and me.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 23, 2015, 02:53:58 AM
'I have come to teach you the prayer which I made as a young girl when I was still living in the Temple. I resolutely decided in my heart that I wished to have God as father and I made up my mind to do whatever would please him, so that I might find favour in his sight. I made myself learn his law and all the commandments contained in it. In particular I committed to memory three commandments, being eager to keep them with the greatest care and with all my might. These are: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself. (Dt 6:5) Love your friend and hate your enemy." (Lv 19:18 and Mt 5:3) For I understood that man and angel were good, and my enemy was the devil and, insofar as he is evil, the evil man. From that love of God and neighbour, and from the fear and hatred of the enemy (that is, of the devil and sin), every fulness of grace and virtue has descended to me. That love cannot take root in the human heart unless there is there hatred of the enemy, that is, of the devil and sin.'

The Blessed Virgin, to St. Elizabeth, from 'The Revelations of St. Elizabeth of Toss'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 25, 2015, 06:14:15 PM
              The Gospel According to Mark 10:47         
 
               When he (Bartimaeus) heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to               
               shout and cry out, 'Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 26, 2015, 05:22:14 PM
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us sinners!

 :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 29, 2015, 03:19:47 AM
'Sometimes men are tested by pleasure, sometimes by distress or by physical suffering. By means of His prescriptions the Physician of souls administers the remedy according to the cause of the passions lying hidden in the soul.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 30, 2015, 01:46:11 AM
'Yes, the priest stands at the altar, the priest stands there and makes a long supplication, not in order that fire from heaven may consume the things that lie to open view, but that grace, lighting on the Sacrifice, may thereby in flame the souls of all, and show them brighter than silver purified in the fire. Art thou ignorant that the soul of man could never bear this fire of the Sacrifice, but that all would be utterly consumed, were not the aid of the grace of God abundant? For if one would but consider how great a thing it is for a mortal, and one still clothed with flesh and blood, to be enabled to be nigh to that blessed and immortal nature, he would then see how great an honor the grace of the Spirit has vouchsafed to priests.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on November 01, 2015, 05:19:01 PM
               The Gospel According to Mark 4:40     
   
               He (Jesus) said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?"


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 05, 2015, 11:42:12 PM
'God's grace has been revealed, and it has made salvation possible for the whole human race and taught us that what we have to do is to give up everything that does not lead to God, and all our worldly ambitions; we must be self-restrained and live good and religious lives here in this present world.'

Titus 2:11-12


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 08, 2015, 02:52:54 PM
'Let him who is in desolation consider how the Lord has left him in trial in his natural powers, in order to resist the different agitations and temptations of the enemy; since he can with the Divine help, which always remains to him, though he does not clearly perceive it: because the Lord has taken from him his great fervor, great love and intense grace, leaving him, however, grace enough for eternal salvation.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola, 'Spiritual Exercises'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 13, 2015, 05:20:10 PM
'In the Heart of Jesus be constantly recollected; it is not necessary that you should feel and taste the divine presence, but it is all-important that you keep yourself in that presence by pure faith, devoid of all self-satisfaction.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 14, 2015, 08:38:55 PM
'We are not the masters of our bodies; God is; therefore we cannot all practice corporal mortification in the same degree.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 06, 2015, 09:46:44 PM
Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christions
by St. John Bosco

Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians,
how sweet it is to come to your feet
imploring your perpetual help.
If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children,
how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget me?
Grant then to me, I implore you,
your perpetual help in all my necessities,
in every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations.
I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering.
Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners.
Grant through your intercessions many vocations to the religious life.
Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians,
that having invoked you on earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 07, 2015, 10:09:56 PM
'When you are in trouble and anxiety, go and plunge yourself in the peace of this adorable Heart, which no one can take from you.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 10, 2015, 12:23:37 AM
'Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both Father and the Son. If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house, nor say to him, "God speed you." For he that saith unto him, "God speed you," communicateth with his wicked works!'

2 John 9-11


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 12, 2015, 10:01:10 PM
'Assuredly there is no one in the world who would not receive every kind of help from Heaven, if he had a truly grateful love for Jesus Christ, such as that which is shown by devotion to His Sacred Heart.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 15, 2015, 10:17:50 PM
'She [Blessed Mary] taught them [the Apostles] how to pray mentally, insisting on the excellence and necessity of that kind of prayer; how the principal duty and the most noble occupation of the rational creature was to raise itself, by understanding and the will, above all that is created to the knowledge and love of God; and that no other object or occupation should ever be preferred or should ever interrupt this duty, so as not to deprive the soul of this supreme benefit, the beginning of eternal life and happiness. She taught them also how to thank the eternal Father for having given us his only Son for our Redeemer and Master, and for the love with which the Lord redeemed us at a cost of his Passion and Death. She exhorted them to give thanks to God for having singled them out as his Apostles, and his companions and as the founders of his holy Church. . . She exhorted them to persevere in humble prostrations and other actions of worship and reverence in adoring the greatness and majesty of the Most High.'

Ven. Mary of Agreda


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on December 15, 2015, 10:20:30 PM
Beautiful !

Ven. Mary of Agreda pray for us..............


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 17, 2015, 12:52:21 AM
Amen!

 :D

'Remember, O priests, my brothers, how it is written in the law of Moses, that those who transgressed even in corporal sacrifices were condemned by God to death, without any mercy. What a far more terrible punishment will he deserve, who tramples under foot the Son of God, and treats the Blood of the New Testament by which he is sanctified as a vile thing, and offers insult to the Holy Ghost! A man stained with sin despises and tramples on the Lamb of God, when, as the Apostle says, not discerning the sacred Bread, which is Christ, from other food, he eats unworthily by being guilty of unworthy actions; for the Lord has said by His Prophet: "Cursed is the man who does the work of God with negligence or fraud." And on account of those priests who will not lay these things seriously to heart, we are condemned, when Our Lord says: "I will curse your blessings."'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 18, 2015, 04:34:49 AM
'Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of actions, and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions.'

St. Anthony of Padua


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 19, 2015, 06:59:11 AM
'Those who will not taste how sweet is the Lord, and who love darkness rather than light, being unwilling to fulfill the law of God, are cursed; for the prophet, speaking of them, says: "Cursed are they that decline from Thy commandments." But, on the contrary, how blessed and happy are they who adore Him (as they ought) in spirit and in truth. Let us praise and beseech Him day and night, saying: "Our Father, Who art in heaven," etc., for we ought always to pray, and not to faint.'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 30, 2015, 07:09:41 AM
'Among the things we ought to ask of God, is perseverance in well-doing and in serving the Lord; because, if we only have patience, and persevere in the good life we have begun to lead, we shall acquire a most eminent degree of spirituality.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: whiterockdove on December 30, 2015, 10:47:50 AM
Amen! Amen!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 04, 2016, 05:35:22 PM
'Some, when they actively observe the commandments, expect this to outweigh their sins; others, who observe the commandments without this presumption, gain the grace of Him who died on account of our sins. We should consider which of these is right.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 05, 2016, 08:24:00 PM
'Trust in God, O cowards, and cast your bread into the river of life; soon you shall find it in the ocean of eternity.'

St. Camillus de Lellis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 06, 2016, 05:40:26 PM
'The shortest, yea, the only way to reach sanctity, is to conceive a horror for all that the world loves and values.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 07, 2016, 03:55:55 PM
Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church's enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.

- St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 09, 2016, 02:13:31 AM
'For according to the measure of its purity, as I said in the former Conference, each mind is both raised and moulded in its prayers if it forsakes the consideration of earthly and material things so far as the condition of its purity may carry it forward, and enable it with the inner eyes of the soul to see Jesus either still in His humility and in the flesh, or glorified and coming in the glory of His Majesty: for those cannot see Jesus coming in His Kingdom who are still kept back in a sort of state of Jewish weakness, and cannot say with the Apostle: "And if we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know Him so no more;" [2 Cor. v. 16.] but only those can look with purest eyes on His Godhead, who rise with Him from low and earthly works and thoughts and go apart in the lofty mountain of solitude which is free from the disturbance of all earthly thoughts and troubles, and secure from the interference of all sins, and being exalted by pure faith and the heights of virtue reveals the glory of His Face and the image of His splendour to those who are able to look on Him with pure eyes of the soul.

    But Jesus is seen as well by those who live in towns and villages and hamlets, i.e., who are occupied in practical affairs and works, but not with the same brightness with which He appeared to those who can go up with Him into the aforesaid mount of virtues, i.e., Peter, James, and John. For so in solitude He appeared to Moses and spoke with Elias.'

St. John Cassian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 09, 2016, 06:02:21 PM
The best advice that I can give you is this. Church traditions -- especially when they do not run counter to the Faith -- are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down.

- St. Jerome, Epistulae, lxxi.6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 09, 2016, 06:03:12 PM
Latinis potius literis erudiantur, quam ut facultas concedatur, adhibendi in Missae celebratione vulgarem linguam [Let them rather learn Latin letters, than that the faculty be conceded of using the vulgar tongue in the celebration of Mass].

- Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758), De Missa Sacrificio, 1.2, c. 2. n. 14


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 09, 2016, 06:05:17 PM
The Church must steadily and firmly heed that although the language of the people may change, the language of liturgy should not be altered. Thus, the Mass must be said in the language in which it was said from the beginning, even if such a language be already, antiquated and strange to the people, for it is wholly enough, if the learned men understand it.

- Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758), De Missae Sacrificio, 2, II


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on January 12, 2016, 10:54:14 PM
Christ made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue.  I belong to Him whom the angels serve.

 ~ St. Agnes


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 13, 2016, 11:40:54 PM
St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us!  :D

'. . . two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on January 14, 2016, 12:35:48 AM
St. Augustine, pray for us...... :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2016, 06:44:29 PM
'Although we have received the power to become the children of God (cf. John 1:12), we do not actually attain this sonship unless we strip ourselves of the passions. Let no one think that he has actually become a child of God if he has not yet acquired divine qualities.

We are sons of God or of Satan according to whether we conform to goodness or to evil.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2016, 06:59:04 PM
'Thus it was that the human race was bound in a just doom and all men were children of wrath. Of this wrath it is written: "For all our days are wasted; we are ruined in thy wrath; our years seem like a spider's web." Likewise Job spoke of this wrath: "Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble." And even the Lord Jesus said of it: "He that believes in the Son has life everlasting, but he that believes not does not have life. Instead, the wrath of God abides in him." He does not say, "It will come," but, "It now abides." Indeed every man is born into this state. Wherefore the apostle says, "For we too were by nature children of wrath even as the others."

Since men are in this state of wrath through original sin -- a condition made still graver and more pernicious as they compounded more and worse sins with it -- a Mediator was required; that is to say, a Reconciler who by offering a unique sacrifice, of which all the sacrifices of the Law and the Prophets were shadows, should allay that wrath. Thus the apostle says, "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, even more now being reconciled by his blood we shall be saved from wrath through him."'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 18, 2016, 02:00:57 PM
'But whosoever shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father, who is in heaven.'

Matthew 10:33


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 18, 2016, 03:27:55 PM
Say your Pater, Ave, and Credo in Latin ... so as to join in the universal language of the Church.

--St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 20, 2016, 04:11:39 PM
"The fort is betrayed even of them that should have defended it."

--St. John Fisher, 16th-century English bishop


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on January 20, 2016, 07:11:22 PM
               Faith is like a bright ray of sun light. It enables us to see God     
               in all things as well as all things in God.       
 
                St. Francis de Sale


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 20, 2016, 08:36:20 PM
A truly beautiful quote!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 23, 2016, 08:42:53 AM
'Time passes, and our pains pass with it; but the glory which follows these pains passes not -- it is eternal.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 25, 2016, 05:36:03 AM
'Humble me as much as you want. Console me only when it may help me accept suffering and persevere until death. Since the graces I ask are the fruits of your abandonment, bring virtue out of my weakness and glorify yourself in my misery, O my Jesus, the only refuge of my soul.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 27, 2016, 01:17:31 PM
'Rain cannot fall without a cloud, and we cannot please God without a good conscience.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 27, 2016, 03:58:31 PM
The things that we love tell us what we are.

--Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (1225-1274)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on January 27, 2016, 03:59:20 PM
If an angel should come down from heaven and show me any other thing than I have believed all my lifetime past, I would not believe him.

--Blessed John Forest, one of the martyrs of the English Reformation


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 29, 2016, 10:56:14 PM
'This has been the one chief and dearest endeavor of all saints, to desire with their whole heart to endure every toil, all contempt, every pain, in order to please God, and thus to please that divine heart, which so much deserves to be loved, and loves us so much.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


"Which so much deserves to be loved, and loves us so much."


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on January 31, 2016, 10:36:08 PM
Happy those whose trust is
    in the LORD, who turns
    not to idolatry or to those
    who stray after falsehood.
How numerous, O LORD,
    my God, you have made
    your wondrous deeds!
And in your plans for us
    there is none to equal
    you.
Should I wish to declare or
    tell them, too many are
    they to recount.
Sacrifice and offering you
    do not want, but ears
    open to obedience you
    gave me.
Holocausts and sin offerings
     you do not require;
    so I said, "Here I am;
    your commands for me
    are written in the scroll.  
To do your will is my
    delight; my God, your
    law is in my heart!

~ Psalm 40:5-9
(A Psalm of David)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 05, 2016, 07:47:50 AM
Happy are those whose trust is truly in the LORD!

:D



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 05, 2016, 07:48:12 AM
'Just as smoke drives the bees away and also takes the sweetness out of their work, so bodily ease drives the fear of God from the soul and dissipates all its activity.'

St. Poemen

A quote for anticipation of Lent!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 07, 2016, 03:53:54 AM
'The Roman Pontiffs, and the other Holy Fathers, our predecessors, when they were pressed in upon by temporal or spiritual wars, or troubled by other trials, in order that they might more easily escape from these, and having achieved tranquility, might quietly and fervently be free to devote themselves to God, were wont to implore the divine assistance, through supplications or Litanies to call forth the support of the saints, and with David to lift up their eyes unto the Mountains, trusting with firm hope that thence would they receive aid. . . Dominic looked to that simple way of praying and beseeching God, accessible to all and wholly pious, which is called the Rosary, or Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which the same most Blessed Virgin is venerated by the angelic greeting repeated one hundred and fifty times, that is, according to the number of the Davidic Psalter, and by the Lord's Prayer with each decade. Interposed with these prayers are certain meditations showing forth the entire life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, thus completing the method of prayer devised by the by the Fathers of the Holy Roman Church. . . Christ's faithful, inflamed by these prayers, began immediately to be changed into new men. The darkness of heresy began to be dispelled, and the light of the Catholic Faith to be revealed. . . Following the example of our predecessors, seeing that the Church militant, which God has placed in our hands, in these our times is tossed this way and that by so many heresies, and is grievously troubled troubled and afflicted by so many wars, and by the deprave morals of men, we also raise our eyes, weeping but full of hope, unto that same mountain, whence every aid comes forth, and we encourage and admonish each member of Christ's faithful to do likewise in the Lord.'

Pope St. Pius V


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 08, 2016, 07:42:41 PM
'Our supreme duty is that which we owe to God, and the next appertains to the soul. And yet these two are such loving correlates, that though every one of the is a duty of supreme consequence, and such as by no means we may presume to neglect or omit, yet cannot we possibly perform any one of them without the other. So that whosoever will serve God doth at the same time provide for his own soul; and he that is careful for his own soul doth at the same time serve God. So that the state of these two sovereign duties in man, is by a certain compendious dependency and co-intention rendered very easy, while the faithful performance of the one is a perfect consumation of both: for by the unspeakable tenderness and mercy of God, the good we do to our own souls is the most acceptable service and sacrifice that we can offer unto Him.'

St. Eucharius of Lyons


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 09, 2016, 05:35:53 PM
"We declare that the greater part of those who are damned have brought the calamity on themselves by ignorance of the mysteries of the Faith, which they should have known and believed, in order to be united with the elect."

--Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758)



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 10, 2016, 11:13:42 AM
'He who has tasted the things for which he hopes will spurn the things of this world: all his longing will be spent on what he hopes for.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 12, 2016, 09:00:08 PM
'The intellect freed from the passions becomes like light, unceasingly illumined by the contemplation of created beings.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 14, 2016, 02:16:06 AM
'The prayers of the Saints in heaven and of the just on earth are a perfume which never will be lost.'

St. Padre Pio


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 18, 2016, 12:27:53 AM
'Prayer is the speaking of the mind to God. What structure does the mind need so that, not looking back, nor hither and thither, it may rise to the Lord and converse with Him, with no intermediary?'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on February 18, 2016, 01:07:36 AM
Very well said !  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 19, 2016, 12:51:17 AM
Deo gratias! :D



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 19, 2016, 12:53:05 AM
'Everything we say or do without prayer afterwards turns out to be unreliable or harmful, and so shows us up without our realizing it.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2016, 05:02:20 AM
'In all your affairs lean solely on God's Providence, by means of which alone your plans can succeed. Meanwhile, on your part work on in quiet co-operation with Him, and then rest satisfied that if you have trusted entirely to Him you will always obtain such a measure of success as is most profitable for you, whether it seems so or not to your own individual judgment.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2016, 05:12:31 AM
'The voice of a word sounds; the voice of example thunders.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2016, 05:40:54 PM
'Because eternal beatitude surpasses the natural state, especially since it has been deprived of original grace, it is the little number that are saved.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on February 20, 2016, 08:04:05 PM
THAT ! is a quote to ponder for a long time..........It is heart centered.........


Thanks Brother...






:littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2016, 12:14:49 AM
It's one I keep with me too! :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2016, 10:23:11 AM
'Only a soul which has been delivered from the passions can without error contemplate created beings. Because its virtue is perfect, and because its knowledge is spiritual and free from materiality, such a soul is called 'Jerusalem'. This state is attained through exclusion not only of the passions but also of sensible images.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 21, 2016, 01:59:01 PM
'Only a soul which has been delivered from the passions can without error contemplate created beings. Because its virtue is perfect, and because its knowledge is spiritual and free from materiality, such a soul is called 'Jerusalem'. This state is attained through exclusion not only of the passions but also of sensible images.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Our Lady in the Mystical City of God teaches about how we should exclude the passions and sensible images.  Materiality is a hindrance in the spiritual life.  We should keep our eyes down and our thoughts on God, so that our hearts will be all for Him.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 21, 2016, 07:26:51 PM
“I know one must be most pure to appear before the God of all holiness, but I know too that the Lord is infinitely just; and it is this justice, which terrifies so many souls, that is the basis of my joy and trust. To be just means not only to exercise severity in punishing the guilty, but also to recognize right intentions and reward virtue. I hope as much from the good God's justice as from His mercy.”
 
St. Therese of Lisieux, "Letter to Father Roulland (9 May 1897)", The Collected Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux, (London: Sheed, 1949) 291.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on February 23, 2016, 06:19:47 PM
“Reveal to the faithful the wolves which are demolishing the Lord's vineyard.”
—Pope Clement XIII, Encyclical Christianae Reipublicae (1766)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 24, 2016, 12:54:10 PM
'It is absurd, and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 29, 2016, 05:39:31 AM
'It is said that those who eat the herb called Angelica always have a pure, sweet breath; and those who have chastity, which is the angelic virtue, within their hearts, speak modestly, courteously, and purely. As for unbecoming and foolish things, the Apostle does not wish us even to name them, assuring us that nothing is so ruinous to good morals as evil communications.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 02, 2016, 08:31:55 PM
'Everything Christ did was done to keep us bound together and living at peace with one another. . . And so it was that Paul could have accused the Corinthians of many great crimes but he accused them of contentiousness before any other. He could have accused them of fornication, of pride, of taking their quarrels to the pagan courts, of banquets in the shrines of idols. He could have charged that the women did not veil their heads and that the men did. Over and above all this, he could have accused them of neglecting the poor, of the pride they took in their charismatic gifts, and in the matter of the resurrection of the body. But since, along with these, he could also find fault with them because of their dissensions and quarrels with one another, he passed over all the other crimes, and corrected their contentiousness first.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2016, 05:49:34 AM
'There befall us, not merely the words of the apostle, "fightings without and fears within" (2 Cor. 7:5) but fightings within as well as fears, due especially to false priests and hypocrites who are adversaries of God and rush into destruction themselves and mislead the people by countless scandals and varied errors, saying to the people in the words of the prophet, "Peace, peace; when there is no peace" (Jer. 6:14); and the seed of the word, taken from the bosom of the Catholic and Apostolic Church and entrusted to us, which we seek to sow, they strive to oversow with cockle and suffocate or to convert into a baneful weed. And that which we plant they do not water that it may grow, but try to tear up that it may die, offering and teaching to the people new sects and errors of divers kinds; some "abstaining from food which God hath created to be received" (1 Tim. 4:3); some, feeding only on honey and milk, reject bread and other food; some actually declaring, and this greatly harms the people, that homicides and adulterers, even though they persevere in their crimes, can yet become priests of God. The people, in the words of the apostle, "will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts will they heap to themselves teachers," and the rest. (2 Tim. 4:3)'

St. Boniface


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 09, 2016, 05:05:52 AM
'Whoever from deep within her noble and zealous heart wishes to take up the cross through Jesus Christ our savior who died on the field of battle in order to give us life, let her first take up the arms necessary for such battles and especially those which are treated next in order: first is diligence; second, distrust of self; third, confidence in God; fourth, memory of his passion; fifth, memory of one's own death, sixth, memory of the glory of God; seventh and last, the authority of Holy Scripture as it gives the example of Christ Jesus in the desert.'

St. Catherine of Bologna


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 10, 2016, 10:49:26 AM
'Do you find it an oppressive burden to denounce those who commit these sins? It is an oppressive burden to remain silent. For this silence makes you an enemy to God and brings destruction both to you who conceal such sinners and to those whose sins go unrevealed. How much better it is to become hateful to our fellow servants for saving them to provoke God's anger against yourselves. Even if your fellow servant be vexed with you now, he will not be able to harm you but will be grateful later on for his cure. But if you seek to win your fellow servant's favor, if you remain silent and hurt him by concealing his sin, God will exact from you the ultimate penalty.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 11, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
'A man ought never to think he has done any good, or rest contented with any degree of perfection he may have attained, because Christ has given us the type of our perfection, in putting before us the perfection of the Eternal Father. Be ye perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 13, 2016, 02:26:01 PM
'There is nothing more displeasing to God, than our being inflated with self-esteem.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on March 13, 2016, 09:57:26 PM
"If I have spoken evil give testimony of the evil: but if well, why strikest thou me?"
--St. John, xviii



"They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world heareth them."
--1 John, iv



"We are of God.  He that knoweth God heareth us: he that is not of God heareth us not.  And everyone that loveth, is born of God and knoweth God.
--Ibid.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 16, 2016, 04:28:18 AM
'He who desires nothing but God is rich and happy.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 16, 2016, 01:47:27 PM
'O how sweet and gentle is the divine discourse of Christ Jesus in the soul of her who is truly enflamed by love of him!'

St. Catherine of Bologna


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 17, 2016, 11:41:41 AM
'See, my children, if we really wish to be saved we must determine, once for all, to labor in earnest for our salvation; our soul is like a garden in which the weeds are ever ready to choke the good plants and flowers that have been sown in it. If the gardener who has charge of this garden neglects it, if he is not continually using the spade and the hoe, the flowers and plants will soon disappear. Thus, my children, do the virtues with which God has been pleased to adorn our soul disappear under our vices if we neglect to cultivate them. As a vigilant gardener labours from morning till night to destroy the weeds in his garden, and to ornament it with flowers, so let us labor every day to uproot the vices of our soul and to adorn it with virtues. See, my children, a gardener never lets the weeds take root, because he knows that then he would never be able to destroy them. Neither let us allow our vices to take root, or we shall not be able to conquer them.

One day, an anchorite being in a forest with a companion, showed him four cypresses to be pulled up one after the other; the young man, who did not very well know why he told him to do this, took hold of the first tree, which was quite small, and pulled it up with one hand without trouble; the second, which was a little bigger and had some roots, made him pull harder, but yet he pulled it up with one hand; the third, being still bigger, offered so much resistance, that he was obliged to take both hands and to use all his strength; the fourth, which was grown into a tree, had such deep roots, that he exhausted himself in vain efforts. The saint then said to him, "With a little vigilance and mortification, we succeed in repressing our passions, and we triumph over them when they are only springing up; but when they have taken deep root, nothing is more difficult; the thing is even impossible without a miracle."

Let us not reckon on a miracle of Providence, my children; let us not put off till the end of our life the care that we ought daily to take of our soul; let us labor while there is yet time. . .'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 19, 2016, 07:23:19 AM
'Let us so live that we may be admitted with profit to frequent and even daily Communion; in a word, let us perfect ourselves in order to receive Communion worthily and let us live with a constant view to Communion.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 21, 2016, 09:14:09 PM
'Just as water and fire cannot be combined, so self-justification and humility exclude one another.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 22, 2016, 09:43:06 PM
'How happy is the soul who detaches herself from all pleasure, from all sentiment, from all self-opinionatedness! You will realize this happiness if you put all your satisfaction in the cross of Jesus; that is, if you die on the cross of your Saviour to all that is not God.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 23, 2016, 11:43:52 PM
'There are virtues of the body and virtues of the soul. Those of the body include fasting, vigils, sleeping on the ground, ministering to people's needs, working with one's hands so as not to be a burden or in order to give to others (cf. 1 Thess. 2:9, Ephes. 4:28). Those of the soul include love, long-suffering, gentleness, self-control and prayer (cf. Gal, 5:22). If as a result of some constraint or bodily condition, such as illness or the like, we find we cannot practice the bodily virtues mentioned above, we are forgiven by the Lord because He knows the reasons. But if we fail to practice the virtues of the soul, we shall not have a single excuse, for it is always within our power to practice them.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 25, 2016, 11:13:07 AM
'. . . Saint Ildephonsus did not hesitate to assert, "to say that Mary's sorrows were greater than all the torments of the martyrs united, was to say too little." And Saint Anselm adds, that "the most cruel tortures inflicted on the holy martyrs were trifling, or as nothing in comparison with the martyrdom of Mary." Saint Basil of Seleucia also writes, "that as the sun exceeds all the other planets in splendour, so did Mary's sufferings exceed those of all the other martyrs." A learned author concludes with a beautiful sentiment. He says that so great was the sorrow of this tender Mother in the Passion of Jesus, that she alone compassionated in a degree by any means adequate to its merits the death of a God made man.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 25, 2016, 03:08:34 PM
'It is certain that the more we love a thing, the greater is the pain we feel in losing it. We are more afflicted at the loss of a brother than at that of a beast of burden; we are more grieved at the loss of a son than at that of a friend. Now, Cornelius a Lapide says, "that to understand the greatness of Mary's grief at the death of her Son, we must understand the greatness of the love she bore Him." But who can ever measure that love? Blessed Amadeus says that "in the heart of Mary were united two kinds of love for her Jesus--supernatural love, by which she loved Him as her God, and natural love, by which she loved Him as her Son." So that these two loves became one; but so immense a love, that William of Paris even says that the Blessed Virgin "loved Him as much as it was possible for a pure creature to love Him." Hence Richard of Saint Victor affirms that "as there was no love like her love, so there was no sorrow like her sorrow." And if the love of Mary towards her Son was immense, immense also must have been her grief in losing Him by death. "Where there is the greatest love," says Blessed Albert the Great, "there also is the greatest grief."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 27, 2016, 10:50:28 PM
'Brethren and fathers, at Christ's resurrection creation too, putting away its winter gloom, like a deadness puts out fresh shoots and as it were comes to life again. And yes, we see the earth wearing green, the plants flourishing, the animals skipping around, the sea tamed and everything being changed for the better.

But I must explain why I have said this. If inanimate and irrational creatures are made radiant and lovely by the resplendent resurrection, how much more ought we, who have been honoured with reason and the image of God, make ourselves bright by our life and give off sweet fragrance by the spirit. For one who strives after virtue is truly the sweet fragrance of Christ, and the Apostle bears witness to this when he says, For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ for God among those who are being saved and those who are perishing, for the latter a scent of death leading to death, for the former an scent of life leading to life [2 Cor. 2,15-16].'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 29, 2016, 12:25:50 AM
'Well, how goes it with you? Your heart would fain wing its flight to heaven, is it not so? But patience; you must wait till your divine Spouse give you permission.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 02, 2016, 09:46:55 PM
'The joy of young men their strength: and the dignity of old men a gray head.'

Proverbs 20:29


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2016, 06:51:49 PM
So many people give up their dignity these days!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 03, 2016, 07:10:31 PM
So many people give up their dignity these days!


Because they haven't the true Faith and haven't supernatural charity.  One must possess the true Faith to have supernatural charity, Shin.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2016, 11:48:27 PM
'Burning coals were set ablaze by it.

Burning coals were set ablaze by it; namely, the saints are set ablaze by the fire from God. For since our God is a consuming fire, those who contemplate God with purity are likewise called burning coals. Being set ablaze in union with him, they appear as stars in the world.'

St. Isidore of Pelusium


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 04, 2016, 05:16:34 AM
'Burning coals were set ablaze by it.

Burning coals were set ablaze by it; namely, the saints are set ablaze by the fire from God. For since our God is a consuming fire, those who contemplate God with purity are likewise called burning coals. Being set ablaze in union with him, they appear as stars in the world.'

St. Isidore of Pelusium

How many people these days contemplate God for even a half an hour in the day and how many people these days have purity?  We must spend as much time as we can in prayer and contemplation and not in useless diversions and we must receive the Holy Eucharist if we wish to keep pure.  But how many people are attending the true Mass and are receiving the Holy Eucharist?  Less than 1% of the people who call themselves Catholic!  Is it any wonder that the world is so lost in impurity?  If it is impossible for a person to get transportation to the true Mass yet he prays assiduously and fervently for purity and practices custody of the senses, he can be pure; for our Lord will supply the grace to him.  

How many people these days spend good time in prayer and believe in practicing custody of the senses?  Too Many live smugly in this perilous world half-asleep, very off-guard and occupied with and enamored by things that won't really help them get to heaven.  I feel the need to quote Mystical City of God here:

"Act as one who lives in a castle surrounded by enemies, and who perchance must go to the gate to transact necessary business.  He acts with such wariness, that he will pay more attention to safeguard his retreat and shield himself, than to transact business with others, being always on the watch and on the guard against danger."--Our Lady to Ven. Mary of Agreda, Mystical City of God, Vol. II, 279

This is how we must guard our purity and modestly--this and fervent and assiduous prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  And this and prayer is how to be prudent and not deceived by the world with all of its snares.  How deceived is the worldling!  How deceived is he when he spends more time in diversions than in contemplating his Lord!  And how impossible it is for him to contemplate his Lord in purity when he doesn't even receive the true Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ or practice the means to keep pure!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 04, 2016, 05:45:35 AM
"The Lord brings his servants to eternal life by mortification; but the devil leads sinners to everlasting death by pleasure and self-indulgence."

--St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 05, 2016, 04:56:10 PM
"Catholics who remain faithful to Tradition, even if they are reduced to but a handful, they are THE TRUE CHURCH."
--Saint Athanasius, "Apostle of Tradition" AD 373


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 05, 2016, 10:04:01 PM
I find the burning coals quote truly inspiring to read!




Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Therese on April 06, 2016, 01:04:26 AM
"In order to save ourselves we must be in constant fear of falling.'
--St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 07, 2016, 12:30:41 PM
'He, Christ is the splendor of eternal glory, "the brightness of eternal light, and the mirror without cloud."

Behold, I say, the birth of this mirror. Behold Christ's poverty even as he was laid in the manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes. What wondrous humility, what marvelous poverty! The King of angels, the Lord of heaven and earth resting in a manger! Look more deeply into the mirror and meditate on his humility, or simply on his poverty. Behold the many labors and sufferings he endured to redeem the human race. Then, in the depths of this very mirror, ponder his unspeakable love which caused him to suffer on the wood of the cross and to endure the most shameful kind of death. The mirror himself, from his position on the cross, warned passers-by to weigh carefully this act, as he said: "All of you who pass by this way, behold and see if there is any sorrow like mine." Let us answer his cries and lamentations with one voice and one spirit: "I will be mindful and remember, and my soul will be consumed within me."

St. Clare of Assisi, a letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 08, 2016, 09:59:06 PM
'This is the way with all heretics; they are continually contradicting themselves.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 10, 2016, 05:56:01 AM
'I am resolved no longer to be guided by my own ideas; dispose of me as you think best.'

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 11, 2016, 04:12:42 AM
'It is not lawful to differ even by a single word from the evangelical and apostolic doctrine, or to think otherwise than as the blessed Apostles and our fathers learned and taught concerning the Holy Scriptures.'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 12, 2016, 03:58:21 AM
'Do not condemn today as base and wicked the man whom yesterday you praised as good and commended as virtuous, changing from love to hatred, because he has criticized you; but even though you are still full of resentment, commend him as before, and you will soon recover the same saving love.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 13, 2016, 06:53:22 AM
'All God's gifts of grace are flawless and the source of every­thing good; but the gift which inflames our heart and moves it to the love of His goodness more than any other is theology. It is the early offspring of God's grace and bestows on the soul the greatest gifts. First of all, it leads us gladly to disregard all love of this life, since in the place of perishable desires we possess inexpressible riches, the oracles of God. Then it embraces our intellect with the light of a transforming fire, and so makes it a partner of the angels in their liturgy. Therefore, when we have been made ready, we begin to long sincerely for this gift of contemplative vision, for it is full of beauty, frees us from every worldly care, and nourishes the intellect with divine truth in the radiance of inexpressible light. In brief, it is the gift which, through the help of the holy prophets, unites the deiform soul with God in unbreakable communion. So, among men as among angels, divine theology -- like one who conducts the wedding feast - brings into harmony the voices of those who praise God's majesty.'

St. Diadochos of Photiki


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 15, 2016, 08:17:42 AM
'Just as the gardener who does not weed his garden chokes his vegetables, so the intellect that does not purify its thoughts is wasting its efforts.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 15, 2016, 08:32:27 PM
'Each time that a creature offers to my Father the Blood by which she has been redeemed, she offers Him a gift of infinite value."

The Lord, to St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 16, 2016, 02:55:09 AM
'To establish ourselves in a virtue it is necessary to form good and practical resolutions to perform certain and determined acts of that virtue, and we must, moreover, be faithful in executing them.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 17, 2016, 06:34:07 PM
'Have you forgotten the sin against the sixth commandment which you committed yesterday? . . . Put your affairs in order, for you will die in three days. . . for your sin has been going on too long and the measure is full; all that I can promise you is to pray fervently for your salvation.'

St. Lydwine of Schiedam


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2016, 07:24:54 AM
'In the very beginning of our renunciation, it is certainly with labour and grief that we practise the virtues. But when we have made progress in them, we no longer feel sorrow, or we feel little sorrow. But as soon as our mortal mind is consumed, and mastered by our alacrity, we practise them with all joy and eagerness, with love and with divine fire.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2016, 04:07:09 AM
'Live in the world as if only God and your soul were alone in it. Then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing.'

St. John of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 20, 2016, 12:03:02 AM
'Consider the shortness of time, the length of eternity, and reflect how everything here below comes to an end and passes by. Of what use is it to lean upon that which cannot give support?'

St. Gerard Majella


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 21, 2016, 05:31:16 AM
'He who is sluggish in prayer, and slothful and negligent in serving his brethren and in performing other holy tasks, is explicitly called an idler by the apostle, and condemned as unworthy even of his bread. For St. Paul writes that the idler is not to have any food (cf. 2 Thess. 3:10); and elsewhere it is said that God hates idlers, that the idle man cannot be trusted, and that idleness has taught great evil (cf. Ecclus. 33:27). Thus each of us should bear the fruit of some action performed in God's name, even if he has employed himself diligently in but one good work. Otherwise he will be totally barren, and without any share in eternal blessings.'

St. Symeon Metaphrastis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 21, 2016, 10:53:23 PM
'For as those who are causes of scandals inherit the Woe, so those who incite to virtue inherit blessing. And never, brethren, let us fall away from the good state and the praiseworthy way of life, nor let us leave off loving God; for it is written, You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart and your whole soul and your whole strength and your whole mind.'

St. Theodore the Studite

Those who incite to virtue inherit blessing.  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 23, 2016, 08:31:59 AM
'My children, some people make bad confessions without taking any notice of it. These persons say, "I do not know what is the matter with me" . . . They are tormented, and they do not know why. They have not that agility which makes one go straight to the good God; they have something heavy and weary about them which fatigues them. My children, that is because of sins that remain, often even venial sins, for which one has some affection. There are some people who, indeed, tell everything, but they have no repentance; and they go at once to Holy Communion. Thus the Blood of Our Lord is profaned! They go to the Holy Table with a sort of weariness. They say, "Yet, I accused myself of all my sins . . . I do not know what is the matter with me." There is an unworthy Communion, and they were hardly aware of it!'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 24, 2016, 02:00:34 AM
'So then for things which cannot be seen, things which Angels too hope to glimpse, for the Bridegroom Christ to whom we are betrothed, I ask and beseech you, brethren, that keep our own soul pure from evil deeds, from sordid thoughts, which defile us, as the Lord said; not thinking any wickedness at all; for by thinking desire is set alight like fire; but taking our stand far from the passions and beating off the tempter from the moment of provocation, both by good works making the soul resplendent, and holding fast more fervently to the self-mastery which lies before us, so that, when we have in purity passed over from things here, we may depart in unspeakable joy to heaven and delight in the joy of the heavenly bridal chamber, in Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom be glory and might, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 25, 2016, 03:54:27 AM
'The devil always strives to deceive heretics, by suggesting to them that they can be saved in their belief.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 26, 2016, 10:08:23 AM
'Princes should in a special manner be watchful that their states be purged of people that profess false doctrine; hence many Catholic sovereigns admit to their service neither heretics nor schismatics. They should also strictly prohibit the introduction of books infected with pernicious doctrines; the want of precaution of certain princes against this sort of books has caused the ruin of several kingdoms.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 29, 2016, 01:18:10 PM
'By the test of suffering the chaff in the Church of God is distinguished from the wheat: he that humbles himself under tribulations, and is resigned to the will of God, is wheat for paradise; he that grows haughty and is enraged, and so forsakes God, is chaff for hell.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 30, 2016, 08:50:09 AM
'We must never pray for a favour for anyone, except conditionally, saying, "If it please God," or the like.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 30, 2016, 03:10:02 PM
'Remain in the holy and sweet grace of God.'

St. Catherine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 01, 2016, 03:27:51 PM
'In giving alms to the poor we must act as good ministers of the Providence of God.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 02, 2016, 12:14:29 AM
'When you see a saw, a hammer, a plane, or an axe, remember how Jesus worked like a mere lad, in the shop at Nazareth. Then if you see ropes, thorns, nails, or pieces of wood, reflect on the Passion and Death of our Redeemer.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 04, 2016, 02:39:43 AM
'Without faith it is impossible to please God.'

Hebrews 11:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 05, 2016, 12:50:34 AM
'God has loved us from all eternity. Children of men, says the Lord, remember that I first loved you. You had not yet been born, the world itself did not exist, and even then I loved you. As long as I am God, I have loved you; I have loved you as long as I have loved Myself.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 06, 2016, 07:49:02 PM
'The Lord has given me to know that, in order to apply to anything intelligibly and holily, I must first go and prostrate at His feet, and there my work will be blessed. I have then firmly resolved never to draw up any plan with out having first thought it over before Our Lord and submitted it to Him for approval.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 07, 2016, 10:05:01 PM
'After having prohibited by his Sixth Commandment, all external acts of impurity, God forbids by the ninth, all impure thoughts and desires. We must not imagine that we fulfil the whole Law under this head by merely abstaining from the criminal action. No, that is not sufficient, for even the desire is a crime. God who fathoms the depths of the heart and of the will, is not satisfied with external purity, but wills that our hearts be also pure and permits us not even to desire that which he forbids us to do. The very thought of doing evil renders us guilty in his eyes when it is voluntary and deliberate, that is to say when we knowingly dwell upon it and take pleasure therein: "Evil thoughts," says the Scripture "separate from God." They, therefore, bring death to our soul if we are not careful to put them away, and to banish them at their very first approach. Thus it is that the Law of God reaches the very root of evil, and stifles it in its very origin.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2016, 02:17:51 AM
"Watch and pray," says he, "that ye enter not into temptation!" To watch over one's self, is to guard against all that might give the slightest wound to this precious virtue. We must watch our eyes, that they never rest on any dangerous object; our ears, that they listen not to bad discourse; we must guard our mind, so as to keep away all thoughts and ideas contrary to purity, and our heart, so as to stifle all evil desires in their very birth. "As soon as a bad thought arises in your mind," says St. Bernard, "repulse it with firmness, and it will depart from you; but if you suffer it to remain a moment, its image will excite in your heart a pleasure fatal to your innocence: that pleasure will lead to consent, consent to action, action to habit, habit to necessity, and necessity to eternal death."'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on May 08, 2016, 02:27:05 AM
Ah, that quote is a good reminder that we need to be ever vigilant in our daily activities.  O:)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2016, 02:28:18 AM
Amen my friend! :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 09, 2016, 02:28:27 AM
'In raising human nature to heaven by His ascension, Christ has given us the hope of arriving thither ourselves.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 11, 2016, 04:32:45 PM
Too much hatred of our neighbor's faults begets more aversion than amendment, and, far from helping him, puts him to flight.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 12, 2016, 01:42:06 AM
'You know, my dear daughters, that you ought to follow in the footsteps of Mary, our incomparable model. Now the heart of the divine Mother was a sanctuary of prayer, a perpetual altar of sacrifice on which the incense of prayer burnt unceasingly. She was continually adoring and thanking God. In like manner prayer should be your habitual occupation. Whatever may be your exterior employments your soul should be always absorbed in adoring, thanking, blessing and loving God.'

St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 13, 2016, 03:21:24 AM
'The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to Him, the more He thinks of me too.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 14, 2016, 04:21:44 AM
'. . . Jews, heretics or heathens, belong not to God's friendship but to this world's peace. But the peace of the spiritual and of Catholics coming down from above and leading upwards refuses to hold communion with the lovers of the world, resists all obstacles and flies from pernicious pleasures to true joys, as the Lord says: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21)."'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 15, 2016, 01:15:42 AM

'Venerable brethren, there is only one piece of advice that I offer to you: watch over your seminaries and over candidates for the priesthood.

As you yourselves know, an air of independence which is fatal for souls is widely diffused in the world, and has found its way even within the sanctuary; it shows itself not only in relation to authority but also in regard to doctrine.

Because of it, some of our young clerics, animated by that spirit of unbridled criticism which holds sway at the present day, have come to lose all respect for the learning which comes from our great teachers, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the interpreters of revealed doctrine.

If ever you have in your seminary one of those new-style savants, get rid of him without delay; on no account impose hands upon him. You will always regret having ordained even one such person: never will you regret having excluded him.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 16, 2016, 02:29:23 AM
'Watch with all your strength that you do not speak one thing with your mouth and have something else in your heart.'

St. Isaiah the Solitary


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 17, 2016, 07:14:20 PM
'He who wishes for anything but Christ, does not know what he wishes; he who asks for anything but Christ, does not know what he is asking; he who works, and not for Christ, does not know what he is doing.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 18, 2016, 12:16:39 AM
'I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.'

John 6:51-52


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 19, 2016, 03:27:36 AM
'And as all the brethren surrounded him, he extended his hands over them in the form of a cross, crossing his arms in the form of that sign which he had ever loved; and so he blessed all the brethren, whether present or absent, in the name and in the power of the Crucified. Then he added: "Farewell, my children, abide in the fear of the Lord, and ever persevere therein. And when any temptation or trouble approaches you say: Blessed are they who persevere in those things which they have begun. And now I go to God, to whose grace I commend you all."'

St. Bonaventure, 'Life of St. Francis of Assisi'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 20, 2016, 02:20:16 AM
'Once we have entrusted our hope about something to God, we no longer quarrel with our neighbor over it.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 21, 2016, 03:41:37 AM
'Do we receive wolves into the Church, we who shun the very countenances of heretics?'

St. Pacian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 21, 2016, 06:52:32 PM
In The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 3 Verse 3 states:     
Let not kindness and fidelity leave you; bind them around your neck;


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 22, 2016, 05:17:13 AM
'Misericordia et veritas te non deserant; circumda eas gutturi tuo, et describe in tabulis cordis tui;'

Proverbs 3:3, Vulgate


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 22, 2016, 05:19:17 AM
'Have confidence in our Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own prudence.
In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.'

Proverbs 3:5-6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 23, 2016, 04:40:54 AM
'Wrestle for your own soul, especially in such days as these.'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 24, 2016, 04:44:59 AM
'The first duty of man ordained and brought forth into this world for that end. . . is to know his creator, and being known, to confess Him, and to resign or give up his life - which is the wonderful and peculiar gift of God, - to the service and worship of the Giver; for what he received by God's free donation, may be employed in true devotion, and what was conferred upon him in the state of wrath and unworthiness, may by an obedient resignation make him precious and beloved.'

St. Eucharius of Lyons


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 25, 2016, 05:56:27 AM
'Seek the good, desire their company. Look for the company of the saints. If you will share their way of acting, you will share their virtue. If you walk with wise men, you will be wise; if you walk with idiots, you will be an idiot, for persons seek those of similar stripe.'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 26, 2016, 02:58:04 AM
'Laying away all malice, and all guile, and simulations, and envies, and all detractions, as infants even now born, reasonable, the milk without guile desire ye, that in it you may grow unto salvation: if yet you have tasted that our Lord is sweet.'

1 Peter 2:3


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 27, 2016, 09:58:48 AM
'Keep the commandments, and you will find peace; love God, and you will attain spiritual knowledge.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 28, 2016, 02:21:56 AM
'Treat sinners as a good mother treats her sick child; she lavishes more caresses on him than when he is well.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 29, 2016, 12:36:53 AM
'Time devours all human things, and it is but fitting that we should snatch something from it in our turn, which may turn to account for life eternal; the more especially inasmuch as a certain terrible expectation of the approach of divine judgement urges us to increase our studiousness of religious matters, and the fraudulency of new heretics requires of us much care and attention.'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 30, 2016, 06:09:32 AM

'The more a man is under the influence of religion, the more prompt he is to oppose innovation.'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 31, 2016, 06:19:09 AM
'We must praise God in His Saints, as the Psalmist tells us.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 01, 2016, 08:53:22 AM
'Buffoonery incapacitates a person from receiving any additional spirituality from God. Nay more, it roots up the little a man may have already acquired.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 02, 2016, 08:29:44 AM
'He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will have his place among the wise.'

Proverbs 15:31


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 03, 2016, 10:27:10 AM
'The time has come: you must wake up now.'

Romans 13:11


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 05, 2016, 08:33:12 PM
'He is unworthy of divine contemplation who has not fought and conquered some great temptation.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 06, 2016, 01:43:46 PM
'Devotion to the Blessed Virgin is actually necessary, because there is no better means of obtaining God's graces than through His most holy mother.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on June 07, 2016, 07:02:05 PM
                   In The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 19 Verse 10 states:   
                    Luxury is not befitting a fool; much less should a slave rule over princes.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 07, 2016, 10:39:00 PM
In the original Douai we read 'Delicacies become not a fool: nor a servant to rule over princes.' or in the Latin, 'Non decent stultum deliciae, nec servum dominari principibus.'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 09, 2016, 11:35:24 PM
'Before I proceed farther I exhort every one of you to make a general confession, if you have not as yet made one. And I now speak not only of those whose confessions have been sacrilegious on account of having concealed sins, or invalid for want of sufficient examination of conscience, or of sufficient sorrow; but I speak of all who wish to be permanently converted to God. A general confession is a great means of bringing about a true change of life. After her conversion to God, St. Margaret of Cortona told all her sins to her confessor, and thereby made herself so pleasing and dear to God, that our Lord himself spoke to her and called her, "My sinful one; my poor little one." She one day said to Jesus Christ: "Lord, when wilt Thou call me Thy daughter?" Jesus Christ answered: "When thou hast made a general confession of thy whole life then I will call you my daughter." She made a general confession, and from that time Jesus Christ always called her his child.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 11, 2016, 12:05:40 AM
'But I am so exhausted in the morning. Remind myself of the temptation Father Avila experienced one day when he was on his way to celebrate Mass. He hesitated because he was so weary. Our Lord appeared to him, showing him the wound on His heart and reminding him that weariness had not prevented Him from going all the way to Calvary. Courage! I must learn how to persevere also.

After all, if I am tired, even if I am exhausted, I can rest in the heart of Jesus.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on June 11, 2016, 02:04:57 AM
Beautiful !  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 12, 2016, 01:57:32 AM
'Every kindness ought to be shown to the weak and suffering, for after all their pain comes from God, and if men take it on themselves to add to their difficulties, then does their affliction call aloud to the Father of mercies against those that trouble them: Because they have persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; and they have added to the grief of my wounds (Psalm 68 : 27)'

St. Bonaventure


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 13, 2016, 03:40:23 AM
'Blessed the one who has made his fellow servants glad with spiritual gladness from the fruit of the virtues, which he planted by toiling to give back the fruit of life in the Lord.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 14, 2016, 03:58:55 PM
'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

This blessedness, dearly beloved, does not derive from any casual agreement or from any and every kind of harmony, but it pertains to what the Apostle says: Be at peace before the Lord, and to the words of the prophet:  Those who love your law shall enjoy abundant peace; for them it is no stumbling block. Even the most intimate bonds of friendship and the closest affinity of minds cannot truly lay claim to this peace if they are not in agreement with the will of God.

Alliances based on evil desires, covenants of crime and pacts of vice - all lie outside the scope of this peace. Love of the world cannot be reconciled with love of God, and the man who does not separate himself from the children of this generation cannot join the company of the sons of God. But those who keep God ever in their hearts, and are anxious to preserve the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace, never dissent from the eternal law as they speak the prayer of faith. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 16, 2016, 01:29:31 AM
'The reason why so many souls who apply themselves to prayer are not inflamed with God's love is, that they neglect to carefully prepare themselves for it.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 17, 2016, 03:15:38 AM
'Be as eager to break your own will as the thirsty stag is to drink of the refreshing waters.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 19, 2016, 12:27:21 AM
'It is most unbecoming for Christians to sit down at table to eat before the food has been blessed by someone in the group. As the Gospel tells us, Jesus Christ, who is our model in all things, was in the habit of blessing what had been prepared for him and for those who accompanied him. To act otherwise would be to act like animals (Mt 14:18 [19]; 15:36; Mk 6:41).'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 20, 2016, 02:39:58 AM
'When I placed before Him my humble petitions regarding those things that seem difficult to obtain (concerning the devotion to the Sacred Heart), I seemed to hear these words:

"Dost thou believe that I can do this? If thou dost believe thou shall behold the omnipotence of My Heart in the magnificence of My love."

As I watch its steady progress I hear those other words: "Did I not indeed tell thee, that if thou couldst believe, thou shouldst see thy desires accomplished?"'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 22, 2016, 05:05:41 PM
'While in bed I will turn my heart toward the nearest church, to think about our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, asking the angels to watch for me so that, while I do God's will in sleeping, my heart may keep vigil.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 23, 2016, 05:41:29 AM
'Nature and grace cannot subsist together in the same heart. The one must always make room for the other.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 24, 2016, 06:40:09 AM
'How austere and implacable he [St. John the Baptist] is! Jesus has not yet come, but look how Saint John prepares the way for Him! how he inspires contrition through repentance; how he heralds the coming of Jesus! How he leads to Jesus! How he decreases before Jesus! Debeo a te baptizari . . . '

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 25, 2016, 05:33:34 AM
'There is nothing the devil fears so much, or so much tries to hinder, as prayer.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 28, 2016, 12:39:01 AM
'A woman does not acquire a man's dignity by having her head uncovered but rather loses her own. Her shame and reproach thus derive from her desire to be like a man as well as from her actions.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 29, 2016, 02:44:55 PM
'Brethren and Fathers, just as the hungry long to eat and the thirsty to drink, so we should be enthusiastic to listen to the word of God. For by listening we gain the greatest benefits. If we are slothful, we put away sloth; if we are eager, we become even more eager; and from both the outcome is good.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 01, 2016, 03:25:50 AM
'Blessed the one who has not been worsted by the passion of despondency like a coward, but has found perfect endurance, by which all the Saints received their crowns.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 02, 2016, 03:24:34 PM
'This divine Heart is a fortress and a sure refuge for all who would take shelter therein, to avoid the strokes of Divine Justice.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 03, 2016, 06:13:25 AM
'A learned author says that the priest who celebrates in the state of sin is guilty, as it were, of murdering before the eyes of the eternal Father His Own Son.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 04, 2016, 08:12:20 AM
'It ordinarily happens that God permits those who judge others, to fall into the same or even greater faults.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 04, 2016, 10:24:21 AM
'He who has disciplined his body and dwells in a state of spiritual knowledge finds that through this knowledge he is purified still further.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 05, 2016, 07:35:32 PM
'One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 06, 2016, 04:46:51 PM
'O virgins, know you this, that while you retain your Virginity you are ever accompanied with Angels. Not so is it with her who is married, and is joined in matrimony. Knowest thou not that the merit of the virgin is said to be one hundred, and the merit of the married woman thirty, and of the widow sixty? Seest thou by how much the virgin doth exceed the other estates? O virgins be wise to maintain yourselves as you are; flee the sight of man!'

St. Bernardine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 08, 2016, 07:28:55 AM
'Consider the ignorance of men who wish to come to the Father without following Christ, since they expect to reign with God without suffering or imitating his Passion, yea without even a thought of accepting any part of his suffering and Death, or of thanking Him for it. They want it to procure for them the pleasures of this life as well of eternal life, while Christ their Creator has suffered the most bitter pains and torments in order to enter heaven and to show them by his example how they are to find the way of light.'

Our Lady to Ven. Mary of Agreda


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 09, 2016, 10:14:31 AM
'Oh, what unfathomable goodness! And oh, what an incomparable gift! How then can we fail to love him? How fail to cherish him? How fail to cling to him unceasingly? So that if we were not so disposed, heaven would instantly cry out against us, earth would groan, the very stones would condemn our utter insensibility.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 10, 2016, 10:12:51 AM
'See ye that I alone am, and there is no other God beside Me: I will kill and I will make to live: I will strike and I will heal, and there is none that can deliver out of My Hand.'

Deuteronomy 32:39


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 12, 2016, 01:03:38 PM
'That great saint, St. Charles Borromeo, had in his apartment a fine cardinal's bed, which everybody saw; but, besides that, there was one which nobody could see, made of bundles of wood; and that was the one he made use of. He never warmed himself; when people came to see him, they remarked that he placed himself so as not to feel the fire. That is what the saints were like. They lived for heaven and not for earth: they were all heavenly; and as for us, we are all earthly.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 13, 2016, 12:08:25 AM
'You will not dispute nor show your repugnance and aversion, for meekness makes us bear everything without complaining.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 14, 2016, 01:05:26 PM
'"That Thy beloved may be delivered."

I wish to terrify them, says God, in order that struck by fear they may rise from the bed of sin and return to me. In their affliction they will rise early to Me. Yes, the Lord, although he sees us so ungrateful and worthy of punishment, is eager to free us from it, because however ungrateful we may be, he loves us and wishes us well. Give us help from trouble. Thus, in sum, prayed David; and thus ought we to pray. Grant, O Lord, that this scourge which now afflicts us may open our eyes, so that we depart from sin; because if we do not here abandon it, sin will lead us to eternal damnation, which is a scourge enduring forever.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 18, 2016, 07:48:31 AM
'We see some persons who lose themselves in prayer like a fish in the water, because they are all for God. There is no division in their heart. Oh, how I love those generous souls! St. Francis of Assisi and St. Colette saw Our Lord and spoke to Him as we talk to each other. While we, how often we come to church without knowing what we come for, or what we are going to ask! And yet, when we go to one's house, we know very well what we are going for. Some people seem to say to God, "I am going to say two words to You, and then I can get rid of You." I often think that when we come to adore Our Lord, we should obtain all we wish, if we would ask it with very lively faith, and a very pure heart. But, alas! we have no faith, no hope, no desire, no love!'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 19, 2016, 01:45:31 AM
'Blessed the one the eyes of whose heart have been enlightened as he ever mirrors the Lord, for such a one has been unburdened of the passions and evil thoughts.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 20, 2016, 01:13:11 AM
'She was without the taste of devotion to such an extent that everything seemed beyond her, and many years passed before she could recover the taste for prayer.'

St. Catherine of Bologna


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 22, 2016, 03:53:51 AM
'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


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 23, 2016, 05:21:28 AM
'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


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 25, 2016, 01:11:06 AM
'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


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on July 25, 2016, 01:49:36 AM
Amen !


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 26, 2016, 03:34:01 AM
'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


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 29, 2016, 12:03:18 AM
'Love Him with all your strength, think always of Him, let Him do with you, in you and for you whatever He wills, and do not be anxious about anything else.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on July 29, 2016, 02:20:02 AM
That quote I need to write down and carry with me !  :+:





 :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 30, 2016, 03:21:51 AM
Amen! :D

'When God shall have wholly occupied our souls in spite of ourselves, since no one can rob us of our Divine Treasure, there is nothing in the daily occurrence of this life which ought to grieve or worry us much, for every affliction, whatsoever may be the cause, only comes from the loss of an object that one loves, or from the fear of losing it.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 31, 2016, 07:00:52 AM
'In your patience you shall possess your souls.'

Luke 21:19


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on August 01, 2016, 01:44:31 AM
When we serve the poor and the sick we serve
Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.     

St. Rose of Lima




 :littlepigeons:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 02, 2016, 02:32:04 AM
'Let us have charity and humility, and give alms, for almsgiving cleanses our souls from the filth of sin. At death we lose all that we have in this world, but we take with us charity and the alms-deeds we have done, and for these we shall receive a great reward from God.'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 05, 2016, 08:27:27 AM
'Do not let the devil frighten you. Keep yourself hidden in God, and nothing can hurt you.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 06, 2016, 06:09:08 AM
'You were commanded to keep the body as a servant, not to be unnaturally enslaved to its pleasures.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 07, 2016, 09:05:07 AM
'Sustain yourself with the holy will of God; drink of the chalice of Jesus with closed eyes, caring not what its contents may be; it suffices to know that this chalice is offered to you by the sweet Jesus.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 08, 2016, 02:15:17 PM
'God has given the universe a musical arrangement. He has placed the dissonant elements under the discipline of harmony that the whole world may be a symphony in his ears. . . He has orchestrated this pure concert of the universe.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 10, 2016, 01:29:35 PM
'God has loved us from all eternity. Children of men, says the Lord, remember that I first loved you. You had not yet been born, the world itself did not exist, and even then I loved you. As long as I am God, I have loved you; I have loved you as long as I have loved Myself.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 11, 2016, 05:12:31 PM
'If the heart of a man is not lifted up, this is from no defect on the part of him who draws it, who as far as he is concerned never fails, but from an impediment caused by him who is being drawn.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 12, 2016, 06:11:44 PM
'Take up your abode in the lovable Heart of Jesus, and you will find therein imperturbable peace and the strength to carry out the good desires He gives you. Bring to this divine Heart all your troubles and afflictions, for whatever emanates from the Sacred Heart is sweet: It changes everything into love.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 12, 2016, 07:12:43 PM
In The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 40 Verse 2 states:   
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her   
that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 13, 2016, 03:09:21 PM
'Thus saith the Lord: Take heed to your souls and carry no burdens on the Sabbath day: and bring them not in by the gates of Jerusalem.'

Jeremias 17:21


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 14, 2016, 02:37:31 PM
'The human ideal of continence, I mean that which is set forth by Greek philosophers, teaches that one should fight desire and not be subservient to it so as to bring it to practical effect. But our ideal is not to experience desire at all. Our aim is not that while a man feels desire he should get the better of it, but that he should be continent even respecting desire itself. This chastity cannot be attained in any other way except by God's grace. That was why he said "Ask and it shall be given you." This grace was received even by Moses, though clothed in his needy body, so that for forty days he felt neither thirst nor hunger. Just as it is better to be in good health than for a sick man to talk about health, so to be light is better than to discuss light, and true chastity is better than that taught by the philosophers. Where there is light there is no darkness. But where there is inward desire, even if it goes no further than desire and is quiescent so far as bodily action is concerned, union takes place in thought with the object of desire, although that object is not present.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on August 14, 2016, 03:30:46 PM
This, is a statement to ponder deeply. So very well said and yet it's meaning is so easily understood.....


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 15, 2016, 06:57:04 PM
Yes very true!

If only more folks would follow this pure and happy path!



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 15, 2016, 06:57:13 PM
'Until you have eradicated evil, do not obey your heart; for it will seek more of what it already contains within itself.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 16, 2016, 08:22:59 PM
'Every affliction tests our will, showing whether it is inclined to good or evil. This is why an unforeseen affliction is called a test, because it enables a man to test his hidden desires.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 17, 2016, 02:24:52 PM
'. . . he that shall drink of the water that I will give him, shall not thirst for ever: But the water that I will give him, shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.'

John 4:13-14


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 18, 2016, 03:40:18 AM
'I tell you that you must purify your soul from all inclination to venial sin; that is to say, you must not voluntarily retain any deliberate intention of permitting yourself to commit any venial sin whatever.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 19, 2016, 06:43:36 PM
'The Lord created all mortals in the light, offering the supreme joys of heaven according to their merits.

Blessed is the one who without straying directs his soul toward those heights and is vigilant to preserve himself from all evil.

Blessed again is the one who repents after sinning and often weeps because of his fault.

Alas! People live as though death did not follow life, as if hell were only an unfounded fable, though burning embrace.

Mortals, have a care that you live, all of you, in such a way that you do not have to fear the lake of hell.'

St. Bruno


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 21, 2016, 12:51:18 AM
'Good Christians make an examination of conscience and an act of contrition every evening. There was a devout monk lying at the point of death; when his Superior came and told him to make his confession, he answered: "Blessed be God! I have for thirty years made an examination of conscience every evening, and have made my confession every day as if I were at the point of death."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 22, 2016, 11:34:56 AM
'Poor men and women who are sinners, I, a greater sinner than you, wish to give you this rose, a crimson one, because the precious blood of our Lord has fallen upon it. Please God that it may bring true fragrance into your lives - but above all, may it save you from the danger that you are in. Every day unbelievers and un-repentant sinners cry, "Let us crown ourselves with roses." But our cry should be, "Let us crown ourselves with the roses of the holy Rosary."

How different are theirs from ours! Their roses are pleasures of the flesh, worldly honours and passing riches which wilt and decay in no time, but ours, which are the Our Father and Hail Mary which we have said devoutly over and over again, and to which we have added good penitential acts, will never wilt or die, and they will be just as exquisite thousands of years from now as they are today.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 25, 2016, 12:09:23 AM
'Blessed Jane of the Cross prayed continually for those who gave her any displeasure. Hence her sisters in religion used to say: Whoever desires the prayers of Mother Jane must offer some insult to her. St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, after having prayed for a person who had offended her, heard from God the following words: Know that you never said a prayer more acceptable to me than that which you have just offered, and on account of this prayer I pardon all your sins. Imitate her example, and you shall certainly obtain the pardon and affection of your divine Spouse.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 27, 2016, 01:28:44 AM
'Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.'

1 John 2:15


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on August 27, 2016, 01:38:19 AM
Time for an examination of conscience !  O:)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 27, 2016, 01:42:13 AM
Amen!  :+:  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 28, 2016, 01:36:21 AM
'O my God, how happy should I be to hear from Thy lips those words which Thou didst once address to Saint Thomas of Aquin: Thou hast spoken well of Me, Pierre!'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 30, 2016, 02:14:08 AM
'If you praise your neighbor to one man and criticize him to another, you are the slave of self-esteem and jealousy. Through praise you try to hide your jealousy, through criticism to appear better than your neighbor.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 31, 2016, 02:42:05 AM
'They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who also speak unto you.'

John 8:25


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on August 31, 2016, 02:52:22 AM
:crucifix: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 31, 2016, 02:54:43 AM
Amen amen!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 01, 2016, 05:29:16 AM
'But prayer interrupted by thoughts (the lowest form), and linked with bodily cares, is far from the structure of mind fitting for prayer. In such prayer man does not hear himself, but darts hither and thither in thought, not remembering what words he utters. But if the man who prays is such, will God's ear pay heed to what, in his inattention, he does not himself hear? With those who said, "Attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer" and "O Lord, hearken to my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication", the mind was wholly and carefully collected and not scattered and spread about over such things as is usual with the negligent, whose thoughts are uncontrolled.'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 01, 2016, 06:29:45 PM
 
The Book of Proverbs: Chapter 25 Verse 17 states:   
Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house,   
lest he have more than enough of you, and hate you.     
 
 :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead: :pathead:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 01, 2016, 09:10:28 PM
How true it is! Less is more!  :D


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 04, 2016, 01:40:58 AM
'Angel of God and well-beloved brother, I trust myself to your beneficence and implore you humbly to intercede for me with my Spouse, so that He may forgive me my sins, strengthen me in well-doing, help me by His grace to correct my faults, and lead me to Paradise, there to taste the fruition of His presence and to possess eternal life. Amen.'

St. Lydwine of Schiedam


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 05, 2016, 08:30:01 PM
'Love Mary! She is loveable, faithful, constant. She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme. If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her. She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you and consoles and serves you. She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity.'

St. Gabriel Possenti of the Sorrowful Mother


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 07, 2016, 01:55:03 AM
'His mother saith to the servants: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.'

John 2:5


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 07, 2016, 10:24:09 PM
'Alas that I have not the strength to go and continue to preach my Jesus crucified, Who died on the cross for us sinners! Would that I might thus put an end to the commission of so many crimes!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 08, 2016, 02:28:15 AM
'According to St. Bonaventure, all the angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: "Holy, holy, holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God." They greet her countless times each day with the angelic greeting, "Hail, Mary", while prostrating themselves before her, begging her as a favour to honour them with one of her requests. According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though prince of all the heavenly court, is the most eager of all the angels to honour her and lead others to honour her. At all times he awaits the privilege of going at her word to the aid of one of her servants.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 08, 2016, 02:53:31 AM
'. . . the Angelic Salutation is the rainbow in the sky, a sign of the mercy and grace which God has given to the world.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 09, 2016, 03:05:08 AM
'Let us remember that every act of mortification is a work for heaven. This thought will make all suffering and weariness sweet.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 10, 2016, 06:13:41 AM
'Indeed it is written, Everyone who sins is a slave of sin; but the slave does not abide in the house for ever. The son abides for ever. Since then we too have been granted to have been called sons according to grace, we remain in the house for ever, if we hold firm the beginning of our undertaking to the end.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 11, 2016, 03:17:06 AM
'I was captured again and imprisoned in the basement of the tower. . . I was bound with a chain round my waist so that I was compelled to remain standing, and only a crust of bread was given me with a little water daily. After three days I fell asleep through weakness. As I slept it seemed to me that a great noise was made, and, awakening, I saw a beam of sunlight illuminating the whole tower. Then, as I raised my head to give thanks to God, I saw a Friar Minor, stigmatized in his feet, who disappeared when I tried to embrace him. Bending my head, I found myself shaven, just as you see me now. I knew for certain this Friar Minor was our Holy Father St. Francis. At last I perceived that it was the will of God that I should leave the world and serve him alone.'

St. John of Capistrano


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 12, 2016, 05:55:11 AM
'He has not treated us according to our sins. For we are his children. How do we prove this? The only Son died for us so that he would not remain the only child. He did not want to be alone, who died alone. The only Son of God made many children for God. He bought himself brothers and sisters with his blood; rejected, he accepted us; sold, he bought us back; dishonoured, he honoured us; killed, he brought us life.

So then, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord, not in the world; that is, rejoice in faithfulness and not in iniquity; rejoice in the hope of eternity and not the brief flower of vanity. Rejoice thus, and wherever you are here, as long as you are here, the Lord is very near: do not be anxious about anything.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 13, 2016, 05:47:00 AM
'Do you desire to study to your advantage? Let devotion accompany all your studies and study less to make yourself learned than to become a saint.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 14, 2016, 02:31:24 AM
'Most excellent masters and doctors: When I entered Moravia, I worked with all my might against the lying heresies of the Bohemians, as, indeed, I was in duty bound to do. Undeterred by threats or fear of violence, I spoke in public and to the best of my ability to confute that impious doctrine of theirs that it was necessary for salvation to communicate under both kinds. And so it came to pass that more than 4,000 barons, nobles, and priests renounced the Hussite heresy in my hands, besides many other persons who live under the rule of said barons.'

St. John of Capistrano


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 15, 2016, 03:40:31 AM
'Blessed the one who has become fruitful in the Lord, that he may have the holy Angels as guardians, as a fruitful tree has its own husbandman as guardian.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 15, 2016, 12:29:26 PM
'The purification of the soul is release from the passions, and release from the passions gives birth to love.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 17, 2016, 07:50:36 AM
'Never make a noise of any sort in church, except for the greatest necessity.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 18, 2016, 08:13:33 AM

'He that hath given forth his money upon usury, or hath taken increase, shall he live? he shall not live, saith the Lord.'

Ezekiel 18:12-13


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 19, 2016, 06:11:14 PM
'When a man knows how to break down his own will and to deny his soul what it desires, he has got a good degree in virtue.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 20, 2016, 12:33:49 AM
'The Virgin Mother, all pure and all white, will make her servants pure and white.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 21, 2016, 05:09:58 AM
'A man of prayer is capable of everything. He can say with St. Paul, "I can do all things in Him who strengthened me."'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 22, 2016, 12:19:43 AM
'Once humility is acquired, charity will come to life - a burning flame devouring the corruption of vice and filling the heart so full that there is no place for vanity.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 23, 2016, 12:34:02 AM
'You want me to tell you why God is to be loved and how much. I answer, the reason for loving God is God Himself; and the measure of love due to Him is immeasurable love.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 24, 2016, 12:21:15 AM
'A true Catholic is he who loves the truth revealed by God, who loves the Church, the Body of Christ, who esteems religion, the Catholic faith, higher than any human authority, talents, eloquence, and philosophy; all this he holds in contempt, and remains firm and unshaken in the faith which, he knows, has always from the beginning been held by the Catholic Church; and if he notices that any one, no, matter who he may be, interprets a dogma in a manner different from that of the Fathers of the Church, he understands that God permits such an interpretation to be made, not for the good of religion, but as a temptation, according to the words of St. Paul: "For there must be also heresies; that they also, who are reproved, may be made manifest among you." (I Cor. xi. 19) "And indeed, no sooner are novel opinions proclaimed, than it becomes manifest what kind of a Catholic a man is;"'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 25, 2016, 01:11:32 AM
'Nor indeed will he err in accounting them the most pernicious of all the adversaries of the Church.

For as We have said, they put their designs for her ruin into operation not from without but from within; hence, the danger is present almost in the very veins and heart of the Church, whose injury is the more certain, the more intimate is their knowledge of her. Moreover they lay the axe not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the faith and its deepest fires. And having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to disseminate poison through the whole tree, so that there is no part of Catholic truth from which they hold their hand, none that they do not strive to corrupt.

Further, none is more skilful, none more astute than they, in the employment of a thousand noxious arts; for they double the parts of rationalist and Catholic, and this so craftily that they easily lead the unwary into error; and since audacity is their chief characteristic, there is no conclusion of any kind from which they shrink or which they do not thrust forward with pertinacity and assurance.

To this must be added the fact, which indeed is well calculated to deceive souls, that they lead a life of the greatest activity, of assiduous and ardent application to every branch of learning, and that they possess, as a rule, a reputation for the strictest morality. Finally, and this almost destroys all hope of cure, their very doctrines have given such a bent to their minds, that they disdain all authority and brook no restraint; and relying upon a false conscience, they attempt to ascribe to a love of truth that which is in reality the result of pride and obstinacy.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 27, 2016, 12:41:45 AM
'The Lord grants in a moment what we may have been unable to obtain in dozens of years.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 29, 2016, 12:23:28 AM
'Blessed the one who has become wholly free in the Lord from all the earthly things of this vain life and loved God alone, the good and compassionate.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 30, 2016, 02:43:34 AM
'Unless various successive spiritual contemplations also occupy the intellect, the practice of virtues by itself cannot free it so entirely from passions that it is able to pray undistractedly. Practice of the virtues frees the intellect only from dissipation and hatred; spiritual contemplation releases it also from forgetfulness and ignorance. In this way the intellect can pray as it should.'

St. Maximos the Confessor



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 01, 2016, 01:46:42 AM
'Fancy a mother who playfully holds in her arms a child over the edge of a high wall, or over the brink of a precipice. Who could believe that this mother would let her child fall? Neither can I persuade myself that God will let me fall into the depths of hell if I rely on Him; therefore I repose with perfect security on the bosom of Divine Goodness much more peacefully than does a child in the arms of its mother.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 02, 2016, 05:08:24 PM
'He Himself says of His own, "I will dwell in them and walk in them" (2 Cor. vi. 16.).

Doubt not, therefore, that wherever there are holy souls, there He is in them. For if thou art in those limbs of thine which thou quickenest, wholly and in all their parts, how much more is God, who created thee and thy body, wholly present in thee through and through?'

St. Anselm of Canterbury


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 03, 2016, 05:19:13 AM
'If you live not in the body which is Christ, you are none of His. Whose, then, are you? You have been cut off and will wither, and like the branch pruned from the vine, you will burn in the fire - an end which may God's goodness keep far from you.'

Pope St. Leo IX, regarding the so-called "Orthodox" schismatics


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 04, 2016, 02:04:58 AM
'If anyone abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth.'

John 15:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 04, 2016, 08:02:50 AM
'Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.

The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.

Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.

There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 05, 2016, 05:41:33 AM
'Reveal yourself to the Lord in your mind. 'For man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart' (1 Sam. 16:7).'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 06, 2016, 04:47:07 AM
'There can be no consolation for me but to see the reign of the Heart of my adorable Saviour. Whenever this devotion makes some progress, He always favors me with some unusual suffering.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 07, 2016, 09:46:05 AM
'We ought to imitate the gardeners and the vine-dressers; when a storm breaks out they retire to the shed, and remain there until the storm has passed. So, in the midst of the tempests with which we are threatened on account of our sins and those of the world, we should retire under the golden tent of the divine will, rejoicing that the good pleasure of the Sovereign Master is being accomplished in all things.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 08, 2016, 04:14:04 AM
'You must flee from sensual things. Truly every time a man comes close to a struggle with sensuality, he is like a man standing at the edge of a deep lake, and the Enemy throws him in whenever he likes. But if the man lives far from sensual things, he is like one who stands at a distance from the lake, so that even if the Enemy entices him in order to throw him to the bottom, God sends him help at the very moment that the Enemy is drawing him away and doing him violence.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 09, 2016, 12:30:17 AM
'Do you find it an oppressive burden to denounce those who commit these sins? It is an oppressive burden to remain silent. For this silence makes you an enemy to God and brings destruction both to you who conceal such sinners and to those whose sins go unrevealed. How much better it is to become hateful to our fellow servants for saving them to provoke God's anger against yourselves. Even if your fellow servant be vexed with you now, he will not be able to harm you but will be grateful later on for his cure. But if you seek to win your fellow servant's favor, if you remain silent and hurt him by concealing his sin, God will exact from you the ultimate penalty.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 10, 2016, 09:31:50 AM
Peace be with you.

But still more dreadful is it when the body begins to decay. A few hours or days will hardly have passed ere it will become offensive. The windows will have to be opened; incense will have to be burned - nay, it must be sent in haste to the church to be buried, that the whole house be not infected. Behold to what that proud, that voluptuous man is reduced? In life he was the favourite, the one who was sought after in society; now he makes all those who look upon him shudder. His relations hasten to have him removed from the house, and men are hired to bear him, shut him up in a coffin, to his grave. He was once famous for his great talent - for his great politeness - for his courteous behaviour, and for his facetiousness; but now that he is dead, his memory will soon pass away, "their memorial is perished with them."(Ps. IX. 6.)

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

God bless you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 10, 2016, 09:41:32 AM
One of the best books I've ever read has been St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori's 'Preparation for Death'. These quotes make me wish to read through it again.

It reminds me of a desert father who, who lived each day of his life, ready for death, and confessing his sins as if he were on his deathbed.

Now that is inspiring on how to make a good confession.  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 11, 2016, 06:54:40 AM
'My only desire would be to remain in silence, or else to speak only of God, for in this my heart takes so great a delight that it can never tire of so doing.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 11, 2016, 06:56:12 PM
              In The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 49 Verse states:   
               He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm.   
                He made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 12, 2016, 03:31:02 AM
A sword.. or an arrow.. but hidden until striking.  . .





Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 13, 2016, 07:45:48 AM
Peace be with you.

O My God

When I look into the future, I am frightened,
But why plunge into the future?
Only the present moment is precious to me,
As the future may never enter my soul at all.

It is no longer in my power,
To change, correct or add to the past;
For neither sages nor prophets could do that.
And so, what the past has embraced I must entrust to God.

O present moment, you belong to me, whole and entire,
I desire to use you as best I can.
And although I am weak and small,
You grant me the grace of Your omnipotence.

And so, trusting in Your mercy,
I walk through life like a little child,
Offering You each day this heart
Burning with love for Your greater glory.

St. Maria Faustina - Helen Kowalska of Glogowiec, Poland

God bless you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 13, 2016, 07:59:51 AM
'If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.'

John 15:19


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 13, 2016, 08:27:01 PM
'How many think you in this city shall be saved? It is painful for me to say what I am about to utter. Still I will speak. There are perhaps a hundred to be found in this city who shall be saved; and even of them I have my doubts.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 14, 2016, 11:18:29 AM
Peace be with you.

S. Augustine remarks that "the repentance which is demanded of the infirm is infirm."

S. Jerome says, that amongst a hundred thousand sinners who remain in a state of sin until the day of their death, hardly one will be saved.

S. Vincent Ferrer declares that it would be a greater miracle for one who has lived in habitual sin all his life to be saved, than it would be to raise one who is dead, to life.

What sorrow or what repentance could be felt at the hour of death by him who until that time, has loved sin? Bellarmine tells us that, having gone to assist a dying person, and having exhorted him to make one act of contrition, the dying one answered that he did not understand what contrition meant. Bellarmine tried to explain to him, but the sick one said, "I do not understand you, father; I am not capable of these things." And thus he died, "leaving clear signs of his condemnation."

S.Augustine observes that it will be a just punishment to that sinner who has been unmindful of God during his life, to be unmindful of himself in death.

The apostle warns us, saying,"Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap: for he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption." (Gal. vi. 7, 8.) It would indeed be mocking God for anyone to live, despising his love, and then to reap a reward and everlasting glory; but "God is not mocked." That which is sown in this life, shall be reaped in the next. He who loves the forbidden pleasures of this life, shall reap corruption, misery, and eternal death in the life to come.

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

God bless you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 14, 2016, 07:22:01 PM
These quotes remind me of some of Fr. Hunolt's sermons on deathbed repentance.

How necessary it is that we have a supernatural life, a life of sanctifying grace, without which we cannot be saved.

How necessary it is that we seek to truly love God, and bring our neighbor to love God truly.

At least we can pray and beg for the prayers of others, so that like dear Bridget, we might be saved and too bring others before the Lord.

St. Bridget, pray for us!

All ye hidden saints.. pray for us.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 14, 2016, 07:29:46 PM
Invocations from the Chaplet of Acts of Love

O my God, and Sovereign Good, would that I had always loved Thee.

My God, I detest the time when I loved Thee not.

How could I ever live so long without Thy holy love?


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 15, 2016, 10:34:13 AM
Peace be with you.

St. Bonaventure tells us that all the Angels in heaven cry out incessantly to her, Sancta, sancta, sancta Maria, Dei Genitrix et Virgo; and that they offer to her millions and millions of times a day the Angelical Salutation, Ave Maria ; prostrating themselves before her, and begging of her, in her graciousness, to honour them with some of her commands.

St. Michael, as St. Augustine says, although the prince of all the heavenly court, is the most zealous in honouring her and causing her to be honoured, while he waits always in expectation that he may have the honour to go, at her bidding, to render service to some one of her servants.

4. Being the way by which Jesus Christ came to us the first time, she will also be the way by which He will come the second time, though not in the same manner.

Mary has produced, together with the Holy Ghost, the greatest thing which has been, or ever will be, which is a God-Man; and she will consequently produce the greatest things that there will be in the latter times.

The formation and education of the great Saints, who shall come at the end of the world, are reserved for her.

I have said that this would come to pass particularly at the end of the world, and indeed presently, because the Most High with His holy Mother has to form for Himself great Saints, who shall surpass most of the other Saints in sanctity, as much as the cedars of Lebanon outgrow the little shrubs, as has been revealed to a holy soul, whose life has been written by a great servant of God.

St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montford.

God Bless you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 15, 2016, 03:53:45 PM
'One day, when St. Mechtilde was praying and was trying to think of some way in which she could express her love of the Blessed Virgin better than before, she fell into ecstasy. Our Lady appeared to her with the Angelic Salutation written in letters of gold upon her breast and said to her, "My daughter, I want you to know that no one can please me more than by saying the greeting which the most adorable Trinity presented to me and by which I was raised to the dignity of the Mother of God.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 16, 2016, 01:55:20 AM
'And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments: is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But he that keepeth his word, in him in very deed the charity of God is perfected; and by this we know that we are in him.'

1 John 2:3-5


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 16, 2016, 09:12:35 AM
Peace be with you.

Saint Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, in his writings refers to an episode which occurred at the University of Paris. They were the years of maximum prestige of the Athenaeum, when One of his Most Famous Professors Died unexpectedly.

Struck by the tragedy, many colleagues in the teaching profession prayed in suffrage for the sake of his soul. Even the Bishop of Paris, an intimate friend of his, prayed every day for him, so that he would be liberated from Purgatory.

One night, while he was reciting some prayers for the deceased, he appeared to him in an Incandescent form, with a face of Despair. The Bishop, at that moment, understood that his friend was Not in Purgatory, but rather In Hell.

Wanting to know more information about his fate, he asked him among other things,

“In Hell do you still remember about the science for which you were so famous in life?” - St. Alphonso

"What science... what science! In the company of demons we have so much more to think about! These wicked spirits do not give us a moment of respite and they impede us from thinking about any other things that are not our sins and our punishments. These are already terrible and frightful, but the demons embitter them in order to foster in us a continual desperation!” – replied the deceased.

An Event in the Life of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

God Bless you.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 17, 2016, 08:27:25 AM
'Happy the man to whom God has given the science of the saints. [Sap. x. 10.] Oh, how sublime the science which teaches us to know how to love God and to save our souls! Happy, says St. Augustine, is the man "who knows God, although he is ignorant of other things." They who know God, the love which he merits, and how to love him, stand not in need of any other knowledge. They are wiser than those who are masters of many sciences, but know not how to love God.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

The true science to follow above all is the science of the saints! With the consensus of the saints we find the safe path to heaven.

Nowadays however there are people promoting false saints, it is terribly sacrilegious. I hope that everyone will take special care not to reverence wolves in sheep's and shepherd's clothing and promote them and remember to read the Papal documents against modernism. (http://saintsbooks.net)



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 17, 2016, 09:31:09 AM
  :crucifix: Peace be with you. :crucifix:

O my Jesus, because of my trust in You,
I weave Thousands of garlands, and I know,
That they will all blossom.
And I know that they will all blossom,
When God's Sun will Shine on them.

 :crucifix: O Great and Divine Sacrament :crucifix:,
       That veils my God!
       Jesus, be with me each moment,
       And No fear will enter my heart.

Be Adored, O Most Holy Trinity, Now and for All time.
Be Adored in All Your Works and All Your Creatures.
May the Greatness of Your Mercy be Admired and Glorified, O God.

 O:) St. Maria Faustina - Helen Kowalska O:)

 :crucifix: God Bless you. :crucifix:


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 17, 2016, 06:11:29 PM
'It is absurd, and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Gabriel Marie Josef Anton on October 18, 2016, 07:08:51 AM
:crucifix: Peace be with you. :crucifix:

 
:crucifix: Usefulness of Hymns. :crucifix:

1. Sing out, dear soul, sing out,                                   1st point.
    Let us make our song resound.                     Hymns give glory to God.            
    With a most hallowed melody,    
    Heaven and all that is call out to us.

2. Our great and ever joyous God                                 Motives
    From highest heaven hears us,                               1st Motive.
    Hymns he loves eternally,                                  God loves singing.    
    They are the concert of his angels.

3. Listen to the angels singing                                    2nd Motive.
    And let us sing in imitation,                                    Angels sing.
    By their praises they are angels,
    By song shall we be angels too.

4. Aflame with holy fire, day and night                         3rd Motive.
    They sing of God and his glory,                  In singing we become like them.
    And God himself listens.
    Like them let us sing of his wonders.

5. In singing they are ablaze with love,                         4th Motive.
    Let us sing, let us too be afire,                        Singing lights love's fire.
    Through song they fan their flame,
    Let us sing and so kindle our souls.

6. With their melodies the heavens ring out,                 5th Motive.
    Let us be their wondrous echo,                     Earth must answer Heaven.
    Let everyone sing and be glad,
    Let earth become one with heaven.

7. Let us sing, but sing properly,                                  6th Motive.
    So we may sing in highest heaven;           It is proper to the predestined to
    Sing, predestined soul,                                       sing good hymns.
    Sing for our blessed crown.

8. My song is not acclaimed
    By the worldly nor the outcast.
    No matter! They want not to believe;
    To them shall I sing victory!

 
O:) St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montford. O:)

 :crucifix: God Bless you. :crucifix:






Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 18, 2016, 04:08:18 PM
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2016, 01:04:33 AM
Nunc Dimittis

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine
Secundum verbum tuum in pace:
Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum:
Lumen ad revelationem gentium,
Et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.

Now thou dost dismiss thy servant,
O Lord, according to thy word in peace;
Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:
A light to the revelation of the Gentiles,
and the glory of thy people Israel.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2016, 09:39:52 PM
'O Immaculate Mary! O glorious Saint Joseph! And you, Saint John, beloved disciple of the Divine Heart, teach me the great science of love! May it draw me powerfully! May I soar at last, may I take flight and hasten to lose myself, unite myself and disappear with you in the adorable heart of Jesus, and Jesus Crucified, the divine heart of Charity, purity, self-denial and perfect submission.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 20, 2016, 07:46:03 PM
'. . . if we want to cast carnal desires from our hearts, we should at once plant spiritual pleasures in their place, so that our mind, always bound to them, might have the wherewithal to abide in them constantly and might spurn the allurements of present and temporal joys.'

St. John Cassian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 21, 2016, 09:48:18 PM
Vado, et quaeretis me, et in peccato vestro moriemini. -- John viii. 21.
"I go, and you shall seek Me, and you shall die in your sin."


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 22, 2016, 12:52:48 AM
Convertimini ad correptionem meam. En proferam vobis spiritum meum, et ostendam vobis verba mea. Quia vocavi, et renuistis; extendi manum meam, et non fuit qui aspiceret. -- Prov. i. 23, 24.

"Turn ye at my reproof. Behold I will utter My spirit to you, and will show you My words. Because I called, and you refused. I stretched out My hand, and there was none that regarded."


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 22, 2016, 11:01:24 AM
'We always have two secretaries: the devil, who writes down our bad actions, to accuse us of them; and our good angel, who writes down our good ones, to justify us at the Day of Judgment. When all our actions shall be brought before us, how few will be pleasing to God, even among the best of them! So many imperfections, so many thoughts of self-love, human satisfactions, sensual pleasures, self-complacency, will be found mingled with them all! They appear good, but it is only appearance, like those fruits which seem yellow and ripe because they have been pierced by insects.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 23, 2016, 03:26:45 AM
'After Antichrist has been slain by lightning on Mount Olivet and his death has been made widely known through out the world, this our earth will exist for forty-five more days; I do not say years, but days. This is clearly to be seen in Daniel (12:11) : "And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away and the abomination of desolation shall be set up, there shall be one thousand, two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh unto the one thousand, three hundred and thirty-five days."

The Doctors say that these forty-five days will be given by God for the conversion of those who have been seduced by Antichrist, but Antichrist will have left behind him so great riches and pleasure that hardly any of the nations will be converted to the Faith of Christ. For there is no savior but Christ, and yet they will not be converted.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 24, 2016, 01:53:02 AM
'The passions lying hidden in the soul provide the demons with the means of arousing impassioned thoughts in us. Then, fighting the intellect through these thoughts, they force it to give its assent to sin. When it has been overcome, they lead it to sin in the mind; and when this has been done they induce it, captive as it is, to commit the sin in action. Having thus desolated the soul by means of these thoughts, the demons then retreat, taking the thoughts with them, and only the specter or idol of sin remains in the intellect. Referring to this our Lord says, "When you see the abominable idol of desolation standing in the holy place (let him who reads understand) . . . " (Matt. 24:15). For man's intellect is a holy place and a temple of God in which the demons, having desolated the soul by means of impassioned thoughts, set up the idol of sin. That these things have already taken place in history no one, I think, who has read Josephus will doubt; though some say that they will also come to pass in the time of the Antichrist.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 25, 2016, 02:48:23 AM
'God wants me to eat and sleep not as a luxury, but as a necessity and for my humiliation, so that I can see how poor I am to still be needing such worldly things, whereas in heaven there will be no need to eat or sleep. And so I say, "Lord, I do these things because it is your will."'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 25, 2016, 03:05:09 AM
This last quote seems to me to embody the spirit of Christ.

We were not made for luxury or the superfluous.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 27, 2016, 03:18:05 AM
'The Scriptures contain four things: commandments, doctrines, threats and promises.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 28, 2016, 01:03:15 AM
'"Shun evil and do good" (Ps. 34:14), that is to say, fight the enemy in order to diminish the passions, and then be vigilant lest they increase once more. Again, fight to acquire the virtues and then be vigilant in order to keep them. This is the meaning of "cultivating" and 'keeping" (cf. Gen. 2:15).'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 28, 2016, 08:28:42 AM
'The intellect freed from the passions forms conceptual images that are also passion-free, whether the body is asleep or awake.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 29, 2016, 03:09:47 AM
'All the discourses of our Lord contain these four elements: commandments, doctrines, threats and promises. With the help of these we patiently accept every kind of hardship, such as fasting, vigils, sleeping on the ground, toil and labor in acts of service, insults, dishonor, torture, death and so on. "Helped by the words of Thy lips," says the psalmist, I have kept to difficult paths (Ps. 17:4. LXX).'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 29, 2016, 02:09:45 PM
'Keep your heart in peace and let nothing trouble you, not even your faults. You must humble yourself and amend them peacefully, without being discouraged or cast down, for God's dwelling is in peace.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 31, 2016, 12:16:49 AM
'Those visions, elevations, and lights are seldom genuine. Hence, says a great saint, "it is always best to reject them, to distrust them, particularly in the case of women, whose imagination is most vivid." In acting thus, we act well, because, if they come from God, they will not fail to produce their effect, even though we ignore them; and if they come from the devil, which is more probable, we guard ourselves, in rejecting them, against illusion.'

St. Paul of the Cross

'Of a hundred, and perhaps a thousand, of these articulated locutions, there is hardly one genuine. It is difficult, even for spiritual masters, to discern the true from the false, those of the Spirit of truth from those of the devil, who knows so well how to feign effects like in appearance to those of the Spirit of God. Therefore it is best to enjoin on him who has them to drive them away, to humble himself before God, and to protest that faith, with the Scriptures and the advice of his spiritual father, who speaks in God's name, are sufficient for him. Thus he glorifies God in distrusting himself, in humbling himself, in esteeming himself unworthy of such favors, and is thereby freed from illusion.'

St. Paul of the Cross



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2016, 10:16:44 PM
'"In the company of the innocent, you will be innocent; in the company of the elect, you will be elect; and in a crooked man's company you will go wrong."

Let us, then, follow the innocent and the upright. They, it is, who are God's elect.'

Pope St. Clement I of Rome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 02, 2016, 07:50:19 AM
'A person may say I am not much concerned how long I stay in purgatory, provided I may come to eternal life. Let no one reason thus. Purgatory fire will be more dreadful than whatever torments can be seen, imagined, or endured in this world. He who is afraid now to put his finger into the fire, does he not fear lest he be then all buried in torments for a long time?'

St. Caesarius of Arles


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 03, 2016, 05:30:55 AM
'Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 04, 2016, 03:31:06 AM
'As the breath which comes out of his nostrils, so does a man need humility and the fear of God.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 05, 2016, 02:39:17 AM
'If God has taught you a spiritual knowledge of created beings, you will not doubt the words of Scripture concerning the blessings held in store.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 06, 2016, 03:52:22 AM
'But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.'

Matthew 18:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 07, 2016, 10:49:45 AM
'The devotion to the Eucharist is the most noble, because it has God as its object; it is the most profitable for salvation, because it gives us the Author of Grace; it is the sweetest, because the Lord is Sweetness Itself.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 08, 2016, 02:15:09 AM
'It is God's task to administer the world and the soul's task to guide the body.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 09, 2016, 10:19:12 AM
'I see without eyes, hear without understanding, feel without feeling, and taste without tasting. I know neither form nor measure; for without seeing I yet behold an operation so divine that the words I first used, perfection, purity, and the like seem to me now mere lies in the presence of the truth. The sun which once looked so bright is now dark; what was sweet is now bitter, because sweetness and beauty are spoiled by contact with creatures. Nor can I any longer say: "My God, my All." Everything is mine, for all that is God's seems to be wholly mine. Neither in heaven nor on earth shall I ever again use such words, for I am mute and lost in God. Nor can I call the saints blessed, nor the blessed holy, for I see that their sanctity and their beatitude is not theirs, but exists only in God. I see nothing good or blessed in any creature if it be not wholly annihilated and absorbed in God, so that he alone may remain in the creature and the creature in him.

This is the beatitude that the blessed might have, and yet they have it not, except in so far as they are dead to themselves and absorbed in God. They have it not in so far as they remain in themselves and can say: "I am blessed." Words are wholly inadequate to express my meaning, and I reproach myself for using them. I would that every one could understand me, and I am sure that if I could breathe on creatures, the fire of love burning within me would inflame them all with divine desire. O thing most marvelous! So great is my love for God, that beside it all love for the neighbor seems only hypocrisy. I can no longer condescend to creatures, or if I do so, it is only with pain, for to me the world seems only to live in vanity.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 10, 2016, 12:36:35 AM
'He who lives in sin takes up the habits and the appearance of the beasts. The beast, which has not reason, knows nothing but its appetites. So the man who makes himself like the beasts loses his reason, and lets himself be guided by the inclinations of his body. He takes his pleasure in good eating and drinking, and in enjoying the vanities of the world, which pass away like the wind. I pity the poor wretches who run after that wind; they gain very little, they give a great deal for very little profit -- they give their eternity for the miserable smoke of the world.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 12, 2016, 06:01:21 AM
'Nourish your soul with sacred readings;'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 14, 2016, 03:20:22 AM
'But blessed is God, who has granted us to be admitted to such a way of life, not because of any works of justice that we have done, for we have done nothing good upon earth, but according to his mercy the call is freely given. So then each one of us is a debtor, to say always with a contrite heart, Who am I, O Lord, my Lord, and what the house of my father, that you have loved me?'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 16, 2016, 01:11:06 AM
'In retirement, solitude and circumspection with thou find thy peace.'

The Blessed Virgin, to Ven. Mary of Agreda


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 17, 2016, 04:43:43 AM
'Be a vase, which thou fillest at the source and at the source dost drink from.'

St. Catherine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 19, 2016, 05:12:05 AM
'When they sin, rebuke them in the presence of all that the rest also may have fear.'

1 Timothy 5:20


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 20, 2016, 12:43:09 PM
'Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to the Blessed Virgin are not simply the best way, but in fact the only way to keep purity. At the age of twenty nothing but Communion can keep one's heart pure. . . Chastity is not possible without the Eucharist.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 22, 2016, 12:26:32 AM
'By only looking at a person, we know if he is pure. His eyes have an air of candor and modesty which leads you to the good God. Some people, on the contrary, look quite inflamed with passion. . . Satan places himself in their eyes to make others fall and to lead them to evil.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 25, 2016, 12:28:37 AM
'As the wax which we place near the fire assumes any form we wish to give it, so the loving soul ought to obey as soon as her Beloved has spoken.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 26, 2016, 12:14:27 AM
'We must endeavor to the utmost of our power to enter into the adorable Heart of our Lord by making ourselves very little and humbly confessing our nothingness, thus losing sight of self entirely.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 27, 2016, 12:23:50 AM
'Do we not see priests who, in church, at the altar, in the confessional, and even when vested for Mass, not only raise their eyes, but turn them round in all directions and fix them on people as if they wished to study them, and who are so uneasy and restive, craning their necks and moving hands and feet, that they show plainly that they cannot control themselves? How is it possible for the people to be edified at such a sight and learn to respect the house of God, and stand with reverence and composure?

On one occasion it happened that a layman came into a church looking for a priest to hear his confession. As soon as he entered he saw a confessor who, having dispatched a penitent from one side of the confessional before turning to the other, had a good look round the church, and not content with that, leaned out straining his eyes in order to get a better view of everything. At such a sight the man took his hat and went out saying that such a confessor would hardly suit him.'

St. Joseph Cafasso, 'The Priest, The Man Of God, His Dignity and Duties'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 28, 2016, 03:34:04 PM
'. . . it is at the theatre that the flesh and the devil assault the minds and hearts of young people, by every means calculated to instil the poison of vice; to enervate the soul, and flatter the passions, by a general and simultaneous movement of all the allurements and charms of the senses.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 30, 2016, 04:51:30 AM
'And he was altogether wonderful in faith and religious, for he never held communion with the Meletian schismatics, knowing their wickedness and apostacy from the beginning; nor had he friendly dealings with the Manichæans or any other heretics; or, if he had, only as far as advice that they should change to piety. For he thought and asserted that intercourse with these was harmful and destructive to the soul. In the same manner also he loathed the heresy of the Arians, and exhorted all neither to approach them nor to hold their erroneous belief. And once when certain Arian madmen came to him, when he had questioned them and learned their impiety, he drove them from the mountain, saying that their words were worse than the poison of serpents.'

St. Athanasius, 'Life of St. Anthony'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 01, 2016, 12:39:39 AM
'I ought to burn of love for God out of gratitude for the kindness that He has shown me.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 02, 2016, 12:53:59 AM
'At a time of affliction, expect a provocation to sensual pleasure; for because it relieves the affliction it is readily welcomed.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 03, 2016, 02:47:01 AM
'Since to those who have the will nothing is difficult, above all as regards that which they would do for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord, I beseech you, then, not to make plans only, but above all to will their execution and carry them out.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 05, 2016, 06:55:56 AM
'God has loved us from all eternity. Children of men, says the Lord, remember that I first loved you. You had not yet been born, the world itself did not exist, and even then I loved you. As long as I am God, I have loved you; I have loved you as long as I have loved Myself.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 06, 2016, 02:50:02 AM
'I will carefully consider how, on the day of judgment, I would wish to have discharged my office or my duty; and the way I would wish to have done it then I shall do now.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 07, 2016, 03:36:47 AM
'Ah! this is the work of love, and I am never sufficiently disposed to lose myself in love.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 08, 2016, 01:25:17 AM
'I am at the sea-shore; a drop of water is suspended from my finger. I ask this water: Poor drop, where would you wish to be? It replies: In the sea. And what do I in answer to this appeal? I shake my finger and let the poor little drop fall into the sea. Now, I ask you, is it not true that this drop of water is in the sea? Certainly it is there; but go and seek it, now that it is lost in the ocean, its centre. If it had a tongue, what would it say? Deduce the consequence and apply the parable to yourself. Lose sight of the heavens, the earth, the sea and its rivers, and all created things, and permit this soul that God has given you to lose herself in this infinitely great and good God Who is her first cause.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 09, 2016, 04:46:24 AM
'Let no one wear a mask, otherwise he will do ill; and if he has one, let him burn it.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 11, 2016, 06:42:37 AM
'God judges our intention, but in that which is within our power He, in man-befriending wise, also requires us to act. Great is he who leaves undone nothing that is within his power; but greater is he who humbly attempts what is beyond his power.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 13, 2016, 01:46:37 AM
'As it is impossible to arrive at perfection in any art or science, without ardent desires of its attainment, so no one has ever yet become a saint, but by strong and fervent aspirations after sanctity. "God," observes St. Teresa, "ordinarily confers his signal favors on those only who thirst after his love." Blessed, says the royal prophet, is the man whose help is from thee: in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps in the vale of tears. . . They shall go from virtue to virtue." Happy the man who has resolved in his soul to mount the ladder of perfection: he shall receive abundant aid from God, and will ascend from virtue to virtue. Such has been the practice of the saints, and especially of St. Andrew Avellino, who even bound himself by vow "to advance continually in the way of Christian perfection." St. Teresa used to say, that "God rewards, even in this life, every good desire." It was by good desires that the saints arrived in a short time at a sublime degree of sanctity.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 15, 2016, 01:46:58 AM
'We must love this Sacred Heart, with all our strength and with all our capacity. Yes, we must love Him, and He will establish His empire and will reign in spite of all His enemies and their opposition.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 17, 2016, 12:21:26 PM
'He who wishes to advance in spirituality, should never slur over his defects negligently without particular examination of conscience, even independent of the time of sacramental confession.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 18, 2016, 09:57:39 PM
'When St. Aloysius Gonzaga was a student, he never sought to excuse himself when he was reproached with anything; he said what he thought, and troubled himself no further about what others might think; if he was wrong, he was wrong; if he was right, he said to himself, "I have certainly been wrong some other time." My children, the saints were so completely dead to themselves, that they cared very little whether others agreed with them.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 20, 2016, 06:51:05 AM
'Allow me, my dearly beloved, to repeat both for you and myself that Oportet jam nos de sommo surgere. ("The time has come: you must wake up now" Rom 13:11) These words are applied by the saints not only to sinners in need of conversion, but to all the redeemed children of God who are thereby fervently stimulated to strive for extraordinary holiness. The time has come: while preaching to others, we must not become worse than they. The time has come: we must protect ourselves from the snares of the one who is the enemy of all and who attacks the ministers of Christ's Gospel and holy religion with special energy. The time has come: we must arm ourselves with courage, generosity and invincible zeal so that we all may be one with Jesus Christ. The time has come: we most grow in virtue, continue to exercise deep humility before God, and acquire compassion in behalf of our fellow human beings. All this must be based upon the spirit of prayer. The time is at hand when we are, to develop that interior virtue which counterbalances the influence of our exterior occupations. We must realize our grave responsibilities to God because of our very special and sublime vocation. Therefore, we say with the Prophet, Exercebar, et scopebam spiritum meum. (I ponder and my spirit asked this question. Ps 77:6) . . . Judicium enim sine misericordia hiis, qui praesunt. ("Ruthless judgment is reserved for the high and mighty." Wis 6:6)

St. Gaspar del Bufalo


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 21, 2016, 08:21:45 PM
'My only desire would be to remain in silence, or else to speak only of God, for in this my heart takes so great a delight that it can never tire of so doing.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 23, 2016, 12:23:21 AM
'There was at this time in the city of Nice a recluse Hospicius who was very abstemious. He wore iron chains next his body and over these a hair shirt and ate nothing but plain bread with a few dates. And during Lent he lived on the roots of Egyptian herbs such as the hermits use, which were brought to him by traders. First he would drink the soup in which they were cooked and eat the roots next day.'

St. Gregory of Tours


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 24, 2016, 05:19:47 AM
'"One day in spring," he said, "I was going to see a sick person; the bushes were full of little birds that were singing with all their might. I took pleasure in listening to them, and I said to myself, 'Poor little birds, you know not what you are doing! What a pity that is! You are singing the praises of God.'"'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 25, 2016, 01:35:28 AM
'Model your hearts on that of the divine Infant, that He may vivify you, encourage you, inflame you, sanctify you, render you capable of doing great things for the glory of God; and may the holy Virgin keep you pure with the precious balm of her virtues! Amen.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 25, 2016, 05:11:17 PM
'The soul that is the humblest and most despised will be most loved by His adorable Heart. The most despoiled and stripped of all things will possess It more fully.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 26, 2016, 12:46:06 AM
'Search the Scriptures and you will find the commandments; do what they say and you will be freed from your passions.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 27, 2016, 02:52:17 AM
'When God wishes, He becomes fire, burning up every coarse passion that has taken root in the soul. "For our God is a consuming fire" (Dt. 4:24; Heb. 12:29). When He wishes, He becomes an inexpressible and mysterious rest so that the soul may find rest in God's rest. When He wishes, he becomes joy and peace, cherishing and protecting the soul.'

St. Macarius the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 28, 2016, 03:15:04 AM
'The Lord has created intelligent and noetic beings with a capacity to receive the Spirit and to attain knowledge of Himself; He has brought into existence the senses and sense objects to serve such beings.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 29, 2016, 02:12:00 AM
'If no poor could be found in the world, men ought to go in search of them, and dig them up from underground to do them good, and to be merciful to them.'

St. Camillus de Lellis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 30, 2016, 01:25:18 AM

'We ought to make no account of an immodest person, notwithstanding that he may possess other virtues.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 31, 2016, 05:33:02 AM
'Memory of carnal lusts is revolting; for not only does it prevent us from converse with God, but even when the mind seems to be praying, it defiles it with the fantasies of abominable representations. It is good to remain in constant prayer and to exercise the mind in converse with God. But is it so with us? We are frequently diverted from the words of the prayer, we follow thoughts that lead us away, neither denying them nor being saddened by them -- which would have shown that our will disagreed with unseemly suggestions. Although our outward aspect is appropriate to prayer, for we kneel and appear to those who see us to be praying, in our thought we imagine something pleasant, graciously talk with friends, angrily abuse enemies, feast with guests, build houses for our relatives, plant trees, travel, trade, are forced against our will into priesthood, organize with great circumspection the affairs of the churches placed in our care, and go over most of it in our thoughts, consenting to any thought that comes along, in whatever way passion chooses to dispose our heart.'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 02, 2017, 01:52:37 AM
'When the evil conduct of one person begins to affect others, you should not show long-suffering; and instead of your own advantage you should seek that of the others, so that they may be saved. For virtue involving many people is more valuable than virtue involving only one.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 04, 2017, 03:28:43 AM
'God gives to each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 05, 2017, 04:50:12 AM
'To acquire courage it is very useful to read the lives of the saints, especially of those who, after living in sin, attained great sanctity.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 06, 2017, 07:58:04 AM
'The Fathers put compunction as the beginning of every action.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 07, 2017, 04:36:16 AM
'Impel your intellect continually to prayer and you will destroy the evil thoughts that beset your heart.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 08, 2017, 02:43:03 AM
'Just as we drive out one nail by another, let us oppose effort to effort, habit to habit.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 10, 2017, 01:22:31 PM
'Little children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh: even now there are become many antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us: but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest that they are not all of us.'

1 John 2:18-19


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 11, 2017, 01:02:16 AM
'If the intellect dallies with pleasure or dejection, it rapidly succumbs to the passion of listlessness.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 12, 2017, 02:32:39 AM
'Let us imagine our confusion when we appear before God and understand the reasons why He sent us the crosses we accept so unwillingly. The death of a child will then be seen as its rescue from some great evil had it lived, separation from the woman you love the means of saving you from an unhappy marriage, a severe illness the reason for many years of life afterwards, loss of money the means of saving your soul from eternal loss. So what are we worried about? God is looking after us and yet we are full of anxiety! We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business. He orders an operation which involves cutting away part of our body and we accept it. We are grateful to him and pay him a large fee because we judge he would not act as he does unless the remedy were necessary, and we must rely on his skill. Yet we are unwilling to treat God in the same way! It looks as if we do not trust His wisdom and are afraid He cannot do His job properly. We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily make a mistake -- a mistake which may cost us our life -- and protest when God sets to work on us.'

St. Claude de la Colombiere


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 13, 2017, 04:37:14 PM
'I find very few who think about my sorrow and tribulation. This is why, my daughter, although I am forgotten and neglected by many people, you must not forget me! Look at my struggles and imitate them as far as you can! Contemplate my sorrow and tears and be sorry that the friends of God are so few. Stand firm!'

The Blessed Virgin, to St. Bridget of Sweden


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 14, 2017, 01:45:05 AM
'He would never come and knock at the door unless He wished to enter; if He does not enter, it is we who are to blame.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 15, 2017, 05:41:41 AM
'Love means suffering. He has shown us this plainly upon the Cross where He sacrificed Himself for love of us, and He continues to do so daily in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. He ardently desires that we should conform our life to His, which is wholly hidden and annihilated in the eyes of creatures.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2017, 07:56:44 AM
'Jesus also said: "You are the light of the world." Now a light does not illumine itself, but instead it diffuses its rays and shines all around upon everything that comes into its view. So it must be with the glowing lives of upright and holy clerics. By the brightness of their holiness they must bring light and serenity to all who gaze upon them. They have been placed here to care for others. Their own lives should be an example to others, showing how they must live in the house of the Lord.'

St. John of Capistrano


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2017, 07:23:44 PM
'To dye oneself with paints in order to have a rosier or a paler complexion is a lying counterfeit.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 17, 2017, 06:02:41 AM

'Do you not consider how great a sin it is to introduce a harmful fashion? And once being known, what should be done to those who follow it? Some tailor perchance hath been the cause of a very grave sin. And of a very grievous injury to a city because of the harmful fashion he doth bring in there; and we should punish him as an example to all, so that this might be remembered forever.'

St. Bernardine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 18, 2017, 09:10:33 PM
'If the heart of a man is not lifted up, this is from no defect on the part of him who draws it, who as far as he is concerned never fails, but from an impediment caused by him who is being drawn.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 19, 2017, 11:45:07 AM
'We still hear lamentations of men and women of religious congregations, who driven from their houses and in need, are dispersed in a hostile manner; this usually happens when the dominating faction has as its aim the perversion of the social order. As the great St. Anthony, on the testimony of Athanasius, says, "The devil hates all Christians indeed, but cannot tolerate in any way upright monks and virgins of Christ."'

Pope Pius IX


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 20, 2017, 08:21:00 AM
'Hear therefore, ye women, the word of the Lord: and let your ears receive the word of his mouth: and teach your daughters wailing: and every one her neighbour mourning.

For death is come up through our windows, it is entered into our houses to destroy the children from without, the young men from the streets.'

Jeremias 9:20-12


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 21, 2017, 12:58:41 AM
'Without mortification nothing can be done.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 22, 2017, 09:58:11 AM
'For the rest, brethren, whatsoever is true, whatsoever is modest, whatsoever is just, whatsoever is pure, whatsoever is amiable, whatsoever is gracious, if there is any virtue, if there is any discipline worthy of praise, think on these.'

Philippians 4:8


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 23, 2017, 09:32:02 AM
'Yes, the priest stands at the altar, the priest stands there and makes a long supplication, not in order that fire from heaven may consume the things that lie to open view, but that grace, lighting on the Sacrifice, may thereby in flame the souls of all, and show them brighter than silver purified in the fire. Art thou ignorant that the soul of man could never bear this fire of the Sacrifice, but that all would be utterly consumed, were not the aid of the grace of God abundant? For if one would but consider how great a thing it is for a mortal, and one still clothed with flesh and blood, to be enabled to be nigh to that blessed and immortal nature, he would then see how great an honor the grace of the Spirit has vouchsafed to priests.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 24, 2017, 04:34:10 PM
'The first degree of humility is the fear of God, which we should constantly have before our eyes.'

St. Louis de Blois


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 25, 2017, 12:11:03 AM
'It is a common teaching of the Saints that one of the principal means of leading a good and exemplary life is certainly modesty and the mortification of the eyes. Just as there is nothing better than modesty to preserve devotion in a soul and to edify one's neighbor, so too, there is nothing worse than immodesty and licentious glances to expose a person to the danger of becoming lax and loose in morals.'

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 26, 2017, 12:47:49 AM
'We should constantly thank the Lord for having granted us the gift of the true faith, by associating us with the children of the holy Catholic Church.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 28, 2017, 02:28:24 AM

'Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.

Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe to you that are wise in your own eyes, and prudent in your own conceits.'

Isaiah 5:18,20-21


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 29, 2017, 10:29:04 AM
'And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments: is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But he that keepeth his word, in him in very deed the charity of God is perfected; and by this we know that we are in him.'

1 John 2:3-5


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 30, 2017, 12:48:14 AM
'In reading of Jesus Christ, I observed that He was always very mortified and modest in his glances. The evangelists are always careful to note the number of times He lifted up his eyes, as if it were something most unusual.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 31, 2017, 02:10:16 AM
'I feel so utterly possessed by my divine and loving Master, that I am powerless to have recourse to anyone else in my wants or difficulties, be they great or small. . . When I feel my strength failing, I call on Him for help, saying: "Thou art my strength and support!".'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 01, 2017, 01:07:30 AM
'Love Him with all your strength, think always of Him, let Him do with you, in you and for you, whatever He wills, and do not be anxious about anything else.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 02, 2017, 03:46:10 AM
'Beauty of conduct consists in becoming behavior towards others, according to their gender and person. . .'

St. Ambrose of Milan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 03, 2017, 12:56:34 AM
'Nourish your soul with sacred readings;'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 04, 2017, 12:30:48 AM
'My son, keep the precepts of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy throat. When thou shalt walk, let them go with thee: when thou shalt sleep, let them keep thee, and awaking, talk with them. Because the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and the way of life the reproofs of discipline.'

Proverbs 6:20-23


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 05, 2017, 01:08:29 AM
'The perfection of a Christian consists in knowing how to mortify himself for the love of Christ.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 06, 2017, 03:19:04 AM
'Such is the compassion, such the love which Mary bears us, that she is never tired of praying for us.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 07, 2017, 05:02:58 AM
The soul that truly loves God loves all good, seeks all good, protects all good, praises all good, joins itself to good men, helps and defends them, and embraces all the virtues: it loves only what is true and worth loving. Do you think it possible that one who truly loves God cares, or can care, for vanities, or riches, or worldly things, or pleasures or honors? Neither can such a soul quarrel or feel envy, for it aims at nothing save pleasing its Beloved.

St. Teresa of Avila


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 08, 2017, 06:42:24 PM
'If you have loved virginity, you will be favored by the Lord in all things.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 09, 2017, 07:26:56 AM
'God sends us trials and afflictions to exercise us in patience and teach us sympathy with the sorrows of others.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 11, 2017, 09:39:37 PM
'The soul will not desire to be separated from the body unless it becomes indifferent to the very air it breathes. All the bodily senses are opposed to faith, for they are concerned with the objects of this present world, while faith is concerned only with the blessings of the life to come. Thus one pursuing the spiritual way should never be too greatly preoccupied with beautifully branched or shady trees, pleasantly flowing springs, flowery meadows, fine houses or even visits to his family; neither should he recall any public honors that he happens to have been given. He should gratefully be content with bare necessities, regarding this present life as a road passing through an alien land, barren of all worldly attractions. For it is only by concentrating our mind in this way that we can keep to the road that leads back to eternity.'

St. Diadochos of Photiki


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 13, 2017, 02:08:29 AM
'We may have a confident hope of our salvation when we apply ourselves to relieve the souls in Purgatory, so afflicted and so dear to God.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 14, 2017, 03:02:06 AM
'Now although man is created for the possession of happiness, yet, having deviated from his true end, his nature has become deformed and is entirely repugnant to true beatitude. And on this account we are forced to submit to God this depraved nature of ours which fills our understanding with so many occupations, and causes us to deviate from the true path, in order that he may entirely consume it until nothing remains there but himself; otherwise the soul could never attain stability nor repose, for she was created for no other end.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 15, 2017, 12:16:05 PM
'O Jesus, teach me to understand the holy Jealousy of heavenly Love! Free me from earthly attachments and raise all my affections up to you. May my crucified heart be forever lost in your own and hidden away in the mysterious wound made by the spear.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 16, 2017, 01:42:55 AM
'According to St. Bonaventure, all the angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: "Holy, holy, holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God." They greet her countless times each day with the angelic greeting, "Hail, Mary", while prostrating themselves before her, begging her as a favour to honour them with one of her requests. According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though prince of all the heavenly court, is the most eager of all the angels to honour her and lead others to honour her. At all times he awaits the privilege of going at her word to the aid of one of her servants.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 17, 2017, 08:12:56 AM
'Even as the hart desireth after the fountains of waters: so doth my soul desire after thee O God.'

Psalm 41:2


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2017, 03:25:30 PM
'A heretic is cut off from the true and living God and joined with the devil and his angels. Alienated even from Christ, he no longer has God to whom he can pray for his sins, and so perishes utterly. But if he is converted to the true Catholic faith of the holy Church he is accepted by our good and loving Saviour Christ, the Son who is ever in the Father with the Holy Spirit. To him be the glory unto the ages of ages. Amen.'

St. Agathon


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2017, 09:28:00 AM
'Knowledge of what is good for him has been given to every-one by God; but self-indulgence leads to negligence, and negligence to forgetfulness.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 24, 2017, 08:32:15 AM
'God could in in no wise permit the kind of evil out of which He could not bring good.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 25, 2017, 01:02:34 AM
'The intellect receives impassioned conceptual images in three ways: through the senses, through the body's condition and through the memory. It receives them through the senses when the senses themselves receive impressions from things in relation to which we have acquired passion, and when these things stir up impassioned thoughts in the intellect; through the body's condition when, as a result either of an undisciplined way of life, or of the activity of demons, or of some illness, the balance of elements in the body is disturbed and again the intellect is stirred to impassioned thoughts or to thoughts contrary to providence; through the memory when the memory recalls the conceptual images of things in relation to which we were once made passionate, and so stirs up impassioned thoughts in a similar way.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 27, 2017, 03:27:00 AM
'When self-will and ease become habitual, they overthrow a man.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 28, 2017, 08:49:17 AM
'One day, when the weather was extremely cold, I wished to make a fire. I went to the woods to pick up some dry branches, which had been exposed to the air for a long time. In a moment I had a big fire. Why? Because for a long time the wood had been exposed to the cold, the frost, the wind, and the sun, and had thus lost its dampness. So it is with us: if we wish our hearts to become inflamed with divine love, we must permit ourselves to be purified by suffering, humbly and resignedly, temptations, trials, persecutions, tribulations. Oh! being then well cleansed, divine love will possess us.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2017, 02:51:58 AM
'I guard you in advance against beasts in the form of men, whom you must not only not receive, but if it is possible not even meet, but only pray for them, if perchance they may repent, difficult though that be -- but Jesus Christ who is our true life has the power over this.'

St. Ignatius of Antioch


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 02, 2017, 01:14:00 AM
'They who make a sacrilegious Communion receive Satan and Jesus Christ into their hearts - Satan, that they may let him rule, and Jesus Christ, that they may offer Him in sacrifice as a Victim to Satan.'

St. Cyril of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 03, 2017, 01:20:47 AM
'He alone suffices to my heart and my soul, which desires nothing save to rest quite simply in His divine presence, without making any other acts than those of love. It is thus that I frequently spend whole days: they are never long enough to love my God.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 04, 2017, 06:33:12 AM
'Brethren and fathers, the season of Lent, when compared to the whole year, may be likened to a storm-free harbour, in which all who are sailing together enjoy a spiritual calm.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2017, 03:37:16 AM
"Who is to be called a Christian? He who confesses the doctrine of Christ and His Church. Hence, he is truly a Christian thoroughly condemns and detests, the Jewish, Mohammedan, and the heretical cults and sects."

St. Peter Canisius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 06, 2017, 02:15:28 AM
'If we would advance in virtue, we must not neglect little things, for they pave the way to greater.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 07, 2017, 06:45:17 AM
'Avoid the heretic, after a first and second correction, knowing that such a man is subverted and sins, since he is condemned by his own judgment.'

Titus 3, 10-11


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 08, 2017, 02:16:45 AM
'To attain the knowledge of God is impossible for those who are still under the control of their passions. Therefore they cannot attain the salvation they hope for as they have not obtained any knowledge of God.

He who fails to attain this end is clearly subject to the charge of being ignorant of God, and ignorance of God is shown by a man's manner of life.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 09, 2017, 02:13:44 AM
'It is dangerous to live among bad persons; it is harmful to be surrounded by those with perverse wills. You will feed yourself on their infamy if you associate with the undignified. It is better to suffer the hatred of evil persons than their company. Analogously, just as much good comes from the lives of the saints, much evil comes from the lives of bad persons, for those who touch what is filthy become contaminated.'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 10, 2017, 02:02:48 AM
'Why despair of your eternal salvation? Do you not know how good God is?'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 11, 2017, 05:39:50 AM
'Love, unchangeable tranquility and our adoption as children of God are different from each other only in name. As light, fire and flame are present in the selfsame operation, so are these three manifestations of the Spirit. When someone is completely permeated with the love of God, the brightness of his soul is reflected by his whole personality as if in a mirror. Therefore the one who loves God also loves his brother or sister. Indeed, the second love is the proof of the first.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 12, 2017, 07:11:39 AM
'Truth always shines with a brilliancy of its own, whilst falsehood is clouded in darkness, to dispel which it is enough to place it in the presence of truth.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 13, 2017, 05:25:44 AM
'He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.'

St. Benedict


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 14, 2017, 05:24:48 AM
'To labor, to suffer, to be silent, to complain not, to bear no resentment - these are the maxims of the saints, the maxims of a high perfection.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 15, 2017, 07:19:08 AM
'Be still and know that I AM.'

Psalm 45:10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 16, 2017, 05:10:23 AM
'. . . we should not embark on the ascetic life in the hope of seeing visions clothed with form or shape; for if we do, Satan will find it easy to lead our soul astray. Our one purpose must be to reach the point when we perceive the love of God fully and consciously in our heart - that is, "with all your heart, and with all your soul . . . and with all your mind" (Luke 10:27). For the man who is energized by the grace of God to this point has already left this world, though still present in it.'

St. Diadochos of Photiki


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 17, 2017, 05:02:12 AM
'O God, do not leave me. I have done nothing good in your sight, but according to your goodness, let me now make a beginning of good.'

St. Arsenius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 20, 2017, 06:38:03 AM
'Ever keep the fire of charity burning on the altar of your heart.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 21, 2017, 07:59:33 PM
'To attain the knowledge of God is impossible for those who are still under the control of their passions. Therefore they cannot attain the salvation they hope for as they have not obtained any knowledge of God.

He who fails to attain this end is clearly subject to the charge of being ignorant of God, and ignorance of God is shown by a man's manner of life.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 23, 2017, 08:33:11 AM
'To him who hungers after Christ grace is food; to him who is thirsty, a reviving drink; to him who is cold, a garment; to him who is weary, rest; to him who prays, assurance; to him who mourns, consolation.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 24, 2017, 01:06:11 AM
'We must have confidence in God, who is what He always has been, and we must not be disheartened because things turn out contrary to us.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 27, 2017, 12:55:41 AM
'He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.'

Proverbs 13:3


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 28, 2017, 01:36:51 AM

'A Christian who is pure is upon earth like a bird that is kept fastened down by a string. Poor little bird! it only waits for the moment when the string is cut to fly away. Good Christians are like those birds that have large wings and small feet, and which never light upon the ground, because they could not rise again and would be caught. They make their nests, too, upon the points of rocks, on the roofs of houses, in high places. So the Christian ought to be always on the heights. As soon as we lower our thoughts towards the earth, we are taken captive.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 29, 2017, 12:06:47 AM
'You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.'

The Blessed Virgin, to Bl. Alan de la Roche


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 30, 2017, 02:10:50 AM
'Let us now return to our orchard, or flower-garden, and behold now how the trees begin to fill with sap for the bringing forth of the blossoms, and then of the fruit - the flowers and the plants, also, their fragrance. This illustration pleases me; for very often, when I was beginning - and our Lord grant that I have really begun to serve His Majesty - I mean, begun in relation to what I have to say of my life, - it was to me a great joy to consider my soul as a garden, and our Lord as walking in it. I used to beseech Him to increase the fragrance of the little flowers of virtues - which were beginning, as it seemed to bud - and preserve them, that they might be to His glory; for I desired nothing for myself. I prayed Him to cut those He liked, because I already knew that they would grow the better.

I say cut; for there are times in which the soul has no recollection of this garden - everything seems parched, and there is no water to be had for preserving it - and in which it seems as if the soul had never possessed any virtue at all. This is the season of heavy trials; for our Lord will have the poor gardener suppose all the trouble he took in maintaining and watering the garden to have been taken to no purpose. Then is the time really for weeding and rooting out every plant, however small it may be, that is worthless, in the knowledge that no efforts of ours are sufficient, if God withholds from us the waters of His grace; and in despising ourselves as being nothing, and even less than nothing. In this way we gain great humility - the flowers grow afresh.

O my Lord and my Good! I cannot utter these words without tears, and rejoicing in my soul; for Thou wilt be thus with us, and art with us, in the Sacrament. We may believe so most truly; for so it is, and the comparison I make is a great truth; and, if our sins stand not in the way, we may rejoice in Thee, because Thou rejoicest in us; for Thou hast told us that Thy delight is to be with the children of men. O my Lord, what does it mean? Whenever I hear these words, they always give me great consolation, and did so even when I was most wicked.'

St Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 31, 2017, 12:49:39 PM
'Human language cannot express the beauty of a soul which dies in a state of grace.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 01, 2017, 06:16:45 AM
'They are the flower of the Church's growth; the grace of the spirit finds in them its beauty and delicacy; they are our pride and bloom; in them praise and honor have their perfect and incorrupt work; they are God's image reflecting the Lord's sanctity; the more illustrious portion of Christ's flock. In them exults, in them beauteously flowers the glorious fecundity of our mother the Church, and the more virginity adds to its number the more that mother's joy increases.'

St. Cyprian of Carthage


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 02, 2017, 02:11:27 AM
'Behold, the hour cometh, and it is now come, that you shall be scattered every man to his own, and me you shall leave alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.'

John 16:32


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 04, 2017, 12:52:23 AM
'Do you desire to study to your advantage? Let devotion accompany all your studies and study less to make yourself learned than to become a saint.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 05, 2017, 03:44:35 AM
'Whence let no friar, wherever he be and whithersoever he go, in any manner pick up or receive or cause to be received money or coins, neither for the opportunity of clothing nor of books nor as the price of any work, indeed for no opportunity, except on account of the manifest necessity of the sick friars, because we ought not have or repute more utility in regard to money and coins than in stones. And the devil wants to make those blind, who grasp for it or repute it better than stones. Let us therefore beware, we who have left everything (cf. Mt 19:27), lest for such a limited thing we lose the Kingdom of Heaven.

And if in any place we would find coins, let us not care for them, like (we do) for the dust, which we tread upon with (our) feet, because (they are) "vanity of vanities and all vanity" (Eccl 1:2). And if perchance it has happened - and let it not - that any friar has collected or had money or coins, excepting only the aforesaid necessity of the infirm, let all of us friars hold him as a false brother and an apostate and a thief and a brigand and as one having a purse (cf. Jn 12:6), unless he has truly repented. And let the friars in no manner receive nor cause to be received, nor seek nor cause to be sought, money for alms nor coins on behalf of any house or place; and let them not go about with a person seeking money or coins on behalf of such places; on the other hand, the other services, which are not contrary to our life, the friars of the place can do with the blessing of God. Nevertheless the friars, in (times of) the manifest necessity of the lepers, can seek alms on their behalf. However let them beware much of money. Similarly let all the friars beware, so that they do not go around lands for any filthy lucre.'

St Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 06, 2017, 01:59:50 AM
'The keeping of God's commandments generates dispassion; the soul's dispassion preserves spiritual knowledge.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 07, 2017, 02:24:07 AM
'We make no progress because we dwell in that exterior learning which puffs up the mind; but these illiterate Egyptians have a true sense of their own weakness, blindness, and insufficiency; and by that very thing they are qualified to labor successfully in the pursuit of virtue.'

St. Arsenius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 08, 2017, 03:05:51 AM
'You must flee from sensual things. Truly every time a man comes close to a struggle with sensuality, he is like a man standing at the edge of a deep lake, and the Enemy throws him in whenever he likes. But if the man lives far from sensual things, he is like one who stands at a distance from the lake, so that even if the Enemy entices him in order to throw him to the bottom, God sends him help at the very moment that the Enemy is drawing him away and doing him violence.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 09, 2017, 02:04:49 AM
'Let us proceed joyfully and let us be sure that all our crosses will bear Christ with them, and that His help, which will never be wanting to us, will be more powerful than the combined efforts of all our enemies.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 11, 2017, 05:05:05 AM
'I wish to do Thy will, O my God, all my life -- this shall be my security, never will I again attempt to do my own!'

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 13, 2017, 11:57:11 AM
'Turn away thy face from a woman dressed up, and gaze not about upon another's beauty.'

Ecclesiasticus 9:8


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 13, 2017, 01:39:25 PM
'"Now Susannah was a very delicate woman." This does not mean that she had flashy adornments on herself or eyes painted with various colors — as Jezebel had. Rather, it means she had the adornment of faith, chastity, and sanctity.'

St. Hippolytus, Father of the Church


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2017, 06:33:58 AM
'Until we have a passionate love for our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament we shall accomplish nothing.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 20, 2017, 09:23:13 PM
'The virtues generate good thoughts; the commandments lead us to the virtues; the practice of the virtues depends on our own will and resolution.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 21, 2017, 10:52:30 PM
'Unless a man acquires, through the grace of Christ, knowledge of the truth and fear of God, he is gravely wounded not only by the passions but also by the things that happen to him.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 23, 2017, 04:15:10 PM
'As a man lives, so shall he die.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 27, 2017, 07:55:19 AM
'He is ungrateful beyond all expression, and in heart altogether wrong, who, in the face of God's benefits which cost Him so much does not offer himself, and does not see the obligation he is under to devote himself entirely to the honor and glory of our Lord and Saviour.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 28, 2017, 08:02:21 AM
'He who has come to know the truth does not oppose the afflictions that befall him, for he knows that they lead him to the fear of God.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 30, 2017, 12:09:27 AM
'The soul is a seed which God sows in the field of the Church; to produce fruits, it must die under the strokes of pains, sorrows, contradictions, and persecutions.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 02, 2017, 05:01:57 AM
'A man deadened by the passions is impervious to advice and will not accept any spiritual correction.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 03, 2017, 03:56:50 AM
'Here is the difference between a pious and a frivolous man: the first abstains from pleasure, and is overwhelmed with spiritual consolations; the other gives himself up to the pleasures of the senses, and suffers in his innermost heart.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 06, 2017, 07:26:32 AM
'My heart breaks when I think of the sorrows of the most holy Virgin.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 07, 2017, 09:37:52 AM
'He who is not attracted by worldly things cherishes stillness. He who loves nothing merely human loves all men. And he who takes no offence at anyone either on account of their faults, or on account of his own suspicious thoughts, has knowledge of God and of things divine.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 09, 2017, 02:10:03 AM
'Men may deprive me of property and honour; sickness may take away my strength and other means of serving You; I may even lose Your grace by sin; but never, never will I lose my hope in Thee. I will cherish it unto that dreadful moment when all hell will be unchained to snatch my soul away. "No one hath hoped in the Lord and hath been confounded." (Eccles. ii. 11).'

St. Claude de la Colombiere


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 11, 2017, 02:27:31 AM
'The intellect becomes a stranger to the things of this world when its attachment to the senses has been completely sundered.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 13, 2017, 01:14:18 AM
'It is an act as rare as it is precious, to transact business with many people, without ever forgetting God or oneself.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 16, 2017, 12:54:42 AM
'Every day read a pious book, and avoid bad company as you would Satan. Obey with the greatest exactitude. Obedience is a celestial pearl. Jesus Himself, through obedience, laid down His most holy life on the hard wood of the cross. Charitably compassionate the poor. Be just to all. Humble yourself before everybody, for the love of God.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: James - a humble servant on May 16, 2017, 01:39:44 AM
Amen!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 18, 2017, 04:36:13 AM
Amen! Nothing like a good book! :D

'He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.'

John 1:10-13


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 20, 2017, 01:57:52 AM
'Remain firmly attached to the traditional doctrine that you have been taught, so that you can preach according to right doctrine and refute those who contradict it.'

St. Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 22, 2017, 12:57:04 AM
'I travel, work, suffer my weak health, meet with a thousand difficulties, but all these are nothing, for this world is so small. To me, space is an imperceptible object, as I am accustomed to dwell in eternity.'

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 24, 2017, 03:32:03 AM
'If you want spiritual health, listen to your conscience, do all it tells you, and you will benefit.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 26, 2017, 04:53:59 AM
'A man ought to set about putting his good resolutions in practice, and not change them lightly.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 27, 2017, 02:41:20 PM
'Our actions disclose what goes on within us, just as its fruit makes known a tree otherwise unknown to us.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 28, 2017, 12:21:48 AM
'O charity! O marvels of love! And for whom? O ungrateful man! how is it possible that you do not love God?'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 30, 2017, 12:02:06 AM
'The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them.'

St. Macarius the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 02, 2017, 02:09:41 AM
'As God is not the only witness of our life, but as moreover the world, the angels, and men behold it, let us be good not only before God, but also before men.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 05, 2017, 12:42:16 AM
'If you want to be free of all the passions, practice self-control, love and prayer.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 07, 2017, 03:09:06 AM
'It is really astonishing to see how marvelously God goes about perfecting and beautifying the soul that gives itself wholly to Him in recollection.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 09, 2017, 12:28:21 AM
'Say the Pater Noster in union with Jesus forgiving His enemies on the cross; forgive sincerely and with all your heart all who have offended you, too.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 11, 2017, 03:38:01 PM
'Christ shall be slain, and the people who shall deny Him shall not be His.'

Daniel 9:26


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 13, 2017, 12:14:01 AM
'If the devil tempts me by the thought of divine justice, I think of God's mercy; if he tries to fill me with presumption by the thought of His mercy, I think of His justice.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 15, 2017, 02:04:20 AM
'Your cross is indeed great! Thanks to our only Good, Who holds you on the cross! O beloved cross! O holy cross, tree of life, whence springs eternal life, I salute thee, I embrace thee, I press thee to my heart! Ah! these are the sentiments which ought to animate us in our trials. Courage, then! Courage! Under so heavy a weight human nature will waver, it is true; but the soul will taste a sweet peace in the bosom of God.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 16, 2017, 01:17:50 AM
'As virtue and evil come and go, they dispose the soul either to goodness or to malice, prompting in it the corresponding thoughts.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 18, 2017, 06:09:52 AM
'If you desire heaven, you must walk in the way which leads to heaven; if you should walk in the way which leads to hell, you will one day unhappily find yourself there.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 20, 2017, 10:43:30 PM
'I resolve in the first place to remain continually in the presence of God and to ask myself frequently if I would do this or that if my confessor or superior were watching me and especially if God and my guardian angel were present.'

St. Conrad of Parzham, resolutions in the novitiate


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 23, 2017, 01:56:11 AM
'Take this to heart: Owe no man anything. So shalt thou secure a peaceful sleep, an easy conscience, a life without inquietude, and a death without alarm.'

Ven. Louis de Granada


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 27, 2017, 12:07:08 AM
'So live, therefore, that you may not fear the end of life.'

St. Honoratus of Arles


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 27, 2017, 06:28:26 PM
'Obscure though faith be, it is the infallible guide of holy love. Oh, what delight my heart experiences in this certainty!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 04, 2017, 01:11:28 AM
'Have confidence in our Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own prudence. In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps'

Proverbs 3:5-6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 06, 2017, 03:08:42 AM
'We must accept our own death and that of our relations when God shall send it to us, and not desire it at any other time; for it is sometimes necessary that it should happen at that particular moment for the good of our own and their souls.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 07, 2017, 06:57:10 PM
'He who communicates most frequently will be freest from sin, and will make farthest progress in Divine Love.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 09, 2017, 02:07:42 AM
'My trials are great! However, "although God should kill me, I will trust in Him." (Job xiii. 15.) What ought a poor shipwrecked person do when in the midst of furious billows and on the point of being engulfed? I have no other resource left but to turn my eyes to the Lord.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 10, 2017, 01:35:55 AM
'True Christian prudence makes us submit our intellect to the maxims of the Gospel without fear of being deceived. It teaches us to judge things as Jesus Christ judged them, and to speak and act as He did.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 11, 2017, 02:33:42 AM
'Let us despise gold, silver, jewels, and all that the blind and cheated world vainly and ignorantly prizes.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 13, 2017, 01:34:40 PM
'I am so happy to have no other tokens of affection or consolation from creatures than crosses and humiliations, and never had I more of them. I write these few lines to you by the way, to invite you to give thanks to the Sacred Heart for me.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 17, 2017, 12:37:00 AM
'Do good when you remember, and what you forget will be revealed to you; and do not surrender your mind to blind forgetfullness.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 20, 2017, 06:25:26 AM
'Should God accomplish anything great through our mediation, it should still make us count ourselves as nothing, and not cause us to take the glory to ourselves, for it does not belong to the instrument, which is often of little worth, but is due entirely to the hand which directs it.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 23, 2017, 02:54:28 AM
'We ought to make no account of abstinences and fasts, when there is self-will in the matter.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 25, 2017, 03:43:07 AM
'Let us think, if we only got to heaven, what a sweet and easy thing it will be there to be always saying with the angels and the saints, Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 28, 2017, 12:33:04 AM
'No one can serve God perfectly who does not try energetically to break the bonds of the world and rise above all earthly cares.'

St. Bonaventure


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 29, 2017, 01:22:57 AM
'True humility consists in being content with all that God is pleased to ordain for us, believing ourselves unworthy to be called His servants.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 30, 2017, 03:22:11 AM
'You shall do nothing merely for the sake of doing it; but shall perform everything in the most perfect manner, imitating Christ as much as is in you power, and as if the affair of your salvation and divine glory depended upon the perfection of each individual action.'

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 02, 2017, 12:08:50 AM
'Take advantage of little sufferings even more than of great ones. God considers not so much what we suffer as how we suffer. . . Turn everything to profit as the grocer does in his shop.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 04, 2017, 06:41:04 AM
'Oh, sweet and true knowledge, which dost carry with thee the knife of hate, and dost stretch out the hand of holy desire, to draw forth and kill with this hate the worm of self-love -- a worm that spoils and gnaws the root of our tree so that it cannot bear any fruit of life, but dries up, and its verdure lasts not! For if a man loves himself, perverse pride, head and source of every ill, lives in him, whatever his rank may be, prelate or subject. If he is lover of himself alone -- that is, if he loves himself for his own sake and not for God -- he cannot do other than ill, and all virtue is dead in him.'

St. Catherine of Siena, 'Letter to Pope Gregory XI'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 06, 2017, 07:15:58 PM
'O Ye virgins, I have but a word to say to you. If you look to married life in this life, guard your first love jealously for your husband. It seems to me a miserable fraud to give a husband a worn-out heart, whose love has been frittered away and despoiled of its first bloom instead of a true, whole-hearted love. But if you are happily called to be the chaste and holy bride of spiritual nuptials, and purpose to live a life of virginity, then in Christ's Name I bid you keep all your purest, most sensitive love for your Heavenly Bridegroom, Who, being Very Purity Himself, has a special love for purity; Him to Whom the first-fruits of all good things are due, above all those of love.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 07, 2017, 12:14:36 AM
'If you are faithful to do the Will of God in time, yours shall be accomplished throughout eternity.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 11, 2017, 12:40:11 AM
'Sufferings are the pearls of Jesus crucified.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 13, 2017, 01:31:02 AM
'I fear and tremble, all the while that I long to fulfill your expectations, lest I should prove to be an unworthy panegyrist. For there is in me neither sanctity nor eloquence, worthily to praise the Blessed and glorious Virgin. . . Although none can be found who is worthy to praise her, yet let not even the sinner desist from glorifying her with all his might.'

St. Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 17, 2017, 12:10:57 AM
'The nature of water is soft, and the nature of stone is hard; but if a bottle is hung above the stone, allowing the water to fall down drop by drop, it wears away the stone. So it is with the Word of God: it is soft and our heart is hard, but the man who hears the Word of God often opens his heart to the fear of God.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 20, 2017, 02:03:03 AM
'In all your needs, trustfully have recourse to the divine Heart, and I am confident that our Lord will provide for your wants; but above all be very grateful for the many benefits He has bestowed on you.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 21, 2017, 08:47:44 PM
'And one of those thieves that were hanged, blasphemed him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself, and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Neither dost thou fear God, where thou art in the same damnation? And we in deed justly, for we receive worthy of our doings: but this man hath done no evil.  And he said to JESUS, Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom. And JESUS said to him, Amen I say to thee: this day thou shalt be with me in paradise. And it was almost the first hour: and there was made darkness upon the whole earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened: and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And JESUS crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.'

Luke 23:39-46


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 22, 2017, 01:28:19 AM
'We are convinced, that this sin [willful ignorance] alone causes the loss of more souls than all the other sins together, because he who is ignorant does not realize the harm he does by his sin, nor the great good he thus forfeits.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 24, 2017, 12:39:01 AM
'Poverty, so much abhorred by the world, is a precious pearl, and in the sight of God contains all wealth.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 29, 2017, 06:33:34 AM
'He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also to walk, even as he walked.'

1 John 2:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 01, 2017, 06:29:40 AM
'Correction should be given calmly and with discernment, at seasonable times, according to the dictates of reason, and not at the impulse of anger.'

Ven. Louis de Granada


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 04, 2017, 09:11:34 AM

'The human ideal of continence, I mean that which is set forth by Greek philosophers, teaches that one should fight desire and not be subservient to it so as to bring it to practical effect.

But our ideal is not to experience desire at all.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 05, 2017, 05:11:08 AM
'Failure to do the good that is within your power is hard to forgive. But mercy and prayer reclaim the negligent.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 07, 2017, 05:20:59 AM
'Detachment from the things perceived by the senses means the vision of things spiritual.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 09, 2017, 08:16:46 AM
'We are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.'

1 Corinthians 4:9


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 11, 2017, 02:06:23 AM
'Instead of seeking to be the friends of God, sinners wish to be the slaves of Satan, who is a cruel and merciless tyrant to all who submit to his yoke. And if he promises delights, he does it, as St. Cyprian says, not for our welfare, but that we may be the companions of his torments in hell.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 12, 2017, 09:56:30 PM
'There is nothing more unreasonable than to estimate our worth by the opinion of others. Today they laud us to the skies, tomorrow they will cover us with ignominy.'

Ven. Louis de Granada


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 13, 2017, 11:33:58 AM
'When in a pure state, the intellect, on receiving the conceptual images of things, is moved to contemplate these things spiritually. But when it is sullied through indolence, while its conceptual images may in general be free from passion, those concerned with people produce in it thoughts that are shameful or wicked.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 14, 2017, 01:25:44 AM
'Even whilst sleeping, says Bellarmine, the sight of the cross was present to the heart of Jesus: "Christ had his cross always before his eyes. When he slept, his heart watched; nor was it ever free from the sight of the cross."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 14, 2017, 09:43:09 PM
'Now answer me candidly, when you are going to the church to hear Mass, do you bear in mind that you are going to Calvary to be present at the Redeemer's death? If this thought was deep in your soul, would you venture into the holy place with unbecoming gait, or in apparel that is immodest? Had Magdalene come to the foot of the cross on Calvary, bedizened, perfumed, and with a display of finery such as she wore in the time of her sinfulness, what would have been said of her? Now what are we to say of you who go to the holy place dressed out as for some merry-making? What should be said of you if you were to profane that most august sacrifice by unbeseeming conduct, such as nods, salutations, laughter, whisperings, or worse than all, lascivious and sacrilegious glancings? Iniquity is abominable on all occasions and in all places, but the sins that are committed during Mass, and under the shadow of the altar, are sins which call down God's signal maledictions, "Cursed be he who doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully." (Jer. xlviii. 10.)'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 15, 2017, 10:00:18 PM
'I, Claude de la Colombiere, do from this hour bind myself by vow to fully and perfectly observe the rules of my order; to reject with horror all that men of the world love and thirst after; and to accept and yearn for the things that Christ our Lord loved and chose.'

St. Claude de la Colombiere



Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 17, 2017, 12:33:01 PM
'You must be very careful to profit by the occasions of mortification and humiliation that come in your way, not avoiding or shunning them, for they are the principal means of uniting yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 18, 2017, 12:14:51 AM
'The glory of one who knows how to suffer is so great that Heaven, angels and men, and even God Himself, gaze on him with joy as a most glorious sight. And if the saints in Heaven desired anything, it would be to return to earth so as to bear some crosses.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 19, 2017, 12:21:55 AM
'If a priest is determined not to lose his soul, so soon as any disorder arises in the parish he must trample under foot all human considerations as well as the fear of the contempt and hatred of his people. He must not allow anything to bar his way in the discharge of duty, even where he is certain of being murdered on coming down from the pulpit. A pastor who wants to do his duty must keep his sword in hand at all times.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 22, 2017, 02:36:13 AM
'The intellect will go on looking for sensual pleasure until you subjugate the flesh and devote yourself to contemplation.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 22, 2017, 12:52:33 PM
'As the reading of bad books fills the mind with worldly and poisonous sentiments; so, on the other hand, the reading of pious works fills the soul with holy thoughts and good desires.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 23, 2017, 11:17:48 PM
'If you follow neither rule nor measure, you turn the good into evil, virtue into vice.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 27, 2017, 12:34:21 AM
'Ecclesiasticus says, that the fear of the Lord brings not pain, but joy and gladness: The fear of the Lord shall delight the heart, and shall give joy and gladness. Thus this very fear leads to the acquisition of a firm hope in God, which makes the soul happy: He that fears the Lord shall tremble at nothing, and shall not be afraid, for He is his hope. The soul of him that fears the Lord is blessed. Yes, blessed, because fear draws man away from sin. The fear of the Lord drives out sin and at the same time infuses into him a great desire of observing the commandments: Blessed is the man that fears the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in His commandments.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 01, 2017, 03:41:01 AM
'Oh that Thou wouldst deign, my God (thus cried out the prophet before the arrival of the Divine Word upon earth), to leave the heavens, and descend here to become man amongst us! Ah, then, on beholding Thee like one of themselves, the mountains would melt away; men would surmount all obstacles, remove all difficulties, in observing Thy laws and Thy counsels; the waters would burn with fire! Oh, surely Thou wouldst enkindle such a furnace in the human heart that even the most frozen souls must catch the flame of Thy blessed love! And, in fact, after the Incarnation of the Son of God, how brilliantly has the fire of divine love shone to many loving souls!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 02, 2017, 12:57:13 AM
'We do not always rejoice in consolations; but all is for our good, whether God gives or denies it.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 03, 2017, 02:13:48 AM
'I cannot but admire the goodness and liberality of the Sacred Heart towards you. Our Lord seems to take pleasure in unfolding all Its treasures for your benefit.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 05, 2017, 02:25:17 AM
'We should not fear much the insults of this life, which are confined to words; were they all united they could not hurt a hair of our head.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 06, 2017, 12:22:18 AM
'In order to restore in the world the reign of Jesus Christ, nothing is as necessary as the holiness of the clergy.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 10, 2017, 03:41:53 AM
'This I say, because God showed me somewhat of his truth, in order that I might know what man is without him; that is, when the soul is found in mortal sin, at that time, it is so monstrous and horrible to behold, that it is impossible to imagine anything equally so.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 16, 2017, 09:05:29 AM
'What is done in accordance with God's will is the best of all things even if it seems to be bad. What is done contrary to God's will and decree is the worst and most unlawful of all things-even if men judge that it is very good. Suppose someone slays another in accordance with God's will. This slaying is better than any loving-kindness. Let someone spare another and show him great love and kindness against God's decree. To spare the other's life would be more unholy than any slaying. For it is God's will and not the nature of things that makes the same actions good or bad.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 18, 2017, 08:22:29 AM
'The vigor with which you resist the enemy will be the measure of the reward which will follow the combat.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2017, 01:07:19 AM
'He who conceals his hypocrisy beneath feigned love blesses with his mouth but curses inwardly.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 22, 2017, 10:53:32 AM
'The best of attitudes is humility.
The best of occupations, work.
The best of sentiments, pity.
The best of cares, justice.
The best of pains, that which a man takes to make peace between two enemies.
The best of sorrows, sorrow for sin.
The best of chararacters, generosity.

St. Cadoc


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 23, 2017, 12:11:56 AM
'So then, I am speaking to you who live in the habit of mortal sin, in hatred, in the mire of the vice of impurity, and who are getting closer to hell each day. Stop, and turn around; it is Jesus who calls you and who, with His wounds, as with so many eloquent voices, cries to you, "My son, if you are damned, you have only yourself to blame: 'Thy damnation comes from thee.' Lift up your eyes and see all the graces with which I have enriched you to insure your eternal salvation."'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 24, 2017, 01:29:50 AM
'Like the sun which shines on all alike, vainglory beams on every occupation. What I mean is this. I fast, and turn vainglorious. I stop fasting so that I will draw no attention to myself, and I become vainglorious over my prudence. I dress well or badly, and am vainglorious in either case. I talk or I hold my peace, and each time I am defeated. No matter how I shed this prickly thing, a spike remains to stand up against me.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
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Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 26, 2017, 12:14:25 AM
'Let us charge into the good fight with joy and love without being afraid of our enemies. Though unseen themselves, they can look at the face of our soul, and if they see it altered by fear, they take up arms against us all the more fiercely. For the cunning creatures have observed that we are scared. So let us take up arms against them courageously. No one will fight with a resolute fighter.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 29, 2017, 03:32:50 AM
'Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists.'

Pope St. Pius X, 'Our Apostolic Mandate'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 30, 2017, 03:12:13 AM
'The Lord has said: "But I say unto you, you shall not lust." How then can he live according to God's will who surrenders himself to every desire?'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2017, 03:20:32 AM
'Let us think, if we only got to heaven, what a sweet and easy thing it will be there to be always saying with the angels and the saints, Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 02, 2017, 02:23:23 AM
'Prayer attunes us for converse with God and, through long practice, leads us to friendship with Him; with Him Whose love accepts even worthless men and is not ashamed to enter into friendship with them, so long as the love that lives in them gives them daring.'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 06, 2017, 12:52:07 PM
'If he be blind who refuses to believe in the truths of the Catholic faith, how much blinder is he who believes, and yet lives as if he did not believe!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 07, 2017, 03:27:55 AM
'Fancy a sculptor who sends for a piece of wood which he wishes to form into a fine statue. The wood-choppers carry to his shop a rough and shapeless log. The sculptor begins to smooth it down, using first the hatchet, then the saw, afterwards the plane, and finally the chisel. What does the wood do? Does it make any resistance? No, it allows itself to be worked upon until it becomes a beautiful statue.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 08, 2017, 01:23:46 AM
'The choice of a state of life decides whether our conduct shall be good or bad.'

St. Gregory Nazianzus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 10, 2017, 03:42:43 AM
'In all your doubts and anxieties, think of Mary, call upon her name.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 11, 2017, 02:57:22 AM
'Keep yourself in the presence of our Lord, not only during prayer, but also at other times, as a disciple before his Master, anxious to do His Will by giving up his own.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 12, 2017, 05:06:42 AM
'The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 14, 2017, 10:25:50 PM
'And likewise when I speak of being, I say: all things which have being, have it from the essence of God by his participation: but pure love cannot stop to contemplate this general participation coming from God, nor to consider whether in itself, considered as a creature, it receives it in the same way as do the other creatures which more or less participate with God. Pure love cannot endure such comparison; on the contrary, it exclaims with a great impetus of love; my being is God, not by participation only but by a true transformation and annihilation of my proper being.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 16, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
'A sick man should make God a present of his will; and if it turns out that he has to suffer for a long time, he must submit to the Divine Will.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 18, 2017, 06:40:18 PM
'You ask to be taught how you ought to pray. The Lord himself taught us this through the invocation "Our Father", and that we should not ask for anything temporary, but for his kingdom and eternal justice. Moreover it has been ordained by the Fathers that first should come thanksgiving to God; next confession of our sins to him; and so a request for their forgiveness, and intercession for the other things that bring salvation.

So, when you are about to pray, give thanks to the Lord and Master that he brought you out of nothing into existence; that he redeemed you from every error, calling you and counting you worthy to become a partaker in the knowledge of himself, free from pagan, free from heretical error. Next that he prepared you for the monastic life, which equals that of the Angels, after the enjoyment of life in the world. The thought of all this is enough to soften the soul to compunction and the outpouring of tears. From all this comes enlightenment of heart, sweetness of spirit, desire for God. When this is present in the heart, there comes the rejection of every evil. When you have thus given thanks to God, confess to him like this, "You know, Master, how many sins I have committed against you, and how many I commit each hour", as you reckon up this sin and this offence and the ones committed in knowledge and in ignorance. But do not recall in any detail the ones that by being clearly remembered harm the soul. [Cf. The Ladder 28,58] And from this the grace of humility will dawn for you, with a broken heart [Cf. Psalm 50,18] and fear of God's recompense. After this, ask, groan, implore your Lord for forgiveness of these sins and strengthening for the future to please him, saying, "My Lord, Lord, may I no longer anger you, may I no longer love anything but you, alone truly to be loved. And should I anger you again, falling down I implore your compassion, that I may be given strength from now on to please you." And if anything else comes to your mind that is good to be accomplished, ask for it fervently. And after this call upon the holy Mother of God to have mercy on you, the holy Angels, and the Angel you have as the guardian of your life, that he may watch over you and protect you, the Forerunner and the holy Apostles, all the Saints and those whom you usually call on especially, and the one whose memory is kept that day. These then are the things, it seems to me, which hold the power of prayer, even if each person doubtless prays with other words and not the same as these, because people who pray do not always say the same things themselves, but the power, as I reckon, is always the same. So may you be kept safe as you pray for what is necessary, and become better each day, and through a strict way of life present your entire self well-pleasing to the Lord.'

St. Theodore the Studite, 'Letter to the Nun Anna'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 20, 2017, 07:48:52 AM
'Guard yourself from hatred and dissipation, and you will not be impeded at the time of prayer.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 23, 2017, 12:55:56 AM
'If no poor could be found in the world, men ought to go in search of them, and dig them up from underground to do them good, and to be merciful to them.'

St. Camillus de Lellis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 27, 2017, 02:23:20 PM
'The person who listens to Christ fills himself with light; and if he imitates Christ, he reclaims himself.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 30, 2017, 12:14:43 AM
'Dearly beloved, if our heart do not reprehend us, we have confidence towards God: And whatsoever we shall ask, we shall receive of him: because we keep his commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight.'

1 John 3:21


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 02, 2017, 04:56:37 AM
'During life despise that which will avail you nothing at the hour of death.'

St. Anselm of Canterbury


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 06, 2017, 12:34:46 AM
'Love Him with all your strength, think always of Him, let Him do with you, in you and for you, whatever He wills, and do not be anxious about anything else.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 08, 2017, 02:06:10 AM
'I am surprised that after telling me in your first letter that you will stay where you are as long as I wish and that you are leaving yourself entirely in my hands to do with you all that I wish (the best frame of mind you could have), you would write me quite the opposite five days later. You must have a very changeable mind. Because this is a temptation, you must try to recognize it and to humble yourself for such weakness. Let your knowledge of it make you resolve never to follow your mind's whims. This is extremely important for you.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 09, 2017, 07:25:49 PM
'Mary sacrificed all to God; she needed Him alone. From this day forward, I shall follow her example: the Lord alone will be my portion. Why have I come here if not to love Our Lord with all my heart. As proof of my love for him, I must suffer and generously sacrifice everything to him, as Mary did. Courage, my soul, through prayer we can do all that is asked of us. The heart of Jesus is there: let us knock.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 13, 2017, 05:18:02 AM
'All that proceeds from heretics should be suspected, especially books, however good they may be.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 14, 2017, 06:42:11 PM
'The best of attitudes is humility.
The best of occupations, work.
The best of sentiments, pity.
The best of cares, justice.
The best of pains, that which a man takes to make peace between two enemies.
The best of sorrows, sorrow for sin.
The best of chararacters, generosity.

St. Cadoc


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 15, 2017, 10:24:17 AM
'Go into street and square, into palace and house, into city and countryside, into tribunal and court of law, and even into the temple of God. Where will you find virtue? "Alas!" cries Salvianus, "except for a very little number who flee evil, what is the assembly of Christians if not a sink of vice?" All that we can find everywhere is selfishness, ambition, gluttony, and luxury. Is not the greater portion of men defiled by the vice of impurity, and is not Saint John right in saying, "The whole world - if something so foul may be called - "is seated in wickedness?" I am not the one who is telling you; reason obliges you to believe that out of those who are living so badly, very few are saved.'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 20, 2017, 01:09:25 AM
'O my soul, imitate Jesus faithfully: He is gentle and humble of heart. Those who are humble of heart will be glorified. How beautiful the heavenly crown will be for those who are genuinely humble despite outward humiliations, those who follow the humility of the Savior in every way.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 21, 2017, 12:01:12 AM
'One day Jesus Christ appeared to Sister Magdalene Orsini, who had been suffering a heavy affliction for a long time, under the form of a crucifix, to comfort her by the remembrance of his Passion, and to animate her to bear her cross with patience. She said to him: "But Thou, my Lord, wast only three hours on the cross, while I have suffered this pain for many years." Then our Lord from the cross replied: "Ignorant creature that Thou art! from the first moment that I was in the womb of Mary I suffered all that I had afterwards to suffer in my death." "Christ," says Novarinus, "even in the womb of his mother, had the impression of the cross on his mind; so that no sooner was he born than he might be said to have the principality on his shoulders." So, then, My Redeemer, throughout Thy whole life I shall find Thee nowhere but on the cross: "Lord, I find Thee nowhere but on the cross," said Dragone Ostiense. Yes, for the cross on which Jesus Christ died was ever in his mind to torment him. Even whilst sleeping, says Bellarmine, the sight of the cross was present to the heart of Jesus: "Christ had his cross always before his eyes. When he slept, his heart watched; nor was it ever free from the sight of the cross."

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 23, 2017, 12:26:31 AM
'May you no longer have any liberty except to love Him. May no other light illumine your soul, no other aim absorb your heart than that of His pure love which keeps Him a prisoner in the Blessed Sacrament. You will ask Him, through the merits of this captivity, to set free His poor prisoners in Purgatory.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 24, 2017, 05:56:02 AM
'Model your hearts on that of the divine Infant, that He may vivify you, encourage you, inflame you, sanctify you, render you capable of doing great things for the glory of God; and may the holy Virgin keep you pure with the precious balm of her virtues! Amen.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 27, 2017, 09:57:51 AM
'Always begin your prayer with one of the mysteries of the Passion, and engage your soul in it by pious soliloquies, without making an effort to meditate. If God afterwards attract you to the silence of love and faith, do not disturb the peace of your soul by any explicit reflections. I advise you, above all things, to ground yourself in humility and in the hatred of yourself. Of this we can never do enough.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 29, 2017, 05:03:00 AM
'The good works which we do of our own will, are not so meritorious as those that are done under obedience.'

St. Philip Neri

Mortification of the will is a great and necessary habit! Simply doing what we do not want to do for God's sake is so helpful for the soul! :)


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 31, 2017, 04:58:40 AM
'In temptations of the flesh, a Christian ought to have immediate recourse to God, make the sign of the cross over his heart three times, and say, "Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me."'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 01, 2018, 07:25:41 AM
'The man freed from his passions has been granted God's grace, and if: he has been found worthy of spiritual knowledge he has received great mercy.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 03, 2018, 07:51:14 AM
'Nothing helps a man more than prayer.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 06, 2018, 01:27:25 AM
'Everything we say or do without prayer afterwards turns out to be unreliable or harmful, and so shows us up without our realizing it.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 07, 2018, 01:18:17 PM
'Weeping is the way that Scripture and our Fathers have handed on to us.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 09, 2018, 06:46:02 PM
'. . . God deigned that we have freedom to do good and evil, we are obligated by debt of justice to do good, and we cannot do it without divine grace. Whoever thinks that he can by himself accomplish something besides fault and defect is really lacking any sort of intellect.'

St. Catherine of Bologna


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 11, 2018, 05:54:02 AM
'There are three things which produce love of material wealth: self-indulgence, self-esteem and lack of faith. Lack of faith is more dangerous than the other two.

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 15, 2018, 12:05:01 AM
'God judges our intention, but in that which is within our power He, in man-befriending wise, also requires us to act. Great is he who leaves undone nothing that is within his power; but greater is he who humbly attempts what is beyond his power.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2018, 12:23:31 AM
'The slothful man saith: There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the midst of the streets.'

Proverbs 22:13


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 18, 2018, 11:34:28 PM
'In every holy work arm yourself with confidence in God; let no obstacles frighten you. God will enable you to do wonders. Be, then, generous and courageous. Put your shoulder to the wheel with humility and purity of intention, having in view only the glory of God. Thank Him for having chosen you as an instrument of His glory, and, humbling yourself in His presence, cry out, "I am as nothing before Thee." (Ps. xxxviii. 6.)'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 21, 2018, 02:36:03 AM
'The intellect joined to God for long periods through prayer and love becomes wise, good, powerful, compassionate, merciful and long-suffering; in short, it includes within itself almost all the divine qualities. But when the intellect withdraws from God and attaches itself to material things, either it becomes self-indulgent like some domestic animal, or like a wild beast it fights with men for the sake of these things.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 23, 2018, 01:39:41 AM
'When you are alone in your room, take your crucifix, kiss its five wounds reverently, tell it to preach you a little sermon, and then listen to the words of eternal life that it speaks to your heart; listen to the pleading of the thorns, the nails, the precious Blood. Oh, what an eloquent sermon!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 26, 2018, 04:38:38 AM
'Whoever would follow Jesus Christ, must walk in His footsteps, if he would not go astray.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 27, 2018, 11:56:00 PM
'Just as the thought of fire does not warm the body, so faith without love does not actualize the light of spiritual knowledge in the soul.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 28, 2018, 03:54:40 AM
'Take this to heart: Owe no man anything. So shalt thou secure a peaceful sleep, an easy conscience, a life without inquietude, and a death without alarm.'

Ven. Louis de Granada


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 29, 2018, 05:08:14 AM
'Blessed the one who has become long-suffering and compassionate and not become the slave of the barbarian, I mean anger and evil wrath, for such a one will be exalted by the Lord.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 31, 2018, 05:18:59 AM
'When our pious undertakings meet with little success, let us not be troubled; when God wills anything to be done for His glory He will not fail to urge on the work until it is accomplished.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 02, 2018, 05:21:40 AM
'It is first of all necessary to purify carefully the hidden recesses of our heart. For that which we desire to gain by bodily purity we must possess in the depths of our conscience, where the Lord resides as judge and superintendent of the games He carefully observes how we run and fight. Thus those things which we are loathe to admit in the open will not even take shape in our interior and we will not even be soiled by any secret connivance. For although it might escape the notice of men, it cannot lie hidden from the knowledge of Almighty God and the holy angels, from whom no secret is hidden.'

St. John Cassian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 03, 2018, 05:01:32 AM
'If you wish to regain the good graces of Our Lord Jesus Christ, you must no longer commit any voluntary fault, otherwise, you will seek for them in vain.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 03, 2018, 11:24:03 PM
'God assesses our action according to our intention; for it is said that the Lord will "reward you according to your heart" (Ps. 20:4).'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 05, 2018, 04:19:13 AM
'Lord! what do I desire or what can I desire but Thee?'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 07, 2018, 02:55:06 PM
'If the criminal will not keep his gains for ever and his victim will not always suffer want, "surely man passes like a shadow and troubles himself in vain" (Ps. 39:6. LXX).'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 08, 2018, 05:59:39 AM
'Alas! how vile the earth appears to me, when I contemplate Heaven! '

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 10, 2018, 08:05:44 AM
'The truly monk-like intellect is one that has renounced the senses and cannot stand even the thought of sensual pleasure.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 12, 2018, 04:53:29 AM
'If you have too much to do, with God's help you will find time to do it all.'

St. Peter Canisius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 15, 2018, 12:01:45 AM
'A sacrament is so termed because it contains something sacred.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 16, 2018, 12:01:04 AM
'Take in one hand a sponge saturated with water, and in the other a stone. Press them equally; nothing will come out of the stone, but out of the sponge you will force water in abundance. The sponge is the soul, filled with the Holy Ghost; the stone is the heart, cold and flinty, where the Holy Ghost dwelleth not.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 17, 2018, 12:11:02 AM
'For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work, and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered, and do minister to the saints.'

Hebrews 6:10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 18, 2018, 12:44:24 AM
'The mouth of a humble man speaks the truth; but he who speaks against the truth is like the servant who struck the Lord on the face. (cf. Mark 14:65)'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 19, 2018, 02:10:54 AM
'I was born poor; I lived poor; I wish to die poor.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2018, 03:23:32 AM
'Whether we think, speak or act in a good or an evil manner depends upon whether we cleave inwardly to virtue or to vice.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 23, 2018, 12:12:28 AM
'Do not listen gleefully to gossip at your neighbor's expense or chatter to a person who likes finding fault. Otherwise you will fall away from divine love and find yourself cut off from eternal life.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 23, 2018, 12:22:32 AM
'A son of God is a person who through wisdom, power and righteousness has become like God.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 24, 2018, 03:10:05 AM
'Among the different means that we have of pleasing God in all that we do, one of the most efficacious is to perform each of our actions as though it were to be the last of our life.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 25, 2018, 02:10:04 AM
'If we do not feel within us a perfect patience, we have more reason to pity the grossness of our nature for being neither mortified nor dead to the things of this world, as we should be, than to blame those who load us with insults and ignominy.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 26, 2018, 12:19:39 PM
'The Creator of Angels is not said to have been clad in purple, but to have been wrapped in rags. Let worldly pride blush at the resplendent humility of the Saviour.'

St. Peter Damian


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 26, 2018, 05:37:29 PM
                 In The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 16 Verse 15 states:   
                 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 28, 2018, 03:47:02 AM
'Blessed the one who has cleansed himself of every stain of sins, so that with boldness he may receive into his own house the King of glory, our Lord Jesus Christ.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2018, 02:55:23 AM
'When we go into the garden, it is not to gather the leaves, but the fruits; so in the sacred garden of prayer we ought not to amuse ourselves with the leaves of sentiment and sensible consolation, but rather reap the fruits of the virtues of Jesus.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 02, 2018, 02:07:59 AM
'For we have learnt not to "have thought for the flesh to fulfil its desires." We are to "walk honourably as in the way", that is in Christ and in the enlightened conduct of the Lord's way, "not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and lasciviousness, not in strife and envy."'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 03, 2018, 03:39:47 AM
'Humility and self-contempt are safe barriers against illusions.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 04, 2018, 02:41:32 AM
'Prayer is an activity becoming to the dignity of the mind, or rather, is its real use.'

St. Nilus of Sinai


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2018, 02:17:07 AM
'A good Christian watches continually, sword in hand. The devil can do nothing against him, for he resists him like a warrior in full armour; he does not fear him, because he has rejected from his heart all that is impure. Bad Christians are idle and lazy, and stand hanging their heads; and you see how they give way at the first assault: the devil does what he pleases with them; he presents pleasures to them, he makes them taste pleasure, and then, to drown the cries of their conscience, he whispers to them in a gentle voice, "You will sin no more." And when the occasion presents itself, they fall again, and more easily than the first time. If they go to confession he makes them ashamed, they speak only in half-words, they lower their voice, they explain away their sins, and, what is more miserable, they perhaps conceal some. The good Christian, on the contrary, groans and weeps over his sins, and reaches the tribunal of Penance already half justified.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 06, 2018, 02:33:05 AM
'We must sometimes bear with little defects in others, as we have against our own will to bear with natural defects in ourselves.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 07, 2018, 08:39:36 AM
'We make no progress because we dwell in that exterior learning which puffs up the mind; but these illiterate Egyptians have a true sense of their own weakness, blindness, and insufficiency; and by that very thing they are qualified to labor successfully in the pursuit of virtue.'

St. Arsenius


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 08, 2018, 05:29:37 AM
'We know that we are translated from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not, abideth in death.'

1 John 3:14


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 09, 2018, 06:10:05 AM
'When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God's feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.'

St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 10, 2018, 05:14:55 AM
'Our Lord gave me to understand that one of the things which would be of the utmost utility to the missionary is the virtue of self-denial in the matter of food and drink. The Italians have a saying which goes: "Not much credit is given to saints who eat."'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 11, 2018, 05:11:54 AM
'The signs that accompany those who wish to submit to the Logos of God and who bring forth good fruit are: sighing, weeping, sorrow, stillness, shaking of the head, prayer, silence, persistence, bitter grief, tribulation of heart arising from religious devotion. In addition, their actions manifest vigilance, fasting, self-control, gentleness, forbearance, unceasing prayer, study of the divine Scriptures, faith, humility, brotherly affection, submission, rigorous toil, hardship, love, kindliness, courtesy and-the sum of all-light, which is the Lord. The signs that accompany those who are not producing the fruit of life are listlessness, day-dreaming, curiosity, lack of attention, grumbling, instability; and in their actions they manifest gluttony, anger, wrath, back-biting, conceit, untimely talk, unbelief, disorderliness, forgetfulness, unrest, sordid greed, avarice, envy, fractiousness, contempt, garrulity, senseless laughter, willfulness and - the sum of all - darkness, which is Satan.'

St. Symeon Metaphrastis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 12, 2018, 05:41:19 AM
'It is evident that the revolt of man's will from that of God constitutes sin, and while that revolt continues, man's guilt remains. Those, therefore, that are in hell, having passed from this life with perverse wills, their guilt is not remitted, nor can it be, since they are no longer capable of change. When this life is ended, the soul remains forever confirmed either in good or evil according as she has here determined. As it is written: Where I shall find thee, that is, at the hour of death, with the will either fixed on sin or repenting of it, there I will judge thee.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 13, 2018, 07:10:13 AM
'The damned do not hate God except because He punishes and forbids what is agreeable to their evil will [the evil that they still desire to do]: and consequently they will think of Him only as punishing and forbidding.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 16, 2018, 12:46:30 AM
'We truly love God and keep His commandments if we restrain ourselves from our pleasures. For he who still abandons himself to unlawful desires certainly does not love God, since he contradicts Him in his own intentions. . . Therefore, he loves God truly, whose mind is not conquered by consent to evil delight. For the more one takes pleasure in lower things, the more he is separated from heavenly love.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 17, 2018, 02:01:17 AM
'He is truly humble of heart who knows 'himself thoroughly and who knows God. May the Lord grant this grace to all men!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 18, 2018, 06:30:45 AM
God be in My Head
from a Medieval Primer

God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 20, 2018, 01:01:30 AM
'Just as we drive out one nail by another, let us oppose effort to effort, habit to habit.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 25, 2018, 12:11:55 AM
'Humility and ascetic hardship free a man from all sin, for the one cuts out the passions of the soul, the other those of the body. This is what the blessed David indicates when he prays to God, saying, "Look on my humility and my toil, and forgive all my sins" (Ps. 25:18).'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 26, 2018, 05:43:20 AM
'Know that if you wish to possess Jesus Christ and to dwell in His Sacred Heart, you must have no other desire and be content with Him alone.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 27, 2018, 04:07:05 AM
'Blessed the one who has made his fellow servants glad with spiritual gladness from the fruit of the virtues, which he planted by toiling to give back the fruit of life in the Lord.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 28, 2018, 04:16:45 AM
'I cannot but admire the goodness and liberality of the Sacred Heart towards you. Our Lord seems to take pleasure in unfolding all Its treasures for your benefit.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 01, 2018, 12:03:07 AM
'Brethren and fathers, because winter has passed and spring has arrived, we see creation flourishing again; the plants are flowering, the earth is growing green, the birds are singing and everything else is being renewed; and we take pleasure in all this and we glorify God the master craftsman who transforms and changes creation year by year, and it is reasonable to do so. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made [Rom. 1:20]. It is our duty not just to stay where we are, but to advance further and to examine carefully for ourselves the logic of creation. How? Because this renewal has winter as its cause. It would not have reached its prime had it not first undergone snows and rains and winds. And so it is with the soul; unless it is first snowed on by afflictions, troubles and difficulties, it will not flower, it will not fruit; but by enduring, it bears fruit and partakes in a blessing from God, as it is written: Ground that drinks up the rain falling on it repeatedly, and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is cultivated, partakes in a blessing from God [Heb. 6:7]. Therefore, brethren, let us also endure every affliction, every trouble, every trial which assails us both visibly and invisibly, the fast we are drawing out as we hunger and thirst and are otherwise made wretched, so that we may bear fruit and partake of God's blessing; and not only that, but that we may nourish and welcome Jesus as our guest. For just as we enjoy the sight of creation, so he too enjoys the hour of our souls.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 04, 2018, 07:38:40 AM
'O Jesus you who were forsaken have become the refuge of forsaken souls. Your love teaches me that I must gain the strength I need to endure being abandoned by seeing how you were abandoned. I am persuaded that the most terrible abandonment I could experience would be to have no part in yours. By your death, you gave me life; you delivered me from the suffering I deserved by suffering in my place. Because of what you endured on the cross, our Heavenly Father will not desert me. He is never closer to me through His mercy than when I am most united with you in your abandonment.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 07, 2018, 09:25:58 AM
'A depraved mind thinks evil thoughts and regards as defects the achievements of a neighbor.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 10, 2018, 01:33:47 PM
'Endeavor to have always in your hand a pious book, that with this shield you may defend yourself against bad thoughts.'

St. Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 16, 2018, 06:09:14 PM
'It is no time to speak to creatures when we are before the Eucharistic throne where dwells the Lord of lords, the Master of the world.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2018, 07:52:23 AM
'Not to know how to deny our soul its own wishes, is to foment a very hot-bed of vices.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2018, 12:28:15 AM
'Do not say that you are the temple of the Lord, writes Jeremiah (cf. Jer. 7:4); nor should you say that faith alone in our Lord Jesus Christ can save you, for this is impossible unless you also acquire love for Him through your works. As for faith by itself, "the devils also believe, and tremble" (Jas. 2:19).'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 21, 2018, 12:12:30 PM
'If we no longer fulfill the desires of the flesh, then with the Lord's help the evils within us will easily be eliminated.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 26, 2018, 12:16:58 AM
'The Holy Ghost does not stop at merely forbidding us to take and to covet the wealth of our neighbour -- He does not wish us even to consider it or dwell upon it, lest we should want to lay our hands upon it.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 27, 2018, 01:17:27 AM
'Do not cling or cleave to earthly things; keep your heart aloof from them as much as you can. Let there be no human respect where the glory of God is concerned.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 30, 2018, 04:31:48 AM
'Blessed the one who has not been worsted by the passion of despondency like a coward, but has found perfect endurance, by which all the Saints received their crowns.'

St. Ephrem of Syria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 01, 2018, 04:13:49 AM
'If you follow neither rule nor measure, you turn the good into evil, virtue into vice.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 06, 2018, 09:21:09 AM
'Our Lord frequently told me that I should keep a secluded place for Him in my heart. . . where He would teach me to love Him.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 07, 2018, 08:26:02 PM
'I am not to be pitied; I am happy as I am.'

St. Lydwine of Schiedam


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 09, 2018, 05:42:45 AM
'The love of Christ arouses us, urges us to run, and to fly lifted on the wings of holy zeal . . . The man who burns with the fire of divine love is a son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and wherever he goes, he enkindles that flame; he desires and works with all his strength to inflame all men with the fire of God's love. Nothing deters him: he rejoices in poverty; he labors strenuously; he welcomes hardships; he laughs off false accusations; he rejoices in anguish. He thinks only of how he might follow Jesus Christ and imitate Him by his prayers, his labors, his sufferings, and by caring always and only for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 13, 2018, 02:43:22 AM
'He who would become a great saint must labor that God alone may live in him. He will have attained this end when he performs all his actions for the love of God, in union with those of Christ, Who is our way, our truth, and our life. The heart of the true servant of God ought to be an altar whereon is daily offered the gold of charity, the incense of continual and humble prayer, and the myrrh of incessant mortification.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 15, 2018, 12:41:12 AM
'I say, God loves His creature with a perfection that cannot be understood, nor could it be even by an angelic intellect which would fail to comprehend even its slightest spark.'

St. Catherine of Genoa


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 17, 2018, 10:23:01 PM
'One must wage war against his predominant passion and not retreat until, with God's help, he has been victorious.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 19, 2018, 06:31:27 AM
'In order to make good use of time we must love ardently and constantly; we must surrender ourselves entirely to love, leaving it to act for us. Be satisfied to adhere to it in everything, but always with profound humility.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 21, 2018, 12:38:17 AM
'Be faithful to correspond with the wonderful graces which you have received from Our Lord; they are a preparation for greater graces and more sublime lights, which will cause you to love God more, to acquire more solid virtue, and to practise it in a more heroic degree.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 22, 2018, 12:34:46 AM
'Enclose your senses in the citadel of stillness so that they do not involve the intellect in their desires.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 25, 2018, 03:43:35 AM
'The Church is the entrance to life; all others are thieves and robbers. On this account we are bound to avoid them. . . We hear it declared of the unbelieving and the blinded of this world that they shall not inherit the world of life which is to come. . . Resist them in defense of the only true and life giving faith, which the Church has received from the Apostles and imparted to her sons.'

St. Irenaeus of Lyons


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 31, 2018, 07:09:06 AM
'In the face of the never-ceasing snares of the enemy, it is necessary to have each day a fixed hour for review, to enter into one's self and consider carefully, in presence of God, all one's thoughts, words, and actions.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 03, 2018, 01:22:46 AM
'Behold the wound in My Side where thou art to make thy dwelling now and forever. There wilt thou be able to preserve the robe of innocence with which I have clothed thy soul, so that thou mayest henceforth live the life of a Man-God, living as no longer living, that I may live perfectly in thee. . . To do this, if thou dost not wish to outrage My omnipotence and grievously offend Me, thy powers and senses must remain buried in Me. . . seeking nothing apart from Me, since I wish to be all things to thee.'

The Lord, to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 07, 2018, 07:17:26 AM
'If only a child profits by my teachings, my trouble and my time will seem to me well spent.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 08, 2018, 02:36:34 AM
Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.'

St. Francis of Assisi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 09, 2018, 04:48:25 AM
'The devil, who is a most haughty spirit, is never more completely mastered than by humility of heart, and a simple, clear, undisguised manifestation of our sins and temptations to our confessor.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 12, 2018, 04:47:42 AM
'If God wishes to despoil us, let us allow Him to do so. Let us not neglect the practice of virtues, let us not neglect the holy presence of God, let us not neglect the remembrance of the Passion of our dear Jesus; but in meditation we must follow His inspirations, not our own impulses. There are some rules, but God is the Master.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 13, 2018, 05:06:43 AM
'Provided that humility and sweetness are not lacking in you, the goodness of God will not fail to help you to fulfil, not only without repugnance, but even with joy, whatever promises you have made Him.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 14, 2018, 06:38:51 AM
'God is supreme strength, fortifying those who place their trust and confidence in Him.'

St. Catherine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 16, 2018, 06:31:05 AM
'Nor do I seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe that I may understand. For this too I believe, that unless I first believe, I shall not understand.'

St. Anselm of Canterbury


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 19, 2018, 12:24:51 AM
'The life of Jesus Christ first of all dominates our conscience, purifies it, and separates us from sin.'

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 21, 2018, 07:55:02 AM
'In all your afflictions and interior desolations make frequent acts of total abandonment to the will of God. Recite the chaplet which St. Gertrude composed of these words only: Fiat voluntas tua - "May Thy will be done." At other times say, with sentiments of perfect conformity to the divine will, "Thou art just, O Lord! and all Thy judgments are just, and all Thy ways are mercy, and truth, and judgment." (Tobias iii. 2.)'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 23, 2018, 01:44:37 AM
'Be humble and courageous in not giving way to despondency on account of your faults or of the slight vexations and humiliations with which you may meet.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 26, 2018, 02:01:40 AM
'In recalling to mind the life and actions of the saints, walk in their footsteps as much as possible, and humble thyself if thou canst not attain to their perfection.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 29, 2018, 08:27:02 PM
'If only a child profits by my teachings, my trouble and my time will seem to me well spent.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 06, 2018, 04:19:44 AM
'Let all involuntary suffering teach you to remember God, and you will not lack occasion for repentance.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 08, 2018, 05:41:51 AM
'It is impossible, to the human mind, to comprehend that infinite, eternal, immense Being; all that we can understand of Him in this life is nothing in comparison to the reality.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 10, 2018, 02:59:45 AM
'How can you venture to live without fear, seeing that you must appear before God to give an account of your lightest words and thoughts?'

St. John of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 13, 2018, 03:25:50 AM
'It is God's love for us whence flows all the bitterness as well as all the sweets of this life.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 14, 2018, 02:35:28 AM
'In everything that we do God searches out our purpose to see whether we do it for Him or for some other motive.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 19, 2018, 04:37:26 AM
'If charity and sweetness have not truth for their companion they do not deserve the names of charity and sweetness, but those of hypocrisy and vanity.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 23, 2018, 01:33:24 AM
'A man ought to at all times be aware of the judgments of God.'

St. Agathon


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 24, 2018, 12:04:19 AM
'Be careful that you do not lose anything of the Body of the Lord. If you let fall anything, you must think of it as though you cut off one of the members of your own body. Tell me, I beg you, if someone gave you kernels of gold, would you not guard them with the greatest care and diligence, intent on not losing anything? Should you not exercise even greater care and vigilance, so that not even a crumb of the Lord's Body could fall to the ground, for It is far more precious than gold or jewels?'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 26, 2018, 12:58:46 AM
'I do not desire to die soon, because in Heaven there is no suffering. I desire to live a long time because I yearn to suffer much for the love of my Spouse.'

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 27, 2018, 02:13:50 AM
'St. Augustine and St. Thomas define mortal sin to be a turning away from God: that is, the turning of one's back upon God, leaving the Creator for the sake of the creature. What punishment would that subject deserve who, while his king was giving him a command, contemptuously turned his back upon him to go and transgress his orders? This is what the sinner does; and this is punished in hell with the pain of loss, that is, the loss of God, a punishment richly deserved by him who in this life turns his back upon his sovereign good.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 30, 2018, 04:12:57 PM
'God has loved us from all eternity. Children of men, says the Lord, remember that I first loved you. You had not yet been born, the world itself did not exist, and even then I loved you. As long as I am God, I have loved you; I have loved you as long as I have loved Myself.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Such a very inspiring quotation!


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on July 31, 2018, 04:09:24 AM
'Wouldst thou comprehend the height of God? First comprehend the lowliness of God. Condescend to be humble for thine own sake, seeing that God condescended to be humble for thy sake too, for it was not for his own.'

St. Augustine


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 02, 2018, 06:22:36 AM
'. . . I remember well how many worthy religious there were of the Observance who are no more to be seen here. All have vanished.'

St. Bernardine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 06, 2018, 04:49:30 AM
'Jesus expires on the cross! He is dead that we may have life. All creation mourns: the sun darkens, the earth trembles, the rocks burst, and the veil of the temple is rent in twain; my heart alone remains harder than a rock!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 09, 2018, 11:42:04 AM
'We should express ourselves in few words; the truth is all its simplicity suffices. We should guard against enlarging on the consequences; truth in itself always carries conviction; too many ornaments but weaken and over-weight it in its struggle with error.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 10, 2018, 12:00:37 AM
'Mary being in heaven nearer to God and more united to Him, knows our miseries better, compassionates them more, and can more efficaciously assist us.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 12, 2018, 01:01:35 AM
'Already the walls of the prison are crumbling to dust, and the prisoner is about to enjoy the liberty of the children of God.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 15, 2018, 09:25:53 PM
An Offering of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
by St. John Eudes

O Jesus, only Son of God, only Son of Mary,
I offer Thee the most loving Heart of Thy divine Mother
which is more precious and pleasing to Thee than all hearts.
O Mary, Mother of Jesus,
I offer Thee the most adorable Heart of Thy well-beloved Son,
who is the life and love and joy of Thy Heart.
Blessed be the Most Loving Heart
and Sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
and the most glorious
Virgin Mary, His Mother,
in eternity and forever.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 20, 2018, 12:38:07 AM
'Stillness, prayer, love and self-control are a four-horsed chariot bearing the intellect to heaven.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 21, 2018, 10:33:21 PM

'The human ideal of continence, I mean that which is set forth by Greek philosophers, teaches that one should fight desire and not be subservient to it so as to bring it to practical effect.

But our ideal is not to experience desire at all.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 26, 2018, 08:49:07 AM
'We must not trust in ourselves, but take the advice of our spiritual father, and recommend ourselves to everybody's prayers.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on August 31, 2018, 12:30:30 AM
'Although in the world theater is considered a refined form of amusement, the fact is that it is a shame and an embarrassment to Christianity. In fact, are not those who abandon themselves to this kind of work and make it their profession considered publicly infamous? Can you love a profession that covers with embarrassment those who practice it? Is that art not something infamous and shameful in which the skill of the actors consists in exciting in themselves and in others various shameful passions for which a wellborn person can feel nothing but repulsion?

If there is singing going on, the only airs one hears are those that strengthen these same passions. Is there anything conformable to refinement or to decorum in the costuming, the nudity, and the license taken by actors and actresses? Is there anything in their gestures, their words, and their postures that is not unbecoming for a Christian not only to do but even to see? It is, then, entirely against propriety to take pleasure in this form of amusement.'

St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 03, 2018, 01:54:44 AM
'Man by prayer merits to receive that which God had from all eternity determined to give him.'

St. Gregory


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 07, 2018, 01:41:45 AM
'. . . so we will have no dealings with rebel heretics, remembering the Lord's command, who says, "Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine." [Matthew 7:6] Surely it is altogether unworthy and unjust to admit to freedom of discussion men whom the Holy Spirit describes in the words of the prophet, "the sons of the stranger have lied unto me."'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 07, 2018, 09:00:31 PM
                 Psalm 119 Verse 48 states: I lift up my hands to your commands; I study your laws, which I love.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 25, 2018, 11:33:59 PM
'Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one's self unstained from this world.'

James 1:27


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 27, 2018, 09:16:30 PM
'If you refuse to accept suffering and dishonor, do not claim to be in a state of repentance because of your other virtues. For self-esteem and insensitivity can serve sin even under the cover of virtue.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 28, 2018, 12:13:36 AM
'Act towards our Lord with entire confidence and simplicity: do not spend time by dwelling too often on your past faults: this only serves to satisfy self-love and to discourage us.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on September 30, 2018, 02:27:21 AM
'He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also to walk, even as he walked.'

1 John 2:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 01, 2018, 12:39:38 AM
'Poverty, so much abhorred by the world, is a precious pearl, and in the sight of God contains all wealth.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 02, 2018, 02:30:51 AM
'Conformity to the will of God is an easy and certain means of acquiring a great treasure of graces in this life.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 11, 2018, 05:27:57 AM
'Anyone who has the habit of speaking before God's majesty as if he were speaking to a slave, careless about how he is speaking, and saying whatever comes into his head and whatever he's learned from saying prayers at other times, in my opinion is not praying. Please, God, may no Christian pray in this way.'

St. Teresa of Jesus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 12, 2018, 02:03:35 AM
'The virtue of meekness will make you condescending towards your neighbor whom you will excuse, bearing charitably and in silence all the pain which may be caused you.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 19, 2018, 12:51:00 AM
'I therefore, yet not I, but the love of Jesus Christ, entreat you that you use Christian nourishment only, and abstain from herbage of a different kind; I mean heresy. For those [that are given to this] mix up Jesus Christ with their own poison, speaking things which are unworthy of credit, like those who administer a deadly drug in sweet wine, which he who is ignorant of does greadily take, with a fatal pleasure leading to his own death.'

St. Ignatius of Antioch


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 20, 2018, 12:37:04 AM
'What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you did not?'

1 Corinthians 4:7


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 28, 2018, 10:18:20 AM
'Everything that happens has a small beginning, and grows the more it is nourished.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on October 30, 2018, 07:49:06 PM
'To be a faithful lover of Jesus Christ her spouse, and to preserve unsullied the lily of her purity, a virgin must adopt the necessary means. The principal means of acquiring an ardent love of Christ are mental prayer, Communion, mortification, retirement.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 01, 2018, 12:26:24 AM
'From my father I learned the virtue of patience and the way to train myself in it, for he was one who seldom thought of trouble; changing events left him quite undisturbed. Not only was he calm in his dealings with those at home but still more with his neighbours. When trying situations developed he used to say: “God will take care of us.” He had confidence in God in everything.'

St. Charles of Sezze


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 03, 2018, 11:26:00 AM
'Experience teaches that the man who exercises a frequent and rigid censorship over his thoughts, words and action, is better capable of hating and avoiding evil and of cultivating earnestly what is good.'

Pope St. Pius X


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 05, 2018, 12:02:50 AM
'The Holy Spirit is the master of prayer, and causes us to abide in continual peace and cheerfulness, which is a foretaste of Paradise.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 07, 2018, 02:49:05 AM
'Behold thy lofty origin, and bethink thee of the due of love thou owest thy Creator. "Let Us make man," said God, "to Our Image and Likeness" (Gen. i. 26). If thou awakest not at this word, O my soul; if thou art not all aflame with love of Him for His so ineffable graciousness of condescension towards thee; if thine inmost marrow burns not with longings after Him, what shall I say? Asleep shall I call thee? Or must I rather think thee dead?'

St. Anselm of Canterbury


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 13, 2018, 02:15:38 AM
'Behold how many there are who are called, and how few who are chosen! And behold, if you have no care for yourself, your perdition is more certain than your amendment, especially since the way that leads to eternal life is so narrow.'

St. John of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 14, 2018, 05:42:19 AM
'In this world we are all in a valley of tears. Our consolation is not here; we shall have it eternally in Paradise, if we suffer tribulations on earth.'

St. Benedict Joseph Labre


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 15, 2018, 01:17:13 AM
'Self-control and strenuous effort curb desire; stillness and intense longing for God wither it.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 23, 2018, 05:21:39 AM
'He who has come to know the truth does not oppose the afflictions that befall him, for he knows that they lead him to the fear of God.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 24, 2018, 08:49:39 AM
'We meet with contradictions everywhere. If only two persons are together they mutually afford each other opportunities of exercising patience, and even when one is alone there will still be a necessity for this virtue, so true it is that our miserable life is full of crosses.'

St. Vincent de Paul


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 26, 2018, 10:30:06 AM
'If we fulfill Christ's commandments according to our conscience, we are spiritually refreshed to the extent that we suffer in our heart. But each thing comes to us at the right time.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 29, 2018, 12:05:17 AM
'Without faith it is impossible to please God.'

Hebrews 11:6


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on November 30, 2018, 05:11:39 AM
'The soul that is the humblest and most despised will be most loved by His adorable Heart. The most despoiled and stripped of all things will possess It more fully.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 01, 2018, 05:10:54 AM
'The true medicine to cure us of pride, is to keep down and thwart touchiness of mind.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 03, 2018, 08:46:41 PM
'When a man has to buy anything, he ought not to do so because he is moved by an attachment to the thing, but from want and necessity; for it will never do to buy attachments.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 04, 2018, 12:55:04 AM
'Rebukes may be given in malice and self-defense, or out of fear of God and respect for truth.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 05, 2018, 12:20:37 AM
'The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments: God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right.'

Deuteronomy 32:4


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 08, 2018, 01:50:43 AM
'The love of Christ arouses us, urges us to run, and to fly lifted on the wings of holy zeal . . . The man who burns with the fire of divine love is a son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and wherever he goes, he enkindles that flame; he desires and works with all his strength to inflame all men with the fire of God's love. Nothing deters him: he rejoices in poverty; he labors strenuously; he welcomes hardships; he laughs off false accusations; he rejoices in anguish. He thinks only of how he might follow Jesus Christ and imitate Him by his prayers, his labors, his sufferings, and by caring always and only for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 10, 2018, 05:29:51 AM
'Is there any one in the world who has invoked thee, O Mary, without having felt the benefit of thy protection, which is promised to those who invoke thy mercy?'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 11, 2018, 07:43:41 AM
'Nothing more glorious can happen to a Christian, than to suffer for Christ.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 13, 2018, 05:48:43 AM
'For it becomes us as Christians to turn with aversion from all who speak or think against Christ, as the adversaries of God and the destroyers of souls, and "not even to wish them Godspeed, lest at any time we become partakers of their evil deeds," as the blessed John enjoins. (2 John 10)'

St. Alexander of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 18, 2018, 08:34:58 AM
'When the intellect, having grown to full maturity in the Lord, wrenches the soul from long-continued prepossession, the heart suffers torments as if on the rack, since intellect and passion drag it in opposite directions.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 20, 2018, 09:59:34 PM
'Devote your senses to the service of the intellect and give them no time to be diverted from it.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 21, 2018, 12:27:50 PM
'If someone said to you, "I would like to become rich; what must I do?" you would answer him, "You must labor:" Well, in order to get to Heaven, we must suffer.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 22, 2018, 05:30:59 AM
'Christ shall be slain, and the people who shall deny Him shall not be His.'

Daniel 9:26


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 24, 2018, 11:09:26 AM
'I beg of Him with all my heart to make you ever faithful to what He asks of you, ready to sacrifice to Him all that costs you the most, according as He makes His Will known to you, for there is no middle course; He will have all or nothing.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 24, 2018, 07:41:23 PM
'The divine love for man was extreme, and so it had been from all eternity: "I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee" But heretofore it had not appeared how great and inconceivable it was. Then it truly appeared, when the Son of God showed himself a little one in a stable on a bundle of straw: The goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared. The Greek text reads: The singular love of God towards men appeared.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 28, 2018, 06:10:44 AM
'O Lord, keep Thy hand this day over Philip, if Thou do not, Philip will betray Thee.'

St. Philip Neri, his morning prayer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on December 29, 2018, 06:35:32 PM
'Furthermore, it is necessary for you to believe the Catholic Faith and to be baptized, as must every man to save his soul!'

St. Catherine of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 02, 2019, 12:03:36 AM
'What will remain to you of your Sunday work? You leave the earth just as it is; when you go away, you carry nothing with you. Ah! when we are attached to the earth, we are not willing to go! Our first end is to go to God; we are on the earth for no other purpose. My brethren, we should die on Sunday, and rise again on Monday.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 03, 2019, 01:24:45 PM
'Lord, dispose of me as Thou wiliest; let me be tormented as much as Thou pleasest; I will never, on any account, separate myself from Thee. Do with me according to Thy good pleasure; I wish to draw nearer and nearer to Thee.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 04, 2019, 05:21:58 AM
'Our general argument concerning marriage, food, and other matters, may proceed to show that we should do nothing from desire. Our will is to be directed only towards that which is necessary.

For we are children not of desire but of will.

A man who marries for the sake of begetting children must practise continence so that it is not desire he feels for his wife, whom he ought to love, and that he may beget children with a chaste and controlled will.'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 05, 2019, 05:05:04 AM
'Where there is cleanness there is understanding.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 07, 2019, 06:29:03 AM
'There are two guarantees of a wise rule of conduct: the thought before action, and self command afterward.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 11, 2019, 04:20:25 AM
'The most evident mark of God's anger is the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world, is manifested when He permits his people to fall into the hands of clergy who are priests more in name than in deed. When God permits such things it is very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people and is visiting His most dreadful anger on them. That is why He cries out unceasingly to Christians, return you rebellious Christians and I will give you pastors according to my own heart.'

St. Jean Eudes


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 14, 2019, 01:33:35 PM
'Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.'

St. Ambrose of Milan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 15, 2019, 06:25:47 AM
'A true Catholic is he who loves the truth revealed by God, who loves the Church, the Body of Christ, who esteems religion, the Catholic faith, higher than any human authority, talents, eloquence, and philosophy; all this he holds in contempt, and remains firm and unshaken in the faith which, he knows, has always from the beginning been held by the Catholic Church; and if he notices that any one, no, matter who he may be, interprets a dogma in a manner different from that of the Fathers of the Church, he understands that God permits such an interpretation to be made, not for the good of religion, but as a temptation, according to the words of St. Paul: "For there must be also heresies; that they also, who are reproved, may be made manifest among you." (I Cor. xi. 19) "And indeed, no sooner are novel opinions proclaimed, than it becomes manifest what kind of a Catholic a man is;"'

St. Vincent of Lerins


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 16, 2019, 04:08:44 AM
'These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.'

John 16:33


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 20, 2019, 09:59:13 AM
'Our falls are the result of the continual revolt of our passions. But we need not be troubled, cast down or discouraged by them; we must do violence to ourselves and draw profit from them.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 23, 2019, 02:01:17 AM
'An intellect that has acquired spiritual love does not have thoughts unworthy of this love about anyone.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 24, 2019, 02:48:13 PM
'It is as a general rule a bad sign when a man has not a particular feeling of devotion on the chief feasts of the year.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 26, 2019, 03:57:23 AM
'Stop defiling your flesh with shameful deeds and polluting your soul with wicked thoughts; then the peace of God will descend upon you and bring you love.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 28, 2019, 04:33:22 AM
Evening Prayer to God the Father
by St. Macarius

O eternal God and Ruler of all creation, You have allowed me to reach this hour. Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, deed or thought. Purify me, O Lord, from every spiritual and physical stain. Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime, and that I be victorious over every spiritual and physical enemy. Deliver me, O Lord, from all vain thoughts and from evil desires, for yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever.


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on January 30, 2019, 08:10:41 AM
'Every one should try to have his heart always occupied and filled with God, to love Him and think of Him only, and whether alone or with others never to be out of His presence.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 01, 2019, 02:39:54 AM
'When we see any one listening carelessly, and when with much entreaty we cannot persuade him to attend, it remains for us to be silent. For if we are still to go on, his carelessness is aggravated. But him that is striving to learn, we lead on, and pour in much.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 02, 2019, 10:17:18 AM
'The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will bringeth his mother to shame.'

Proverbs 29:15


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 03, 2019, 02:36:25 AM
'A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.'

Proverbs 21:16


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 04, 2019, 03:16:31 AM
'Never keep up any coldness towards your neighbor, or else the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ will keep aloof from you. When your resentfully call to mind former slights that you have received, you oblige our Lord to recall your past sins which His mercy had made Him forget.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 10, 2019, 09:42:06 AM
'As to temptations, some are mastered by flying from them, some by resisting them, and some by despising them.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 11, 2019, 09:31:19 PM
'Without prayer a man will not persevere long in spirituality; we must have recourse to this most powerful means of salvation every day.'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 12, 2019, 12:37:18 AM
'He who fails to reflect before acting, walks with his eyes shut and advances with danger. He also falls very often, because the eye of reflection does not enable him to see whither his footsteps lead.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 14, 2019, 12:22:41 AM
'Sometimes men are tested by pleasure, sometimes by distress or by physical suffering. By means of His prescriptions the Physician of souls administers the remedy according to the cause of the passions lying hidden in the soul.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 15, 2019, 12:22:07 AM
'As breathing is not only a sign but even a cause of life, so the name of Mary, which is constantly found on the lips of God's servants, both proves that they are truly alive, and at the same time causes and preserves their life, and gives them every succor.'

St. Germanus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 16, 2019, 04:19:30 AM
'Once humility is acquired, charity will come to life - a burning flame devouring the corruption of vice and filling the heart so full that there is no place for vanity.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 18, 2019, 01:29:26 AM
'Keep careful watch, to ensure that the enemy does not make off with any who are off guard or remiss; and that no heretic may pervert part of what you have been given. Accepting the faith is like putting into the bank the money we have given you; God will ask you for an account of this deposit.'

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 19, 2019, 03:17:16 AM
'. . . Jews, heretics or heathens, belong not to God's friendship but to this world's peace. But the peace of the spiritual and of Catholics coming down from above and leading upwards refuses to hold communion with the lovers of the world, resists all obstacles and flies from pernicious pleasures to true joys, as the Lord says: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21)."'

Pope St. Leo the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 20, 2019, 05:35:45 AM
'Obviously the need of this Christian instruction is accentuated by the decline of our times and morals. It is even more demanded by the existence of those public schools, lacking all religion, where everything holy is ridiculed and scorned. There both teachers' lips and students' ears are inclined to godlessness. We are referring to those schools which are unjustly called neutral or lay. In reality, they are nothing more than the stronghold of the powers of darkness.'

Pope St. Pius X, 'Editae Saepe'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 21, 2019, 08:25:22 AM
'Every sin produces blindness; and as sin increases, so does the blindness increase. God is our light; as much, therefore, as the soul withdraws from God, so much the more blind does she become.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 24, 2019, 07:43:33 AM
'In what does the praise of God consist, if not in a lamentation of the soul that it can never praise Him as it desires? And the desires, devotion, prayer and good will that a soul has to do good, all this is a sorrowful lamentation, and when I come to supply for it Myself, I heal it of all its wounds.'

The Lord, to St. Mechtilde


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 25, 2019, 02:09:28 AM
'I know by experience that the greatest punishment that can befall a people is a bad priest. It is best to leave a town without a priest than to send one who is unworthy. If God does not send me men who are truly called, God himself will have to take care of the men and souls by means of his angels. A call is God's gift. I must not bring the unworthy into the sheepfold to destroy it instead of tending it.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on February 26, 2019, 01:34:41 PM
'As I looked, thrones were placed and one that was Ancient of Days took His seat; His raiment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His throne was like fiery flames, its wheels were like a burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came forth from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.'

Daniel 7:9-10


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2019, 09:00:20 AM
'A passion which we allow to grow active within us through our own choice afterwards forces itself upon us against our will.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 05, 2019, 07:07:10 AM
'Rightly motivated, the intellect will find the truth; but motivated by passion it will miss the mark.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 07, 2019, 09:34:24 PM
'God judges our intention, but in that which is within our power He, in man-befriending wise, also requires us to act. Great is he who leaves undone nothing that is within his power; but greater is he who humbly attempts what is beyond his power.'

St. John Climacus


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 09, 2019, 12:00:08 AM
'The reward of self-control is dispassion, and the reward of faith is spiritual knowledge. Dispassion engenders discrimination, and spiritual knowledge engenders love for God.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 11, 2019, 12:30:40 AM
'Never do anything in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Commend all to God and then lie still and be at rest in His Heart.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 11, 2019, 10:30:01 PM
'They who aspire to reform the morals of others lose their time and their pains, by not preaching by example, in correcting themselves first.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 12, 2019, 01:16:38 AM
'One does not conquer his anger by flying the cause, but by fighting it. Solitude does not do away with impatience, but only conceals it.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 13, 2019, 03:28:22 AM
'When the afflictions of this life overcome us, let us encourage ourselves to bear them patiently by the hope of heaven.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 15, 2019, 01:06:58 AM
'Some passions pertain to the soul's incensive power, and others to its desiring aspect. Both kinds are aroused through the senses. They are aroused when the soul lacks love and self-control.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 17, 2019, 05:49:13 AM
'To make ourselves disaffected to the things of the world, it is a good thing to think seriously of the end of them, saying to ourselves, "And then? And then?"'

St. Philip Neri


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 19, 2019, 08:53:17 PM
'The more you devote yourself to study of the sacred utterances, the richer will be your understanding of them, just as the more the soil is tilled, the richer the harvest.'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 21, 2019, 06:33:55 AM
'You cannot please both God and the world at the same time, they are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 23, 2019, 11:40:03 AM
'That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man's eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man's supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it. The same thesis also upsets the order providentially established by God in the world, which demands a harmonious agreement between the two societies. Both of them, the civil and the religious society, although each exercises in its own sphere its authority over them. It follows necessarily that there are many things belonging to them in common in which both societies must have relations with one another. Remove the agreement between Church and State, and the result will be that from these common matters will spring the seeds of disputes which will become acute on both sides; it will become more difficult to see where the truth lies, and great confusion is certain to arise. Finally, this thesis inflicts great injury on society itself, for it cannot either prosper or last long when due place is not left for religion, which is the supreme rule and the sovereign mistress in all questions touching the rights and the duties of men. Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State.'

Pope St. Pius X, 'Vehementor Nos'


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 25, 2019, 01:50:36 AM
'For not all sins need exhortation and counsel; some sins, of their very nature, demand cure by a quick and sharp excision. The wounds we can tolerate respond to more gentle cures; those which have festered and cannot be cured, those which are feeding on the rest of the body, need cauterization with a point of steel. So is it with sins. Some need long exhortation; others need sharp rebuke. This is why Paul did not enjoin us to exhort in every case but also to rebuke sharply: "Wherefore rebuke them sharply". Therefore, I will now rebuke them sharply, so that they may accuse themselves and feel shame for what they have done.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 27, 2019, 01:54:41 AM
'Look upon the lowly path as the real one our Lord has traced out for us, and the surest to reach Him. Walk steadily therein in peace and thanksgiving.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 28, 2019, 04:01:21 AM
'What idea do you have of me? The Holy Virgin only chose me because I was the most ignorant. If she could have found someone else more ignorant, she would have chosen her.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 30, 2019, 04:31:02 AM
'When a thought lingers within a man, this indicates his attachment to it; but when it is quickly destroyed, this signifies his opposition and hostility to it.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 31, 2019, 05:52:13 AM
'It is true that highwaymen, grave-robbers, and sorcerers have their sides torn to pieces; it is also true that the martyrs undergo this same suffering. What is done is the same, but the purpose and reason why it is done is different. And so it is that there is a great difference between the criminals and martyrs.

In these cases we not only consider the torture but we first look for the intention and the reasons why the torture is inflicted. And this is why we love the martyrs - not because they are tortured but because they are tortured for the sake of Christ. But we turn our backs on the robbers - not because they are being punished but because they are being punished for their wickedness.

So, too, in the matter of fasting, you must pass a judgment. If you see people fasting for the sake of God, approve what they do; if you see that they do this against God's will, turn your back on them and hate them more than you do those who drink, revel, and carouse. And in the case of this fasting we must inquire not only into the reason for fasting but we must consider also the place and the time.'

St. John Chrysostom


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on March 31, 2019, 09:27:09 PM
'One day when Blessed Alan was saying Mass, Our Lord, Who wished to spur him on to preach the Holy Rosary, spoke to him in the Sacred Host: "How can you crucify Me again so soon?" Jesus said. "What did you say, Lord?" asked Blessed Alan, horrified. "You crucified Me once before by your sins," answered Jesus, "and I would willingly be crucified again rather than have My Father offended by the sins you used to commit. You are crucifying Me again now because you have all the learning and understanding that you need to preach My Mother's Rosary, and you are not doing so. If you only did this you could teach many souls the right path and lead them away from sin - but you are not doing so and so you yourself are guilty of the sins that they commit." This terrible reproach made Blessed Alan solemnly resolve to preach the Rosary unceasingly.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 01, 2019, 05:55:57 AM
'If a monk can overcome two things, he can become free from the world. Bodily ease and vain-glory.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
'I love my Sovereign Master and think more of Him than of His gifts and benefits, which I esteem only in Him and as coming from Him.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 03, 2019, 09:13:57 PM
'My thought was with Saint Mary, the Mother of God, as she wept by the cross of the Saviour. I wish I could always weep like that.'

St. Poemen


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 04, 2019, 01:53:00 AM
'Nuptials fill the earth; virginity, paradise.'

St. Jerome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 05, 2019, 12:01:53 AM
'It is the part of the father of lies to speak or devise one or more truths, only to end by an imposture, that he may entrap us into sin.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 05, 2019, 12:03:45 AM
'Let the rule of thy life be to walk in the light of faith and in the brightness, with which the Omnipotent shall fill and illumine thy soul, and to continue to love, adore and reverence Him, without any cessation or diminution.'

The Blessed Virgin, to Ven. Mary of Agreda


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 06, 2019, 02:03:12 AM
'The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: "Here is the wolf!" when it enters the flock or anywhere else.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 08, 2019, 03:35:08 AM
'If you wish to master your thoughts, concentrate on the passions and you will easily drive the thoughts arising from them out of your intellect. With regard to unchastity, for instance, fast and keep vigils, labor and avoid meeting people. With regard to anger and resentment, be indifferent to fame, dishonor and material things. With regard to rancor, pray for him who has offended you and you will be delivered.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 09, 2019, 03:46:46 AM
'"Thou hast given gladness to my heart," wrote the psalmist (Ps. 4:7); and the Lord Himself said that "the kingdom of heaven is within you." (cf. Luke 17:21)

. . . The crown of every good endeavor and the highest of achievements is diligence in prayer. Through it God guiding us and lending a helping hand, we come to acquire the other virtues . . . as the work of prayer is greater than other work, so it demands greater effort and attention from the person ardently devoted to it, lest without him being aware the devil deprives him of it. The greater the good a person has in his care, the greater the attacks the devil launches on him; hence he must keep strict watch, so that fruits of love and humility, simplicity and goodness - and, along with them, fruits of discrimination - may grow daily from the constancy of his prayer. These will make evident his progress and increase in holiness, thus encouraging others to make similar efforts.'

St. Symeon Metaphrastis


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 10, 2019, 01:41:31 AM
'In Bulgaria, as those who were accurately informed have reported, an evil decree went out from the ruler there that the Christians in captivity and our brothers were to eat meat during the period of the holy Forty Days; those who obeyed would live, those who disobeyed would be killed.

The word of the godless was exceedingly strong and the people assembled and there was weeping and groans and much lamentation with women and children, on the one side of those clinging to the Christian law, on the other of those quailing before the death of the flesh. Finally - ah, the pitiable announcement - they were defeated and submitted to the godless order. Fourteen of them though broke away and stood apart saying it was not possible either to obey or to eat meat in violation of the Christian law. At this, appeals and exhortations by the people: Let them yield to constraint, not die foolishly, and through repentance they can be restored again. But nothing could persuade them or weaken them from keeping their gaze fixed on God and on the blessedness that was laid up in his promises. The Scythian then, when he saw the implacable determination of the men, thought to subdue the rest by means of one, and having slain him he at once distributed his children and his wife among the Scythians as slaves, so that the others weakened by this would be brought over. But they rather remained unbowed and shouted out, 'We are Christians, and our lot is that of our dead brother'. At this confession they were crucified on planks and died in the Lord.

You see, therefore, brethren, that even now too the Gospel of the kingdom of God is active. One who loves father or mother, it says, more than me is not worthy of me; and one who loves son or daughter or wife more than me is not worthy of me; and one who does not take up his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me [Matt. 10,37-38]. And again, Do not fear those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; rather fear one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna [Matt. 10,28.]. They were obedient then to the commands of the Gospel, they obeyed the authority of the Lord and were wreathed with the crown of martyrdom, imitating the holy Maccabees and doubling their number, for the Maccabees were seven, but they were fourteen; the former so as not to taste swine's meat in violation of the law, the latter so as not to partake of any meat in violation of the Christian rule; this latter seems stricter, because for the Maccabees partaking of pork was utterly forbidden, but for these men it was permissible to partake of any meat under necessity, as St Basil says. But since the order from the Scythians was aimed at the rejection of the faith, they refused; but they considered all things as secondary for the love of Christ. O blessed men! O blessed action! in a single instant to have received in exchange eternal rest!

What will they say to this, those who deny that heretical communion is a breach of faith? For if there there was a breach of faith by the people over eating meat, how much more here over the heretically sacrificed communion. Where too are those who say that there is no ground for martyrdom in the image of Christ? For if there there was ground for martyrdom for those who did not eat meat, how much more here is the ground for martyrdom resplendent for those who have not denied. But the heretics, because they are dark themselves, also speak things that are dark as they try to embroil others in their own falls.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 18, 2019, 01:00:21 AM
'Perfect resignation. This is the desire of my heart. I am amazed at the love with which Jesus has ever conducted me to where I was always best off, and with which He has given me whatever was proper for me and best for my condition.'

Bl. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 19, 2019, 04:22:44 AM
'May the holy cross of Christ remain ever planted in our heart! May our mind be grafted on this tree of life, and may it produce worthy fruits of penance, through the merits of the death of the true Author of life!'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 21, 2019, 02:39:06 AM
'Brethren and fathers, Lent is already galloping past and the soul rejoices at the imminence of Easter, because by it it finds rest and is relieved of many toils. Why did this thought sound for me in advance? Because it is as if our whole life directs its reason contemplating the eternal Easter. For this present Easter, even though it is great and revered, is nevertheless, as our fathers explain, only a type of that Easter to come. For this Easter is for one day and it passes, while that Easter has no successor. From it pain, grief and sighing have fled away; there everlasting joy, gladness and rejoicing; there the sound of those who feast, a choir of those who keep festival and contemplation of eternal light; where there is the blessed breakfast of Christ and the new drink of which Christ spoke, I shall not drink of the fruit of this vine, until I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father. Of this he spoke to his disciples when he was about to ascend to heaven, I am going to prepare a place for you and, if I go, I will prepare a place for you. I am coming again and I will take you to myself, so that where I am you maybe also. And where I am going you know, and the way you know. And a little further on, On that day you will know that I am in the Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. And elsewhere, Father, I wish that where I am they may be with me also, so that they may see my glory, which you gave me, because you loved from before the foundation of the world.

But because this concerns not only the Apostles, but also ourselves, he also said, I do not ask this only for them, but also for those who through their word believe in me, so that all may be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, that they may also be one in us. What could be more comforting than these words? What could be more appealing? What soul can they not soften? What heart not prick with compunction, even should someone say that the human heart is a nature of stone? With thoughts like these the saints bore all that they bore, considering afflictions as joys, constraints as freedoms, struggles as delights, harsh training as relaxation, deaths as lives.'

St. Theodore the Studite


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 22, 2019, 07:53:05 PM
'Neither did I care to read newspapers, for I should prefer to read a chapter of the Holy Bible wherein I know for sure that what I read is true. In newspapers, as a general rule, one finds only a great deal of lies and useless reading.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 24, 2019, 08:25:55 PM
'It is as though Jesus said: "O My Father, I am indeed going to clothe myself with human flesh, but the greater part of the world will set no value on my blood!"'

St. Isidore of Seville


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 28, 2019, 07:00:49 PM
'We must not live as if there were no difference between right and wrong, but, to the best of our power, must purify ourselves from indulgence and lust and take care for our soul which must continually be devoted to the Deity alone. For when it is pure and set free from all evil the mind is somehow capable of receiving the power of God and the divine image is set up in it. "And everyone who has this hope in the Lord purifies himself," says the Scripture, "even as he is pure."'

St. Clement of Alexandria


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on April 30, 2019, 12:10:33 AM
'When we are in sin, our soul is all diseased, all rotten; it is pitiful. The thought that the good God sees it ought to make it enter into itself. And then, what pleasure is there in sin? None at all. We have frightful dreams that the devil is carrying us away, that we are falling over precipices. Put yourself on good terms with God; have recourse to the Sacrament of Penance; you will sleep as quietly as an angel. You will be glad to waken in the night, to pray to God; you will have nothing but thanksgivings on your lips; you will rise I towards Heaven with great facility, as an eagle soars through the air.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 01, 2019, 12:14:43 AM
'Remain in the holy and sweet grace of God.'

St. Catherine of Siena


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 05, 2019, 02:55:16 PM
'Before choosing, let us examine well whether the attachment we feel for an object springs solely from the love of God.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2019, 03:56:40 AM
'Let us thank God for having called us to His holy faith. It is a great gift, and the number of those who thank God for it is small.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 08, 2019, 11:09:28 AM
'We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable. When one asks, "Why should I love God?" he may mean, "What is lovely in God?" or "What shall I gain by loving God?" In either case, the same sufficient cause of love exists, namely, God Himself.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 09, 2019, 05:00:16 AM
'Love Him with all your strength, think always of Him, let Him do with you, in you and for you, whatever He wills, and do not be anxious about anything else.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 14, 2019, 12:04:45 AM
'Have great confidence in God and never distrust His mercy, which infinitely surpasses all our misery.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 25, 2019, 06:17:30 PM
'They [Saints Catherine and Margaret] love that which our Lord loves, and hate that which God hates.'

St. Joan of Arc


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 28, 2019, 02:40:31 AM
'I can hardly express my joy at seeing the increase of devotion to the Sacred Heart of my Saviour. I seem to live for that alone. Sometimes such an ardent desire to make It reign in all hearts is kindled within me that there is nothing I would not do and suffer to bring this about.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 29, 2019, 05:44:48 AM
'He who forgets himself in the service of God may be assured that God will not forget Him.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on May 30, 2019, 12:14:50 AM
'He that rises after his falls, with confidence in God and profound humility of heart, will become, in God's hands, a proper instrument for the accomplishment of great things; but he who acts otherwise can never do any good.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 01, 2019, 04:26:31 AM
'I resolve to observe silence conscientiously. I resolve to speak briefly and so avoid many pitfalls and be better able to converse with God.'

St. Conrad of Parzham, resolutions in the novitiate


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 03, 2019, 03:41:21 AM
'If we are men of prayer, God will make use of us, although poor and miserable, for the greatest triumphs of His glory; unless we are men of prayer, we can accomplish no good.'

St. Paul of the Cross


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 04, 2019, 09:15:16 AM
'My first thought, my love, absolutely everything shall be for Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.'

Bl. Peter Julian Eymard


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 05, 2019, 02:46:05 AM
'If you wish to pray well, be faithful in the practice of mortification, avoid dissipation of mind during the day, and never commit any willful faults.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 06, 2019, 03:31:56 AM
'Guard your mind, and you will not be harassed by temptations. But if you fail to guard it, accept patiently whatever trial comes.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 07, 2019, 07:12:49 PM
'Think that human love, which is only a parody of a true love, very often excludes God; that it is a form of egoism, since for people who truly love each other the rest of the world does not exist; and that it is fair that this forgetfulness of God and this indifference towards your neighbour should be expiated.'

St. Lydwine of Schiedam


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 08, 2019, 02:28:43 PM
'If you abandon God and are a slave to the passions you cannot reap God's mercy.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 09, 2019, 05:06:50 AM
'If you hate rebuke, it shows that the passion in which you are involved is due to your own free choice. But if you welcome rebuke, the passion is due to prepossession.'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 10, 2019, 06:01:48 AM
'"In the company of the innocent, you will be innocent; in the company of the elect, you will be elect; and in a crooked man's company you will go wrong." [Ps. 18:26,27]

Let us, then, follow the innocent and the upright. They, it is, who are God's elect.'

Pope St. Clement I of Rome


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 14, 2019, 12:03:58 AM
'Only one offence is now vigorously punished, an accurate observance of our fathers' traditions.'

St. Basil the Great


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 17, 2019, 01:22:54 AM
'Fear of God is of two kinds. The first is generated in us by the threat of punishment. It is through such fear that we develop in due order self-control, patience, hope in God and dispassion; and it is from dispassion that love comes. The second kind of fear is linked with love and constantly produces reverence in the soul, so that it does not grow indifferent to God because of the intimate communion of its love.'

St. Maximos the Confessor


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 18, 2019, 01:12:38 AM
'Even if saints have fallen into sins of frailty such as venial faults of imperfect attention, from such imperfections no one is except, but all deliberate and fully voluntary venial sins may be avoided and are seldom or never committed by holy souls who live with a firm and constant resolution to rather suffer death than with full attention be guilty of a venial violation of God's law.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 19, 2019, 02:35:45 AM
'Crux mihi certa salus,
Crux est quam semper adoro,
Crux Domini mecum,
Crux refugium mihi.

The cross is my sure salvation,
The cross which I worship continually,
The Lord's cross be with me,
The cross be my refuge.'

St. Thomas Aquinas


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 19, 2019, 04:49:38 PM
'After Antichrist has been slain by lightning on Mount Olivet and his death has been made widely known through out the world, this our earth will exist for forty-five more days; I do not say years, but days. This is clearly to be seen in Daniel (12:11) : "And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away and the abomination of desolation shall be set up, there shall be one thousand, two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh unto the one thousand, three hundred and thirty-five days."

The Doctors say that these forty-five days will be given by God for the conversion of those who have been seduced by Antichrist, but Antichrist will have left behind him so great riches and pleasure that hardly any of the nations will be converted to the Faith of Christ. For there is no savior but Christ, and yet they will not be converted.'

St. Vincent Ferrer


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 20, 2019, 02:27:47 AM
'If you do not want to suffer evil, do not inflict it, since the suffering of it inevitably follows its infliction. "For whatever a man sows he will also reap" (Gal. 6:7).'

St. Mark the Ascetic


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 21, 2019, 01:56:07 AM
'Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart. Rejoice, ye just, in the Lord: and give praise to the remembrance of his holiness.'

Psalm 96:11-12


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 22, 2019, 06:24:35 AM
'Every moment comes to us pregnant with a command from God, only to pass on and plunge into eternity, there to remain forever what we have made of it.'

St. Francis de Sales


Title: Re: Quote for the Night
Post by: Shin on June 23, 2019, 06:03:12 AM
'Besides pardoning those who persecute us, we ought to feel pity for the delusion they are labouring under.'

St. Philip Neri