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1  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: Today at 08:08:10 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
2  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: Today at 08:07:49 AM
'On the day of judgment we shall be asked by God to answer for our words, acts and thoughts.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan
3  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: Yesterday at 03:09:18 AM
'Since it is impossible to be saved unless we perform our works in accordance with the commandment of God, and since we disregard none of the commandments without peril -- for it is a terrible arrogance to set ourselves up as the critics of our Lawgiver, now approving some of his laws, now dismissing others -- let us who are combatants for piety and who esteem the life of tranquility and freedom from affairs as our collaborator in the keeping of the Gospel decrees, set before ourselves a common mind and purpose: that not so much of a single one of the commandments escape us. For if the man of God must be perfect -- as it is written and as our earlier discourse on these matters has shown -- it is entirely necessary that he be pruned. (cf. John 15:1) by every one of the commandments unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13); for according to the divine law a beast with a blemish even though clean, was unacceptable as a sacrifice to God (cf. Lev. 21. 19-20).'

St. Basil the Great
4  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: Yesterday at 03:07:53 AM
'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
5  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: November 28, 2022, 06:50:09 AM
'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
6  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: November 28, 2022, 06:49:54 AM
'It is a most useful thing, when we see another doing any spiritual good to his neighbour, to seek by prayer to have a part in that same good which the Lord is working by the hand of another.'

St. Philip Neri
7  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: November 28, 2022, 01:37:01 AM
'Silence is not a virtue when charity calls for speech.'

St. Poemen
8  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: November 28, 2022, 01:36:50 AM
'Since the light of spiritual knowledge is the intellect's life, and since this light is engendered by love for God, it is rightly said that nothing is greater than divine love (cf. 1 Cor. 13:13).'

St. Maximos the Confessor
9  Forums / Book Study / Re: Anonymous - Meditation - The Heart of the Infant Jesus, Our Coming Light on: November 27, 2022, 04:31:59 AM
A reminder to all that there are some inspiring posts on Advent here from the members, and some excellent meditions in the books library.

10  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: November 27, 2022, 03:38:40 AM
'Blessed the one whose thought has been with grace, like a cloud filled with rain, and which waters souls for the increase of fruits of life; his praise will be for everlasting glory.'

St. Ephrem of Syria
11  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: November 27, 2022, 03:38:27 AM
'Often say short prayers, but always with your whole heart. I will point out some to you: "Ah! my God, would that I never offended Thee! Ah! my Sovereign Good, wound, wound my heart with Thy holy love! He that loves Thee not, O my God! knows Thee not! When will my soul be filled with Thy divine charity!"'

St. Paul of the Cross
12  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: November 26, 2022, 03:16:47 AM
'You have not yet acquired perfect love if your regard for people is still swayed by their characters - for example, if, for some particular reason, you love one person and hate another, or if for the same reason you sometimes love and sometimes hate the same person.'

St. Maximos the Confessor
13  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: November 26, 2022, 03:16:24 AM
'St. Scholastica said that if men knew the peace that good religious enjoy, the whole world would become a monastery; and St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi said that all, if they knew it, would scale the walls of the monasteries, in order to get into them. The human heart having been created for an infinite good, all creatures cannot content it, they being finite, imperfect, and few; God alone, who is an infinite good, can render it content. Delight in the Lord and He will give thee the request of thy heart? Oh no; a good religious united with God envies none of the princes of the world who possess kingdoms, riches, and honors. "Let the rich," he will say with St. Paulinus, "have their riches, the kings have their kingdoms: to me Christ is my kingdom and my glory."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
14  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: November 25, 2022, 03:06:35 AM
'We must all strive to be intimately convinced that everything which happens by chance or accident, as a great drought, too much rain, pestilence, famine, and the like, does not happen without the special Providence and will of God, and consequently we should not complain of the elements, or of God Himself, but should regard evils of this kind as a scourge with which God punishes us for our sins, and bowing ourselves beneath His Almighty hand, bear everything in humility and patience. God will thus be appeased. He will scatter His benedictions upon us. He will chastise us as His sons with a fatherly love, and will not deprive us of the kingdom of heaven.'

St. Robert Bellarmine
15  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: November 25, 2022, 03:06:09 AM
'If therefore holy men, when they do mighty things, think themselves worthless, what must be said of those who, without fruit of virtue, are yet swollen with pride? But any works, although they be good, are as nothing unless seasoned with humility.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great
16  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: November 24, 2022, 03:42:06 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
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