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17  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 21, 2021, 10:09:42 AM
'If man clearly saw that by well-doing he could gain eternal life, and could imagine how great the happiness of heaven will be, he would always persevere in good; and even should he live until the end of the world, he would never occupy his memory, intellect, or will on any but celestial things. . . On the other hand, if man could know how greatly he must suffer hereafter for his sins, hold it for certain that for very fear he would not only abandon all things, but that he would not commit the smallest sin.'

St. Catherine of Genoa
18  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 19, 2021, 11:51:05 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
19  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 19, 2021, 03:59:43 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
20  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 18, 2021, 03:43:34 AM
'To accept words of truth is to accept the divine Word; for He says: 'He that receives you receives me' (Matt. 10:40).'

St. Mark the Ascetic
21  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 17, 2021, 01:42:58 AM
'. . . 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
22  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 16, 2021, 12:43:17 PM
'So farewell now, my children. I set out on a journey with no return, a journey which all those of old have traveled and on which you will set out in a short while after carrying out the duties of life. I do not know, my brothers, where I am going or what judgment awaits me or which place will receive me. For I have not completed a single good work before God. Rather I am responsible for every sin. But still, I rejoice and am glad that I am going from the world to heaven, from darkness to light, from slavery to freedom, from temporary lodging to true abode, from strange and alien lands - for I am a sojourner and a stranger as all my fathers were (cf. Ps. 38 [39]:12) - to my very own country. Still more boldly I will declare that I return to my Master, to my Lord and my God whom my spirit has loved, whom I have acknowledged as Father, even if I have not served him as a son. I have possessed him before all else, even if I have not served him as a noble slave. Raving, I have spoken these things, but I have said them for you so that you will take heart and pray for my salvation. If I achieve it, see, I give you my word before the truth that I will not be silent, but shall boldly beseech my Lord and Master for you all that you shall flourish, be saved, and multiply. I expect to see, receive, and embrace each and every one of you as you depart from the world. For I have such faith that, since you have observed his commands, his goodness just as he did here will also preserve you in the coming age for the same purpose: to sing the praises of his all-holy power. My children, remember my humble words. Keep the advice I have given in Christ Jesus our Lord in whom is glory and power forever and ever, Amen.'

St. Theodore the Studite, before his death
23  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 15, 2021, 03:48:07 AM
'Charity urges and impels me; it makes me run from town to town shouting, "Sinner, my son, look where you're heading; you are about to fall into hell. Stop! Don't take another step!"'

St. Anthony Mary Claret
24  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 14, 2021, 03:29:40 AM
'Do not pass a single day without visiting the God of the tabernacle; in His presence grieve for the irreverences that He receives from bad Christians, who repay His love with sacrileges and basest ingratitude. In reparation for so many outrages, the loving soul ought to offer herself as a victim, consume herself in the fire of divine love, offer her praises to Jesus on the altar, visit Him for those unhappy souls who fail to do so, visit Him especially at hours when nobody else pays Him homage.'

St. Paul of the Cross
25  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 13, 2021, 07:28:46 AM
'And if any of the events which happen pass our understanding, let us not from this consider that our affairs are not governed by Providence, but perceiving His Providence in part, in things incomprehensible let us yield to the unsearchableness of His wisdom.'

St. John Chrysostom
26  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Seven Petitions of the Blessed Virgin on: July 12, 2021, 07:54:33 PM
'"If therefore you wish to obtain that love, do as I did in the Temple in my earliest youth. For I would rise in the middle of the night and, standing before the altar with complete concentration of mind, I would ask the Lord for his grace by which I might be able to keep these commandments I have mentioned, and I would make seven petitions, one after the other, in prayer before the altar."

"The first was, that he would give me his grace by means of which I should be able to fulfill the first commandment, that is, on loving God above all things, with all my heart, all my mind and all my strength."

"The second was, that I should be able to fulfill the second commandment, on loving my neighbour as myself, and that he should make me love what he himself loved."

"The third was, that I should be able to fulfill the third commandment and that he should make me hate the enemy of the human race because from him derive vice, sin, and whatever he himself hates."

"The fourth was, that he should give me humility, patience, kindliness, gentleness and other virtues, by which I might be made lovely in his eyes."

"The fifth was, that he should allow me to see the time when that blessed virgin should be born who, according to the sayings of the prophets, was to bear his son; and that he would keep safe my eyes with which I might see her, my ears with which I might hear her speak, my tongue with which I might praise her, my hands with which I might touch her, my feet with which I might run to her, my knees on which I might do her homage, and see and do homage to her son lying on her lap."

"The sixth was, that he would give me grace by which I might be able to keep all the commandments of the priests and the rules of the Temple."

"The seventh and last was that he would deign to keep safe his holy Temple and all his own People, to serve him forever."'

The Blessed Virgin, to St. Elizabeth, from 'The Revelations of St. Elizabeth of Toss'
27  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 12, 2021, 02:44:19 AM
'The Mass is the most beautiful and the best thing in the Church. At the Mass, Jesus Christ giveth Himself to us by means of the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar, which is the end and the purpose of all the other Sacraments.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
28  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Night on: July 11, 2021, 01:30:25 AM
'If you are in the depths of poverty, stripped of all and of self, go and lose yourself in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He will enrich you and will take delight in clothing you [with His own perfections] if you allow Him to act.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
29  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 11, 2021, 01:09:50 AM
'That which we suffer in the accomplishment of a good work, merits for us the necessary graces to insure its success.'

St. Vincent de Paul
30  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 10, 2021, 03:22:19 AM
'From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly. The first is the stream of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need and especially aids those seeking perfection in order to find the means of surmounting their difficulties. From the third stream flow love and light for the benefit of his friends who have attained perfection; these he wishes to unit to himself so that they may share his knowledge and commandments and, in their individual ways, devote themselves wholly to advancing his glory.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
31  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Is there a counterexample to Cain? on: July 09, 2021, 10:10:54 PM
It's a good question Speramus. And good to see you here!

32  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Quote for the Day on: July 09, 2021, 12:54:46 AM
'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
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