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 on: Today at 03:16:47 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'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

 on: Today at 03:16:24 AM 
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'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

 on: Yesterday at 02:27:15 PM 
Started by CyrilSebastian - Last post by CyrilSebastian
While John was known as "the Baptist", he was the first prophet called by God since Malachi some 400 years earlier.

 on: Yesterday at 03:06:35 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'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

 on: Yesterday at 03:06:09 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'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

 on: November 24, 2022, 03:42:06 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'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

 on: November 24, 2022, 03:39:55 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Learn, too, to be grateful.

May all the wealth of Christ's inspiration have its shrine among you; now you will have instruction and advice for one another, full of wisdom, now there will be psalms, and hymns, and spiritual music, as you sing with gratitude in your hearts to God. Whatever you are about, in word and action alike, invoke always the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, offering your thanks to God the Father through him.'

Colossians 3:16-17

 on: November 24, 2022, 03:39:33 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Gratitude for graces received is a most efficacious means of obtaining new ones.'

St. Vincent de Paul

 on: November 23, 2022, 03:12:08 PM 
Started by Shin - Last post by CyrilSebastian
The Roman Breviary is a breviary of the Roman Rite in the Catholic Church. It is a liturgical book.                                                          It contains public or canonical prayers, hymns, the Psalms, readings, and notations for everyday use.

 on: November 23, 2022, 12:06:56 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'What I shall now speak of was, I believe, the beginning of great harm to me. I often think how wrong it is of parents not to be very careful that their children should always, and in every way, see only that which is good; for though my mother was, as I have just said, so good herself, nevertheless I, when I came to the use of reason, did not derive so much good from her as I ought to have done -- almost none at all; and the evil I learned did me much harm. She was very fond of books of chivalry; but this pastime did not hurt her so much as it hurt me, because she never wasted her time on them; only we, her children, were left at liberty to read them; and perhaps she did this to distract her thoughts from her great sufferings, and occupy her children, that they might not go astray in other ways. It annoyed my father so much, that we had to be careful he never saw us. I contracted a habit of reading these books; and this little fault which I observed in my mother was the beginning of lukewarmness in my good desires, and the occasion of my falling away in other respects. I thought there was no harm in it when I wasted many hours night and day in so vain an occupation, even when I kept it a secret from my father. So completely was I mastered by this passion, that I thought I could never be happy without a new book.'

St. Teresa of Jesus

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