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« Reply #1717 on: March 11, 2020, 08:49:15 AM »

'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
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« Reply #1718 on: March 12, 2020, 04:27:26 AM »

'If our natural feelings, being hurt, cause us to utter some words, or to act in opposition with the principles we profess, we must chastise them severely until they have obeyed us.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola
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« Reply #1719 on: March 13, 2020, 08:03:28 AM »

'It is through our fulfilling of the commandments that the Lord makes us dispassionate; and it is through His divine teachings that He gives us the light of spiritual knowledge. All such teachings are concerned either with God, or with things visible and invisible, or else with the providence and judgment relating to them.'

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« Reply #1720 on: March 14, 2020, 07:12:12 AM »

'Everybody is against us. I rejoice in this, for God will be more favorable to us. . . If we be faithful, God will not fail us.'

St. Paul of the Cross
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« Reply #1721 on: March 15, 2020, 01:51:06 AM »

'Decorum, however, as well as religion, requires that as a Christian, you not allow yourself to sing every sort of song and that you be especially on your guard not to sing indecent songs or those whose words are too explicit or contain double meanings. In a word, it is very unbecoming for a Christian to sing songs that might lead to impiety, that glorify loose living, or that contain expressions and words suggesting that it is an honor and a great pleasure to drink to excess. Besides the fact that it is very uncouth to have these words on your lips, such words might strongly contribute to having someone else fall into such excesses, even if he is not doing so at the moment. Songs can move you with the spirit they contain more strongly than do mere words.'

St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
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« Reply #1722 on: March 16, 2020, 02:07:40 AM »

'The person who has surrendered himself entirely to sin indulges with enjoyment and pleasure in unnatural and shameful passions - licentiousness, unchastity, greed, hatred, guile and other forms of vice - as though they were natural. The genuine and perfected Christian, on the other hand, with great enjoyment and spiritual pleasure participates effortlessly and without impediment in all the virtues and all the supranatural fruits of the Spirit - love, peace, patient endurance, faith, humility and the entire truly golden galaxy of virtue - as though they were natural.'

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« Reply #1723 on: March 18, 2020, 05:19:11 PM »

'When tribulations, infirmities, and contradictions come, we must not run away in a fright, but vanquish them like men.'

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« Reply #1724 on: March 19, 2020, 01:48:30 AM »

'Our prayers are so dear to God, that he has appointed the angels to present them to him as soon as they come forth from our mouths. 'The angels,' says St. Hilary, 'preside over the prayers of the faithful, and offer them daily to God.' This is that smoke of the incense, which are the prayers of saints, which St. John saw ascending to God from the hands of the angels (Apoc. 8,3); and which he saw in another place represented by golden phials full of sweet odors, very acceptable to God.'

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« Reply #1725 on: March 24, 2020, 05:41:20 PM »

'He who at the hour of death finds himself protected by St. Joseph, will certainly experience great consolation.'

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« Reply #1726 on: March 26, 2020, 10:15:01 PM »

'St. Ignatius often said: "Ignatius, overcome thyself; Ignatius, overcome thyself." Oh, what important advice! What a great point of perfection!'

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« Reply #1727 on: March 28, 2020, 08:47:17 AM »

'Patience is necessary for the servant of God, and we must not be distressed at trouble, but wait for consolation.'

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« Reply #1728 on: March 29, 2020, 12:47:57 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
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« Reply #1729 on: March 29, 2020, 06:36:12 PM »

'More determination is required to subdue the interior man than to mortify the body; and to break one's will than to break one's bones.'

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« Reply #1730 on: March 30, 2020, 10:19:21 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.'

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« Reply #1731 on: March 31, 2020, 11:53:08 AM »

'Brother Egidius, of the Order of St. Francis, once said to St. Bonaventure: "Happy you, O Father Bonaventure, who are so learned, and who, by your learning, can become more holy than I can, who am a poor ignorant man." "Listen," replied the saint: "if an old woman knows how to love God better than I do, she is more learned and more holy than I am." At hearing this, Brother Egidius exclaimed: "poor old woman! poor old woman! Father Bonaventure says that, if you love God more than he does, you can surpass him in sanctity."'

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« Reply #1732 on: April 01, 2020, 04:38:14 AM »

'Happy indeed the man whom God corrects! So do not refuse this lesson from the Omnipotent: for He who wounds is He who soothes the sore, and the hand that hurts is the hand that heals.'

Job 5:17-18
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« Reply #1733 on: April 02, 2020, 02:25:55 AM »

'O the supreme folly of those who resist the divine will! In God's providence, no one can escape hardship: "Who resisteth his will?" (Rom 9:19) A person, who rails at God in adversity, suffers without merit; moreover by his lack of resignation he adds to his punishment in the next life and experiences greater disquietude of mind in this life: "Who resisteth him and hath had peace?" (Job 9:4) The screaming rage of the sick man in his pain, the whining complaints of the poor man in his destitution -- what will they avail these people, except increase their unhappiness and bring them no relief? "Little man," says St. Augustine, "grow up. What are you seeking in your search for happiness? Seek the one good that embraces all others." Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next.'

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