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« Reply #1184 on: August 20, 2013, 01:36:10 PM »

I wonder what is the way to know when you should quit asking ('cause the answer is "no"). St. Paul says it is three times.

We are to persist, for as long as it takes.  St. Monica prayed for 16 whole years for her son's conversion, and finally had her prayer answered by Our Lord.  I'd like to know the Bible passage of St. Paul that you are referring to, Brigid.  God bless you.

It is the passage by St. Paul that speaks of praying for the removal of the thorn from him - prayed three times he said.
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« Reply #1185 on: August 21, 2013, 05:13:02 AM »

Dear Brigid,

Thanks for your response. Smiley

But did not St. Paul receive an answer to his prayer after asking 3 times?  Did not Our Lord clearly respond that His grace is sufficient for him?  If Our Lord did not answer St. Paul after the 3 times he made his petition, he could have gone on indefinitely asking Our Lord for the thorn to be removed from his side, that is, until Our Lord answered him.  Why is this so?  because St. Paul knows the value of asking persistently for things, like the persistent woman Jesus talks about in the parable.  Spiritual writers on prayer have all stressed the importance of persistence in prayer and St. Monica and St. Augustine is a good example of its fruits.  God bless you.

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« Reply #1186 on: August 21, 2013, 06:06:34 PM »

'God created the fish dumb because they are to live in the waters. By this He teaches us that he who lives amid the tempests of this world ought to be mute, as if he had no tongue, never complaining or justifying himself.'

St. Paul of the Cross
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« Reply #1187 on: August 22, 2013, 12:37:30 PM »

'If you have not yet received the gift of prayer or psalmody, ask persistently, and you will receive.'

St. Nilus of Sinai
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« Reply #1188 on: August 22, 2013, 12:40:05 PM »

"It is necessary to guard all your senses, particularly your eyes.
 They are the means by which all the fascination and charm of beauty and voluptuousness enter the heart. When fashion, as in our time, is towards provocation and exposes what formerly was even wrong to think about, caution and self restraint must be exercised.
 Whenever necessary, you must look without seeing and see without thinking about it."

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« Reply #1189 on: August 24, 2013, 07:09:28 AM »

'What does it profit a man to gain the universe if he loses his soul? A terrible thought, but profoundly true! As Saint Ignatius said: How insignificant earth seems to me when I consider Heaven.'

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« Reply #1190 on: August 24, 2013, 11:43:59 AM »

Vanity of vanities.. all is vanity...
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« Reply #1191 on: August 25, 2013, 09:22:58 AM »

"I wealthiest am when richest in remorse."
St. Robert Southwell
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« Reply #1192 on: August 25, 2013, 09:42:48 AM »

It makes one think of how it's quite a wealth of grace to have that good remorse of God..

Beautiful to see..
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« Reply #1193 on: August 25, 2013, 02:27:08 PM »

'He who wishes to purify his faults purifies them with tears and he who wishes to acquire virtues, acquires them with tears.'

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« Reply #1194 on: August 26, 2013, 06:19:33 AM »

It makes one think of how it's quite a wealth of grace to have that good remorse of God..

Beautiful to see..


Yes, I take the quote to mean that the more remorseful I am for my sins, etc, the more "wealth" I stack up for myself in heaven.
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“Late have I loved Thee,
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« Reply #1195 on: August 26, 2013, 09:56:59 AM »

It's good to hear.. thank you odhiabmo..

It's good to remember the Desert Fathers and the Gift of Tears..

'Abba Isaac related the following: "One one occasion I was sitting near Abba Poimen and I saw him fall into ecstasy and lamentation. Since I had boldness before him, I made a prostration to him and implored him saying: "Tell me, where were you?" When I pressed him, he replied, "In my mind, I was beside the Cross of the Savior, where the Holy Theotokos Mary stood and wept, and I wished that I could always weep that way (as did the Theotokos for her Crucified Son)."'
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« Reply #1196 on: August 27, 2013, 12:42:07 PM »

'Everything is the Father's will: homeland, fortune, happiness, work, food, life, Jesus' death. Let His will be mine.'

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St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
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« Reply #1197 on: August 27, 2013, 02:18:48 PM »

"It occurred to me that Our Lord loves to hear the prayers of the little as much as the great, the poor as much as the rich and that He gives Himself to each of us without distinction."
Saint Bernadette in a letter to Pope Pius IX

He who serves God willingly is heard;
his petition reaches the heavens.
The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds;
it does not rest till it reaches it's goal
nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds,
judges justly and affirms the right.
Sirach 35:16-18
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« Reply #1198 on: August 27, 2013, 02:22:49 PM »

Everything is the Father's will.

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« Reply #1199 on: August 28, 2013, 09:20:34 AM »

'Turn away thy face from a woman dressed up, and gaze not about upon another's beauty.'

Ecclesiasticus 9:8
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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
'If men but knew Thee, O my God!'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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