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« Reply #136 on: April 23, 2012, 10:56:49 PM »

'Use the senses and sense objects as a means to spiritual contemplation but, on the contrary, do not use what provokes the desire of the flesh as food for the senses.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan
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« Reply #137 on: April 23, 2012, 10:57:25 PM »

St. Jerome's quote is a memorable one! And humbling!
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« Reply #138 on: April 24, 2012, 12:07:45 AM »

St. Jerome's quote is a memorable one! And humbling!

True though few heed him  Sad
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« Reply #139 on: April 24, 2012, 02:26:39 AM »

"When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His Presence."

    St. Francis de Sales
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« Reply #140 on: April 24, 2012, 02:35:22 AM »

 A member over at CAF started a thread "I don't get that much out of communion" and wanted to know what experiences others have.
I posted the above quote of Saint Francis de Sales. I hope it helped. I think the benefits we get from Sacraments depends very much on our inner preparedness. If we have faith, Jesus works His miracles in us; without that faith, His hands are as good as tied. Sad
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« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2012, 02:48:07 PM »

“Do you want our Lord to give you many graces? Visit him often. Do you want him to give you few graces? Visit him seldom. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are powerful and indispensable means of overcoming the attacks of the devil. Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you.”

St. John Bosco
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« Reply #142 on: April 25, 2012, 12:05:14 AM »

A member over at CAF started a thread "I don't get that much out of communion" and wanted to know what experiences others have.
I posted the above quote of Saint Francis de Sales. I hope it helped. I think the benefits we get from Sacraments depends very much on our inner preparedness. If we have faith, Jesus works His miracles in us; without that faith, His hands are as good as tied. Sad

This sounds like a thread topic to start! Cheesy
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« Reply #143 on: April 25, 2012, 12:05:54 AM »

'Fly, as a pest, that self-satisfaction which begets vanity and inspires you with an esteem of yourself; it comes from the devil.

Thank the Lord that you have the grace to recognize and reject it.

Humility of heart, self-contempt, recourse to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the impregnable fortress to which we should ever fly for help -- these are the chief means of guarding against illusion.

Those sentiments which enlighten your mind and inflame your will ought, after what you have told me, to be suspected if they occasion you one particle of self-complacency. You should, therefore, banish those imaginations and place yourself in the presence of God, endeavoring with a lively faith to conceive a high idea of the Divine Majesty, that you may the more effectually humble yourself before Him. If the, devil assail you, think of your sins and miseries; do not permit yourself to go further, but reflect on your own nothingness : you will thus baffle the ruses of the demon. Be faithful to this advice.'

St. Paul of the Cross
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« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2012, 01:38:22 AM »

A member over at CAF started a thread "I don't get that much out of communion" and wanted to know what experiences others have.
I posted the above quote of Saint Francis de Sales. I hope it helped. I think the benefits we get from Sacraments depends very much on our inner preparedness. If we have faith, Jesus works His miracles in us; without that faith, His hands are as good as tied. Sad

This sounds like a thread topic to start! Cheesy

Should we start it and see what others have to say? Grin
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“Late have I loved Thee,
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2012, 01:50:47 AM »

Good evening from the other side of the world odhiambo!

Yes! Cheesy

I am about to retire. A few words from the desert monks to read, and then lights out I think. God keep you I pray and give you a good day/night!  Grin
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« Reply #146 on: April 25, 2012, 03:20:17 AM »

Good evening from the other side of the world odhiambo!

Yes! Cheesy

I am about to retire. A few words from the desert monks to read, and then lights out I think. God keep you I pray and give you a good day/night!  Grin

Have a good night's rest Shin, you deserve it.
Will start the thread.
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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
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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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« Reply #147 on: April 26, 2012, 08:36:04 AM »

"All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man."

 St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars
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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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« Reply #148 on: April 27, 2012, 02:43:44 AM »

The more you devote yourself to study of the sacred utterances, the richer will be your understanding of them, just as the more the soil is tilled, the richer the harvest.
Saint Isidore of Seville
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« Reply #149 on: April 27, 2012, 04:23:16 AM »

"All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man."

 St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars

The sacrifice of God for man. . .

The quote from St. Isidore reminds me of something I read elsewhere, I forget from who -- Was it Fr. Furniss? Perhaps St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori? Or..? A desert hermit? In any case, the saint, was advising people who said they got nothing from sermons or books.. Ah I think it was St. Bernardine of Siena! Though he may have been quoting another.. I will have to look it up..

In any case, he was advising people who got nothing out of what they listened to, or so they said.. and he said that little by little, it would penetrate.. it would benefit them..

Like a drop of water on a rock I am thinking.. Cheesy

And if the people are concerned it is the sermons themselves that are of poor quality, all they have to do is go to the saints, and however poor their minds eventually it will get through, God willing. Cheesy
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« Reply #150 on: April 28, 2012, 05:49:09 AM »

'We truly love God and keep His commandments if we restrain ourselves from our pleasures. For he who still abandons himself to unlawful desires certainly does not love God, since he contradicts Him in his own intentions. . . Therefore, he loves God truly, whose mind is not conquered by consent to evil delight. For the more one takes pleasure in lower things, the more he is separated from heavenly love.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great
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« Reply #151 on: April 28, 2012, 07:34:43 AM »

"Holiness is a disposition of the heart that makes us humble and little in the arms of God, aware of our weakness, and confident -- in the most audacious way -- in His Fatherly goodness."

     St. Therese of the Infant Jesus
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #152 on: April 28, 2012, 04:38:41 PM »

'Some people seem to glory in displaying their irreligious spirit in what they say by mingling the words of Holy Scripture with profane things, by mocking and making fun of sacred things and religious practices, or by bragging about the sins and infamous deeds they have committed. These are the very people of whom the Wise Man says that their conversations are intolerable, because they make a game and a joke of sin itself (Eccl [Sir] 27:15 [13]).'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle
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