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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #153 on: April 29, 2012, 08:57:45 AM »

“Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.”
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #154 on: April 30, 2012, 01:50:41 AM »

"God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar."

    St. Maximilian Kolbe
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #155 on: May 01, 2012, 12:50:25 AM »

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
Saint Augustine

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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #156 on: May 01, 2012, 06:18:35 AM »

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
Saint Augustine

"that wert within"?
I understand what he meant but " that wert within" is a bit much. I am glad English has evolved to such as it is today. Grin
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #157 on: May 02, 2012, 08:29:03 AM »

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
Saint Augustine

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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #158 on: May 02, 2012, 10:56:14 AM »

I remember when I was trying to learn another language, the archaic stuff was all the more to learn!

I haven't heard that St. Augustine quote before.

Says it all in a few words!
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« Reply #159 on: May 02, 2012, 03:14:07 PM »

'I promise thee if thou sleep upon straw, it is indeed most warm in winter, and in summer it is very fresh and cool.'

St. Bernardine of Siena

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