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« Reply #289 on: June 22, 2012, 09:03:42 AM »

'I thank God for having preserved me in the integrity of faith in the midst of an age that has brought forth so many heresies and scandalous opinions, and for the grace of never having held any opinion contrary to that of the Church. By a special protection of God, notwithstanding the many dangerous occasions wherein I might have been turned from the right path, I have always been on the side of truth.'
St. Vincent de Paul

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« Reply #290 on: June 22, 2012, 09:05:39 AM »


A relevent quote too (probably even more so) for our times. If truth is truth, how can some say that truth can be different from one person to the next?
I'm beginning to learn (or as you would say odhiambo) the penny is dropping that once the truth is known, it ceases to be the truth if it is compromised. That's seems to be the reason why the Church has so many martyrs. When one reads the accounts it becomes clear that in many cases the martyr's life would have been spared if he/she had just shown a tiny little speck of compromise.

The saints are teaching us a lot Martin.
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« Reply #291 on: June 22, 2012, 09:10:38 AM »

'A treasure is secure so long as it remains concealed; but when once disclosed, and laid open to every bold invader, it is presently rifled; so virtue is safe so long as secret, but, if rashly exposed, it but too often evaporates into smoke. By humility, and contempt of the world, the soul, like an eagle, soars on high, above all transitory things, and tramples on the backs of lions and dragons.'
St. Syncletica
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“Late have I loved Thee,
 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
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« Reply #292 on: June 22, 2012, 09:20:40 AM »

'A treasure is secure so long as it remains concealed; but when once disclosed, and laid open to every bold invader, it is presently rifled; so virtue is safe so long as secret, but, if rashly exposed, it but too often evaporates into smoke. By humility, and contempt of the world, the soul, like an eagle, soars on high, above all transitory things, and tramples on the backs of lions and dragons.'
St. Syncletica

This quote is also exemplified frequently in our everyday lives. How many of us have acted boldly, rashly, thinking we have it all and nothing can go wrong. No advice is heeded. Then when it is too late,  when everything has turned to ashes; we look back with  regrates. Sad
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“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 #293 on: June 23, 2012, 07:59:36 AM »

Prayer of Saint John Vianney.
"I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally....My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath."
Saint John Vianney.


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“Late have I loved Thee,
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
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« Reply #294 on: June 27, 2012, 08:04:38 AM »

If it is "daily bread," why do you take it once a year? . . . Take daily what is to profit you daily. Live in such a way that you may deserve to receive it daily. He who does not deserve to receive it daily, does not deserve to receive it once a year.
St. Ambrose of Milan
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“Late have I loved Thee,
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
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« Reply #295 on: June 27, 2012, 12:33:10 PM »

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'A treasure is secure so long as it remains concealed; but when once disclosed, and laid open to every bold invader, it is presently rifled; so virtue is safe so long as secret, but, if rashly exposed, it but too often evaporates into smoke. By humility, and contempt of the world, the soul, like an eagle, soars on high, above all transitory things, and tramples on the backs of lions and dragons.'
St. Syncletica

I've made this mistake more than once. I hope I am a quieter person now, who does not have to tell a story about everything in life.

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"I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally....My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath."
Saint John Vianney.

Amen, amen....

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« Reply #296 on: June 29, 2012, 05:03:44 AM »

We must pray without ceasing, in every occurrence and employment of our lives - that prayer which is rather a habit of lifting up the heart to God as in a constant communication with Him.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
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“Late have I loved Thee,
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #297 on: June 29, 2012, 05:05:28 AM »

Prayer ought to be short and pure, unless it be prolonged by the inspiration of Divine grace.
Saint Benedict
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“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 #298 on: June 30, 2012, 10:01:31 AM »

Vocal prayer must be accompanied by reflection. A prayer in which a person is not aware of Whom he is speaking to, what he is asking, who it is who is asking and of Whom, I don't call prayer however much the lips may move.
St. Teresa of Avila
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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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« Reply #299 on: June 30, 2012, 10:04:15 AM »

Vocal prayer must be accompanied by reflection. A prayer in which a person is not aware of Whom he is speaking to, what he is asking, who it is who is asking and of Whom, I don't call prayer however much the lips may move.
St. Teresa of Avila

I think this is what Jesus referred to as "babbling", no?
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St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #300 on: July 01, 2012, 01:41:01 AM »

I think it's very important to aim for prayer from the heart.

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« Reply #301 on: July 01, 2012, 01:41:39 AM »

'It has been Our lot from the very beginning of Our Pontificate to suit many grievous and painful occurrences from various causes, which We have often explained to you in encyclical letters; in these last years the burden of distress has grown so that, if the divine goodness did not sustain Us, we would be all but overwhelmed. Indeed things have reached such a point that death itself would seem preferable to life tossed about by so many waves; with eyes lifted to heaven, we are compelled to cry out from time to time: "it is better for us to die, than to witness the ruin of our sanctuary." [I Mc 3:59]

Forsooth, from the time when this Our beloved city was forcibly captured and subjected to the rule of men who are disdainers of right and enemies of religion, men to whom all things human and divine are one and the same, scarcely no day has gone by without some new wound beings invited on Our already wounded heart."'

Pope Bl. Pius IX
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« Reply #302 on: July 01, 2012, 01:42:05 AM »

'I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.'

John 6:51-52
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« Reply #303 on: July 01, 2012, 05:07:14 AM »

I think it's very important to aim for prayer from the heart.

True, otherwise it is not really prayer. According to Saint Therese of Lisieux,
" prayer is a surge of the heart....."
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'If men but knew Thee, O my God!'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #304 on: July 02, 2012, 03:18:50 AM »

That reminds me of a prayer before sleeping, offering up one's heart to God. I wonder where I put it.

'The Lord did not disdain to work great miracles through him. For at one time the Holy Spirit revealed to him the coming of the Lombards into the Gauls and he foretold it as follows: "The Lombards," said he, "will come into the Gauls and will lay waste seven cities because their wickedness has grown in the sight of God, since no one understands, no one seeks God, no one does good to appease the anger of God. For all the people are unfaithful, given up to perjury, addicted to thievery, ready to kill, and from them comes no fruit of justice at all. Tithes are not paid, the poor are not fed, the naked are not clothed, strangers are not received with hospitality or satisfied with food. Therefore this affliction has come."'

St. Gregory of Tours
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« Reply #305 on: July 02, 2012, 05:04:32 AM »

"Prayer is a door that opens up into the mystery of God and at the same time a means of communing with Him. It actuates the personal relationship with the Lord present in the very depths of the spirituality. Prayer is the gate of entry to the center of the castle - God's dwelling place in the soul - where He sits upon His throne as King."
St. Teresa of Jesus
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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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