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« Reply #1173 on: August 15, 2013, 03:08:12 AM »

Calls to awaken always motivate me.

I am the slow and phlegmatic type, it seems, and so I need to hear a Reveille.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1174 on: August 16, 2013, 11:52:11 AM »

“The world's thy ship and not thy home.”
St. Thérèse de Lisieux
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« Reply #1175 on: August 16, 2013, 01:18:51 PM »

What a good metaphor!
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« Reply #1176 on: August 16, 2013, 01:38:41 PM »

If we patiently accept through love all that God allows to happen, then we will begin to taste even here on earth something of the delights the saints experience in heaven. But for this we must serve God willingly and lovingly, seeking to obey the Divine Will rather than follow our own inclinations and desires. For the perfection of love demands that we desire for ourselves only whatever God wills. Let us implore the good God unceasingly to grant us this grace.
St. Jeanne de Chantal
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« Reply #1177 on: August 17, 2013, 04:19:27 AM »

"May you be content knowing you are a child of God"
St. Thérèse de Lisieux
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« Reply #1178 on: August 18, 2013, 09:36:09 AM »

“ About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they are just one thing,
   and we should not complicate the matter.”   
                                             
   St. Joan of Arc
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« Reply #1179 on: August 19, 2013, 12:31:43 PM »

'The reason why sometimes you have asked and not received, is because you have asked amiss, either inconsistently, or lightly, or because you have asked for what was not good for you, or because you have ceased asking.'

St. Basil the Great
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« Reply #1180 on: August 19, 2013, 12:32:36 PM »

'The reason why sometimes you have asked and not received, is because you have asked amiss, either inconsistently, or lightly, or because you have asked for what was not good for you, or because you have ceased asking.'

St. Basil the Great

I must always remember this.
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« Reply #1181 on: August 19, 2013, 01:53:04 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.
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« Reply #1182 on: August 19, 2013, 08:39:52 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.
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« Reply #1183 on: August 20, 2013, 11:52:21 AM »

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.

I agree.
The parable of the widow and the unrighteous judge, Luke 18:1-8, encourages us to persevere in prayer. We are to petition God tirelessly for our needs.
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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.

Yours in Jesus, through Mary,
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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."

St. Padre Pio
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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.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous
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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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