Saints' Discussion Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 18, 2019, 11:11:25 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
* Home Help Calendar Mailbox Quotes Prayers Books Login Register
Saints' Discussion Forums  |  Forums  |  Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion  |  Topic: Quote for the Day 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 84 85 [86] 87 88 ... 182 Print
Author Topic: Quote for the Day  (Read 706251 times)
Therese
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2321



View Profile
« Reply #1445 on: April 23, 2014, 09:15:07 AM »

Some make perfection consist in an austere life; others in prayer; others in frequenting the Sacraments; others in alms-deeds; but they deceive themselves:  Perfection consists in loving God!
 
--St. Francis de Sales

Of course, all these practices are good and can lead one to love God more and can even reflect our love of God.  But they should not be an end in themselves.  Our perfection is not found in them, but in loving God.
Logged

Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you (Matth. 6:33).
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1446 on: April 24, 2014, 12:29:13 AM »

This reminds me of when St. John Cassian and his companion questioned Abba Moses.

Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1447 on: April 25, 2014, 04:02:16 AM »

'He is unworthy of divine contemplation who has not fought and conquered some great temptation.'

St. Paul of the Cross
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Paul
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 91


View Profile
« Reply #1448 on: April 25, 2014, 09:59:56 AM »

"Do not suppose, ye Greeks, that my separation from your customs is unreasonable and unthinking; for I found in them nothing that is holy or acceptable to God. For the very compositions of your poets are monuments of madness and intemperance."

St. Justin Martyr

He summed up how I have come to feel about modern culture since my conversion!
Logged
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1449 on: April 25, 2014, 06:20:36 PM »

Yes you've said it exactly right Paul!

How perfectly it fits!

Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1450 on: April 26, 2014, 09:38:05 PM »

'Blessed the one who has not been worsted by the passion of despondency like a coward, but has found perfect endurance, by which all the Saints received their crowns.'

St. Ephrem of Syria
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1451 on: April 29, 2014, 12:08:10 AM »

'Truly it is a blessed thing to love on earth as we hope to love in Heaven, and to begin that friendship here which is to endure for ever there. I am not now speaking of simple charity, a love due to all mankind, but of that spiritual friendship which binds souls together, leading them to share devotions and spiritual interests, so as to have but one mind between them. . . There are two sayings in Holy Scripture on which all Christian friendship should be built: - that of the Wise Man, "Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright;" and that of St. James, "The friendship of the world is enmity with God."'

St. Francis de Sales
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1452 on: April 29, 2014, 11:10:09 AM »

'He that sees another in error and endeavors not to correct it, testifies himself to be in error.'

Pope St. Leo the Great
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1453 on: April 30, 2014, 05:06:28 PM »

'Alas, you poor, foolish people, what will you do now? Who will take care of you in your trouble? Who will help you?'

St. Lawrence O'Toole, upon his death
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
odhiambo
Prayerful
Established
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 16342



View Profile
« Reply #1454 on: May 02, 2014, 03:19:33 AM »

'No one heals himself by wounding another'.
 Saint Ambrose
Logged

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
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
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1455 on: May 02, 2014, 05:01:59 AM »

'May God console you! . . . What saddens you . . . is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises - but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle - the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith?'

St. Athanasius
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1456 on: May 02, 2014, 05:02:17 AM »

Happy Feast of St. Athanasius folks!  Cheesy
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Therese
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2321



View Profile
« Reply #1457 on: May 02, 2014, 06:29:58 PM »

Happy Feast of St. Athanasius folks!  Cheesy

To you too, Shin!
Logged

Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you (Matth. 6:33).
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1458 on: May 05, 2014, 09:58:11 AM »

'We must know how to confide. There is the fear of God and the fear of a Judas. Too much fear makes one labour without love, and too much confidence prevents from considering the danger which we must overcome.'

St. Padre Pio
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Poche
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1776


View Profile
« Reply #1459 on: May 07, 2014, 03:08:46 AM »

"There is more value in a little study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world."
-Saint Teresa of Avila
Logged
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 17175



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1460 on: May 13, 2014, 01:28:49 AM »

'But, O my God, how the force of worldly habits and the example of others who practice them ruin everything!'

St. Teresa of Avila
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
James - a humble servant
A son of St. Dominic
Established
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1930


~ Matthew 20: 28 ~


View Profile
« Reply #1461 on: May 13, 2014, 02:03:30 AM »

As true then, as it is now !
Logged

"O Holy Lord grant me the graces and helps I need to be faithful to all of the responsibilities and duties of my vocation and my state in life and in the faithful living of the true Spiritual Life. Amen."
~ St. Thomas Aquinas
Pages: 1 ... 84 85 [86] 87 88 ... 182 Print 
Saints' Discussion Forums  |  Forums  |  Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion  |  Topic: Quote for the Day « previous next »
Jump to:  



Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines