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« Reply #1513 on: July 30, 2014, 10:32:05 AM »

"What is a vocation? It is a gift from God, so it comes from God. If it is a gift from God, our concern must be to know God's will. We must enter that path: if God wants, when God wants, how God wants. Never force the door."

~ St. Gianna Molla
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« Reply #1514 on: July 31, 2014, 02:28:47 AM »

Yes it is, isn't it my friend?


'My Son's heart is as sweet as the sweetest honey and as clean as the purest spring, for whatever belongs to virtue and goodness flows from it as from a spring. His heart is also most pleasant. What is more pleasant to a sensible person than the contemplation of God's love in his creation and redemption, in his life of work and his teaching, in his grace and long-suffering? His love is indeed not fluid like water, but widespread and durable, for it stays with a person until the very end, so much so that if a sinner were standing at the very gates of perdition, even then he would be rescued if he cried out with a purpose of amendment.

There are two ways to reach the heart of God. The first is the humility of true contrition. This leads a person to God's heart and to a spiritual dialogue. The second way is the contemplation of my Son's passion. This removes the hardness of the human heart and makes a person run toward God's heart with joy.'

The Blessed Virgin Mary, to St. Bridget of Sweden
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« Reply #1515 on: July 31, 2014, 11:58:19 AM »

 
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The second way is the contemplation of my Son's passion. This removes the hardness of the human heart and makes a person run toward God's heart with joy.'

True! Even gazing on a picture of Jesus wearing His crown of thorns or suffering on the Cross can fill our heart with love and tenderness toward Him Who descended to this abasement for our sakes!!  crucifix
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« Reply #1516 on: August 02, 2014, 12:56:41 AM »

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The second way is the contemplation of my Son's passion. This removes the hardness of the human heart and makes a person run toward God's heart with joy.'

True! Even gazing on a picture of Jesus wearing His crown of thorns or suffering on the Cross can fill our heart with love and tenderness toward Him Who descended to this abasement for our sakes!!  crucifix


This reminds me of how much benefit the 15 Prayers of St. Bridget have been to me!
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« Reply #1517 on: August 05, 2014, 05:47:48 AM »

'All human wisdom, however powerful in acuteness, is foolishness, when compared with Divine wisdom. For all human deeds which are just and beautiful are, when compared with the justice and beauty of God, neither just nor beautiful, nor have any existence at all.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great
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« Reply #1518 on: August 05, 2014, 09:23:40 PM »

'Be a vase, which thou fillest at the source and at the source dost drink from.'

St. Catherine of Siena
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« Reply #1519 on: August 09, 2014, 06:59:50 AM »

'The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to Him, the more He thinks of me too.'

St. Bernadette Soubirous
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« Reply #1520 on: August 12, 2014, 03:15:07 PM »

Do folks remember of the story of the old man who would sit silently in adoration?
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« Reply #1521 on: August 14, 2014, 09:57:38 AM »

"Thou knowest that the pride of the devil cannot resist the humble mind, nor can any confusion of spirit be greater than the broadness of My good mercy, if the soul will only truly hope therein."

~ St. Catherine Of Siena
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"To put into practice the teachings of our holy faith, it is not enough to convince ourselves that they are true; we must love them. Love united to faith makes us practise our religion."

~ St. Alphonsus Liguori
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« Reply #1522 on: August 14, 2014, 06:13:38 PM »

Two very helpful quotes for the soul!

Thanks be to God for love of the Holy Faith!


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« Reply #1523 on: August 18, 2014, 11:23:13 AM »

"Just as in one man there is one soul and one body, yet many members; even so the Catholic Church is one body, having many members. The soul that quickens this body is the Holy Spirit; and therefore in the Creed after confessing our belief in the Holy Spirit, we are bid to believe in the Holy Catholic Church."

~ St. Thomas Aquinas
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"There are two loves, the love of God and the love of the world. If the love of the world takes possession of you, there is no way for the love of God to enter into you. Let the love of the world take the second place, and let the love of God dwell in you. Let the better love take over."

~ St. Augustine
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« Reply #1524 on: August 21, 2014, 04:29:27 AM »

'We no sooner begin a work for the honor and glory of God, than the world at once becomes uneasy, or the devil throws obstacles in the way.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
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« Reply #1525 on: August 22, 2014, 01:43:55 AM »


Happiness In Any Circumstance

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It does happen, even under these circumstances, that every now and then my whole being is flooded with pulsating life and my heart can scarcely contain the delirious joy there is in it. Suddenly, without any cause that I can perceive, without knowing why or by what right, my spirits soar again and there is not a doubt in my mind that all the promises hold good.... Outwardly nothing is changed. The hopelessness of the situation remains only too obvious; yet one can face it undismayed. One is content to leave everything in God's hands. And that is the whole point. Happiness in this life is inextricably mixed with God. Fellow creatures can be the means of giving us much pleasure and of creating conditions which are comfortable and delightful, but the success of this depends upon the extent to which the recipient is capable of recognizing the good and accepting it. And even this capacity is dependent on our relationship with God.
Alfred Delp, S.J. (was a German Jesuit who was sent to a concentration camp and executed in 1945)
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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 #1526 on: August 22, 2014, 09:34:12 AM »

He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the Cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart (Diary, 390).

No greater joy is to be found than that of loving God. Already here on earth we can taste the happiness of those in heaven by an intimate union with God, a union that is extraordinary and often quite incomprehensible to us. One can attain this very grace through simple faithfulness of soul (Diary, 507).
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« Reply #1527 on: August 23, 2014, 09:41:26 AM »



"As to the past, let us entrust it to God’s mercy, the future to Divine Providence. Our task is to live holy the present moment"
 

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
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St. Ignatius of Loyola
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #1528 on: August 23, 2014, 09:47:10 AM »

"Let us say boldly with St. Bernard that we have need of a mediator with the Mediator Himself, and that it is the divine Mary who is the most capable of filling that charitable office. It was through her that Jesus Christ came to us, and it is through her that we must go to Him. If we fear to go directly to Jesus Christ, our God, whether because of His infinite greatness or because of our vileness or because of our sins, let us boldly implore the aid and intercession of Mary, our Mother. She is good, she is tender, she has nothing in her austere and forbidding, nothing too sublime and too brilliant. In seeing her, we see our pure nature."

~ St. Louis de Montfort
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« Reply #1529 on: August 24, 2014, 10:15:02 AM »

'It is most unbecoming for Christians to sit down at table to eat before the food has been blessed by someone in the group. As the Gospel tells us, Jesus Christ, who is our model in all things, was in the habit of blessing what had been prepared for him and for those who accompanied him. To act otherwise would be to act like animals. [Mt 14:19; 15:36; Mk 6:41]'

St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
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