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« Reply #1564 on: September 23, 2014, 10:16:33 AM »

'To wish to love God without suffering for love of Him is but illusion. Still, I cannot understand that one can suffer, if one really loves the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, because He changes the bitterest gall into sweetness.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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« Reply #1565 on: September 24, 2014, 02:08:31 PM »

A quote that makes a person think.. this sort of quote is great for meditation isn't it?

Yes! I am thinking though that one cannot suffer for Him without possessing Him. The two seem to me like conjoined twins Smiley

But do you think that one can possess Him while refusing to suffer for Him?

We never fully possess God until we are with Him in Heaven. We can possess Him in a certain more limited way when we possess Him within ourselves, especially at Holy Communion, but we can lose Him. Only the possession of God in Heaven is guaranteed to remain forever. And it is rewarded to those who suffer patiently and lovingly until the end of their lives for God.

The possession of God in this life does not guarantee that we will posses God for all eternity. At one point in our lives we can give up on God and refuse to suffer something big for Him and then we can lose our possession of Him. Yes, we can refuse to suffer something big for Him and lose our possession of Him. But the patient and loving acceptance and endurance of our trials for the love of God does guarantee the possession of God forever when we are rewarded in Heaven for it -- and we will be rewarded for it in Heaven if we suffer for God in this life. This is why suffering for God is a greater thing: because only it can guarantee the possession of God in the next life... the mere possession of God in this life does not guarantee such a thing (it can even be lost) -- the possession of God in this life MUST be coupled with faithful suffering for God or it can be lost. See why suffering for God in this life is the more important than merely possessing Him in this life? The first bears fruit that is eternal (it bears an eternal reward), the latter does not necessarily -- it can be lost In this life. God bless you.
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« Reply #1566 on: September 26, 2014, 12:23:28 PM »

'If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins "you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory." Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if - and mark well what I say - if you say the Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.'
St. Louis Marie de Montfort
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« Reply #1567 on: September 29, 2014, 06:40:09 AM »

We must always desire to carry out our spiritual exercises well and with precision, both prayer and the exercise of the virtues, and we must never be troubled, anxious, or surprised if we fail to do so. Our desires depend upon our fidelity, which should always be total and yet should grow from day to day; our failures are caused by our infirmity, which we will never be able to leave behind during this mortal life. When we have committed some fault, we should immediately examine our heart and ask ourselves whether we retain a lively and thorough resolution to serve God.

One hopes for a heart that would rather suffer a thousand deaths than fail to keep this resolution. We reprove our heart: "Why, then, are you hesitating now? Why are you so cowardly?" And we make our excuse: "I was taken by surprise, and I hardly know how it happened, but now I am again thinking of my resolution." The heart must be pardoned. It is not through infidelity that it failed, but through infirmity. It must be corrected gently and calmly, that it not be brought to anger or further trouble. We should say to it: "My heart, my friend, in the name of God, be courageous. Let us walk together, taking care as we go, lifting ourselves up to our help, to our God." And, we must be charitable toward our soul, not taking it to task severely, provided we see that it is not offending purposefully. Do you not see that in treating it this way, we practice a holy humility?

St. Francis de Sales
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« Reply #1568 on: September 29, 2014, 09:10:21 AM »

This reminds me of a desert father speaking about beginning anew.

The pious and necessary practice of making a perfect act of Contrition (pray to God for the grace of it) after becoming aware of any sin whatsoever -- resolving again, and starting anew again.

And that one cannot only do this every day, but one can do this every moment. And in this way make progress and keep purity of conscience and intention and..



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« Reply #1569 on: September 30, 2014, 04:29:17 AM »

I found the quote comforting, reassuring.
Sometimes one almost feels discouraged.
We are so sinful. Sad
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« Reply #1570 on: September 30, 2014, 10:29:50 PM »

Courage! Every day a new day!

'Thou wast created for the glory of thy Creator, that, making His praises thy employment, thou mightest ever advance towards Him by the merit of justice in this life, and mightest live happily in the world to come.'

St. Anselm of Canterbury

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« Reply #1571 on: October 01, 2014, 11:47:23 PM »

'Consider every day that you are then for the first time beginning; and always act with the same fervor as on the first day you began.'

St. Anthony of Padua
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« Reply #1572 on: October 02, 2014, 05:56:12 AM »

"There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is vanity.
There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is love."
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153)
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“Late have I loved Thee,
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #1573 on: October 04, 2014, 02:48:43 PM »

'Brother, whenever thou seest a poor man, thou shouldest consider the poverty of Our Lord, and His Mother. And in like manner when thou beholdest the sick, thou shouldest remember the infirmities Christ took upon Himself.'

St. Francis of Assisi
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« Reply #1574 on: October 07, 2014, 03:28:31 AM »

    “He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again.”


St. John of the Cross
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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
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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 #1575 on: October 08, 2014, 05:51:03 AM »

 "I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind."
St. Bernard
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« Reply #1576 on: October 10, 2014, 12:57:42 AM »

'The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments: God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right.'

Deuteronomy 32:4
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« Reply #1577 on: October 12, 2014, 09:48:31 AM »

'Why does the teacher say that the flesh is a "cloud" and a "veil"? Because he knows that every human intellect has transgressed and deviated from its natural motion, and that it now moves amid passions, sensations, and sense-perceptible things, having nowhere else to be moved, for it has utterly gone astray from the motion that naturally carries it along to God. Knowing this, he divided the flesh into passion and sensation, describing both parts of the ensouled flesh as a "cloud and a "veil." For the fleshly passion that hangs darkly over the governing faculty of the soul is indeed a kind of cloud and what is the deception of the senses if not a veil, confining the soul to surface appearance and impeding its passage to intelligible reality? Such a soul consequently becomes oblivious to the things that are naturally good and turns and invests all its energy solely into what can be perceived by the senses, and so discovers angry passions, desires, and unseemly pleasures.'

St. Maximos the Confessor
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« Reply #1578 on: October 14, 2014, 12:41:07 AM »

'All the honey that can be gathered from the flowers of this world has less sweetness than the vinegar and gall of Jesus Christ our Lord.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola

The truth!
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« Reply #1579 on: October 14, 2014, 05:22:29 AM »

“God freely created us so that we might know, love, and serve him in this life and be happy with him forever. God's purpose in creating us is to draw forth from us a response of love and service here on earth, so that we may attain our goal of everlasting happiness with him in heaven.
All the things in this world are gifts of God, created for us, to be the means by which we can come to know him better, love him more surely, and serve him more faithfully.
As a result, we ought to appreciate and use these gifts of God insofar as they help us toward our goal of loving service and union with God. But insofar as any created things hinder our progress toward our goal, we ought to let them go.”
 Ignatius of Loyola
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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 #1580 on: October 14, 2014, 06:57:35 PM »

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'All the honey that can be gathered from the flowers of this world has less sweetness than the vinegar and gall of Jesus Christ our Lord.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Beautiful!!  How true!!  crucifix
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