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« Reply #1648 on: December 30, 2014, 05:46:36 AM »

'There is a light-hearted talk, full of modest life and gaiety, which the Greeks called Eutrapelia, and which we should call good conversation, by which we may find an innocent and kindly amusement out of the trifling occurrences which human imperfections afford. Only beware of letting this seemly mirth go too far, till it becomes ridicule. Ridicule excites mirth at the expense of one's neighbour; seemly mirth and playful fun never lose sight of a trustful, kindly courtesy, which can wound no one.'

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« Reply #1649 on: January 01, 2015, 12:37:25 PM »

"As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary."

~ St. Thomas Aquinas
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« Reply #1650 on: January 01, 2015, 04:16:49 PM »

'I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the Land of Ægypt, out of the house of servitude. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.'

Exodus 20:2-3
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« Reply #1651 on: January 01, 2015, 04:18:51 PM »

Just a note for folks: It's preferred not to have quotes from Mother Teresa here. There are too many serious issues regarding some of her work and quotes. Please see the recent reminder in the announcements.



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« Reply #1652 on: January 02, 2015, 09:24:32 PM »



I think these days, people don’t have time for people.  They are always checking their phones, tablets, or whatever internet social media or games.  People don’t turn off their phones in movie houses, church and family get together.  Instead of kids playing and talking with each other, all are busy with their games with phones.  No wonder kids don’t have social skill unless it’s through the internet.  They don’t know how to play, get the sun on their faces, skin their knees, climb trees, run and play tag, use their imagination to entertain themselves…. To READ and WRITE COMPLETE AND CORRECTLY SPELLED SENTENCES!!! Just looking at people engage in their phones, etc. makes me dizzy, stressful and I feel for them.  Do they still get to improve themselves? Or converse with their family and friends face to face? Can you put your head on social sites'  shoulder when your down? or can these social sites hug you?  Cry  I wonder... would they survive a day without any electronic device in their hands?  Roll Eyes Grin


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« Reply #1653 on: January 03, 2015, 01:10:31 AM »

Just a reminder again, to review the announcements folks and you can always PM to ask a question about the forum or take the time to get adjusted to the forum. Cheesy

Please stay on topic and quote the saints who provide good examples and good quotes rather than folks with bad examples that have a few good quotes.

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« Reply #1654 on: January 03, 2015, 01:46:30 AM »

'The person who is not affected either by material things, or by his memories of them, has attained perfect dispassion.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan
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« Reply #1655 on: January 05, 2015, 03:20:39 PM »

"Jesus is waiting for you in the chapel. Go and find him when your strength and patience are giving out, when you feel lonely and helpless. Say to him: 'You know well what is happening, my dear Jesus. I have only you. Come to my aid....' And then go your way. And don't worry about knowing how you are going to manage. It is enough to have told our Good Lord. He has an excellent memory."
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« Reply #1656 on: January 05, 2015, 05:51:07 PM »

It makes me think of a story I heard once about an quiet old man before Our Lord in the chapel.

'I sleep and my heart watcheth.'

Canticles 5:2
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« Reply #1657 on: January 05, 2015, 07:00:19 PM »

It makes me think of a story I heard once about an quiet old man before Our Lord in the chapel.

'I sleep and my heart watcheth.'

Canticles 5:2


I like this story, I can see it in my mind.

The quote also had me reflect upon Saint Bernadette, when she was bed ridden she called it her "little white chapel".
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« Reply #1658 on: January 06, 2015, 06:45:55 PM »


I like this story, I can see it in my mind.

The quote also had me reflect upon Saint Bernadette, when she was bed ridden she called it her "little white chapel".

I can see that too! Ah that is something to think of, a little white chapel.
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« Reply #1659 on: January 06, 2015, 06:58:21 PM »


I like this story, I can see it in my mind.

The quote also had me reflect upon Saint Bernadette, when she was bed ridden she called it her "little white chapel".

I can see that too! Ah that is something to think of, a little white chapel.
Yes, a little white chapel in which she had pasted holy cards of the saints.
Saint Bernadette please pray for us
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« Reply #1660 on: January 07, 2015, 08:10:49 PM »


'Take, even bread with moderation, lest a loaded stomach should make you weary of prayer.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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« Reply #1661 on: January 07, 2015, 08:23:23 PM »

'Self-control is the generic name for all of the virtues; therefore, one who exercises self-control must do so in all things. For just as the whole of a man's body becomes disfigured when one part, no matter how small it may be, is removed from it, so also he who neglects one virtue without realizing it destroys all of his self-control.'

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« Reply #1662 on: January 09, 2015, 09:28:23 PM »

"O my God, I do not ask you to keep me from suffering, but to be with me in affliction. Teach me to seek you as my only comforter; sustain my faith; strengthen my hope; purify my love. Grant me the grace to recognize your hand in the midst of suffering and to want no other comforter than you."
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« Reply #1663 on: January 09, 2015, 11:52:47 PM »

St. Bernadette, pray for us!

'When I see that God is ever ready to give us all the interior and exterior aids necessary for our salvation, and that he observes our deeds solely for our own good; when, on the other hand, I see man continually occupied in useless things, contrary to himself and of no value; and that at the hour of death God will say to him: "What is there, O man, that I could have done for thee which I have not done?" and that man will clearly know this to be true; I believe that he will have to render a stricter account for this than for all other sins, and I am amazed and cannot understand how man can be so mad as to neglect a thing of such vast and extreme importance.'

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