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St. Francis XavierI do not love You because You can give me paradise or condemn me to hell, but because You are my God. I love You because You are You.
Quote from Flannery O’ConnorYou do not write the best you can for the sake of art, but for the sake of returning your talent increased to the invisible God to use or not use as He sees fit.
Another quote from Flannaery O’ConnorDon’t let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story-just like the typewriter was mine.
Saint Benedict’s Prayer BookGrant, O Lord, that none may love You less this day because of me; that never word or act of mine may turn one soul from Thee; and, ever daring, yet one more grace would I implore, that many souls this day, because of me, may love Thee more. Amen.
St. Therese of Lisieux: Everything is GraceEverything is a direct effect of our Father's love.....difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul's miseries, her burdens.....her needs.......everything because through them, she learns humility and realizes her weakness. Everything is grace because everything is God's gift. Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events, to the heart that loves, all is well.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla on medicine:We touch Jesus in the bodies of our patients: in the poor, the young, the old, children..........
St. Gianna Beretta Molla on work:We are apostles, and if we do not want our work to be in vain, but to be effective, there is only one method that will not fail: prayer. We must pray with faith, hope, charity, humility, devotion and reverence.....work can be prayer.....if we offer to the Lord all the actions that we perform, so that they might serve His glory.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the CrossDo you want to be totally united to the Crucified? If you are serious about this, you will be present, by the power of the Cross, at every front, at every place of sorrow, bringing to those who suffer comfort, healing, and salvation.
St. John BoscoHealth is God's great gift, and we must spend it entirely for Him. Our eyes should see only for God, our feet walk only for Him, our hands labor for Him alone; in short, our entire body should serve God while we still have the time. Then, when He shall take our health and we shall near our last day, our conscience will not reproach us for having misused it.
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Posted at Catholic Insight I have just finished my annual routine of climbing into the attic and hauling out the box that stores our much-used Advent wreath. Candles? Check. Prayers? Check. Matches? We’ll need to get more of those. Like … Continue reading
“We firmly believe that God is master of the world and of its history. But the ways of His providence are often unknown to us. Only at the end, when our partial knowledge ceases, when we see God ‘face to … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight “It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary … the abandonment of the family rosary is a main reason why … Continue reading
If it’s Thursday, then it’s time for another Small Success post over at Catholic Mom. List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the … Continue reading
(from Pope John Paul I) Windthorst, a German, was invited one time by certain friends not practising the Faith, to show them his beads; it was a joke; they had previously taken them from his pocket. Windthorst, not having found … Continue reading
The following exerpts are from a longer article about the apparitions regarding Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Equador in the early 17th century. Although approved by the Church, the revelations have been hidden until now. Our Lady said … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight Do you make the Sign of the Cross and bow your head in prayer when you’re eating at a restaurant? On Ash Wednesday do you walk into work after lunch with smudged ashes on your forehead? … Continue reading
Sometime before Christmas I made the upsetting discovery that I had lost one of my favourite rosaries. People lose rosaries all the time, I know, but this particular one was very special to me. This was the rosary that accompanied … Continue reading
“..and a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2:35) Simeon says these prophetic words to Mary when she and Joseph present the baby Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem as per the Jewish laws of purification. As Simeon … Continue reading