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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 and Catholic Lane Young in the Spirit : Spiritual Strengthening for Seniors and Caregivers ISBN: 978-0-96774-495-7 125 pages, softcover $10.95 US Distributed by ACTA Publications According to Statistics Canada, the years between 2010 and 2031 will … Continue reading
Sometimes, the adults just need to be quiet, step aside and let the little children lead. Pray for all God’s children, including yourself. God bless your day 🙂 Deo Gratias
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Welcome to our Virtual Retreat. May the next three minutes (or so) aid you in your prayer journey. Click play below and adjust your volume settings to where you are comfortable. Now…
We’re a peculiar bunch, we humans. Most of us never seem to be satisfied with our lot in life. No matter how good or how bad, we instinctively reach out for something more. As someone who wears many different hats … Continue reading
Most of us make and break the same New Year’s Resolutions each year: eat less, exercise more, spend less, get out of debt…….and on and on. My resolutions, while well-intentioned, often fall away by the end of January. This year, … Continue reading
Almighty God and Father of light, a Child is born for us and a Son is given to us. Your eternal Word leaped down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, and now your Church is filled with … Continue reading
I attended a half-day Advent conference entitled The Silence of Mary. The morning was a much needed retreat from the maddening rush and noise of a city caught up in pre-Christmas frenzy. It was also the day after the horrific … Continue reading
Mildred (not her real name) is about to celebrate birthday # 101. There’s going to be a party in her honour, organized by the ladies in her coffee club. There will be much laughter and great conversation, presided over by … Continue reading