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Quotable Spiritual Quotes.

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Grace comes after tribulation.
Without the cross,
man can find no road to climb to heaven.

-Our Lord to St. Rose of Lima.


Abortion | Anger | Anxiety | Apostasy | Bible |Calumny | Charity | Children | Church | Commandments | Conversation |Cross|Damnation |Death|Debt | Duty | Error | Eternity | Eucharist | Euthanasia | Faith | Fasting | Favoritism | Flesh | Friendship | Glory |Grace| Happiness | Harmony | Hate | Hell | Holy Spirit | Human weakness | Humility | Idleness | Impurity | Inventions | Joy | Justice | Life | Love | Material possessions | Mind | Obedience | Parents | Patience | Peace | Perseverance | Prayer| Pride | Priest | Providence | Repentence | Salvation | Satan | Sin | Slander | Soul | Sufferings | Temptation | Truth | Virtue | Wisdom| Work | Worry |



Abortion.

See under Life.

Anger.

Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak,slow to wrath.

James 1:19.


Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness.

- Ephesians 4: 31

ref.

Anxiety.

See under Peace and Worry.

Apostasy.

We must remember that faith is the greatest gift that God has offered man on this earth, because from an earthly man he becomes a citizen of Heaven. Let us guard this gift jealously. Woe to him who forgets himself, who forgets Heaven, whose faith grows weak, and worse still (may God preserve us all) who denies his faith. This is the greatest affront that man can offer to God.

- Padre Pio.

Bible.

Reading the Scriptures is wonderful thing.
The mind of the Scriptures can never be exhausted. It is a well without a bottom.

- St. John Chrysostom

The Bible is a letter from Almighty God to His creatures.

- St. Gregory the Great.

Calumny

Alas! Such is our weakness, that we often more readily believe and speak of another that which is evil than that which is good.

- Thomas a' Kempis. (M.I.O.C. 1 - 4.1.)


Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and bites the body of his neighbor.

- Saint John Chrysostom.


Speak ill of no one and avoid the company of those who talk (bad) about their neighbours.

- St. Jacinta of Fatima

Charity.

Give way to one another in obedience to Christ.

- Ephesians 5: 21.



God loves a cheerful giver. She or he gives best who gives with a smile.

- Mother Teresa.


Help one another with the generosity of the Lord, and despise no one.
When you have the opportunity to do good, do not let it go by.

- St. Polycarp.


Photo of Mother Teresa


If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others.
From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.

- Mother Teresa.



whitebal.gifLove is patient, love is kind,.....

- 1 Corinthians 13:4-6.

Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness.

- Ephesians 4: 31

ref.

The truth of the Christian religion...means the selfless sensitivity to the needs of others and the will to do something about those needs.

-from Newsletter of Holy Name Church, Manchester, U.K., May 15 1988, 7th Sunday of Easter.

Also see under Calumny , Hate and Love.



Children.

It is not enough for Christian parents to nourish only the bodies of their children; even animals do this.
They must also nourish their souls in grace, in virtue, and in God's holy commandments.

- St. Catherine of Siena.


Church.

In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses.
Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course.

- St. Boniface.

Never separate yourself from the church. No institution has the power of the church.
The Church is your hope. The Church is your salvation. The Church is your refuge.

- St. John Chrysostom.

No one can find salvation except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Church you can find everything except salvation. You can have dignities, you can have Sacraments, you can sing "alleluia", answer "Amen", have faith in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and preach it too; But never can you find salvation except in the Catholic Church.

St. Augustine.


We may never make the church into a hallway, or a courtyard or highway, or a public square.

- Blessed Louis Guanella
(on proper reverence in a church)

Where Peter is, there is the Church. Where the Church is, there is Jesus Christ.
Where Jesus Christ is, there is eternal salvation.

- St. Ambrose.

Commandments.

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

- Ecclesiastes 12:13.

Conversation.

Remain at peace regarding whatever is said or done in conversations.
If it is good, you have something for which to praise God. If it is bad, you have something in which to serve God by turning your heart away from it.

- St. Francis de Sales.

Also see under Calumny.

Cross.

Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.

St. Rose of Lima

Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey.
They must have the Passion of Christ deeply imbedded in their minds and hearts, because only from it can they derive peace, grace, and truth.

- St. Anthony of Padua.

Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

- Mark 8:34.


You will be hated and persecuted by all because of My Name. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

- Mark 13:13.


Damnation.

Painting of St. Alphonsus Liguori.




He who prays is saved; and he who does not pray is damned.

- St. Alphonsus Liguori

Death.



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A man must always be ready, for death comes when and where God wills it.

- St. John Nepomucen Neumann.






There is need of living well, but there is even more need of dying well. A good death is everything, especially today where people think only of things and enjoyment here on earth, rejecting eternity.

- Blessed Louis Guanella

Debt.

It is a fact that people are always well aware of what is due them.
Unfortunately, they remain oblivious of what they owe to others.

- St. Francis de Sales.

Duty.

And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required.

- Luke 12:48.

Do not show favor only to relations and kin, or to the most eminent - whether they are leaders or the wealthy or neighbors or citizens of the same country. Show favor to all who come to you. By fulfilling your duty in this way, you will reach the highest state of happiness.

- St. Stephen of Hungary.

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

- Ecclesiastes 12:13.

I am aware that I owe this to God... as the chief duty of my life... That my every word and thought may speak of Him...

- St. Hillary.

Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.

- 2 Corinthians 9:7.



Let this be my goal for this year: to follow Jesus through all the paths that he may lead me - no matter how difficult or painful they may be.

- Rev. Bede Naegele, O.C.D.


You must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle.

- 1 Timothy 6: 11

Also see under Cross and Obedience.



Error.

Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

- St. John of Kanty.
Also see under Apostasy

Eternity.

I am Eternal Truth, incapable of any lie.
I am faithful to My promises.

-Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary.

If men knew the meaning of eternity, they would do anything to mend their lives.

- St. Jacinta of Fatima

In whatever you do, remember your last days, and you will never sin.

- Sirach 7:36.


Life is short but of everlasting value; it contains the seed of eternity.

- St. Francis de Sales.

Oh, how quickly doth the glory of the world pass away!

- 1 John 11.17.

Qiud hoc ad aeternitatem?

- St Bernard of Clairvaux

The punishment of hell is the greatest misfortune that can befall a soul, because it is irreparable and eternal.

-Alphonse M. Cappa, S.S.P.

Without Christ and His Grace, all our efforts and actions are in vain.
With Christ and His Grace everything, even the most insignificant act of our daily lives, become fruitful for all eternity.

- Rev. Bede Naegele, O.C.D.


Eucharist.

Man should tremble, the world should vibrate, all Heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest.

St Francis of Assisi.


Euthanasia.

The pro-life movement is about the sanctity of every human being, at whatever point on the continuum of earthly existence. We must be unconditionally pro-life.

- Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.

Faith.

I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.

- Philippians 4:13


Jesus Christ is the one Saviour of the world, yesterday, today and forever.

- Hebrew 13.8.

To know Jesus and Jesus crucified is the sum total of my philosophy.

- St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

We must remember that faith is the greatest gift that God has offered man on this earth, because from an earthly man he becomes a citizen of Heaven. Let us guard this gift jealously. Woe to him who forgets himself, who forgets Heaven, whose faith grows weak, and worse still (may God preserve us all) who denies his faith. This is the greatest affront that man can offer to God.

- Padre Pio.

You must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle.

- 1 Timothy 6: 11

Also see under Prayer, Providence and Truth.


Fasting.

Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God? Give it two wings: fasting and almsgiving.

- Saint Augustine.



Fasting (when rightly practiced) lifts the mind to God and mortifies the flesh.
It makes virtue easy to attain and increases our merits.

- St. Francis de Sales.

Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and bites the body of his neighbor.

- Saint John Chrysostom.


Often the human heart, on its own, is most untrustworthy. That is why the Blessed Mother says that it is urgent that all people on earth pray and fast. No one is exempted. Without prayer and fasting, the human heart is helpless to hear God or see God - to choose God.

Jacov Colo of Medjugorje.


Favoritism.

Do not show favor only to relations and kin, or to the most eminent - whether they are leaders or the wealthy or neighbors or citizens of the same country. Show favor to all who come to you. By fulfilling your duty in this way, you will reach the highest state of happiness.

- St. Stephen of Hungary.

Flesh.

Do not drug yourself with wine.

- Ephesians 5:18




For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.

- Romans 8: 6.


Friendship.


With three things I am delighted, for they are pleasing to the Lord and to men: Harmony among brethren, friendship among neighbors, and the mutual love of husband and wife.

Sirach 25:1.


Glory.

Christ is our life. Let us therefore look to Christ.
He came to suffer in order to merit glory; to seek contempt in order to be exalted. He came to die but also to rise again.

- St. Augustine.

Oh, how quickly doth the glory of the world pass away!

- 1 John 11.17.

The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is to be revealed to us..

- Romans 8:18.

Grace.

There is no holiness without the grace of God. And this grace can be obtained by our prayer.

- Pope St. Pius X.

Happiness.

See under Joy.

Hate.

Anyone who claims to be to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the dark.

- 1 John 2:9..


Harmony.


With three things I am delighted, for they are pleasing to the Lord and to men: Harmony among brethren, friendship among neighbors, and the mutual love of husband and wife.

Sirach 25:1.


Hell.

The punishment of hell is the greatest misfortune that can befall a soul, because it is irreparable and eternal.

-Alphonse M. Cappa, S.S.P.

Holy Spirit.

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.

- Romans 8: 6.


Human weakness.

Apart from Me, you can do nothing.

- John 15:5

Do not drug yourself with wine.

- Ephesians 5:18


I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.

- Philippians 4:13


The saints teach us that we are of ourselves incapable of any good actions, but that we constantly receive light and strength from God who loves us.

- Rev. Fr. John Gallagher S.J.

Humility.

Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword;
wear humility rather than fine clothes.

- St. Dominic.



Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue.

- St. Augustine.


If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

- Mother Teresa.

In the kingdom of the world, success and ambition are what count; each person is a neighbor only to himself or herself.
But the opposite is true in the Kingdom of God; the only recognized nobility is to serve with humility.

- Rev. Bede Naegele, O.C.D.


Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us. What we really are consists in what God knows us to be.

- St. John Berchmans.


Photo of Mother Teresa


The more we empty ourselves, the more room we give God to fill us.

- Mother Teresa




Idleness.

Water that does not flow and comes to a halt in holes becomes stagnant and filled with impurities.
In the same way, the body that is worn down by prolonged idleness produces and fuels the fire of covetousness and illicit pleasure.

- St. Bernard.


Impurity.

Water that does not flow and comes to a halt in holes becomes stagnant and filled with impurities.
In the same way, the body that is worn down by prolonged idleness produces and fuels the fire of covetousness and illicit pleasure.

- St. Bernard.


Inventions.

Don't you see that Satan and his agents take possession of all inventions and all achievements of progress to convert them to evil? All the more reason to finally wake up and and get to work in order to reconquer the positions taken up by the enemy.

- St. Maximilian Kolbe.

Joy.

God loves a cheerful giver. She or he gives best who gives with a smile.

- Mother Teresa.


In prayer you will come to know the greatest joy and the way out of every situation that has no way out.

- Our Lady of Medjugorje.


Joy is the overpowering secret of a christian.

- An English convert.

Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.

- 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Let us strive to make the present moment beautiful.

- St. Francis de Sales.


This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.

- Psalm 118: 24

Also see under Prayer.

Justice.

And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required.

- Luke 12:48.

The Lord said..."Man looks at the outward appearance, but I look at the heart."

- 1 Samuel 16:7


The more and better thou knowest the more heavy will be thy judgement unless thy life be also more holy.

- Thomas. a' Kempis. (M.I.O.C. 1: 2: 3.)


Life.


In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved.

- Saint John of the Cross.



Life is short but of everlasting value; it contains the seed of eternity.

- St. Francis de Sales.



Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.

- Psalm90:12


The more and better thou knowest the more heavy will be thy judgement unless thy life be also more holy.

- Thomas. a' Kempis. (M.I.O.C. 1: 2: 3.)



The pro-life movement is about the sanctity of every human being, at whatever point on the continuum of earthly existence. We must be unconditionally pro-life.

- Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.



The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.

- St. Thérèse de Lisieux .


There is need of living well, but there is even more need of dying well. A good death is everything, especially today where people think only of things and enjoyment here on earth, rejecting eternity.

- Blessed Louis Guanella

Also see under Holy Spirit.

Love.

If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.

- Mother Teresa.


Photo of Mother Teresa


If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others.
From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.

- Mother Teresa.



In comparison with the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And without the love of Jesus, everything else is useless.


- Pope John Paul II.

In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved.

- Saint John of the Cross.


San Juan de la Cruz



Let us especially regret the smallest amount of time that we waste or fail to use in loving God.

- San Juan de la Cruz .



San Juan de la Cruz



whitebal.gifLove is patient, love is kind,.....

- 1 Corinthians 13:4-6.

The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

-1 John 4:8

The saints teach us that we are of ourselves incapable of any good actions, but that we constantly receive light and strength from God who loves us.

- Rev. Fr. John Gallagher S.J.

The truth of the Christian religion...means the selfless sensitivity to the needs of others and the will to do something about those needs.

-from Newsletter of Holy Name Church, Manchester, U.K., May 15 1988, 7th Sunday of Easter.


There is no labor where one loves, or if there is, the labor itself is loved.

- St Augustine




Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His Love and the future to His Providence.

- St. Augustine.

Also see under Charity , Duty , Hate, Harmony and Patience.



Material possessions.

For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?

- Matthew 16:26.

Human work and the acquisition of earthly goods are necessary to preserve our lives. However, if the interior life of the soul is damaged in the process, such a loss cannot be compensated for even by the whole world with all its wealth and values.

- Rev. Bede Naegele, O.C.D.


Mind.

The mind is always at work. If it is kept busy in good things. It won't have time for bad things.

-Venerable (Fr.) James Alberione.

Obedience.

Give way to one another in obedience to Christ.

- Ephesians 5: 21.



Obedience unites us so closely to God that it in a way transforms us into Him, so that we have no other will but His.
If obedience is lacking, even prayer cannot be pleasing to God.

- St. Thomas Aquinas.

Parents.

It is not enough for Christian parents to nourish only the bodies of their children; even animals do this.
They must also nourish their souls in grace, in virtue, and in God's holy commandments.

- St. Catherine of Siena.


My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength....A blasphemer is he who despises his father; accursed of his Creator, he who angers his mother.

- Sirach 3:12-13,16.



With all your heart, honor your father, and do not forget the birth pangs of your mother. Remember that through your parents you were born; what can you give back to them that equals their gift to you?

- Sirach 7:27-28.

Patience.

Exercise pleasantness toward all, taking great care what you have commanded may never be done by reason of force.
For God has given free will to everyone, and therefore never forces anyone - but only indicates, call and persuades.

- St. Angela Merici.

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Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

- St. John of Kanty.

Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak,slow to wrath.

James 1:19.


Also see under Duty

Peace.

Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey.
They must have the Passion of Christ deeply imbedded in their minds and hearts, because only from it can they derive peace, grace, and truth.

- St. Anthony of Padua.

Every morning prepare your soul for a tranquil day.

- St. Francis de Sales.

Let us strive to make the present moment beautiful.

- St. Francis de Sales.


Also see under Holy Spirit.

Perseverance.

You will be hated and persecuted by all because of My Name. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. -

Mark 13:13.


Also see under Patience.

Prayer.

Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword;
wear humility rather than fine clothes.

- St. Dominic.





Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God? Give it two wings: fasting and almsgiving.

- Saint Augustine.



Faith dies through lack of prayer.

- Anon.

Painting of St. Alphonsus Liguori.




He who prays is saved; and he who does not pray is damned.

- St. Alphonsus Liguori




I have no better way of knowing if a man is for God than if he likes to say the Hail Mary and the Rosary.

- St. Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort.




If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.

- Mother Teresa.


If you pray, you are positive of saving your soul. If you do not pray, you are just as positive of losing your soul.

- St. Alphonsus Liguori.


In prayer you will come to know the greatest joy and the way out of every situation that has no way out.

- Our Lady of Medjugorje.


It is possible to offer fervent prayer even while walking in public or strolling alone, or seated in your shop, ... while buying or selling, ... or even while cooking.

- St John Chrysostom


Often the human heart, on its own, is most untrustworthy. That is why the Blessed Mother says that it is urgent that all people on earth pray and fast. No one is exempted. Without prayer and fasting, the human heart is helpless to hear God or see God - to choose God.

Jacov Colo of Medjugorje.


Persevere in prayer. Persevere, even when your efforts seem sterile. Prayer is always fruitful.

- Blessed Josemaria Escriva

Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on us.

- San Felipe de Neri.


Pray. Prayer is the way to listen to God, to speak with Him, to understand His love for us.

- Mother Teresa.


Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.

St John Chrysostom.

Sanctity without prayer? I don't believe in such sanctity.

Bl. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer.

The Lord's Prayer is the most perfect of prayers.

- St Thomas Aquinas.

There is no holiness without the grace of God. And this grace can be obtained by our prayer.

- Pope St. Pius X.

There is nothing to worry, but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer ....

- Philippians 4:6.

stjohnmaryvianney.jpgWe do not have to talk very much in order to pray well.
We know that God is there in His holy tabernacle;
let us open our hearts to Him; let us rejoice in His Presence:
This is the best prayer.

- St John Vianney.

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Pride.

Long faces, coarse manners, a ridiculous appearance, a repelling air. Is that how you hope to inspire others to follow Christ?

Bl. Josemaria Escriva.

Who can proclaim himself pure of all faults, and having no need of pardon?

- St. Peter of Verona, Martyr.


Priest.

Man should tremble, the world should vibrate, all Heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest.

St Francis of Assisi.


The priest by nature is like all other men; by dignity he surpasses every other man on earth; by his conduct he ought to compare with the angels.

- St Bernard.


Providence.

For man proposes, but God disposes; nor is the way of man in his own hands.

- Proverbs XIV: 12.

Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His Love and the future to His Providence.

- St. Augustine.

Repentence.

It is necessary that they amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord anymore, for He is already too grieviously offended by the sins of men.

- Our Lady of Fatima


True repentance is to cease to sin.

- St. Ambrose.


Salvation.

Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.

St. Rose of Lima

No one can advance in virtue except by following Jesus Christ.
He is the truth, the life, and the only door through whom everyone who wants to be saved must enter.

- St. John of the Cross.

No one can find salvation except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Church you can find everything except salvation. You can have dignities, you can have Sacraments, you can sing "alleluia", answer "Amen", have faith in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and preach it too; But never can you find salvation except in the Catholic Church.

St. Augustine.


Satan.

Don't you see that Satan and his agents take possession of all inventions and all achievements of progress to convert them to evil? All the more reason to finally wake up and and get to work in order to reconquer the positions taken up by the enemy.

- St. Maximilian Kolbe.

Scripture

See under Bible.

Sin

If we say that we have no sin..we make a liar out of God.

- 1 John 1:8, 10.


In whatever you do, remember your last days, and you will never sin.

- Sirach 7:36.


Sin wounds us gravely. It separates us from God, who is our source of love and goodness and abundance and joy.

- Marija Pavlovic of Medjugorje.


True repentance is to cease to sin.

- St. Ambrose.


Slander

See under Calumny.

Soul.

For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?

- Matthew 16:26.

Sufferings.

Christ is our life. Let us therefore look to Christ.
He came to suffer in order to merit glory; to seek contempt in order to be exalted. He came to die but also to rise again.

- St. Augustine.

The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is to be revealed to us..

See under Cross.

- Romans 8:18.

Temptation.

The life of man upon earth is a temptation.

- Job VII.1.

The mind is always at work. If it is kept busy in good things. It won't have time for bad things.

-Venerable (Fr.) James Alberione.

Truth.

Truth is not determined by a majority vote.

- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.


Also see under Faith.

Virtue.

No one can advance in virtue except by following Jesus Christ.
He is the truth, the life, and the only door through whom everyone who wants to be saved must enter.

- St. John of the Cross.

Wisdom.

Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.

- Psalm90:12




Work.

Human work and the acquisition of earthly goods are necessary to preserve our lives. However, if the interior life of the soul is damaged in the process, such a loss cannot be compensated for even by the whole world with all its wealth and values.

- Rev. Bede Naegele, O.C.D.


Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on us.

- San Felipe de Neri.


There is no labor where one loves, or if there is, the labor itself is loved.

- St Augustine




Whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

- Colossians 3: 23.

Without Christ and His Grace, all our efforts and actions are in vain.
With Christ and His Grace everything, even the most insignificant act of our daily lives, become fruitful for all eternity.

- Rev. Bede Naegele, O.C.D.

Also see under Temptation.

Worry.

It is such a folly to pass one's time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus.

- St. Therese of Lisieux.

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.

- St John Chrysostom.

There is nothing to worry, but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer ....

- Philippians 4:6.

Thou hast made us for Thyself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.

- St. Augustine.

Also see under Peace.


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