The statue must be chiselled with very sharp tools before it is fit to be placed in the grand gallery.”
“Whatever is not God is nothing”.
“The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming others and no one thinks about reforming himself.”
Consider the shortness of time, the length of eternity, and reflect how everything here below comes to an end and passes by. Of what use is it to lean upon that which cannot give support?
“From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us!”
Do your best and pray fervently to obtain the capacities you still lack.
Blessed Marie Poussepin
“May Jesus Christ, and his holy Mother, whom I serve, drive out those wolves who rage violently in the slaughter of men.”
“But as for you and your companions, you certainly sin, if, having heard the decrees of the Apostolic see, nay, of the universal Church, confirmed, as they are, by Holy Scripture, you scorn to follow them; for, though your fathers were holy, do you think that those few men, in a corner of the remotest island, are to be preferred before the universal Church of Christ throughout the world? And if that Columba of yours, (and, I may say, ours also, if he was Christ’s servant,) was a holy man and powerful in miracles, yet could he be preferred before the most blessed chief of the Apostles, to whom our Lord said, ‘Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of Heaven?’ ”
“My soul can never thank God enough.”
I have great doubts about the salvation of those who do not have special devotion to Mary.
Saint Francis Borgia
“We need to start over once again with Christ.”
Saint John Leonardi
“Thou who didst create me have mercy on me.”
While the world changes, the Cross stands firm.
Saint Bruno of Cologne
“If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering.”
Saint Faustina Kowalska,
Beginning of a new series.
O how glorious and holy and great to have a Father in heaven! O how holy, fair, and lovable to have a spouse in heaven!
O how holy and how beloved, well pleasing and humble, peaceful and sweet and desirable above all to have such a brother who has laid down His life for His sheep, and
Who has prayed for us to the Father,
Saint Francis of Assisi, Letter to All the Faithful (1215)