Divine Inspiration

Divine Inspiration

"We must certainly be extraordinarily blind because when all is said and done, there is not a single person who could say that he is ready to appear before Jesus Christ. Yet in spite of the fact that we are quite aware of this, there is still not one among us who will take a single step nearer to God."   St. John Vianney

"Walk with simplicity on the road to the Lord, and don't torment your spirit. It is necessary to hate your faults, but do so tranquilly, not steadfastly and uneasily."   Padre Pio

"The church teaches us that mercy belongs to God. Let us implore Him to bestow on us the spirit of mercy and compassion, so that we are filled with it and may never lose it. Only consider how much we ourselves are in need of mercy."   St. Vincent de Paul

"If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or, if possible, stop the conversation."   St. John Vianney

"It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn't give to someone in greater need than we are."   St. Francis of Assisi

"Satan fears and trembles before humble souls."   Padre Pio

"Pardon one another so that later on you will not remember the injury. The recollection of an injury is in itself wrong. It adds to our anger, nurtures our sin and hates what is good. It is a rusty arrow and poison for the soul. It puts all virtue to flight."   St. Francis of Paola

"Melancholy is the poison of devotion. When one is in tribulation, it is necessary to be more happy and more joyful because one is nearer to God."   St. Claire of Assisi

"Understanding is the reward given by faith. Do not try to understand in order to believe, but believe in order to understand>"   St. Augustine

"Christ tells us that if we wish to join Him, we shall travel the way He took. It is surely not right that the Son of God should go His way on the path of shame while the sons of men walk the way of worldly honor."   St. John of Avila

"I have had crosses in plenty, more than I could carry, almost. I set myself to ask for the love of crosses, then I was happy."   St. John Vianney

"There is more value in a little study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world."   St. Teresa of Avila

"Everything people leave after them in this world is lost, but for their charity and almsgiving they will receive a reward from God."   St. Francis of Assisi

"I cannot tolerate criticism and gossip in regard to our brothers. It is true that I sometimes enjoy teasing them, but grumbling makes me nauseous. We have so many faults to criticize in ourselves, why pick on our brothers? When we lack charity, we impair the roots of the tree of life, endangering its existence."   Padre Pio

"If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate. Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better."   St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

"By obedience knowledge is increased."   St. Thomas Aquinas

"The safest remedy against the thousand snares and wiles of the enemy is spiritual joy."   St. Francis of Assisi

"As long as there remains a drop of blood in our body, there will be a struggle between right and wrong."   Padre Pio

"I believe very few souls are so perfect in the beginning. We would be happy enough if they managed not to fall into these imperfections of pride. God places souls in the dark night so as to purify them of these imperfections and make them advance."   St. John of the Cross

"Reprimand and rebuke should be accepted as healing remedies for vice and as conductive to good health. From this it is clear that those who pretend to be tolerant because they wish to flatter those who thus fail to correct sinners, actually cause them to suffer supreme loss and plot the destruction of that life which is their true life."   St. Basil the Great

"The only true riches are those that make us rich in virtue. Therefore, if you want to be rich, beloved, love true riches. If you aspire to the heights of real honor, strive to reach the kingdom of Heaven. If you value rank and renown, hasten to be enrolled in the heavenly court of the Angels."   St. Gregory the Great

"The gate of Heaven is very low, only the humble can enter it."   St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

"I assure that God is much better than you believe. He is content with a glance, a sigh of love."   St. Therese of Lisieux 

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

 

"If you embrace all things in this life as coming from the hands of God, and even embrace death to fulfill His holy will, assuredly you will die a saint."   St. Alphonsus Liguori        

 

    

"A saint once asked, while playing happily with his companions, what he would do if an angel told him that in a quarter of an hour he would die and have to appear before the judgement seat of God. The saint promptly replied that he would continue playing because I am certain                                     these games are pleasing to God."   St. John Bosco

"None need to be fearful of poverty who have acquired the riches of wisdom."   St. Thomas Aquinas

"Be courageous, do not be down cast. Trust in God and hope that He will grant you every grace. Do not rely on yourself, but rather on the Lord, and if you imagine that all is calm, then be assured that the enemy is quite near. Do not put too much confidence in peace, for                     in the midst of rest war may break out."   St. Gerard Majella

"Sinners are led back to God by holy meekness better than by cruel scolding."   St. Francis of Assisi

"Joy isn't found in the material objects surrounding us, but in the inner recesses of the soul.          One can possess joy in a prison cell as well as in a palace."   St. Therese of lisieux

"      Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved."   St. Robert Bellarmine

           "It isn't good to let our thoughts disturb us or worry us at all."   St. Teresa of Avilla

"Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine."                                                                          St. Augustine 

 

 

"If God sends you many sufferings it is a sign that He has great plans for you, and certainly wants to make you                                                           a saint."   St. Ignatius Loyola 

"Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.          Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings."   St. Francis de Sales    

       "Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you."                                                                           St. John Bosco

 

 

  "The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason                                                           that I die."   St. Paul Miki 

 

 

"It is not sinners, but the wicked who should despair; it is not the magnitude of one's crime, but contempt of God                                             that dashes one's hope."   St. Peter Damian 

"How happy I am to see myself imperfect and in need of God's mercy."   St. Therese of Lisieux

"This is the very perfection of man, to find out his own imperfections."   St. Augustine

"The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it."   St. Vincent de Paul 

"Make yourself familiar with the Angels, and behold them frequently in spirit. Without being                             seen, they are present with you."   St. Frances de Sales

"May I be converted entirely to Thee, may my heart be Thy perpetual habitation, may my conversation be pleasing to Thee, and may the end of my life be so praiseworthy that I may merit Heaven and there with Thy Saints, praise                                   Thee forever. Amen"   From the conclusion of the 15 prayers of St. Bridget                                                                                           

"He became what we are so that He might makes us what He is.   St. Athanasius of Alexandria

"A single Mass gives more honor to God than can ever be given to Him by all the prayers and austerities of the Saints, all the labors and fatigues of the Apostles, all the torments of the martyrs, and all the adoration's of the                                          Seraphim, and of the Mother of God."   St. Alphonsus Liguori

"Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven."   St. Rose of Lima

"When you gossip about a person it means that you have removed that person from your heart. But be aware, when you remove a man from your heart, Jesus also goes away from you heart with that man."   Padre Pio  

"In times of affliction, unceasingly call out to the merciful God in prayer. The unceasing invocation of the name of God in prayer is a treatment for the souls which kills not only the passions, but even their very operation. As a doctor finds the necessary medicine, and it works in such a way that the sick person does not understand, in just the same way the name of God, when you call upon it, kills all the passions, although we don't know how this                                                        happens."   St. Barsanuphius the Great 

Four rules for Sainthood: "I will go to Confession and Communion often.

                                  I will keep holy the feast days.

                                  Jesus will be my best friend.

                                  I would rather die than to commit a sin."   St. Dominic Savio

                                 

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