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  • With supernatural intuition, Blessed Josemaria untiringly preached the universal call to holiness and apostolate. Christ calls everyone to become holy in the realities of everyday life. Hence work too is a means of personal holiness and apostolate, when it is done in union with Jesus Christ -Pope John Paul II at the beatification of Josemaria Escriva
  • "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Mother Theresa.
  • Do you realize that Jesus us there in the tabernacle expressly for you, for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart., Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • I would give my life a thousand times that God might not be offended. Saint Gerard Majella
  • The Holy Eucharist is the perfect expression of the love of Jesus Christ for man, since It is the quintessence of all the mysteries of His Life., Saint Peter Julian Eymard 
  • "The man who fears to be alone will never be anything but lonely, no matter how much he may surround himself with people. But the man who learns, in solitude and recollection, to be at peace with his own loneliness, and to prefer its reality to the illusion of merely natural companionship, comes to know the invisible companionship of God." Thomas Merton

  • Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven., Saint Camillus de Lellis

  • The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord's Passion, since It contains Christ Himself and his Passion., Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all., Saint Benedict
  • "Freedom is not just something with which we are born; it is something we achieve. America did not receive a perpetual endowment of freedom; it has had to struggle and fight to preserve it. Freedom is not an heirloom or an antique; it is a life that must fight against the corrosive powers of death and nourish itself on the daily bread of goodness and virtue.", Fulton Sheen
  • ”Peacemaking is not an optional commitment.” - U.S. Bishops
  • "If you believe in peace, it is possible. If it is possible, it is a duty.”, Pope Paul VI
  • "Each state of life has its special duties; by their accomplishments one may find happiness.", St. Nicholas of Flue
  • "Interdependence must be transformed into solidarity, based upon the principle that the goods of creation are meant for all. That which human industry produces through the processing of raw materials, with the contribution of work, must serve equally for the good of all.” - Pope John Paul II
  • "The only solution is love.", Dorothy Day
  • "Faith is the union of God and the soul.", St. John of the Cross
  • America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts--a child--as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. Mother Theresa
  • It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world., Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
  • Oh my God! Would I might prevent all from offending Thee! Rather, would I could make Thee known, loved and served by all Thy creatures! This is the sole object of my desire, for all things else are unworthy of attention., Saint Anthony Mary Claret
  • Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven., Pope Saint Pius X
  • Even while living in this world, the heart of Mary was so filled with tenderness and compassion for men, that no one ever suffered so much for his own pains as Mary suffered for the pains of others., Saint Jerome
  • The Blessed Sacrament is the first and supreme object of our worship. We must preserve in the depths of our hearts a constant and uninterrupted, profound adoration of this precious pledge of Divine Love., Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
  •  People don't care how much you know until . . . they know how much you care!, Anonymous
  • I should willingly give every drop of my blood to please Him and to prevent sinners offending Him. I shall be satisfied only when I am a victim, to make reparation for my innumerable sins and for the sins of all the world. -Saint Gemma Galgani
  • If I can succeed in saving only a single soul, I can be sure that my own will be saved., Saint Dominic Savio
  • "Life is the gift of a loving God, and each human being is made in the image and likeness of God.  We see life as a sacred trust over which we can claim stewardship, but not absolute dominion." (Catholic Bishops of Florida, Life, Death and the Treatment of Dying Patients, 1989)
  • There is even an acceptance of abortion, which is always, in addition to being an abominable crime (cf. Gaudium et spes, n. 51), a senseless impoverishment of the person and of society itself. Pope John Paull II
  • Motherhood is sometimes presented as something backward or as a limitation of a woman's freedom, thus distorting its true nature and dignity. Children are presented not as what they are — a great gift of God — but rather as something to be defended against John Paul II - Cuba, January 1998
  • The priest is not and must not be a civil servant of the Church. Above all, the priest is a man who lives for the spirit, for God. This being the case, the Seminary is the place where he learns 'to be with Him.' " John Paul II\
  • The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of ChriSaint -Saint Anthony of Padua
  • I was a revolutionary when I was young and all my prayer to God was, "Lord, give me the energy to change the world." As I approached middle age and realized that half my life was gone without my changing a single soul, I changed my prayer to "Lord, give me the grace to change all those who come in contact with me. Just my family and friends, and I shall be satisfied." Now that I am old and my days are numbered, my one prayer is, "God, give me the grace to change myself." If I had prayed this right from the start I should not have wasted my life. The Song of the Bird by Anthony de Mello
  • "Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good." Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christian, 1890
  • "Tell us straight that you do not believe in the Gospel of Christ; for you believe what you want in the Gospel and disbelieve what you want. You believe in yourself rather than in the Gospel." Saint Augustine
  • To lose ourselves in God is simply to give up our own will to Him. When a soul can truly say, "Lord, I have no other will than Thine," it is truly lost in God, and united to Him. -Saint Francis de Sales
  • America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v.Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts --a child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters.
    And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign." (MotherTheresa -- "Notable and Quotable," Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94, p. A14)
  • We can do no great things; only small things with great love. Mother Teresa
  • Some babies die by chance. No baby should die by choice
  • We therefore grossly deceive ourselves in not allotting more time to the study of divine truths. It is not enough barely to believe them, and let our thoughts now and then glance upon them: that knowledge which shows us heaven, will not bring us to the possession of it, and will deserve punishments, not rewards, if it remain slight, weak, and superficial. By serious and frequent meditation it must be concocted, digested, and turned into the nourishment of our affections, before it can be powerful and operative enough to change them, and produce the necessary fruit in our lives. For this all the saints affected solitude and retreats from the noise and hurry of the world, as much as their circumstances allowed them., Saint Apollinaris
  • Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ, Saint Jerome
  • The bread which you use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit. -Saint Basil
  • All we do, our prayers, our work, our suffering, is for Jesus. Our life has no other reason or motivation. Mother Theresa

  • Mary was raised to the dignity of Mother of God rather for sinners than for the just, since Jesus Christ declares that he came to call not the just, but sinners., Saint Anselm
  • One just soul can attain pardon for a thousand sinners. -St Margaret Mary Alacoque
  • One soul saved is worth more than our lives., Saint Madeline Sophie Barat
    O Priest! You are not yourself because you are God. You are not of yourself because you are the servant and minister of ChriSaint You are not you own because you are the spouse of the Church. You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God an man. You are not from yourself because you are nothing. What then are you? Nothing and everything. O Priest! Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you: "He saved others, himself he cannot save!", Saint Norbert
  • As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ., Saint Cyril of Alexandria
  • This is the Bread of everlasting life which supports the substance of
    our soul. -Saint Ambrose
  • Ask, and you will receive. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For the one who asks, receives. The one who seeks, finds. The one who knocks, enters.  Matthew 7:7-9
  • It is not only children who grow parents do to. As much as we watch to see what our children will do with their lives. They are watching to see what we will do with ours. I cannot ask my child to reach for the sun. I can only reach for it myself.,  Joyce Maynard
  • I turn to you, dear parents, and implore you to imitate the Holy
    Family of Nazareth. -St. John Vianney
  • May He who has done everything be blessed, and may charity be awakened in the persons who have helped us. May it please His Majesty to protect us always and give us His grace so that we will not be ungrateful for so many favors, amen. St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to line in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him - the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity. -St. Therese of Lisieux