Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Devotion to Mary, Sign of Salvation

"God revealed to Saint Catherine of Siena, 'in His goodness, and on account of the Incarnate Word, He had granted to Mary, who was His Mother, that no one, not even a sinner, who devoutly recommends himself to her should ever become the prey of Hell.'"

Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, The Glories of Mary, Ch. VIII, 1
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Unless Your Justice Abound More Than That of the Scribes and Pharisees, You Shall Not Enter into the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt. 5:20)


If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath anything against thee; Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

In You


"For my heart cannot rest or be fully content until, rising above all gifts and every created thing, it rests in You."

Imitation of Christ, III, 21, 2

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Tolerant to Error?


"There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance. Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons. We must be tolerant to persons because they are human; we must be intolerant about principles because they are divine. We must be tolerant to the erring, because ignorance may have led them astray; but we must be intolerant to the error, because Truth is not our making, but God's..."


Bishop Fulton J Sheen


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Saint Jerome Dixit: Same Causes Produce the Same Effects


“Do you want to correct yourself of your faults? Anticipate and avoid the occasions in which you have succumbed; if you do not do this, the same causes will produce the same effects. Examine your life and you will see that the occasions and the dangerous companies are the ones that, every day, make you relapse into the same sins. A pilot does not approach but trembling to the place where before he was shipwrecked; a convalescent does not even dare to touch the fruit that made him sick; only the sinner looks for the occasions that have lost him. What need is there to go to such a part, where each day it is necessary to overcome or perish?”

Saint Jerome

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Freedom


"Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that heaven has bestowed upon men; no treasures that the earth holds buried or the sea conceals can compare with it; for freedom, as for honour, life may and should be ventured; and on the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can fall to the lot of man".

Don Quiote of la Mancha, Part II, Chapter 58

Painting by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
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