21 December 2007


"Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved."
--St. John of the Cross

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."
--Saint Augustine

"Jacob did not cease to be a Saint because he had to attend to his flocks."
--St. Teresa of Avila

"Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end . . . and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal."
--St. Teresa of Avila

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

"Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections."
--St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi

"It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others."
--St John of the Cross

"You know that our Lord does not look at the greatness or difficulty of our action, but at the love with which you do it. What, then, have you to fear?"
--St Therese of Lisieux

"To reach satisfaction in all desire satisfaction in nothing."
--St. John of the Cross

"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."
--Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"Believe that others are better than you in the depths of their soul, although outwardly you may appear better than they."
--St. Augustine