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BarbaraTherese

“Begin again today; what is lost must not cause dejection; what is gained will be lost if you do not begin afresh as if nothing had been done.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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NadaTeTurbe

You lost touch with God when you're in touch with monney. (Mother Theresa)

Also, Saint VIncent de Paul was very good at "short quotes who make you think during hours", such as : 

"Humility is nothing but truth, pride is nothing but lying"
"The poor have much to teach you. You have much to learn from them." 
"God's affairs are accomplished gradually and almost imperceptibly and His spirit is neither violent nor tempestuous."
"When you are called from your prayers to serve the poors, you lose nothing, since to serve the poors is to go to God."
"The poor is your master. You are the servant"
"One must be firm and unchanging with regard to the end but gentle and humble as to the means'

 

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Tab'le De'Bah-Rye

" Prefer nothing whatsoever to Christ " St Benedict.

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BarbaraTherese

“The Holy Spirit would appear to create disorder in the Church, since he brings the diversity of charisms and gifts; yet all this, by his working, is a great source of wealth, for the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of unity, which does not mean uniformity, but which leads everything back to harmony.” (Pope Francis, Pentecost Homily 2013).......... not an official saint as yet.:hehe2:)

The above rather reminds me of St Augustine: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”

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Era Might

Not a Saint's saying but a beautiful song from an American prophet, Don McLean, I wanted to post it, it's called Homeless Brother.

"Somewhere the dogs are barking and the children seem to know, that Jesus on the highway was a lost hobo"

Reminds me of an actual Saint's saying, St. Paul in Galatians 2:10, "Remember the poor."

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Pia Jesu

"Jesus is with me.  I have nothing to fear."

"The day of my death will be the most beautiful day of my life."

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

 

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BarbaraTherese

Today's Saint Quote

 

Not a saint as yet, but then Pope Francis's journey is still unfolding as is all our journeys - and God can create a saint with the blink of an eye as it were and in an instant. 

Who would have thought a little quite unknown Carmelite nun who only lived only to 24 years of age with 8 years in Carmel - and who her fellow nuns living daily side by side with her in strict enclosure thought of as (sort of): "ok a good sort of Carmelite nun, but nothing at all special" would become one of the greatest canonised saints of our age (revolutionising our spiritual concepts as none other) and after her death, a declared Doctor of The Church!!!  (St Therese of Lisieux) - Talk about our God of The Complete Surprise!

On ‎7‎/‎06‎/‎2016 at 3:23 AM, Papist said:

"Love God and Do As You Please"  St. Augustine

I used to ponder and ponder over the above quotation from St Augustine, no little startled by it over and over again.  Then one day I woke up - i.e. if you Love God then your whole heart and being, desire, is focused on pleasing Him.................and then I smiled at the insight and even the clever wit of our St Augustine.

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BarbaraTherese

.........and again Our God of The Surprise..........

  Who would have thought a publicly confessed sinner like St Augustine who had the audacity and sheer cheek to say to God: "Lord, please make me celibate - but not yet" would become a canonised saint and a great theologian and declared Doctor of The Church and whose theology still influences Church thought in all areas even today, some 1200 odd years after his death.

How many times do I say to God indeed: "I really will do so and so..........but not yet - You need to wait for a while"..............

.........what God gifted surprises still await us in the wings somewhere ? ................

Edited by BarbaraTherese

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BarbaraTherese

Have patience with yourselves

when you see that you have failed—

and patience with others

when they seem to have done so ... 

Mary MacKillop - February 16, 1874 

 

Pope Francis has said to the world:

 ‘ … Have you thought about God's patience, the patience God has with each one of us? That is God’s mercy. God always has patience, patience with us.   God understands us, and waits for us …’ 

March 17, 2013

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BarbaraTherese

James Chapter 2:

8 However, if you fulfill the royal 4 law according to the scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.

9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.10 For whoever keeps the whole law, but falls short in one particular, has become guilty in respect to all of it. 11 For he who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not kill." Even if you do not commit adultery but kill, you have become a transgressor of the law.

12 So speak and so act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom. 5

13 For the judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

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