"God is the friend of silence. We need to find God, but we cannot find Him in noise, in excitement. See how nature, the trees, the flowers, the grass grow in deep silence. See how the stars, the moon and the sun move in silence. The more we receive in our silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. Silence gives us a new way of looking at everything. We need this silence to touch souls. The important things is not what we say but what God says to us and what He says through us." - Mother TeresaRead More
In the evening, it is advisable to have a short devotional period before supper, when you place yourself before Jesus Christ, crucified. Rekindle the thoughts from your morning meditation and let your soul breathe forth acts of love, humility and contrition. Present your petitions with all confidence.
The examination of conscience should be made before you go to bed. It should contain four points:
1. Thank God for having kept you throughout this day.
2. Examine your conduct as you look back at the whole day. Reflect, for instance, on where, with whom and in what works you have been engaged.
3. If you see that you have done some good, thank God for it. If you have done anything wrong, in thought, word or deed, ask pardon from the Divine Majesty with a resolution to confess at the first opportunity. You must also make careful amendment for anything wrong.
4. Finally, recommend yourself, body and soul, to God's providence, along with the Church, the nation, your relatives and friends. Ask Mary and the angels and saints to watch over you and for you. Then with God's blessing take the rest he has decreed as necessary.
Source: Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de SalesRead More
1. He who is devout to the Blessed Mother will certainly never be lost. - St. Ignatius of Antioch
2. May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing. - St. Padre Pio
3. Him whom the heavens cannot contain, the womb of one woman bore. She ruled our Ruler; she carried Him in whom we are; she gave milk to our Bread. - St. Augustine
4. If the hurricanes of temptation rise against you, or you are running upon the rocks of trouble, look to the star-call on Mary! - St. Bernard of ClairvauRead More
1. They exemplify heroic virtue and radiate a moral joy.
2. They are ambitious, but not on a mission to prove anything to the world. God's opinion is the only one that matters.
3. They answer softly when challenged harshly.
4. They are dignified when others try to humiliate them, restrained when others try to provoke them.Read More
Start and end each day by expressing gratitude.
Keep a notepad by your bed and write down 3 things you’re grateful for and thank God for your many blessings.
"What most attracts God's graces is gratitude, because if we thank Him for a gift, He is touched and hastens to give us ten more, and if we thank Him again with the same enthusiasm, what an incalculable multiplication of graces! I have experienced this: try it yourself and you will see! My gratitude for everything he gives me is limitless, and I prove it to Him in a thousand ways." - St. Therese of LisieuxRead More
4 Saint Quotes About Forgiveness...
1. No one heals himself by wounding another. - St. Ambrose of Milan
2. There are many kinds of alms; the giving of which helps us to obtain pardon for our sins; but none is greater than that by which we forgive from our heart a sin that someone has committed against us. - St. Augustine
3. The saints rejoiced at injuries and persecutions, because in forgiving them they had something to present to God when they prayed to Him. - St. Teresa of Avila
4. He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart. - St. FaustinaRead More
1. "Act in a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God." - St. Faustina
2. He who is kind is free, even if he is a slave; he who is evil is a slave, even if he is a king. - St. Augustine of Hippo
3. Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks and serve Him with great humility. - St. Francis of Assisi
4. Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be - and becoming that person. - St. Therese of LisieuxRead More
1. I do not know what is happening to me. I know one thing only with certainty: the Lord will not break his promises. "Do not fear, I will make you suffer, but I will give you strength." (Jesus keeps repeating to me). - St. Padre Pio
2. Jesus tells me that in love it is he who delights me; in suffering, on the other hand, it is I who delight him. - St. Padre Pio
3. I blush: I know very well that the Cross is the pledge of love, the Cross is the deposit for forgiveness, and the love that is not fed and nourished by the Cross is not true love, and becomes fire on straw. - St. Padre Pio
4. To souls loved by God, tribulations are more precious than gold or rest. These souls will be very happy if they constantly persevere: 'For a day in your courts is better than a thousand years in the tents of sinners," sang the royal Prophet. - St. Padre PioRead More
We should teach our children to love one another at home. They can learn this only from their mother and father, when they see the parents' love for each other.
- Mother TeresaRead More
1. Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
2. Speak as little as possible about yourself.
3. Smile at one another.
4. Accept whatever He gives and give whatever He takes with a big smile.
5. Accept small irritations with good humor.
6. Pass over the mistakes of others.
7. Feel the need to pray often during the day and take the trouble to pray. If you want to pray better, you must pray more.
8. Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier.
9. And, finally, remember God loves you. Love one another as He loves you. Love is sharing, love is giving the best you have.Read More