Words of Inspiration

"Life is passing. Eternity draws nigh. Soon we shall live the very life of God." ~ St Therese

"If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything." ~ St Bonaventure

"Give your heart completely to Mary and beg her to make it like the heart of her Divine Son." ~ St John Eudes

"The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to Him, the more He thinks of me too." ~ St Bernard of Clairvaux

"I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home." ~ St Bernadette Soubirous

"Our business is to gain heaven; everything else is a sheer waste of time." ~ St Vincent de Paul

"Anne is the blessed barren woman, happy mother among mothers, from whose pure womb came forth the shining temple of God, the sanctuary of the Holy Ghost, the Mother of God!" ~ St. Jerome

"Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God's hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child." ~ St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

A person makes progress only by imitating Christ, Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life . . . I should not consider any spirituality worthwhile that would walk in sweetness and ease and run from the imitation of Christ." ~ St John of the Cross

"Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary." ~ Pope Benedict XVI

"The saints were saints because they were cheerful when it was difficult to be cheerful, patient when ti was difficult to be patient, silent when they wanted to speak, and agreeable when they felt the urge to scream. They pushed forward when they wanted to stand still." ~ Fr. Lawrence Lovasik

"Don't worry to the point of losing your inner peace. Pray with perseverance, with faith, with calmness and serenity." ~ Padre Pio

"A good life with contentment is itself a great wealth. For we brought nothing with us into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. So if we have enough of what we need, let us be content with that." ~ St Timothy

"You aim at a devout life, dear child, because as a Christian, you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty." ~ St Francis de Sales

"Courage! God asks of us only our good will; His grace does the rest. What I am most afraid of, is lest you should be discouraged. The Christian motto is Hope! Hope on! Hope ever!" ~ St Theophane Venard

"The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother." ~ St Therese

"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." ~ G.K. Chesterton 

"There is so little distance between heaven and earth that God always hears us. Nothing but a thin veils separates us from God." ~ St Andre Bessette 

 "Always place your confidence in Divine Providence and be assured that sooner heaven and earth shall pass away than that the Lord neglect to protect you." ~ St Padre Pio

"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus accomplish in us all His designs and be Himself our strength and stay, so as to enable us to bear courageously the weight of our responsibilities.—To him who serves God truly, every trouble and infirmity turns into consolations, and through all kinds of trouble he has a paradise within himself even in this world."

How often have I thought that I may owe all the graces I've received to the prayers of a person who begged them from God for me, and whom I shall know only in Heaven." ~ St Therese

"Let us then strive so to live that our prayers may help the servants of God...if we can prevail with God to grant this help to His Church, though we are enclosed in this house, we are fighting for Him." ~ St Teresa of Avila

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." ~ St Francis de Sales

"All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown." ~ St Thomas Becket

"We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature -- trees, flowers, grass -- grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls." ~ St Teresa of Calcutta

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