Don't you see that Satan and his agents take possession of all inventions
and all achievements of progress to convert them to evil?
All the more reason to finally wake up and get to work
in order to reconquer the positions taken up by the enemy.


- St. Maximilian Kolbe





I do not pray for success,
I ask for faithfulness.


- Mother Teresa





Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are angels.
They become angels when they are sent.
For the name angel refers to their office, not their nature.


- St. Augustine





The mere sight of our dear Jesus cruified
can in a moment soften all our pains.


- Saint Francis de Sales





O Jesus my Lord, help me.
Let what you have planned before all ages happen to me.
I am ready at each beckoning of your holy will.


- Saint Faustina Kowalska





O my Mother, it is to your heart that I come to lay down
the anguish of my heart;
it is there that I draw strength and courage.


- Saint Bernadette





We must live in such a way that we may deserve
to take part in the everlasting Pasch.


- Saint Gregory the Great





Since we have touched on many things,
and have heard the Babe crying in the manger,
and have adored Him there,
let continue our adoration of Him today.
Let us pick Him up in our arms and adore Him as the Son of God.


- St. Jerome





We feel new fervor of love
when we pause in prayer before the crib.


- Blessed John XXIII





"Kindness is a language we all understand.
Even the blind can see it and the deaf can hear it."


- Mother Teresa





"If I were to put all the love in the world into one heart
it would be merely as a spark in comparison with the
Love the Heart of Jesus has for me."


- Mother M. Angeliica





Christ, designing to establish virginity in the heart of the Church,
first preserved virginity in the body of Mary.


- St Augustine





"God giveth life; He will take it away in His own good time.

Meanwhile it is our duty to make life as pleasant and as comfortable
as possible for those of our fellow-creatures whom He has chosen to afflict."


- Blessed Marianne Cope (1905)





"Cancel out our sins today, then, O true God,
wash our souls' face with your only-begotten Son's blood."


- Saint Catherine of Siena





"We have to be willing to do the ridiculous
so God can do the miraculous."


- Mother Angelica





"If you should be in any danger, of soul or body,
call on your Guardian Angel;
and I assure you that he will help you and free you."


- St John Bosco





"All of my affections turned towards the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar,
where I sought my only delight and consolation"


- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque





"I believe that You, 0 Jesus, are in the most holy Sacrament.
I love You and desire You. Come into my heart.
I embrace You. Oh, never leave me.
May the burning and most sweet power of Your love,
0 Lord Jesus Christ, I beseech You,
absorb my mind that I may die through love of Your love,
Who were graciously pleased to die through love of my love."


- St. Francis of Assisi,Deacon,
Franciscan Founder, Stigmatist
(c.1181-1226)





"Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by
accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give
themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones.
To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it."


- G. K. Chesterton





"Love is repaid
by Love alone"


- Saint John of the Cross





There are more tears shed over answered prayers
than over unanswered prayers.


- Saint Teresa of Avila





"Do you want many graces ?
Go and visit the Blessed Sacrament often.

Do you want few graces ?
Visit the Blessed Sacrament rarely.

Do you want none at all ?
Then never pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament,"


- St. John Bosco





"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies
because they become fashions."


- G. K. Chesterton





"I believe that You, 0 Jesus,
are in the most holy Sacrament.
I love You and desire You. Come into my heart.
I embrace You. Oh, never leave me.
May the burning and most sweet power of Your love, 0 Lord Jesus Christ,
I beseech You, absorb my mind that I may die through love of Your love,
Who were graciously pleased to die through love of my love."


- St. Francis of Assisi
Deacon, Franciscan Founder, Stigmatist (c.1181-1226)





If you believe what you like in the gospels,
and reject what you don't like,
it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.


Saint Augustine





"Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference,
which is an elegant name for ignorance."


- G. K. Chesterton





Among all the things that are lovable,
there is one that is more lovable than the rest,
and that most lovable of all things is life.


- St. Anthony of Padula





For me, prayer is the surge of the heart;
it is a simple look turned toward heaven,
it is a cry of recognition and love,
embracing both trial and joy.


- St. Therese of Lisieux





"For us it is happiness to be able to comfort, in a measure, the poor exiles,
and we rejoice that we are unworthy agents of our heavenly Father through
whom He deigns to show His great love and mercy to the sufferers."


- Blessed Mother Marianne
1884





Before all things I must desire the will of God,
for the best honor we can pay Him is to do His will.


Blessed Charles de Foucauld





No one in the world can alter truth.
All we can do is seek it and live it.


- St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe.





O Mary, O Mother of beautiful love, obtain for me a greater measure of love,
to consume me for that God who has died consumed of love for me.


- Saint Alphonsus Liguori





The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart,
so that I should re-call my sins.


- Saint Patrick





"In daily events I must see the providence of God.
Remember this one little truth:
Nothing happens to you without the stamp of
His providence placed upon it before it happens.
That's faith."


- Mother M. Angelica





"When the priests feed the flock committed to them both by their word and
by their example, the people are preserved from many errors."


- Saint John Fisher





"He remains among us until the end of the world.
He dwells on so many altars, though so often offended and profaned."


- St. Maximilian Kolbe





"O amiable Jesus,
it is in this mystery of the Blessed Sacrament
that Thy charity has exerted itself in such a wonderful
manner as to seem to send forth all its flames.
Praise, honor and glory forever to Thy goodness and mercy!"


- St. John Chrysostom





Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones,
but have been won for them,
because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.


- Edith Stein





Do you wish to be great?
Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric?
Think first about the foundations of humility.
The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.


- Saint Augustine





"Complaint always comes back in an echo from the ends of the world;
but silence strengthens us."

- G. K. Chesterton





"Mary's life was a perfect imitation of Jesus. She was humble, hidden, sorrowful and afflicted, but she also knew joys that never entered the heart of man. She is all things to all men that she might understand their failings, though she failed not. She is compassionate with their falls, though she fell not. She followed in the Master's footsteps in order to experience all the sufferings that poor human nature is subject to."

- Mother M. Angelica





"In daily events I must see the providence of God. Remember this one little truth: Nothing happens to you without the stamp of His providence placed upon it before it happens. That's faith."

- Mother M. Angelica





"When I stand up to talk, people listen to me; they will follow what I have to say. Is it any power of mine? Of course not. St. Paul says, 'What have you that you have not received and you who have received, why do you glory as if you had not?' But the secret of my power is that I have never in fifty-five years missed spending an hour in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. That's where the power comes from. That's where sermons are born. That's where every good thought is conceived."

- Archbishop Fulton Sheen





What is adoration? It is the avowal of our inferiority before the divine perfections; it is the acknowledgment of our absolute dependence in face of him who, alone, is of himself the plenitude of being; it is the homage of our subjection in face of the infinite sovereignty.

- Blessed Columba Marmion




If I arise through repentance, I will not die in sin, but snatched from death live forever to tell of your wondrous deeds.

- Saint Hildegard of Bingen




We cannot build up the idea of the apostolate of the laity without the foundation of the liturgy.

Dorothy Day




Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

- Danny Thomas




If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.

- G.K. Chesterton




We cannot find God in noise or agitation.
Trees, flowers, and grass grow in silence.
The stars, the moon, and the sun move in silence.

- Mother Teresa




The Devil writes down our sins -- our guardian angel all our merits. Labor that the guardian angel's book may be full, and the Devil's empty.

- St. John Vianney




When something distasteful or unpleasant comes your way, remember Christ crucified, and be silent.

- Saint John of the Cross




He pours water on Christ's feet who cleanes his conscience from the filth of sin, for Christ walks in the hearts of each and every one.

- St. Ambrose




The strength of Satan who fights against me is something terrible, but may God be praised, for he has placed the cause of my salvation and the ultimate victory in the hands of our heavenly Mother. Protected and guided by so tender a Mother, I will continue to fight as long as God wills.

Saint Pio da Pietrelcina




Jesus,
for you I live;
for you I die!


Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerick




If your heart is gentle, then your judgement will be gentle; if it is charitable, your judgement will be so too. -

St. Francis de Sales




We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.

Saint Teresa of Avila




"When I stand up to talk, people listen to me; they will follow what I have to say. Is it any power of mine? Of course not. St. Paul says, 'What have you that you have not received and you who have received, why do you glory as if you had not?' But the secret of my power is that I have never in fifty-five years missed spending an hour in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. That's where the power comes from. That's where sermons are born. That's where every good thought is conceived."

- Archbishop Fulton Sheen




"My heart bled for the children and I was anxious and hungry to help put a little more sunshine into their dreary lives."

- Blessed Mother Marianne
1889




The finger of God has written us all down and our book shall be opened on the day of revelation.

- St. Gregory Nazianzen




Yes, children, love God well during this life. This is the greatest source of happiness on this earth and the only thing that will make us eternally happy in heaven.

- St. Bernadette




"Jesus, every day you give us this food, showing us yourself in the sacrament of the altar... And what has done this? Your mercy" "Precious Blood, ocean of divine mercy: Flow upon us! Precious Blood, most pure offering: Procure us every grace! Precious Blood, hope and refuge of sinners: Atone for us! Precious Blood, delight of holy souls: Draw us! Amen."

- St. Catherine of Siena




"It was you, Virgin Mary, Who gave us this Body and Blood, Which raises our status so high, that it is beyond the reach of the angels. May you be blessed throughout the world, For giving us such a great gift"

- St. Louis de Montfort




"Doubts increase our Faith when we act according to our beliefs rather than our reasoning."

- Mother M. Angelica




"Christ, 'the Living Bread which came down from heaven,' is the only One Who can satisfy man's hunger at all times and in all parts of the earth."

- Pope John Paul II,
June 1 0, 2004




Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

- Saint Augustine




If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me.

- Saint Patrick




"The culmination of the Mass is not the consecration, but Communion."

- St. Maximilian Kolbe




For me, prayer is the surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and love, embracing both trial and joy.

- St. Therese of Lisieux




What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

- Saint Augustine




Christ beside me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ within me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me.


- Saint Patrick




Cancel out our sins today, then, O true God, wash our souls' face with your only-begotten Son's blood.

- Saint Catherine of Siena





"Try to accept what God is pleased to give you no matter how bitter-God wills it, is the thought that will strengthen you and help you over the hard places if we wish to be true children of God."

- Blessed Mother Marianne Cope
(1905)




"Lord God, Father of all, we come before Thee today empty with our souls in need of healing. We need that confidence and hope that comes from Your Holy Spirit. Help us to realize Your love for us and to give that love to our neighbor. We need to build and renew."

- Mother M. Angelica




The love of Christ knows no limits. It never ends; it does not shrink from ugliness and filth.

- Edith Stein




"We have always with us in this land of miseries our God made Man, who, by His real presence, is with us all the days of our life, and comforts and helps us with the greatest affection and compassion"

- St. Alphonsns




St. Dominic, Priest, Preacher, Dominicans Founder, Spain (1170-1221) - Feast. Aug. 8

While offering Mass in the presence of the King and Queen in London, Dominic went into ecstasy. When he was finally able to continue Mass, at the elevation of the Holy Eucharist, the people saw the Infant Jesus instead of the Host and the Mother of God surrounded by twelve stars! When the chalice was raised they saw Christ on the Cross.





"Every day she (Kateri) was seen to pass whole hours at the foot of the altar, immovable, as if transported beyond herself. Her eyes often explained the sentiments of her breast by the abundance of tears she shed ... Often seeing her benumbed with cold, I have sent her to the cabin to warm herself. She obeyed immediately, but the moment after, returned to the church, and continued there in long communion with Jesus Christ"

- Father Chalenec




"With the children of Israel, I would sing in the fiery furnace; with Mary Magdalene, I would cling to the foot of the cross; with John, I would plunge into a cauldron of boiling oil; with the martyrs, I would drink the chalice of bitterness and, if it were possible, die a thousand times daily for my God, so good is the joy I feel in His Presence"

- St. Margaret af Cartana




"We have ups and downs and sickness and suffering. That is part of the cross. Anyone who imitates Him to the full must share in His passion also. That is why we need prayer/that is why we need the Bread of Life/that is why we have Adoration"

- Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta




"Heavenly Father, when Your priest holds up the Host and says 'Body of Christ: let my soul bow in humble adoration before the love and humility of Jesus. Let my heart be a pure resting place for Your Son. I desire, dear Father, that the image of Jesus grow brighter in my soul after every Holy Communion. At that tremendous moment, God and I are one."

- Mother M. Angelica




"The Blessed Sacrament is indeed the stimulus for us all, for me as it should be for you, to forsake all worldly ambitions"

- Bl. Damien Joseph of Molokai




"The Rosary is our weapon."

- Mother M. Angelica




"The first Corpus Christi procession occurred in a certain sense when Mary, bearing the newly conceived Jesus in her womb, left Nazareth to visit her cousin Elizabeth"
- Pope John Paul II




"I get tired of the darkness all around me" The darkness itself seems to borrow, from the sinners who live in it, the gift of speech. I hear its mocking accents: 'It's all a dream, this talk of a heavenly country"of a God who made it all, who is to be your possession in eternity! "All right, go on longing for death! But death will make nonsense of your hopes; it will only mean a night darker than ever, the night of mere non-existence!"

- St. Therese of Lisieux




"The science of loving, yes, that's the only kind of science I want. I'd barter away everything I possess to win it."

- St. Therese of Lisieux




"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

- Mother Teresa




The time spent for the glory of God and the salvation of souls is never spent badly.

- St Padre Pio




"Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world,"

- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen




"Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are."



- St. John Bosco




"The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, 'Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health.'"

- St. Bernadette Soubirous




"O King of glory, though you hide your beauty, yet the eye of my soul rends the veil. I see the angelic choirs giving you honor without cease. "

- St. Mary Faustina Kowalska




"Do you want many graces? Go and visit the Blessed Sacrament often. Do you want few graces? Visit the Blessed Sacrament rarely. Do you want none at all? Then never pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament,"

- St. John Bosco




Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy.

- Mother Teresa




O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there thy cheerful beams.

- St. Augustine




Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

- St. Francis of Assisi




Hope is the power behind love.
When hope fails, so does love.

- St. John Climacus




"Good works are links that form a chain of love."

- Mother Teresa




"I am not afraid of any disease; hence, it would be my greatest delight even to minister to the abandoned lepers".

- Blessed Mother Marianne
of Molokai 1838-1918




Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing dismay you.
All things pass.
But God never changes.
Whoever has God lacks nothing.
If you have only God,
you have more than enough.


- St. Teresa of Avila




The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins.

-St. Patrick




Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi




The more I feel that God is transforming me, the more I desire to immerse myself in silence. The love of GOD is doing its work in the depths of my soul.

- St. Faustina Kowalska




If you judge people,
you have no time to love them.

- Mother Teresa




When one lives virtuously and suffers afflication in this life, he will in a double sense be following in the footsteps of Christ.

- St. Peter Damian




O Jesus, as long as you have a Heart so merciful, all my evils have a remedy....

- Saint Gemma Galgani




"The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, 'Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health.'"

- St. Bernadette Soubirous




Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil.
Therefore, do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord.

- Ephesians 5:16-17




Our LORD, after the resurrection, did not ask for any volunteers to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth; He gave a command.

We are not volunteers to the mission work; we are inductees. We have been drafted into the Divine service.

- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen