Quote/s of the Day – 28 April – The Memorial of St Pope Pius V (1504-1572), St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716), St Peter Chanel (1803-1841) Martyr and St Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962)
“All the evils of the world,
are due to lukewarm Catholics.”
St Pope Pius V
“Take advantage of little sufferings
even more than of great ones.
God considers not so much what we suffer,
as how we suffer. . . Turn everything to profit
as the grocer does in his shop.”
St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716)
“It does not matter, whether or not I am killed,
the religion has taken root on the island,
it will not be destroyed by my death,
since it comes not from men but from God.”
St Peter Chanel (1803-1841) Martyr
“Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance:
through its crystal the world should see God.”
“Love and sacrifice are closely linked,
like the sun and the light.
We cannot love without suffering
and we cannot suffer without love.”
St Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962)
Quote/s of the Day – 2 January – The Memorial of St Basil the Great (329-379) and St Gregory of Nazianzen (330-390) Fathers & Doctors of the Church
“The hairsplitting difference between
formed and unformed makes no difference to us.
Whoever deliberately commits abortion
is subject to the penalty for homicide.”
“The bread which you use
is the bread of the hungry;
the garment hanging in your wardrobe
is the garment of him who is naked;
the shoes you do NOT wear,
are the shoes of the one who is barefoot;
the acts of charity that you do NOT perform,
are so many INJUSTICES that you commit.”
“A tree is known by its fruit;
a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost;
he who sows courtesy reaps friendship
and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
St Basil the Great (329-379) Father & Doctor of the Church
“Give something, however small,
to the one in need.
For it is not small to one who has nothing.
Neither is it small to God,
if we have given what we could.”
“If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary
is the Mother of God,
such a one is a stranger
to the Godhead.”
“God accepts our desires as though
they were of great value.
He longs ardently for us to desire and love Him.
He accepts our petitions for benefits,
as though we were doing Him a favour.
His joy in giving, is greater than ours in receiving.
So let us not be apathetic in our asking,
nor set too narrow bounds to our requests;
nor ask for frivolous things
unworthy of God’s greatness.”
St Gregory of Nazianzen (330-390) Father & Doctor of the Church