Quote/s of the Day – 5 November – Feast of All Saints and Blesseds of the Jesuits
“If our church is not marked by caring for the poor,
the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy.”
“Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need.
The man to whom our Lord has been liberal
ought not to be stingy.
We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy
as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.”
St Ignatius Loyola SJ (1491-1556)
“Take care, take care, never to close your heart to anyone!”
St Peter Faber (1506-1546)
“To do the will of God,
man must despise his own –
the more he dies to himself,
the more he will live to God.”
St Peter Claver SJ (1581-1654)
“God gave Himself to you:
give yourself to God.”
St Robert Southwell SJ (1561-1595)
“Any friend of the poor, is a friend of God.”
“Take life in instalments.
This one day now.
At least let this be a good day.
Be always beginning.”
Blessed John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933)
“I hold that every poor man,
every vagrant, every beggar,
is Christ carrying His cross.
And as Christ, we must love and help him.”
“Christ roams through our streets
in the person of so many
of the suffering poor, sick and dispossessed
and people thrown out of their miserable slums.
Christ huddled under bridges,
in the person of so many children
who lack someone to call father,
who have been deprived for many years,
without a mother’s kiss on their foreheads…
Christ is without a home!
Shouldn’t we want to give Him one,
those of us who have the joy of a comfortable home,
plenty of good food,
the means to educate
and assure the future of our children?”
St Alberto Hurtado SJ (1901-1952)
” To serve Christ is to love this concrete Church
and to serve her with generosity
and with the spirit of obedience.”
“Ask for the grace of shame;
the shame that comes from the constant dialogue of mercy with Him;
the shame that makes us blush before Jesus Christ;
the shame that puts us in tune with the heart of Christ who is made sin for me;
the shame that harmonises our heart in tears and accompanies us in the daily following of “my Lord”.
Pope Francis SJ – 31 July 2013 on the Feast of St Ignatius