Favourite Quotes

Samuel

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Do you have any favourite quotes from sound Catholic authors? Any passages from the writings of the saints that made a lasting impression on you? Any wise words that you think other Catholics might find useful?

Let this thread be a collection of such quotes and short snippets. If possible, please include the reference so people can find out more from the work and/or author you quoted from.

 

ReginaClareJane

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The only book that is of any help to me now is the Gospel, and in it I shall find all that I need. I hear Our Lord telling me the one thing I have to do: "Learn of Me, because I am meek and humble of heart," and this brings the peace that He has promised: "and you shall find rest to your souls" (Matt. xi, 29).

- St. Therese of Lisieux, Novissima Verba

 

Elisa

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Splinters from the Cross

Little headaches, little heartaches, little griefs of every day.

Little trials and vexations, how they throng around our way!

One great cross, immense and heavy, so it seems to our weak will,

Might be borne with resignation, but these many small ones kill.

Yet all life is formed of small things, little leaves, make up the trees,

Many tiny drops of water, blending, make the mighty seas.

Let us not then by impatience, mar the beauty of the whole,

But for love of Jesus bear all, in the silence of our soul.

Asking Him for grace sufficient, to sustain us through each loss,

And to treasure each small offering, as a splinter from His Cross.

– Author Unknown –

 

ReginaClareJane

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Splinters from the Cross

Little headaches, little heartaches, little griefs of every day.

Little trials and vexations, how they throng around our way!

One great cross, immense and heavy, so it seems to our weak will,

Might be borne with resignation, but these many small ones kill.

Yet all life is formed of small things, little leaves, make up the trees,

Many tiny drops of water, blending, make the mighty seas.

Let us not then by impatience, mar the beauty of the whole,

But for love of Jesus bear all, in the silence of our soul.

Asking Him for grace sufficient, to sustain us through each loss,

And to treasure each small offering, as a splinter from His Cross.

– Author Unknown –

Oh, I so liked this, Elisa. Thank you for sharing!

 

Ginny D

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I found this prayer a couple of weeks ago. Hope it is not too long...

I am involved in homeschooling my children at secondary level and this proves to be a daily intellectual challenge.

Hard as it is to admit, it remains an undeniable fact that my body is over 50 years old and while at first it came as a surprise, I am now forced to accept that, even I, am succumbing to the aging process. This prayer is a comfort and a blessing and you will find it on page 35 of Fr. Chad Ripperger's book 'Deliverance Prayers for Use by the Laity'.

Into thy hands , Mary, I commend my body and my soul. I ask thee to provide for them and to protect them. I ask thee to protect them from the evil one. I ask thee to enlighten my mind, strengthen my will, and refrain my appetites by grace. Our Lady and St. Michael, call down from Heaven the legions of angels under your command to protect me; I ask of thee all the things I ask of my guardian Angel. My guardian angel, under thy intellectual and volitional protection I place my body. I ask thee to illumine my mind and refrain my appetites. I ask thee to strengthen my cogitative power, (I add 'and cognitive power'), my memory and my imagination. Help me to remember the things I should and not remember the things I should not. Help me to associate the things I should and not to associate the things I should not. Give me good clear images in my imagination. I ask thee to drive away all the demons that might affect me while I sleep (or throughout the course of the day). (Help me to sleep and, if thou should deem it prudent, direct my dreams. Help me to arise refreshed). Amen.

 
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