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St. Philip Neri

 

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The saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit, but watered from the same source.  The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same spirit that works in all of them.
(Sayings of the Desert Fathers)

 

04 November Charles Borromeo

 

If teaching is your job, then study diligently and apply yourself to whatever is necessary for doing the job well. Be sure that you first teach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.

 

08 November    Elizabeth of the Trinity

 

A soul which remains like a lyre under the mysterious touch of the Holy Spirit so that he may draw from it divine harmonies, knows that suffering is a string that produces still more beautiful sounds, so it loves to see this string on its instrument that it may more delightfully move the heart of God.

 

10 November   Leo the Great, pope


We possess true peace when the flesh is subjected to the spirit and the spirit is subjected to God.

Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without a struggle.

11 November Martin of Tours

 

Lord, if I am still to be of assistance to your people, I do not decline the labor. Your will be done.

 

13 November Frances Xavier Cabrini

 

We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; on sciences or on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.

 

15 November Albert the Great

 

The greater and more persistent your prayer and confidence in God is, the more abundantly will He give you grace, and answer you.

 

It is by the path of love, which is charity, that God draws near to man and man to God. But where charity is not found, God cannot dwell. If then, we possess charity, we possess God, for God is charity.

 

17 November   Elizabeth of Hungary

I want to be able to say to Jesus: Jesus when you were hungry, I gave you to eat.  When you were naked, I clothed you.  When you were sick, I visited you.

 

23 November Clement I of Rome, Pope

 

This world and that to come are two enemies. We cannot therefore be friends to both; but we must resolve which we would give up and which we would enjoy.

 

Let us turn our eyes to the father and creator of the universe, and when we consider how precious and peerless are his gifts of peace, let us embrace them eagerly for ourselves.

 

 25 November   Moses the Ethiopian

G
od will not hear our prayers unless we acknowledge ourselves to be sinners.  We do this when we ponder on our own sins alone, and not on those of our neighbor.

 

 

 

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