when are we going to start doing something good?
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)
Although you may have many faults, approach Christ in the Blessed Sacrament with confidence;
for the greater your infirmity, the more you stand in need of a physician.
A great servant of God once said, If some bitterness were not mingled in our earthly cup, we should be content with our exile, and think less of our own true country.
The prayers of Mary his mother are a pleasure to the Son, because he desired to grant all that is granted on
her account, and thus recompense her for the favor she did him in giving him his body.
God 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.
Can any sin be called unimportant, since every sin involves some contempt of God?
As the light of the sun so greatly surpasses that of the stars that in it they are no longer visible, it so overwhelms them that they are so dimmed as if they did not exist; so does the great virgin mother surpass in sanctity the whole court of heaven.
If everyone would take only according to his needs and would leave the surplus to the needy, no one would
be rich, no one poor, no one in misery.
The bread you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies in your chest belongs to the naked; the gold that you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.
They hanged upon a tree Him who stretches out the earth; they transfixed Him with nails who laid firm the foundation of the world; they circumscribed Him who circumscribed the heavens; they bound Him who frees sinners.
27 February Gabriel Possenti
Mary - If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of a person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her.