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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)
03 MAR Katherine Drexel
Love is proved by deeds.
There is no time to occupy one's thoughts with that complacency or consideration of what others will think. Your business is simply, "What will my Father in Heaven think."
Temporal things, after all, are only to be valued, inasmuch as they bring us and many others - as many as possible - to the same eternal joys for which we were all created.
03 MAR Mark the Hermit
A humble and spiritually active man, when he reads the Holy Scriptures, will refer everything to himself and not to another.
The proud one does not know himself. If he knew himself and his own stupidity, he would not be conceited.
06 MAR Colette
If there be a true way that leads to the everlasting kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.
07 MAR Perpetua, and Felicity
Remain firm in the faith, and love one another, all of you, and be not upset at my sufferings.
09 MAR Francis of Rome
Hope everything from the mercy of God. It is a boundless as His Power.
10 MAR Macarius of Jerusalem
It is impossible for a soul to cross the dreadful ocean of sins, and to keep God's commandments and be saved, unless it is aided by the spirit of Jesus Christ and borne along in the vessel of divine grace.
15 MAR Louise de Marillac
Be diligent in serving the poor, love the poor, honor them, as you would Christ himself.
17 MAR Patrick of Ireland
This is the way we thank God for correcting us and taking notice of us: we honor and praise his wonders before every nation under heaven.
Woe to those who amass goods which are not their own. What will a man gain if he wins the whole world and suffers the loss of his own life?
18 MAR Cyril of Jerusalem
Since Christ himself has said, "This is my body," who shall dare to doubt that it is his body?
The root of all good works is the hope of the resurrection; for the expectation of the reward moves the soul to good works.
21 MAR Nicholas of Flue
Be sober and hard-working men; avoid all vanity in dress which will exclude you from heaven.
27 MAR John Damascence
Whoever loves Mary attaches his soul to a steadfast anchor which will draw him to the port of happiness.
30 MAR John Climacus
Run from places of sin as if from the plague.
Prayer is the bridge over temptations, the death of sadness and the token of future glory.