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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)
01 August Alphonsus Liguori
We must desire our neighbor's good and rejoice when he obtains it. And, on the other hand, we must be sorry for his misfortunes.
He who does not acquire the love of God will scarcely persevere in the grace of God, for it is very difficult to renounce sin merely through fear of being punished.
04 August John Vianney
The pure soul is a beautiful rose, and the three divine persons descend from heaven to inhale its fragrance.
If people would do for God what they do for the world, what a great number of Christians would go to heaven.
11 August Clare of Assisi
Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world which passes like a shadow. Do not let the false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.
14 August Maximilian Kolbe
Mary uses us to defeat evil to give us merit. Through the victory we give glory to God, for we are poor weak persons using spiritual weapons which in the eyes of the world have no power.
23 August Rose of Lima
Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase.
28 August Augustine of Hippo
God could in no wise permit the kind of evil out of which he could not bring good.
Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to his love, and the future to his providence.