Sunday, July 31, 2011

When the heart is pure

When the heart is pure it cannot help loving, because it has discovered the source of love which is God.
--Saint John Vianney

Saturday, July 30, 2011

God's gifts

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
--Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Saturday, July 23, 2011

God alone

He who has the right confidence in God knows that his prayer is never condemned by God, Whose merciful glance is always turned toward us; but he also knows that God alone can judge what profits us best and that, therefore, His answer is always the answer of omniscient charity.
-- Dietrich von Hildebrand in Transformation in Christ

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

True confidence in God

He who is filled with true confidence in God clings, in the presence of all things that by themselves justly arouse his anxiety, to the supreme reality and the omnipotent love and mercy of God.
--Dietrich von Hildebrand in Transformation in Christ

Friday, July 15, 2011

To the house of thy friend

Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
--Author unknown

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Not a single beauty

There is not a single beauty in the million-million shades which embellish the flowers of grove or garden or field, or clothe, at dawn or noontide or sunset, the face of earth and heaven, which is not a creation of glorious light, the visible image of His divine countenance in Whom is the source of all splendor and life and beauty.
--Rev. Bernard O'Reilly in The Mirror of True Womanhood

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Not the cry

Not the cry, but the flight of the wild bird leads the flock to fly and to follow."
--Chinese proverb

Saturday, July 9, 2011

To wish him well

What is meant by love? To love a person is to wish him well.
--Right Rev. Msgr. John S. Vaughan

Thursday, July 7, 2011


We must begin with love, continue with love, and end with love.
--Saint Francis de Sales

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
--C.S. Lewis

Monday, July 4, 2011

Against the current

We who, by the Grace of God, have been blessed with the protection of the Church’s law and authority, can never quite understand why any one can ever think that obedience to that law and authority is enslaving. On the contrary, it is positively romantic. The laws and doctrines of the Church are not dams which stop up the river of Thought; they are levees which prevent that river from overflowing the countryside. They are not wrenches thrown into the machinery of life, but oils which make it run more smoothly. It is easy to fall into the excesses of the modern world, just as it is easy to fall off a log. It is easy to float down stream with the popular fancies – even dead bodies can float down stream. But it is exhilarating to fight against the current.
--Archbishop Fulton Sheen 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A good book

A good book is indeed a faithful friend, that will give us counsel without cowardice or flattery, on the one hand, and without any personal bitterness, on the other.
--Rev. Michael Mueller

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Better and happier

Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.
--Mother Teresa

Friday, July 1, 2011

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Build yourself a cell in your heart and retire there to pray.
--Saint Catherine of Siena

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning with love for mankind, have mercy on us!