Quotes

Quotes of the Church Triumphant:
 
"Love cannot triumph unless it becomes the one passion of our life. Until we have a passionate love for Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, we shall accomplish nothing. Certainly, Our Lord loves us passionately in the Eucharist ; He loves us blindly without a thought for Himself, devoting Himself entirely for our good. We should love Him as He loves us." -- St. Peter Eymard

"We therefore grossly deceive ourselves in not allotting more time to the study of divine truths. It is not enough barely to believe them, and let our thoughts now and then glance upon them: that knowledge which shows us heaven, will not bring us to the possession of it, and will deserve punishments, not rewards, if it remain slight, weak, and superficial. By serious and frequent meditation it must be concocted, digested, and turned into the nourishment of our affections, before it can be powerful and operative enough to change them, and produce the necessary fruit in our lives. For this all the saints affected solitude and retreats from the noise and hurry of the world, as much as their circumstances allowed them."  -- St. Apollinaris

"A weak minded person is frequently diverted toward pursuing exterior happiness when the breath of popular favor accompanies his good actions. So he gives up his own personal choices, prefering to remain at the mercy of whatever he hears from others. Thus, he rejoices not so much to become but to be called blessed. Eager for praise, he gives up what he had begun to be; and so he is severed from God by the very means by which he appeared to be commendable in God." -- Pope St. Gregory the Great

"All troubles of the Church, all the evils in the world, flow from this source: that men do not by clear and sound knowledge and serious consideration penetrate into the truths of Sacred Scripture." -- St. Theresa of Avila, A.D. 1515-1582

"How many sins have entered into the soul through the eye as Holy Scripture indicates? [1 Jn. 2:16]. That is why they must fast by keeping them lowered and not permitting them to look upon frivolous and unlawful objects; the ears, by depriving them of listening to vain talk which serves only to fill the mind with worldly images; the tongue, in not speaking idle words and those which savor of the world or the things of the world. We ought also to cut off useless thoughts, as well as vain memories and superfluous appetites and desires of our will. In short, we ought to hold in check all those things which keep us from loving or tending to the Sovereign Good." -- St. Francis de Sales

"How often have I thought that I may owe all the graces I've received to the prayers of a person who begged them from God for me, and whom I shall know only in heaven." ~ St. Therese

"Our love for the Blessed Sacrament should be carried to the highest degree: the highest degree of love and adoration is the silence which prays and pours itself out in adoration before the grandeur of a hidden God." -- St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted." -- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
"A smile is laughter's whisper and has its roots in the soul." --Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
"We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it, because it is only in this way that the Church can be effectively renewed. How many times, indeed, has the renewal of the Church been effected in blood? This time, again, it will not be otherwise. We must be strong, we must prepare ourselves, we must entrust ourselves to Christ and to His Mother, and we must be attentive, very attentive, to the prayer of the Rosary." ~ POPE JOHN PAUL II, interview with Catholics at Fulda, Germany, Nov. 1980

"Grant, O Lord, that my heart may neither desire nor seek anything but what is necessary for the fulfillment of Your Holy Will. May health or sickness, riches or poverty, honors or contempt, humiliations, leave my soul in that state of perfect detachment to which I desire to attain for Your greater honor and Your greater glory. Amen"  -- St. Ignatius Loyola


"Be mindful, O Lord, of my unworthy self, according to the abundance of your mercies. Forgive all my offenses, deliberate or accidental, and withdraw not the grace of your Holy Spirit because of my sins." -- St. Basil the Great


"The prayer of the sick person in his patience and his acceptance of the sickness for the love of Jesus Christ. This has great worth when it is motivated by the imitation of how much He suffered for us, and by penance for our sins."  -- St. Charles of Seeze


"The sinner who is ashamed to do evil is closer to God than the upright man who is ashamed to do good."  -- Saint Pio of Pietrelcina



"Don't worry about me no matter what happens in this world. Nothing can happen to me that God doesn't want. And all that He wants, no matter how bad it may appear to us, is really for the best." -- St. Thomas More

"He who truly desires Love, seeks it truly. And he who truly seeks it, surely finds it. And he who finds it has found the Fountain of Life." -- St. Francis de Sales
 

"There is something in humility that strangely exalts the heart."  -- St. Augustine
 


"Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned, persevering, and accompanied with great reverence. One should consider that he stands in the presence of a God, and speaks with a Lord before whom the angels tremble from awe and fear."  -- St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi
"When you love unseemly conversation, you prepare a feast for demons and sell you soul for their fodder." -- St. Ephraem the Syrian

"Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left." -- Fulton J Sheen

“Prayer is helplessness casting itself on Power, infirmity leaning on Strength, misery reaching to Mercy, and a prisoner clamoring for Relief.”
-- Fulton J Sheen
"Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh." -- St. John Bosco

"To believe in the brotherhood of man without the Fatherhood of God would make men a race of bastards." --Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Don't draw back, and worse still, don't stop going up the Calvary of life. Jesus will extend His hand to steady you. The thought of the sustaining grace of God and the prize that Jesus has reserved for you will be a sweet comfort.
-- Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray. – Saint Louis de Montfort
Trust the past to the Mercy of God, the present to His Love, and the future to His Providence.  -- St. Augustine

When I consider Jesus' love on the one hand and my own ingratitude on the other, I should like to tell Him that if I cannot correspond to his love he should stop loving me; only in this way do I feel less guilty. But this is too terrifying a thing for me, and hence it makes me invariably pray Jesus to continue to love me and to help me Himself if I do not succeed in loving Him as much as He deserves. -- St. Padre Pio

We therefore grossly deceive ourselves in not allotting more time to the study of divine truths. It is not enough barely to believe them, and let our thoughts now and then glance upon them: that knowledge which shows us heaven, will not bring us to the possession of it, and will deserve punishments, not rewards, if it remain slight, weak, and superficial. By serious and frequent meditation it must be concocted, digested, and turned into the nourishment of our affections, before it can be powerful and operative enough to change them, and produce the necessary fruit in our lives. For this all the saints affected solitude and retreats from the noise and hurry of the world, as much as their circumstances allowed them. -- St. Apollinaris


Quotes of the Church Militant:  

"My other bible is a Rosary." ~Gabriel Castillo
A Christian martyr says "I will die for what I believe." A Muslim martyr says "YOU will die for what I believe." ~unknown

"Be prepared and you won't be scared!" ~ Fr. John Corapi

"There is also something sinister which stems from the fact that freedom and tolerance are so often separated from truth. This is fuelled by the notion, widely held today, that there are no absolute truths to guide our lives. Relativism, by indiscriminately giving value to practically everything, has made “experience” all-important. Yet, experiences, detached from any consideration of what is good or true, can lead, not to genuine freedom, but to moral or intellectual confusion, to a lowering of standards, to a loss of self-respect, and even to despair." ~ Pope BENEDICT XVI

"We pray that the Lord makes us understand how much our life is precious to His Eyes; (that He) reinforces our faith in eternal life; that He makes us men of hope, who work to build a world open to God, men full of joy, who know how to see the beauty of the future world among the worries of daily life and live, believe and hope in this certainty."
~ Pope Benedict XVI 8.15.10

Famous Quotes:

There comes a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
~Adam Lindsay Gordon


MY Quotes  :) 
Thought I'd make a spot to put some of my 'pearls of wisdom' lol ... However, I believe some of these might be Divinely Inspired ... you be the judge :)

"Where there's LIFE, there's HOPE, where there's HOPE, there's LOVE, where there's LOVE, there's GOD ... where there's GOD, there's MIRACLES!!!" 5/29/11


"In all things we give thanks to Him Who gave ALL for us." 11/26/10


"If we weren't so deluded about what's HERE and were more informed about what's THERE, we wouldn't fear death at all." 10/20/2010 15:20
"May the Bishops, Priests and clergy (and all the faithful) receive the graces required to be the servants God desires!" 10/6/10
 

"Is the Miracle the relative few times the Host Bled, or is the real Miracle all the times It does NOT Bleed?" 7/21/10

 "Jesus is the Bread of Life ... without Him, you're just burnt toast!" 6/22/10

"Be careful with pedestals. One thing I've learned is that no matter if you get up on them yourself or someone else puts you up there, you always wind up off it sooner or later. Either you fall or you're pushed. Whether they're high or low, when you hit the ground, it still hurts a lot ... even if the fall is a mere 2 inches." 6/7/10

"We can't fool God and we're fools if we even try." 5/4/10

 "No one should change how they feel or act towards another because of how someone else was perceived to be treated .. everything that's not dogma is relative." 4/28/10

"If folks argued less about Faith and *lived* it more, the world would be a better place." 2008

"Religion is not a matter of *opinion*, it is a matter of TRUTH. Not your truth or my truth, but THE Truth" 2007

"Learning to step back, and to examine your own heart (before you give someone a piece of your mind) is one of the best ways to grow peace in your soul." 2005

"Jesus never asked us to be 'comfortable' with what He passed down to us through Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium .. He asks that we accept, believe, and love." aprox 1982

"To help others is commendable ...
To refuse help from others is not only foolish, but selfish." aprox 1982

"He who never learns to accept kindness from others diminishes the return of his investment in life." aprox 1982

"The seasons change, so too, our lives.
Don't embrace your sorrows and losses by living in the past;
for then your arms will be too full to reach out to the future.
Rather be mindful of misfortunes and cherish sweet memories;
For then, you allow yourself to welcome each new day with hope
And live this wonderful GIFT called LIFE!" aprox 1982



FAMOUS QUOTES BY NOTABLE FOLKS

Disturb us, Lord: by Sir Francis Drake

“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, ?when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, ?when we arrive safely because we sailed too close to the shore. ?
Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life, ?having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, ?and in our efforts to build a new earth, ?we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim. ?

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, ?where storms will show Your Mastery, ?where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. ?We ask You to push back the horizon of our hopes, ?and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. ?This we ask in the name of our Captain, Who is Jesus Christ.”




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Apocalypse 21:1-5
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth was gone, and the sea is now no more. And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and He will dwell with them. And they shall be His people; and God Himself with them shall be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away. And He that sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new.