Quote/s of the Day – Speaking of Prayer
“Virtues are formed by prayer.
Prayer preserves temperance.
Prayer suppresses anger.
Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.
Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit
and raises man to Heaven.”
St Ephrem of Syria (306-373) Father & Doctor of the Church
“When we pray,
the voice of the heart
must be heard
more than proceedings
from the mouth.”
St Bonaventure (1217-1274) Doctor of the Church
“We do not have to talk very much
in order to pray well.
We know that God is there,
in His holy tabernacle;
let us open our hearts to Him;
let us rejoice in His Presence –
this is the best prayer.”
St John Marie Baptiste Vianney (1786-1859) Patron of Priests
“Without Prayer nothing good is done.
God’s works are done with our hands joined
and on our knees.
Even when we run,
we must remain spiritually
kneeling before Him.”
Blessed Luigi Orione (1872-1940)
“You go to pray;
to become a bonfire,
a living flame,
giving light and heat.”
“You don’t know how to pray?
Put yourself in the presence of God
and as soon as you have said,
‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!’
you can be sure you have already begun.”