Quote/s of the Day – 28 October – Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles and Martyrs, Readings: Ephesians 2:19-22, Psalms 19:2-3, 4-5, Luke 6:12-16
“In those days he departed to the mountain to pray
and he spent the night in prayer to God.”
“Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry,
a foundation for cheerfulness,
a source of constant happiness,
a protection against sadness.”
St John Chrysostom (347-407)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“We pray then to Him,
through Him, in Him
and we speak along with Him
and He along with us.”
St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace
“When we pray,
the voice of the heart must be heard,
more than the proceedings,
from the mouth.”
St Bonaventure (1221-1274)
Seraphic Doctor of the Church
“Prayer is an act of love,
words are not needed.
Even if sickness distracts from thoughts,
all that is needed is the will to love.”
St Teresa of Jesus of Avila (1515-1582)
“Give yourself to prayer
and try by it, to procure,
first the amendment
of your fault,
then the practice of Christian virtues
and finally a great love of God.”
Bl Sebastian Valfre (1629-1710)
“He who prays most receives most.”
St Alphonsus Maria Liguori (1696-1787)
Most Zealous Doctor
“My little children, your hearts are small
but prayer stretches them
and makes them capable of loving God.
Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven
and something of paradise comes down upon us.
Prayer never leaves us without sweetness.
It is honey that flows into the souls
and makes all things sweet.
When we pray properly,
sorrows disappear like snow before the sun.”
St John Marie Baptiste Vianney (1786-1859)
“Prayer is our strength,
and the key to paradise.”
St Joseph Freinademetz (1852-1908)
is to think about Jesus
and love Him.
The more we love,
the better we pray.”
Bl Charles of Jesus de Foucauld (1858-1916)
“Prayer is an aspiration of the heart.
It is a simple glance directed to Heaven.
It is a cry of gratitude and love
in the midst of trial as well as joy.”
St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873-1897)
Doctor of the Church
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.”
Bl Luigi Orione (1872-1940)