Quote/s of the Day – 30 October – Making our way to Life
“A person who wishes to become the Lord’s disciple
must repudiate a human obligation,
however honourable it may appear,
if it slows us, ever so slightly,
in giving the wholehearted obedience
we owe to God.”
St Basil the Great (329-379)
You have given us Your word
for a light to shine upon our path,
grant us so to meditate on that word
and follow its teaching,
that we may find in it,
the light that shines more and more
until the perfect day.
St Jerome (343-420)
“The Man of the Bible”
Father and Doctor of the Church
“Rest is in Him alone.
Man knows no peace in the world
but he has no disturbance
when he is with God.”
St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)
“We must make our way towards eternity,
never regarding what men think of us,
or of our actions,
studying only to please God.”
St Francis Borgia (1510-1572)
“Christ first of all,
Christ in the centre of the heart,
in the centre of history
and of the cosmos.
Humanity needs Christ intensely
because, He is our “measure.”
There is no realm,
that cannot be touched
by His strength;
there is no evil,
that cannot find remedy in Him,
there is no problem,
that cannot be solved in Him.
Either Christ or nothing!”
St John Leonardi (1541-1609)
“Only one thing is necessary:
Think unceasingly of Him. ”
St John Gabriel Perboyre CM (1802-1840)
Martyr for Christ
“Our vocation, yours and mine,
is not to go harvesting in the fields of ripe corn,
Jesus does not say to us;
“Lower your eyes, look at the fields and go and reap them,”
our mission is still loftier.
Here are Jesus’ words: “Lift up your eyes and see….”
See how in My Heaven there are places empty,
it is for you to fill them! …
each one of you is my Moses praying on the mountain (Ex 17:8f),
ask Me for labourers and I shall send them,
I await only a prayer, a sigh from your heart!”
“Let us go forward in peace,
our eyes upon heaven.
the only one goal of our labours.”
St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873 – 1897)
Doctor of the Church
“We must always be ready.
Let our faith be lively and active
and our minds turned towards God,
Who is waiting for us.
There is no need to be afraid.
He is good and merciful.
He desires our salvation.
This is a wonderfully consoling thought.
God desires my salvation!
Let us surrender ourselves to Him, therefore,
as if we had to die this very moment!”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)