Quote/s of the Day – 10 March –Thursday of the First Week of Lent – Ezechiel 18:1-9, Matthew 15:21-28
“You are rewarded,
not according to your work,
or your time
but according to the measure
of your love.”
St Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
Doctor of the Church
“Then steer your ship with steady arm,
Trust Me and rest your soul.
Your little boat I’ll keep from harm,
I’ll guide it toward its goal. …
Be therefore, steadfast, calm and true,
Your God is at your side.
Through storm and night
He’ll see you through
With conscience as your guide.”
St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross OCD.(1891-1942
“At the Helm”
“I think He intends to try you
like gold in the crucible,
so as to number you
amongst His most faithful servants.
Therefore, you must lovingly embrace
all occasions of suffering,
as precious tokens of His love.
To suffer in silence
and without complaint,
is what He asks of you.”
“Go courageously to God,
along the way He has traced out for you,
steadfastly embracing the means
He offers you.”
St Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)
“When the sister of St Thomas Aquinas
asked him how to become holy,
he replied that it needed only one thing –
a firm act of the will,
for God will certainly supply
the necessary grace.
The grace of God is the principal weapon
upon which we must depend
in order to gain our victory.
We should pray for it humbly and perseveringly.
There will be victors and losers
in the battle for Heaven,
as well as in earthly contests.
We must make sure,
that we are on the winning side!
For this purpose, we should combine
fervent and constant prayer
with generous co-operation
with the grace of God.”