Quote/s of the Day – 9 August – The Memorial of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942) Martyr
“Today I stood with you beneath the cross
And felt more clearly than I ever did
That you became our Mother only there.
But those whom you have chosen for companions
To stand with you around the eternal throne,
They must stand with you beneath the Cross,
And with the lifeblood of their bitter pains,
Must purchase heavenly glory for those souls
Whom God’s own Son entrusted to their care.”
St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross – Good Friday 1938
“Our love of neighbour is the measure of our love of God.
For Christians — and not only for them —
no one is a ‘stranger’.
The love of Christ knows no borders”
“God is there in these moments of rest
and can give us, in a single instant, exactly what we need.
Then the rest of the day can take its course,
under the same effort and strain, perhaps, but in peace.
And when night comes and you look back over the day
and see how fragmentary everything has been
and how much you planned that has gone undone
and all the reasons you have, to be embarrassed and ashamed:
just take everything, exactly as it is,
put it in God’s hands and leave it with Him.
Then you will be able to rest in Him – really rest –
and start the next day, as a new life.”
“Whatever did not fit in with my plan, did lie within the plan of God.
I have an ever deeper and firmer belief,
that nothing is merely an accident.
when seen in the light of God, that my whole life,
down to the smallest details,
has been marked out for me,
in the plan of Divine Providence
and has a completely coherent meaning in God’s all-seeing eyes.
And so I am beginning to rejoice,
in the light of glory, wherein this meaning, will be unveiled to me.”
“Every true prayer, is a prayer of the Church,
by means of that prayer, the Church prays,
since it is the Holy Spirit, living in the Church,
Who in every single soul, ‘prays in us with unspeakable groanings’.”
“Since Mary is the prototype of pure womanhood,
the imitation of Mary, must be the goal of girls’ education.”
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