Thursday, October 21, 2010

No 'lukewarm' Catholics welcome

This was the headline from Tuesday's USA Today article paraphrasing the Archbishop of Minnesota John Nienstedt; and how right he is. After all, as the Archbishop points out, Sacred Scripture reminds us

"I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth." (Revelations 3:14-16)

Furthermore, the great saints of the Catholic Church remind us:

"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all."
-St. Therese of Lisieux

"All the evil in the world can be attributed to lukewarm Catholics" --St. Pius V

"You either belong entirely to the world, or entirely to God" - St. John Vianney

"I know no surer way to discover if a person belongs to God than by finding out if he loves saying the Hail Mary and the Rosary" --St. Louis de Montfort.

"Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother" --St. Padre Pio.
"Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you."
-St. Augustine of Hippo

"Since Christ Himself has said, "This is My Body" who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?"
-St. Cyril of Jerusalem

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
-St. Augustine


1 comment:

cbellace said...

There is much you can heal through prayer and the rosary. I found a great website that has a link that allows you to pray the rosary with others. It is just fantastic and I feel it is important to share good finds with others.

http://www.therosarycellar.com/pray_the_rosary

God Bless!