Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quotes to Live By

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

"The greatest saints avoided the company of men as much as they could and chose to live to God in secret." - The Imitation of Christ Ch. 20 (The Love of Solitude and Silence)

"Learn now to die to the world that then you may begin to live with Christ." - Romans 6:8

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

"Whosoever, therefore, aims at arriving at interior and spiritual things, must, with Jesus, go aside from the crowd." - John 5:13

"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.

"Keep yourself as a pilgrim and a stranger upon earth to whom the affairs of this world not in the least belong." - 1 Peter 2:11

"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

"They renounced all riches, dignities, honors, friends, and kindred; they desired to have nothing of this world; they scarcely allowed themselves the necessities of life; serving the body, even in necessity, was irksome to them . . . They were strangers to the world, but near and familiar friends to God." - The Imitation of Christ Ch. 18 (The Examples of the Holy Fathers)

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