Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wise words...

Motherhood is sometimes presented as something backward or as a limitation of a woman's freedom, thus distorting its true nature and dignity. Children are presented not as what they are; a great gift of God; but rather as something to be defended against. John Paul II - Cuba, January 1998

Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christian, 1890

As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ., Saint Cyril of Alexandria

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
Saint Theresa of Jesus

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
Saint Francis de Sales

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity

2 comments:

Jacob S said...

Another good one that I love:
When we think of all the Lord has done for us, we can never do enough. The word "enough" is not in love's vocabulary.
-Archbishop Fulton Sheen, The Priest Is Not His Own

FloridaWife said...

I love the John Paul II quote. Love it!!!!