Monday, July 30, 2007


"Most people go not by argument, but by sympathies."
John Henry Neumann

"If at times you are in such confusion of mind that you seem totally incapable of calming yourself, have immediate recourse to prayer. And persevere in it in imitation of Christ, Our Lord, Who prayed three times in the garden to show mankind that only in conversation with God can afflicted souls find haven and refuge."
~ Dom Lorenzo Scupoli,
priest and author of the book, 'The Spiritual Combat'

"Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there."
~ Will Rogers

"If God causes you to suffer much,
it is a sign that He certainly intends
to make you a saint."
~ Saint Ignatius

"Do not worry over things that generate
preoccupation and anxiety.
One thing only is necessary:
To lift up your spirit and love to God."
~St. Padre Pio

"Everyone is ready to run after the latest novelty
... But as for Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament,
he is deserted and forsaken...
~ The Cure' of Ars, St. Jean Vianney

A mother experiences more than one death, even though she herself will only die once. She fears for her husband; she fears for her children; again she fears for the women and children who belong to her children. … For each of these—whether for loss of possessions, bodily illness, or undesired misfortune—she mourns and grieves no less than those who suffer.
—St. John Chrysostom

The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.
—St. Boniface

Trust in the LORD and do good,
that you may dwell in the land and enjoy security.
Take delight in the LORD,
and he will grant you your heart's requests.
Commit to the LORD your way;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will make justice dawn for you like the light;
bright as the noonday shall be your vindication.
Leave it to the LORD,
and wait for him;
Be not vexed at the successful path
of the man who does malicious deeds.
Give up your anger, and forsake wrath;
be not vexed, it will only harm you.
For evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the LORD
shall possess the land.
Psalm 37:3-9


Anonymous said...

Wonderful quotes!

a thorn in the pew said...

Thank you.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Oh, you forgot one of my favorites:

Sometimes life tires you out,
Then you get a nice comment from Thorny,
And it's all better again.

Laura The Crazy Mama (The Thorn in the Next Pew Down)
2007 comment box of Thorny's blog