Friday, September 21, 2007

Quotes for today


"Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are -- in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. ... You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society -- completely forgotten, completely left alone." ~ Blessed Mother Teresa

"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

"Pray, trust and don't worry." ~ Saint Padre Pio

"Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever;
and take care of your soul
as if you were going to die tomorrow." ~ St. Augustine

"The good morals and salvation of the people depend on good pastors. If there is a good priest in charge of the parish, you will soon see devotion flourishing, people frequenting the Sacraments, and honoring the practice of mental prayer. Hence the proverb: 'Like pastor, like parish': Qualis pastor, talis parochia.
According to this word of Ecclesiasticus (x:2) Those who dwell in the state, take after their ruler.' Qualis est rector civitatis tales et in habitantes in ea." ~ St. Alphonsus

"Remember when you leave this earth,
you can take with you nothing that you have received
~ only what you have given: A heart enriched by honest service,
love, sacrifice and courage." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Shall I bring a mother to the point of birth,
and yet not let her child be born?
Says the Lord; Or shall I who allow her to conceive,
yet close her womb? says your God. Isaiah 66:9

"Love is the distinctive mark of those
who belong to God,as the mark of those who reject him
is hatred." ~ The Cure' of Ars, St. Jean Vianney

“Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.” - Saint John of the Cross