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9/10/13 6:31 A

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Trust the past to the Mercy of God, the present to His Love, and the future to His Providence.

-- St. Augustine

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9/10/13 6:30 A

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Silence and seclusion are the soul of great things. So long as a work stays hidden, unknown to the world it grows in security: but as soon as the devil discovers it and makes it known to the world, he inveighs against it and combats it with all his might. So it is with us, we must remain hidden from the world otherwise the demon of self-love will destroy us.

-- St Peter Emyard

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9/7/13 10:24 A

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The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.
-- St. Benedict (Rule of St. Benedict 5:1-2)


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9/7/13 10:16 A

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Love Mary!... She is loveable, faithful, constant. She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme. If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her. She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you and consoles and serves you. She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity.
-- St Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother


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9/1/13 10:23 P

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I joined my suffering to the suffering of Jesus and offered it for sinners.
Saint Faustina Kowalska

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8/16/13 7:14 P

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When sinful intentions invade the heart, they take firm hold on the judgment, and wisdom flies out the window.
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8/13/13 10:49 A

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This synthesis of faith was not made to accord with human opinions, but rather what was of the greatest importance was gathered from all the Scriptures, to present the one teaching of the faith in its entirety. And just as the mustard seed contains a great number of branches in a tiny grain, so too this summary of faith encompassed in a few words the whole knowledge of the true religion contained in the Old and the New Testaments.

-- St. Cyril of Jerusalem

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8/10/13 10:26 P

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Behold a great priest who in his days pleased the Lord, and was found righteous; and in the time of wrath he was taken in exchange for the world.

-- Ecclus 44:16

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8/8/13 8:42 P

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The authority of Peter is placed above that of all the rulers of the Church.
Saint Leo the Great

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8/7/13 2:31 P

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It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in its own way, under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.

-- Dei Verbum


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8/7/13 2:29 P

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Belief in the Eucharist is a treasure we must seek by submissiveness, preserve by piety, and defend at any cost. Not to believe in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest of misfortunes.

-- St Peter Emyard

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8/2/13 10:33 A

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Fidélium ánimae per misericordiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

-- Fidélium ánimae

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8/2/13 10:29 A

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The more Christian and conscious people are of their dignity and of their vital role in the Church, the more they urgently feel the need for priests who are truly priests.

-- Pope John Paul

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8/1/13 11:01 A

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Ask Jesus, too, that I may always do his will; for this I am ready to traverse the world . . . I am ready also to die!
Saint Therese of Lisieux

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7/30/13 11:18 A

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For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God.

-- St. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses

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7/28/13 6:34 P

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Almost every feast of the Church gives me a deeper knowledge of God and a special grace. That is why I prepare myself for each feast and unite myself closely with the spirit of the Church.
Saint Faustina Kowalska

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7/28/13 6:33 P

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Today (7-28-13) I attended the memorial Mass for Fr. Stanley Rother, native to Oklahoma who was martyred 7-28-1981 in Guatemala. I met his sister who is a nun.

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7/25/13 5:24 P

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You should do no harm to anybody whatsoever, and as much as it is possible, do good to all.

-- St Peter Fourier

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7/25/13 4:43 P

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How powerful was Original Sin!!!! If not for that, we would not need to read any of this!!! How powerful HE is who gave us choices and we made wrong ones.

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7/24/13 8:52 A

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Sick, our nature demanded to be healed; fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again. We had lost the possession of the good; it was necessary for it to be given back to us. Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Saviour; prisoners, help; slaves, a liberator. Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?

-- St. Gregory of Nyssa

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7/23/13 5:11 P

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Go out of the pit of sin; give yourself immediately to God, who calls you, and is ready to receive you if you return to him.
Saint Alphonsus Liguori

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7/19/13 2:51 P

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The whole of man's history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God's grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity.

-- Gaudium et Spes 37

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7/19/13 2:49 P

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Christ's inexpressible grace gave us blessings better than those the demon's envy had taken away.

-- St. Leo the Great, Sermo 73

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In our ordinary behavior we need a power far greater than that of the legendary King Midas, who changed all he touched to gold. We have to change, through love, the human work of our usual working day into the work of God: something that will last forever.

-- St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

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7/18/13 10:57 P

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Never let the joy of some passing good fortune undo us, and neither let any passing thing blind the eyes of our soul, lest blinded by them they may lead us to the eternal fire.
Saint Gregory the Great

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7/15/13 4:51 P

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By wisdom is a house built, by understanding is it made firm.
Prv 24:3

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7/15/13 4:49 P

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The reward promised us is not food and drink and honor, but a participation of the grace and life of heaven.
Saint Ambrose

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7/14/13 11:25 P

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An egg given during life for love of God is more profitable for eternity than a cathedral full of gold given after death.
St. Albert the Great

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7/14/13 11:24 P

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Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest things right, and doing all for love.
St. Therese of Lisieux

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7/13/13 12:52 P

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At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.
-- St John of the Cross


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7/12/13 10:28 P

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Whatever you do, think not of yourselves but of God.
St. Vincent Ferrer

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7/12/13 10:27 P

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One must see God in everyone.
St. Catherine Laboure

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7/12/13 10:26 P

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Satan fears and trembles before humble souls.
St. Padre Pio

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7/11/13 10:27 P

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Listen carefully, my son, to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.
Rule of Saint Benedict

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7/10/13 11:07 P

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Behold, I have left an open door before you, which no one can close.
Rv 3:8

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If we loved our Lord, we should have the tabernacle, that dwelling place of God, always before the eyes of our mind.
Saint John Vianney

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If you have fasted for two days, don't think yourself better than one who hasn't fasted. You fast and are peevish. The other eats and is pleasant. you work off your irritability and hunger by quarreling. The other eats and gives thanks to God.
St. Jerome

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How to deal with a difficult person:
Strive yourself to practice with great perfection the virtue opposite the fault that appears in her.
St. Teresa of Avila

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Patience is not good if when you may be free you allow yourself to become a slave.
St. Bernard

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Patience is most perfect when it is least permeated by cares and worries. If the good Lord wishes to prolong the hour of trial, do not complain and look for the reason; but remember always, that the children of Israel had to remain forty years in the desert before reaching the Promised Land.
St. Padre Pio

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Do not ever lose heart when the tempest rages; place all your trust in the Heart of the most gentle Jesus. Pray and I might add, devoutly pester the divine Heart.
St. Padre Pio

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7/6/13 6:04 A

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Nowadays the Pope is so inaccessible, as are our priests, it is no wonder the Church is faltering.. so sad.. I pray for that, more than anything..

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7/4/13 9:36 A

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“Pope John XXIII was moved to tears when visiting a hospital. “The Pope … walked to the bed of seven-year-old Carmine Gemma, who only three months earlier had lost his eyesight through a severe attack of meningitis. The otherwise strong little boy lay on his cot, and at the Pope’s approach he called out, ‘You’re the Pope, I know, but I can’t see you.’ John sat down on the side of his bed and for several minutes he stroked the child’s pale hands in silence. After a while, almost as if he were talking to himself, he spoke: ‘We are all blind, sometimes.’”—A Pope Laughs: Stories of John XXIII, Kurt Klinger

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7/3/13 10:46 P

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May God keep us firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
1 Cor 1:8

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Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
Mt 17:20

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7/3/13 10:43 P

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Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jn 20:28


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7/2/13 11:27 P

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God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength.
1 Cor 10:13

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I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.
Mother Teresa


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I formed you to open the eyes of the blind, and to bring out from the dungeon those who live in darkness.
Is 42:6-7

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Christ suffered for you, and left you an example to have you follow in his footsteps.
1 Pt 2:21

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Father, if this chalice cannot pass without my drinking it, your will be done.
Mt 26:42

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Behold, I make all things new, says the Lord. Alleluia!
Rv 21:5

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May Mercy, peace, and love be ours in abundance.
Jude 2

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God will give me freedom and peace.
Ps 55:19

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If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts!
Ps 95-7-8


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We do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for the sake of Jesus.
2 Cor 4:5


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Our times require courage and call for sacrifice and work. Be strong in the war against the eternal enemy of good.
Saint Pius X


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I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give a gift from the spring of life-giving water.
Rv 21:6


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The mouth of the just man utters wisdom, and his tongue tells forth what is just; the law of his God is in his heart.
Ps 36:30-31



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Psalm 1:2-3
New King James Version (NKJV)
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper


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Have God’s promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
1 Cor 7:1


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The certainty that the divine light gives is greater than that which the light of natural reason gives.
-- St. Thomas Aquinas


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You recall that one and the same Word of God extends throughout Scripture, that it is one and the same Utterance that resounds in the mouths of all the sacred writers, since He who was in the beginning God with God has no need of separate syllables; for He is not subject to time.
-- St. Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos


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Christ said, 'I am the Truth'; he did not say 'I am the custom.'
-- St Toribio


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Crosses are the great means which God employs to destroy self-love in us and to increase and purify his love within us.
From Fr. Jean-Nicolas Grou

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John is the voice, but the Lord in the beginning was the Word. John is a voice for a time, but Christ is the eternal Word from the beginning.
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Since all things lie open to His eyes and ears, let us hold Him in awe and rid ourselves of impure desires to do works of evil, so that we may be protected by His mercy from the judgement that is to come. Which of us can escape His mighty hand?
-- Pope St. Clement


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If people would do for God what they do for the world, my dear people, what a great number of Christians would go to Heaven! But if you dear children, had to pass three or four hours praying in a Church, as you pass them at a dance or in a cabaret, how heavily the world would press upon you.
-- St John Vianney


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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Wonderful homily from EWTN:
Homily 2013-06-17- Fr. Joseph Mary Feria
Union with God is totally unattainable through our own efforts.
We need God's gift, His grace. With Him all things are possible. We must make ourselves open and do things for our spiritual growth. We are all called to the fullness of the Christian life. Spend time with God. Read His word.

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6/18/13 11:09 P

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Withdraw your heart from the world before God takes your body from it.
-- Blessed John of Avila


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This Creed is the spiritual seal, our heart's meditation and an ever-present guardian; it is, unquestionably, the treasure of our soul.

-- St. Ambrose

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I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.”
Luke 15:18

The story of the prodigal son is the story of each one of us when we choose, foolishly, to cast away the home we have with God for a cold and hungry exile. Let us never hesitate to return and confess our sin, for we will always find the prodigal’s welcome from a Father who loves us more than we can ever imagine.
The Magnificat. (June 2013)


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What need is there for me to see, to hear, to touch in order to believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Sacred Host? Is not his divine word guarantee enough?
Saint Peter Julian Eymard

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Faith, before being a religious belief, is a way of seeing reality, a way of thinking, an interior sensitivity that enriches the human person as such.
Pope Benedict XVI

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When I am before the Blessed Sacrament I feel such a lively faith that I can't describe it. Christ in the Eucharist is almost tangible to me...When it is time for me to leave, I have to tear myself away from His sacred presence.

-- St Anthony of Claret

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For though languages differ throughout the world, the content of the Tradition is one and the same. The Churches established in Germany have no other faith or Tradition, nor do those of the Iberians, nor those of the Celts, nor those of the East, of Egypt, of Libya, nor those established at the centre of the world. . .
-- St. Iranaeus, Adversus haereses


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This synthesis of faith was not made to accord with human opinions, but rather what was of the greatest importance was gathered from all the Scriptures, to present the one teaching of the faith in its entirety. And just as the mustard seed contains a great number of branches in a tiny grain, so too this summary of faith encompassed in a few words the whole knowledge of the true religion contained in the Old and the New Testaments.
-- St. Cyril of Jerusalem


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G. K. Chesterton: "Nothing is important except the fate of the soul."

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G.K. Chesterton: "To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."

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It was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

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Consequently, methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God. The humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are.

-- Gaudium et Spes

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Belief in the Eucharist is a treasure we must seek by submissiveness, preserve by piety, and defend at any cost. Not to believe in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest of misfortunes.

-- St Peter Emyard

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It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in its own way, under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.
-- Dei Verbum


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The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. This invitation to converse with God is addressed to man as soon as he comes into being. For if man exists it is because God has created him through love, and through love continues to hold him in existence. He cannot live fully according to truth unless he freely acknowledges that love and entrusts himself to his Creator.

-- Gaudium et spes

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Steps to Lectio Divina
Step 1 – Read (lectio): Slowly read the psalm, letting the words sink in and take hold. Look for key words, patterns, details, and images. What stands out to you?

Step 2 – Meditate (meditatio): As you continue to ponder what you have read, seek understanding for the Psalmist’s use of the key descriptive words, patterns, details, and images that caught your attention in the lectio stage. Mentally “chew” on them to extract their meaning.

Step 3 – Pray (oratio): Continue meditating on the psalm, but pay attention to the way your meditation moves your heart. Bring it into contact with your life and respond to what you find. Talk to God (not “at” Him!) about it.

Step 4 – Contemplate (contemplatio): Savor being in God’s presence. When words are done, sit with Him as you would with a loved one, enjoying Him and experiencing His joy and peace.

Step 5 – Resolve to act (“operate” – operatio): Make a practical resolution, based on your prayerful meditation, by which you hope to conform your life more perfectly to that of Christ or to bring His Word to the world. This week, I will send you a daily Psalm to meditate on using the steps of Lectio Divina described above. I find it helpful to remember them with this series of Rs:

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The saints judge nations, and rule over people: and the Lord their God shall reign for ever. Rejoice in the Lord, ye just: praise becometh the upright.

-- Widom 3: 8; Ps 32:1

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I say very simply to God what I wish to say, without composing beautiful sentences, and he always understands me.
St. Therese of Lisieux

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Countless numbers are deceived in multiplying prayers. I would rather say five words devoutly with my heat than five thousand which my soul does not relish with affection and understanding.
St. Edmund the Martyr

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Countless numbers are deceived in multiplying prayers. I would rather say five words devoutly with my heat than five thousand which my soul does not relish with affection and understanding.
St. Edmund the Martyr

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