Saturday, August 30, 2008

Interesting True Words Coming from............(The Saints)


"Who loves God, finds pleasure in everything;

Who not loves God, finds no true pleasure in anything."

-- St Alphonsus Liguori

"It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world."

-- St. Aloysius Gonzaga

"God said: I have placed you in the midst of your fellows so that you may do to them what you cannot do to Me - that is, so that you may love your neighbor freely without expecting any return from him. And what you do to him I count it done to Me."

-- St Catherine of Siena

"It's true he was a sinner. But don't pass so final a judgement. Have pity in your heart and don't forget that he may yet be an Augustine, while you remain just another mediocrity."

-- St. Josémaria Escriva

"Oh how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Who can assure us that we will be alive tommorow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: "Today if you hear God's voice, harden not your heart." Let us not put off for one moment to another what we "should" do, because the next moment is not yet ours! "

-- St. Pio of Pietrelcina

"The way to Heaven is straight and narrow: they who wish to arrive at that place of bliss by walking in the paths of pleasure shall be disappointed; and therefore few reach it, because few are willing to use violence to themselves in resisting temptations."

-- St. Alphonsus Liguori

"True wisdom, then, consists in works, not in great talents, which the world admires; for the wise in the world's estimation ... are the foolish who set at naught the will of God and know not how to control their passions."

-- St. Bridget of Sweden

"It is certain that the love of God does not consist in this sweetness and tenderness which we for the most part desire; but rather in serving Him in justice, fortitude, and humility. His Majesty seeks and loves courageous souls."

-- St. Teresa of Avila

"Who teaches the soul if not God?"

-- Saint John of the Cross

"Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death."

-- St. Stephen of Hungary

"Those who wage war against the truth are powerless to win; rather they wound themselves, like those who kick against spikes."

-- St John Chrysostom

"When the Devil is called the god of this world, it's not because he made it, but because we serve him with our worldliness."

-- St Thomas Aquinas

"It is blasphemy if you pray before God while you are full of anger."

-- St. Ephrem the Syrian

"Good virtuous folks feel more pleasure in the sorrow over their sins and the affliction of their penance than wretches feel in the fulfilling of their obsessed pleasure."

-- St Thomas More

"We must understand then, that even though God doesn't always give us what we want, He always gives us what we need for our salvation."

-- St Augustine

"Everyone, past, present and future will be judged. Now, then, is the time for mercy, while the time to come will be the time for justice only. For that reason, the present times is ours to repent, but the future time will be God's alone for judgment. While there is breath there is hope."

-- St Thomas Aquinas

"Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh."

-- St. John Bosco

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