"The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action. Before all else, the disciple kneels down."— St. Gianna Molla

Are You The Center of Your Universe?

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 When we stop making ourselves the center of all our cares, and start thinking how we can genuinely help our fellow man, then we are beginning to draw near to God. 

(Attributed to Father Luigi, a 13th century Dominican friar)

How Sharp Is Your Tongue?

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Whenever I speak of my neighbor, the tongue in my mouth is like a scalpel in the hands of a surgeon who wishes to cut between the nerves and the tendons.  The stroke I give must be neither more nor less than the truth.

(St. Frances de Sales from Introduction To The Devout Life)

Do You Hear His Whispering?

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If I can’t hear God whispering to me, could it be that I have developed a convenient spiritual deafness because I am afraid God is trying to tell me something I don’t want to hear?

(From April 20, 1998 issue of Living Faith)

How Much Do You Desire It?

It costs to be a saint.  But woe to that man or woman who won't pay the price!  Let us never again forget, that only saints get into heaven!  If we really intend to get to heaven, it is high time for us to resolve to be a saint.

(Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. from God, A  Woman and the Way)

That We Might Hear The Voice of God

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons ) We must fly from all that can draw us away from God; we must keep ourselves in a silence both exte...