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

But It's So Hard - They'll Be Upset With Me

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We must reprove others at the cost of our personal tranquility and we must do this much less in order to open the eyes of our subjects, than to serve God. He will take care of the results. 

St. Therese of Lisieux


Do you know what is the first temptation the devil presents to someone who has begun to serve God better? It is human respect.

St. John Marie Vianney

What Is Really Useful To Us?

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Nothing that happens to us is contrary to the will of Providence, and everything that is sent to us by God is for our good and the salvation of our soul.  Even if it does not seem beneficial at the present moment, we shall understand later that it is what is willed by God, and not what we ourselves desire, that is useful to us. 

St. Nilus Sorsky

Do You Pray For Yourself and Other Sinners?

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I can’t stop praying for poor sinners who are on the road to hell. If they come to die in that state, they will be lost for all eternity. What a pity! We have to pray for sinners! Praying for sinners is the most beautiful and useful of prayers because the just are on the way to heaven, the souls of purgatory are sure to enter there, but the poor sinners will be lost forever. 

(St. John Marie Vianney)

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...