"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." — St. Augustine

Persevering In Goodness





I must overcome human respect if I wish to persevere in goodness. Never will I seek to placate men when I know that thereby I displease God. 

 Father Winfrid Herbst, S.D.S. 


Don't Get Too Close!




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The devil is a great chained dog, which puts people to flight, which makes a great noise, but which only bites those who come too close. 

(St. John Marie Vianney)

This Is Real Love!



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I love you, O my God, and my only desire is to love you until the last breath of my life. I love you, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving you, than live without loving you. I love you, Lord, and the only grace I ask is to love you eternally…My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love you, I want my heart to repeat it to you as often as I draw breath.

St. John Marie Vianney 

Do What You Were Created To Do!


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"The Cure of Ars was walking through the fields one spring day with a friend.  The trees were full of birds and the air was full of their singing.  The Cure stopped to listen: “Ah, little birds!” he said, “you were created to sing and you are singing.  Man was created to love God, but he does not love Him.” 


(From The Liguorian, 1954, (Vol.1, page 243)

Now Here Is Something to Chew On

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons ) The reason why we find life so hard, mortification so difficult, and why we are incl...