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

Want To Get In Trouble?

Two things will get you in trouble or get you killed: strong Faith and clarity in thinking on life issues.

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There Is A Price We Must Pay

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There are some who wish to be humble, but without being despised, who wish to be happy with their lot, but without being needy, who wish to be chaste, without mortifying the body, to be patient without suffering.  They want both to acquire virtues and to avoid the sacrifices those virtues involve; they are like soldiers who flee the battlefield and try to win the war from the comfort of the city. - St. Gregory the Great

It's Murder!

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Slander is a form of murder.  We have three kinds of life: spiritual, which consists in God's grace, corporeal, which depends on the body and soul, and social, which consists in our good name.  Sin deprives the first kind of life, death takes away the second, and slander the third.  

By a single stroke of his tongue the slanderer usually commits three murders.  He kills his own soul and the soul of anyone who hears him by an act of spiritual homicide and takes away the social life of the man he slanders. 

St. Frances de Sales

And Then There Is Purgatory

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An infinite number of souls who suffer in Purgatory and for whom the Church prays daily after consecration did not need to go there.  If we think in human terms, God does not wish for us to need Purgatory.  God does not put us here on earth, where we are tested and are suffering after the fall, only to let us suffer again – and much worse – in Purgatory.  Everyone receives enough graces in order to go straight to God after passing the trials on earth.  However, Purgatory is an emergency entry to Heaven for those who have wasted their time. 

St. Therese of Lisieux

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...