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Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. Tackle the day's work that he charges you with, and he will give you the power to accomplish it.
The world doesn't need what women have, it needs what women are.
When you seek truth, you seek God whether you know it or not.
Do not accept anything as love which lacks truth.
Just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God's hands and leave it with Him.
The woman's soul is fashioned as a shelter in which other souls may unfold.
Those who remain silent are responsible.
Woman naturally seeks to embrace that which is living, personal, and whole. To cherish, guard, protect, nourish and advance growth is her natural, maternal yearning.
the deeper one is drawn into God, the more one must 'go out of oneself'; that is, one must go to the world in order to carry the divine life into it.
One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is especially chosen for the Cross.
Each woman who lives in the light of eternity can fulfill her vocation, no matter if it is in marriage, in a religious order, or in a worldly profession.
On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.
Usually one gets a heavier cross when one attempts to get rid of an old one.
The motive, principle, and end of the religious life is to make an absolute gift of self to God in a self-forgetting love, to end one's own life in order to make room for God's life.
Anyone who seeks truth seeks God, whether or not he realizes it.
We can do nothing ourselves; God must do it. To speak to Him thus is easier by nature for woman than for man because a natural desire lives in her to give herself completely to someone.
One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.
Energy apparently increases with the amount of work to be done. When nothing of burning urgency is waiting, it decreases much sooner. Heaven seems to understand such economy.
My longing for truth was a single prayer.
Everything abstract is ultimately part of the concrete. Everything inanimate finally serves the living. That is why every activity dealing in abstraction stands in ultimate service to a living whole.
We will always find fundamentally the compulsion to become what the soul should be.
Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.
The nation doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are.
An 'I' without a body is a possibility. But a body without an 'I' is utterly impossible.
There is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.
Everywhere the need exists for maternal sympathy and help.
I had given up practising my Jewish religion when I was a 14-year-old girl and did not begin to feel Jewish again until I had returned to God.
Who can sleep on the night that God became man?
As the possessor of complete knowledge, God is not mistaken about people's experiences as people are mistaken about each others' experiences.
The nation... doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.