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Understand this well: there is something holy, something divine hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it.
Either we learn to find the Lord in the ordinary everyday life or else we shall never find him
Don't say, "That person bothers me." Think: "That person sanctifies me".
You're bored? That's because you keep your senses awake and your soul asleep.
Put your heart aside. Duty comes first. But when fulfilling your duty, put your heart into it. It helps.
You need a heart which is in love, not an easy life, to achieve happiness.
To begin is for everyone. To persevere is for saints.
Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary's which purifies the monotony of your sins!
You don't know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, 'Lord, I don't know how to pray!' you can be sure you have already begun.
When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.
To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, and Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond... You - what have you done?
Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle.
If you have so many defects, why are you surprised to find defects in others?
It's true he was a sinner. But don't pass so final a judgement. Have pity in your heart and don't forget that he may yet be an Augustine, while you remain just another mediocrity.
To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity.- Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance.
The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results.
All the things that are now worrying you can be put into a smile which shows your love of God.
When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph.
You go to pray; to become a bonfire, a living flame, giving light and heat.
St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life.
You strayed from the way and did not return because you were ashamed. It would be more logical if you were ashamed not to return.
When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down.
Faith, joy, optimism. But not the folly of closing your eyes to reality.
For everyone, whatever his state--single, married, widowed, or priest-chastity is a triumphant affirmation of love.
Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves.
If I love, there will be no hell for me.
An hour of study, for the modern apostle, is an hour of prayer.
Don't neglect your spiritual reading. - Reading has made many saints.
As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.
If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son's path.
If you don't have a plan of life, you'll never have order.
He has much who needs least. Do not create necessities for yourself.
You can be sure you are a man of God if you suffer injustice gladly and in silence.
There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast. And that crusade is your work.
That conversation... was as dirty as a sewer! It is not enough for you to take no part in it. You must show your repugnance for it strongly!
Among us there is no place for the lukewarm. Humble yourself, and Christ will kindle in you again the fire of love.
Holy Purity is granted by God when it is asked for with humility.
Before, by yourself, you couldn't. Now, you've turned to our Lady, and with her, how easy!
Our Lady listens attentively to what God wants, ponders what she doesn't fully understand and asks about what she doesn't know. Then she gives herself completely to doing the divine will.
At the time of your examination(of sins) beware of the devil that ties your tongue.
Have confidence. Return. Invoke our Lady and you'll be faithful.
We all must have the faith of children, but the doctrine of theologians.