Parish Bulletin

Third Sunday of Advent Year C

“Is it not true that your gloominess and bad temper are due to your lack of determination in breaking the subtle snares laid by your own disordered desires? The daily examination of conscience is an indispensable help if we are to follow our LORD with sincerity of heart and integrity of life.”

St. Jose María Escrivá

Second Sunday of Advent Year C

“The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more we sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future.”

St. Isidore of Seville

First Sunday of Advent Year C

“Can the life of a good Christian be anything other than that of a man nailed to the Cross with Jesus Christ?”

St. John Mary Vianney

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Year B

“After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan’s temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he’ll have an incentive to leave you alone.”

St. Ignatius of Loyola

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“But a soul that does not live by the love of God suffers in a different way. It is not happy because it does not correspond generously enough to divine love; it hears a call and feels an attraction to which it does not respond. God punishes it by preventing it from being at peace in the quiet of laziness which it creates for itself. How many times is God sent away in this manner!?”

St. Peter Emyard

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Christ does not force our will, He only takes what we give Him. But He does not give Himself entirely until He sees that we yield ourselves entirely to Him.”

St Teresa of Avila

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Though the Holy Souls cannot merit for themselves, they can obtain for us great graces. They are not, formally speaking, intercessors as the saints are but, through the sweet providence of God, they can obtain for us outstanding favours and deliver us from evils, sickness and dangers of every kind.”

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Live in the world as if only God and your soul were alone in it. Then your heart will never be made captive by anything earthly thing.”

St. John of the Cross

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“My God, do Thou strengthen and increase my faith in Thy divinity that I may adore it, and love it, and confess it even at the peril of my own life; let me be only too happy if I should be called to shed my blood in defense of it.”

St. Peter Eymard

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“My Jesus, how good it is to love you! Let me be like your disciples on Mount Tabor, seeing nothing else but you, my Saviour. Let us be as two friends, neither of whom can bear to offend the other. Amen.”

St. John Mary Vianney

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Mary ‘remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin’.”

St. Augustine, Sermon 186

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“The price of Divine Love is not to be appreciated; for it suffices to obtain the Kingdom of Heaven, and the love of Him who has loved us so much merits the highest degree of our love.”

St. Francis of Assisi

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Conquering the tongue is better than fasting on bread and water!!”

St. John of the Cross

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Avoid evil practices; indeed, preach against them. Hear your bishop, that God may hear you. Work together in harmony: struggle together, run together, suffer together, rest together, rise together, as stewards, advisors and servants of God. So be patient and gentle with one another, as God is with you.”

St. Ignatius of Antioch

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“When the Lord commanded us to be vigilant, he meant vigilance in both parts of man: in the body, against the tendency to sleep; in the soul, against lethargy and timidity. As Scripture says: Wake up, you just, and I have risen, and am still with you; and again, Do not lose heart.”

St Ephrem

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“The denial of personal guilt makes men ready to surrender their liberty. Better it is for a man to realize he has evil tendencies which must be fought and combated in order that his higher self may emerge.”

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the LORD intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast.”

St. Philip Neri

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“God does not command us to live in hair shirts and chains, or to chastise our flesh with scourges, but to love Him above all things and our neighbour as ourselves.”

St. Charles of Sezze

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“See then that you keep Him company right after receiving Him. He who is your master will not fail to teach you, though you understand it not; but if you immediately fix your thoughts on something else and do not esteem Him who is within you, then complain of no one but yourself for making little progress.”

St. Teresa of Avila

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Yes, my dear brethren, we shall see at the Judgement that the largest section of Christians practiced a religion of whim or caprice only—that is to say, the greatest number of them practiced their religion merely from motives of routine, and very few sought God alone in what they did.”

St. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“We must therefore be dead to every desire and interest of self and have in view only the desires and interests of Jesus within us. He is there only to live again for the glory of His Father; He gives Himself in Holy Communion in order to foster this ineffable union and make it closer.”

St. Peter Julian Eymard

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“To be able to discover the actual will of the Lord in our lives always involves the following: a receptive listening to the Word of God and the Church, fervent and constant prayer, recourse to a wise spiritual guide, and a faithful discernment of the gifts and talents given by God, as well as the diverse social and historic situations in which one lives.”

Pope John Paul ll

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“We must therefore be dead to every desire and interest of self and have in view only the desires and interests of Jesus within us. He is there only to live again for the glory of His Father; He gives Himself in Holy Communion in order to foster this ineffable union and make it closer.”

St. Peter Julian Eymard

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Dismiss all anger and look into yourself a little. Remember that he of whom you are speaking is your brother, and, as he is in the way of salvation, God can make him a Saint, in spite of his present weakness.”

St. Thomas of Villanova

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“This is the difference between us and those who do not know God: they, in adversity, complain and grumble; we, on the other hand, are not drawn away from virtue by the things that go against us but are strengthened in it, for we know even the hairs of our head are numbered.”

St Cyprian

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

“Let each one remember that he will make progress in all spiritual things only insofar as he rids himself of self-love, self-will, and self-interest.”

— St Ignatius of Loyola

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 2018

“A revelation is religious doctrine viewed on its illuminated side; a mystery is the self-same doctrine viewed on the side illuminated.”

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Solemnity of the Uganda Martyrs 2018

“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, don’t seek to understand so that you may believe, but believe so that you may understand.”

— — St. Augustine

Trinity Sunday Year B 2018

“Pray always and don’t doubt that God keeps you in His divine arms and that the time will come when He will teach you His most holy Will.”

— St. Paul of the Cross

Pentecost Sunday Year B 2018

“It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer and a virtuous life…”

— St John Chrysostom

The Ascension of the LORD 2018

“And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.”

— St. Catherine of Siena

6th Sunday of Easter B 2018

“We should love and feel compassion for those who unjustly oppose us, since they harm themselves and do us good, for they adorn us with crowns of everlasting glory.”

— St Anthony Mary Zaccaria

5th Sunday of Easter B 2018

“It is impossible for a person who prays regularly to remain in serious sin; because the two are incompatible, one or the other will have to be given up.”

— St Teresa of Avila

4th Sunday of Easter B 2018

“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, don’t seek to understand so that you may believe, but believe so that you may understand.”

St. Augustine

3rd Sunday of Easter B 2018

“Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.”

— John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) B 2018

“It often happens that we pray God to deliver us from some dangerous temptation, and yet God does not hear us but permits the temptation to continue troubling us. In such a case, let us understand that God permits even this for our greater good. When a soul in temptation recommends itself to God, and by His aid resists, O how it then advances in perfection.”

— St. Alphonsus Liguori

Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of The LORD 2018

“The Son of God. . . worked with human hands; he thought with a human mind. He acted with a human will, and with a human heart he loved. Born of the Virgin Mary, he has truly been made one of us, like to us in all things except sin.”

— Gaudium et spes

Friday of The Passion of The Lord 2018

“Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and a door round about my lips: That my heart may not incline to evil words, and seek excuses in sins.”

— Psalm cxl. 3,4

Thursday of the Holy Week B 2018

“Christ, the Master of humility, manifests His Truth only to the humble and hides Himself from the proud.”

— St. Vincent Ferrer

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our LORD B 2018

“Christ, the Master of humility, manifests His Truth only to the humble and hides Himself from the proud.”

— St. Vincent Ferrer

5th Sunday of Lent B 2018

“All our religion is but a false religion, and all our virtues are mere illusions and we ourselves are only hypocrites in the sight of God, if we have not that universal charity for everyone – for the good, and for the bad, for the poor and for the rich, and for all those who do us harm as much as those who do us good.”

— St. John Vianney

4th Sunday of Lent B 2018

“Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.”

— St. John Bosco

3rd Sunday of Lent B 2018

“We do not have to talk very much in order to pray well. We know that God is there in His holy tabernacle; let us open our hearts to Him; let us rejoice in His Presence: This is the best prayer.”

— St. John Vianney

2nd Sunday of Lent B 2018

“You suffer and you want to bear it in silence. It doesn’t matter if you complain; it’s the natural reaction of our poor flesh; as long as your will wants, now and always, only what God wants.”

— St. Josémaria Escriva

1st Sunday of Lent Year B 2018

“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.”

— St. Josémaria Escriva

Ash Wednesday 2018

“When the temptation is violent, it is useful to renew our purpose of never consenting to any sin, saying: My God I wish to die rather than offend thee. My Jesus, help me; Mary pray for me.”

— Alphonsus Liguori

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

“Consider God’s generosity towards you rather than your own unworthiness in His sight, and live in His strength, rather than in the thoughts of your own weakness.”

— St. Vincent de Paul

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

“The little daily lesson: to keep soberly and quietly in His Presence, trying to turn every little action on His Will; and to praise and love through cloud and sunshine is all my care and study.”

— St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

“The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened. “My LORD and My God.”

— Pope St. Gregory the Great

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time B

“Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.”

— St. John of the Cross

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time B

“We must neither doubt nor hesitate with respect to the words of the Lord; rather, we must be fully persuaded that every word of God is true and possible, even if our nature should rebel against the idea; for in this lies the test of faith.”

— St. Basil the Great

The Solemnity of The Epiphany

“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.”

— St. Josemaria Escriva

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

“Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.”

Lumen gentium 59

Feast of The Holy Family Of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

“It is not particularly difficult to find thousands who will spend two or three hours a day in exercising, but if you ask them to bend their knees to God in five minutes of prayer, they protest that it is too long.”

— Bishop Fulton Sheen

Solemnity of the Nativity of the LORD

“Recall to yourself that our Lord is the beloved Son of the living God; that He is Himself the God of all consolation, the sight of whom forms the beatitude of the angels and elect. And yet, what does He not suffer!”

— St Ignatius of Loyola

4th Sunday of Advent B

“Mary’s virginity and giving birth, and even the Lord’s death escaped the notice of the prince of this world; these three mysteries worthy of proclamation were accomplished in God’s silence.”

— St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Epesius 19:1

3rd Sunday of Advent B

“We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

2nd Sunday in Advent B.

“I can only offer very little things to God. These little sacrifices bring great peace of soul, but I often let the chance of making them slip by. However, it does not discourage me. I put up with having a little less peace, and try to be more careful the next time.”

— St. Thérèse de Lisieux
Patroness of Missionaries

1st Sunday in Advent B.

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”

— St. Thérèse de Lisieux
Patroness of Missionaries

Solemnity of Christ the King Year A

“All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be.”

— St Francis de Sales

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.”

— Pope St. Gregory the Great

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better. Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things.”

— St. Augustine

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“So, you will ask me, who then are the people most tempted? They are these, my friends; note them carefully. The people most tempted are those who are ready, with the grace of God, to sacrifice everything for the salvation of their poor souls, who renounce all those things which most people eagerly seek. It is not one devil only who tempts them, but millions seek to entrap them.”

— St. Francis de Sales

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“We need not fear to be puffed with the knowledge of what God has done for us, if we keep well before us the truth that whatever good there may be in us, is not of us. Though a mule is laden with the precious treasures of a prince, is it not still a clumsy, filthy beast?”

— St. Francis de Sales

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

““Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.””

— St. Thérèse de Lisieux
Patroness of Missionaries

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God’s compassionate love for others.”

— Clare of Assisi

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.”

— St. John of the Cross

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“Our actions have a tongue of their own; they have an eloquence of their own, even when the tongue is silent. For deeds prove the lover more than words.”

— St. Cyril of Jerusalem

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“We ought to be persuaded that what God refuses to our prayer, He grants to our salvation.”

— St. Augustine

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“Do not be suspicious of your brother, for you will lose purity of heart!!”

— St. John of the Cross

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must be detached from all temporal love. We must love nothing but Him, or if we love anything else, we must love it only for His sake.”

— St. Peter Claver

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“A good conscience fills one with joy, peace and tranquillity, and also with the desire to enjoy eternal peace. But in order to arrive at this, we must continually avoid evil, and always do good without caring what others think or say of us.”

Thomas a Kempis –The Imitation of Christ

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.”

St. Monica

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“‘Guard’ says St Paul, ‘what has been committed’. What does it mean? It is what has been faithfully entrusted to you, not what has been discovered by you; what you have received, not what you have thought up; be not the leader but the follower!.”

St. Vincent of Lerins

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“Come, now! After saying so often, “The cross, LORD, the cross,” it is obvious you wanted a cross to your own taste.”

St. Josemaria Escriva

“When we have the LORD in our lives we can weather any storm. Blessed is he who can say whole-heartedly; My Jesus, You are everything to me!”

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Transfiguration of Our LORD

“Take heed not to meddle in things which do not concern you, nor even allow them to pass through your mind; for perhaps then, you will be able to fulfil your own task.”

St. John of the Cross

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“To rely on our talents is a cause of great loss. When someone places confidence in his own prudence, knowledge, and intelligence, God, to make him know and see his insufficiency, withdraws from him His help and leaves him to work by himself. This is often why our undertakings miserably fail.”

St Vincent de Paul

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“The quiet solitude of the night make it a favourable time for prayer and most suitable for those who watch. With worldly occupations put aside and the attention undivided, the whole man, at night, stands in the divine presence.”

St. Niceta of Remesiana

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“If you should ask me what is the way of God, I would tell you that it is humility. Not that there are no other precepts to give, but if humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless.”

St. Augustine

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“We should have frequent recourse to prayer, and persevere a long time in it. God wishes to be solicited. He is not weary of hearing us. The treasure of His graces is infinite. We can do nothing more pleasing to him than to beg incessantly that He bestow them upon us.”

St. John Baptist de la Salle

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“I pray You to destroy in me all that is not of You. Grant that I may live but in You, by You and for You, so that I may truly say, with St. Paul, ‘I live – now not I – But Christ lives in me.’”

St. John Gabriel

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

“I saw all the devil’s traps set upon the earth, and groaned and said, ‘Who do you think can pass through them?’ And I heard a voice saying, “Humility.’”

St Anthony the Great

Corpus Christi 2017

“Before prayer, endeavour to realize whose Presence you are approaching, and to whom you are about to speak. We can never fully understand how we ought to behave towards God, before whom the angles tremble.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

Trinity Sunday 2017

“Some torment themselves in seeking means to discover the art of loving God, and do not know – poor creatures – that there is no art or means of loving Him but to love those who love Him – that is, to begin to practice those thing which are pleasing to Him.”

— St. Francis de Sales

Pentecost Sunday 2017

“St. James tells us that this virtue comes from Heaven and that we shall never have it unless we ask it of God. We should therefore, frequently ask God to give us purity in our eyes, in our speech, and in all our actions.”

— St. John Vianney

Ascension Sunday 2017

“When anyone reposes all his confidence in God, God continually exercises a special protection over him, and in this state of things he can be assured that no evil will happen to him.”

— St. Vincent de Paul

6th Sunday of Easter A

“Daily advance, then, in this love, both by praying and by well doing, that through the help of Him who enjoined it on you, and whose gift it is, it may be nourished and increased, until, being perfected, it render you perfect.”

— St. Augustine

5th Sunday of Easter A

“Since Christ Himself has said, “This is My Body” who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?”

— St. Cyril of Jerusalem

4th Sunday of Easter A

“The pure soul is a beautiful rose, and the Three Divine Persons descend from Heaven to inhale its fragrance.”

— St. John Vianney

3rd Sunday of Easter A

“Dismiss all anger and look into yourself a little. Remember that he of whom you are speaking is your brother, and, as he is in the way of salvation, God can make him a Saint, in spite of his present weakness.”

— St. Thomas of Villanova

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“The sin is caused not by the flesh, but by the will of the soul, and the corruption contracted from sin is not sin, but sin’s punishment.”

— St. Augustine

Bulletin-Easter Sunday 2017

“Can the life of a good Christian be anything other than that of a man nailed to the Cross with Jesus Christ.”

— St. John Vianney

Bulletin – Good Friday 2017

“Before prayer, endeavor to realize whose Presence you are approaching, and to whom you are about to speak. We can never fully understand how we ought to behave towards God, before whom the angles tremble.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

Bulletin – HOLY THURSDAY 2017

Bulletin – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the LORD 2017

“Never rise from the table without having given thanks to the LORD. If we act in this way we need have no fear of the wretched sin of gluttony.”

— St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent Year A 2017

“Before prayer, endeavour to realize whose Presence you are approaching, and to whom you are about to speak. We can never fully understand how we ought to behave towards God, before whom the angles tremble.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

Bulletin-4th Sunday of Lent Year A 2017

“The measure of charity may be taken from the want of desires. As desires diminish in the soul, charity increases in it; and when it no longer feels any desire, then it possesses perfect charity.”

— St. Augustine

Bulletin-3rd Sunday of Lent Year A 2017

“Our Lady’s love is like a stream that has its source in the Eternal Fountains, quenches the thirst of all, can never be drained, and ever flows back to its Source.”

— St. Peter Damian

Bulletin-2nd Sunday of Lent Year A 2017

“Believe that others are better than you in the depths of their soul, although outwardly you may appear better than they.”

— St. Augustine

“For prayer to be effective, our petitions should be for benefits worthily to be expected from God.”

— St. Thomas Aquinas

Bulletin – 1st Sunday of Lent Year A 2017

“Some say it is unreasonable to be courteous and gentle with a reckless person who insults you for no reason at all. I have made a pact with my tongue; not to speak when my heart is disturbed.”

— St. Francis de Sales

Bulletin – Ash Wednesday 2017

“Christ, indeed, always associates the Church with Himself in this great work in which God is perfectly glorified and men are sanctified. The Church is His beloved Bride who calls to her LORD and through Him offers worship to the eternal Father.”

— Sacrosanctum concilium

8th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when He caresses us, and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us. This is not true love. Those who love thus love themselves too much to love God with all their heart.”

— St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

7th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“Guard your eyes that they may not look upon anything contrary to purity; your ears that they may not listen to evil conversation; your mind, by banishing from it all suggestive thoughts; your heart, by stifling impure desires at their very birth.”

— St. John Baptist de la Salle

6th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“No man [truly] making a profession of faith sinneth; nor does he that possesses love hate anyone. The tree is made manifest by its fruit; so those that profess themselves to be Christians shall be recognized by their conduct. For there is not now a demand for mere profession, but that a man be found continuing in the power of faith to the end.”

— St. Ignatius

5th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must be detached from all temporal love. We must love nothing but Him, or if we love anything else, we must love it only for His sake.”

— St. Peter Claver

4th Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“For the Lord is gracious and merciful and prefers the conversion of a sinner rather than his death. Patient and generous in his mercy, he does not give in to human impatience but is willing to wait a long time for our repentance.”

— St Jerome

3rd Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” — St. Rose of Lima

“I no longer desire to live a purely human life. Make this your choice if you yourselves would be chosen.” — St. Ignatius of Antioch

2nd Sunday in Ordinary time A 2017

“We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the Spirit of God.”

— St Vincent de Paul

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“O Catholic Church, true mother of Christians, you are right in teaching that God should be adored with an entirely chaste and pure heart. You unite all brothers and sisters to one another in a bond of religion that is stronger and closer than ties of blood.”

— St. Augustine

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“O Catholic Church, true mother of Christians, you are right in teaching that God should be adored with an entirely chaste and pure heart. You unite all brothers and sisters to one another in a bond of religion that is stronger and closer than ties of blood.”

— St. Augustine

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“Even the heretics appear to have Christ, for none of them denies the Name of Christ. Yet, anyone who does not confess all that pertains to Christ does in fact deny Christ.”

— St. Ambrose of Milan

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“Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.”

— St. John Chrysostom

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“It is necessary, too, that we shun the occasions which have been the cause of sin. We must have recourse to fervent prayer, receive frequently and worthily the sacraments. He who does this will be sure to persevere.”

— St John Vianney

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“There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials.”

— St. Philip Neri

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“There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials.”

— St Aloysius Gonzaga

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“Blood that but one drop of has the power to win… All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.

— St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Guard your eyes that they may not look upon anything contrary to purity; your ears, that they may not listen to evil conversation; your mind, by banishing from it all suggestive thoughts; your heart, by stifling impure desires at their very birth.”

— St. John Baptist de la Salle

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“In prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God’s benefits and so offend him.”

— St. Louis IX

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“Live in the world as if only God and your soul were alone in it. Then your heart will never be made captive by anything earthly thing.”

— St. John of the Cross

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“In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead. If it stands still the wind blows it back. Fix the time, the length of your meditation, and do not rise from your place until you have finished even at the cost of being crucified.”

— Padre Pio

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“If I saw the gates of Hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I should not despair, I should not lose hope of mercy, because I should trust in You, my God.”

— St. Gemma Galgani

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“To rely on our talents is a cause of great loss. When someone places confidence in his own prudence, knowledge, and intelligence, God, To make him know and see his insufficiency, withdraws from him His help and leaves him to work by himself. This is often why our undertakings miserably fail.”

— St. Vincent de Paul

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“Take a moment to think of everything you’re proud of about yourself and your life. Then ask yourself if you would have any of this without God’s permission and aid? Give credit where credit is due; praise and thank Him, not yourself.”

— St. Francis of Assisi

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“Grant, O Lord, that my heart may neither desire nor seek anything but what is necessary for the fulfilment of Your Holy Will. May health or sickness, riches or poverty, honours or contempt, humiliations, leave my soul in that state of perfect detachment to which I desire to attain for Your greater honour and Your greater glory. Amen.”

— St. Ignatius Loyola

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“Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned, persevering, and accompanied with great reverence. One should consider that he stands in the presence of a God, and speaks with a LORD before whom the angels tremble from awe and fear.”

— St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi