Quotes

26 Jun 2022

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.
—Leo Tolstoy

Jesus took the command to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and pushed the definition of who is our neighbor, out, out, and still further out, until it reached to the ends of the Earth and included all of humanity—all of God’s children.
—Alvin Alexsi Currier

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19 Jun 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Cycle C

Receive Communion often, very often . . . there you have the sole remedy, if you want to be cured. Jesus has not put this attraction in your heart for nothing.
—Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ’s love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude.
—Saint Angela of Foligno

12 Jun 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle C

The world’s your ship, not your home.
—Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

And so in our making, God almighty is our loving Father, and God all wisdom is our loving Mother, with the love and goodness of the Holy Spirit, which is all one God, one Lord.
—Julian of Norwich

There is a holy and perfect Trinity, acknowledged as God in the Father and the Son and Holy Spirit. . . . The Father does all things through the Word in the Holy Spirit. Thus the unity of the Trinity is safeguarded . . . .
—Saint Athanasius

5 Jun 2022

Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle C

Let’s ask ourselves: Are we open to the Holy Spirit, do I pray to the Spirit to enlighten me, to make me more sensitive to the things of God?
—Pope Francis

Proceeding from the love of the eternal Father, the church was founded by Christ in time and gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
—Gaudium et Spes

To each who receives the Spirit, it is as if that person alone received it; yet the grace the Spirit pours out is quite sufficient for the whole of humanity.
—Saint Basil the Great

29 May 2022

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

I gave as an offering my all to him who had won me and saved me, my property, my fame, my health, my very words. . . . In considering all these things, I preferred Christ.
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

The church is rightly named [ecclesia] because it calls forth and assembles together all.
—Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Remember, Lord, your church, deliver it from every evil and make it perfect in your love. . . . To you belong power and glory forever! . . . Hosanna to the God of David! . . . If anyone is holy, let them come! If they are not, let them repent! Marana tha!
—Didache

22 May 2022

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
—Italian proverb

The celestial city. . . . is inspired and taught by the true God.
Saint Augustine of Hippo

If I differ from you, I do not lessen, but increase you.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

15 May 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.
—T. S. Eliot

The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.
—Patti Smith

Accordingly, two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God.
—Saint Augustine

8 May 2022

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Good Shepherd Sunday, Cycle C

Our life is a short opportunity to say yes to God’s love.
—Henri Nouwen

If I did not believe . . . that the works of mercy do lighten the sum total of suffering in the world, the problem of evil would indeed be overwhelming.
Dorothy Day

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James

1 May 2022

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself.
—Joseph Monninger

Jesus is concerned with whether Peter loves him; not whether he acknowledges his doctrine; not whether he has the desire to become a fisherman again, but whether there is affection in his heart.
—Auguste Valensin, S.J.

It is precisely when every earthly hope has been explored and found wanting . . . it is then that Christ’s hand reaches out, sure and firm, that Christ’s words bring their inexpressible comfort, that his light shines brightest, abolishing the darkness forever.
—Malcom Muggeridge

24 Apr 2022

Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle C

Without forgiveness, there’s no future.
 —Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Our sins are nothing but a grain of sand alongside the great mountain of the mercy of God.
—Saint John Vianney

Above all, attention shall be paid to the care of the sick, so that they shall be served as if they were Christ himself.
—Saint Benedict

Jesus’ Resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from Earth to heaven but to colonize Earth with the life of heaven.
—N. T. Wright


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