Heaven would not be valued unless we had grievances to wean us from the things of this world.
Catherine's services for the Callaghans allowed her to feel her own sense of worth, and led her to make a valiant effort to develop that same sense in others.
Thus we may hope to get on, taking short, careful steps, not great strides.
The sight of the poor should fill us with compassion.
Just leave things to God. He knows what is best for us.
God has never bestowed all his blessings on one person. He did not give to St. Peter what he gave to St. Paul, nor to either what he gave to St. John.
Let us never desire more than enough.
Meditation... helps us to focus our attention and enables us to be connected to all that happens in our lives and in the World.
What gives significance and relevance to our lives is the quality of our attachment to the Lord.
Generosity of mind for the religious state ... is bestowing ourselves most freely and relying with unhesitating confidence on the Providence of God.
She whirled to the boundaries of time… her step resounded mercy around the world.
Let us not feel distressed that others know our faults. We all have our imperfections and shall have them till our death.
We are not in great distress; our means are scanty but our wants are few.
No trouble is too great when obedience is concerned.
The truest poverty consists in seeing that our wants are scantily supplied and rejoicing in the scarcity.
"Love one another as I have loved you." This was the special command of Jesus Christ .... which as a most valuable legacy, He bequeathed to all His followers...
Great tenderness of all things.