A Year with the Saints

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P. J. Kenedy, 1891 - Saints - 397 pages
 

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Page 11 - Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Page 107 - He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me : and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Page 72 - And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long. But I, as a deaf man, heard not ; and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.
Page 331 - Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge ; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
Page 116 - If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. And if you wish to become a great saint, entreat Him yourself to give you much opportunity for suffering; for there is no wood better to kindle the fire of holy love than the wood of the cross, which Christ used for his own great sacrifice of boundless charity.
Page 180 - Turn away from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Page 353 - God is charity, and he that abideth in charity, abideth in God, and God in him
Page 15 - Him, but because they aie more to our taste. This is certainly the greatest obstacle we can raise to our own perfection, for it is beyond doubt that if we •wish to be Saints according to our own will, we shall never be so at all. To be truly a Saiut, it is neceisary to be one according to the will of God.— St.
Page 115 - I have recommended you in my prayers as you desired," said she to him, "and it has been revealed to me, that your name is written in the book of life, and as a sign of the truth of what I say, you will never prosper again in your worldly affairs." So it turned out : his ships were successively wrecked and sunk; becoming unable to pay his debts, he was delivered from prison only through the esteem which his creditors entertained for his piety ; and being thus...
Page 125 - Observe that we gain more in a single day by trials which come to us from God and our neighbor than we would in ten years by penance and exercises we take upon ourselves.

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