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Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"The practice of the Presence of God strengthens us in Hope. Our hope grows in proportion as our knowledge; and in measure as our faith by this holy practice penetrates into the hidden mysteries of God, in like measure it finds in Him a beauty beyond compare, surpassing infinitely that of earth, as also that [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"The first benefit which the soul receives from the Presence of God is that Faith grows more alive and active in all the events of life, particularly when we feel our need." Source: Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"Of the Means for Attaining unto the Presence of God - The first is a great purity of life; in guarding ourselves with care… the second is a great faithfulness in the practice of His Presence, and in keeping the soul’s gaze fixed on God in faith… make it your study, before taking up any [...]

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"Necessity is laid upon us to examine ourselves with diligence to find out what are the virtues, which we chiefly lack, and which are the hardest for us to acquire; we should seek to learn the sins that do most easily beset us, and the times and occasions, when we do must often fail." [...]

April 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"In simple justice we owe Him all our thoughts and words and actions.  Let us see to it that we pay our debt." Source: Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God and The Spiritual Maxims

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"That many do not advance in the Christian progress because they stick in penances, and particular exercises, while they neglect the love of God, which is the end. That this appeared plainly by their works, and was the reason why we see so little solid virtue." Source: Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence [...]

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"I am filled with shame and confusion when I reflect on one hand upon the great favors which God has done, and incessantly continues to do me; and on the other, upon the ill use I have made of them, and my small advancement in the way of perfection." Source: Brother Lawrence, The Practice [...]

December 26th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"One way to re-collect the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, is not to let it wander too far at other times: you should keep it strictly in the presence of God; and being accustomed to think of Him often, you will find it easy to keep your [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"Lift up your heart to Him, sometimes even at your meals, and when you are in company; the least little remembrance will always be acceptable to Him. You need not cry very loud; He is nearer to us than we are aware of." Source: Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God and [...]

October 30th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence

"It is, however, necessary to put our whole trust in God, laying aside all other cares, and even some particular forms of devotion, though very good in themselves, yet such as one often engages in unreasonably, because these devotions are only means to attain the end. So when by this exercise of the presence of [...]

September 25th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Brother Lawrence