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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"I began to fear more the terrible danger of pride if I did well than the disgrace if I did badly. There I was at a crossroad between fear and charity, not knowing which way was safe to take. If I spoke to any profit about humility I feared to be found lacking in it; [...]

September 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Teresa of Avila

"If you want to avenge yourself on the devil and free yourselves more quickly from temptation, ask the superior, as soon as a temptation comes to you, to give you some lowly office to do, or do some such thing, as best you can, on our own initiative, studying as you do it how to [...]

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Therese of Lisieux

"When I say that compliments have no effect upon me, Mother, I am not referring to the love and confidence you have shown me; that, on the contrary, touches me deeply, but I feel that I need not be afraid of praise anymore and can enjoy itÿin all simplicity, attributing allÿthat is good in me [...]

September 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

"Renounce self, then. Know for certain and for all time that of yourself you can never accomplish anything, neither here nor there, neither today nor to morrow, neither for this one nor for that one, and go ask God's help before beginning- anything whatsoever. This is true humility; to omit it, is stupidity." Source:ÿ [...]

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Nevertheless, there is a difference between humility and abjection; for abjection is the poverty, vileness, and littleness which exist in us, without our taking heed to them; but humility implies a real knowledge and voluntary recognition of that abjection.ÿ And the highest point of humility consists in not merely acknowledging one's abjection, but in taking [...]

September 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"So let silence or a holy argument for virtue be in your mouth to discourage vice.ÿ And when you think you discern vice in others, put it on your own back as well as theirs, acting always with true humility.ÿ Then if the vice is truly there, such people will change their ways all the [...]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

"Here is the first-class humility that we ought to imitate, Let us then, refer all to God. Return to Him His graces, which He lends you only that you may make them fructify to His profit and glory. Do not pride yourselves on God's gifts. Do not appropriate them, as if they came from yourself, [...]

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"I would not affect either folly or wisdom; for just as humility deters me from pretending to be wise, so simplicity and straightforwardness deter me from pretending to be foolish; and just as vanity is opposed to humility, so all affection and pretense are opposed to honesty and simplicity." Source:ÿ St. Francis de Sales, [...]

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

St. Faustine describes failing greatly when trying to perfect a virtue. Although we should work hard to develop virtue, our progress is dependent on grace. If we do not cooperate with God, we will be frustrated and fail. "When one day I resolved to practice a certain virtue, I lapsed into the vice opposed to [...]

August 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Virtue Quote – Venerable Fulton Sheen

Ven. Fulton Sheen reminds us that humility is the key to inner peace. We must put Jesus first, and accept that He is greater than we are. As long as we maintain our pride, we cannot find peace. "There has been no greater secret of inner peace ever given than in the words of John [...]

August 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |0 Comments