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Virtue Quote: St. Hildegard of Bingen

"Humility always groans, weeps and destroys all offenses, for this is its work. So let anyone who wishes to conquer the Devil arm himself with humility, since Lucifer fervently flees it and hides in its presence like a snake in a hole; for wherever it finds him, it quickly snaps him like a fragile thread." [...]

2019-02-16T18:39:04-05:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Hildegard of Bingen

Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"Humility might make us indifferent even to a good reputation, were it not for Charity’s sake; but seeing that it is a groundwork of society, and without it we are not merely useless but positively harmful to the world, because of the scandal given by such a deficiency, therefore Charity requires, and humility allows, us [...]

2019-02-16T18:34:07-05:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Catherine of Siena

"This is why I told you earlier that if those who eat at the table of penance are not truly humble, and if their penance becomes their chief concern rather than an instrument of virtue, they will often, by this sort of grumbling, sin against their very perfection. So they should not be foolish, but [...]

2020-03-15T18:19:44-04:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Catherine of Siena

Virtue Quote: St. Peter Julian Eymard

"Our personal sins are another source of profound humility and humiliation. I am a sinner, more of a sinner than all other men, for I could have and I might have done all that they have done. With as many graces as I, they would not have been so wicked as I. That is the [...]

2020-03-15T18:19:44-04:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Peter Julian Eymard

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; [...]

2019-02-03T20:41:26-05:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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 [...]

2019-02-03T20:18:09-05:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Teresa of Avila

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 it in all simplicity, attributing all that is good [...]

2019-02-03T20:05:13-05:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Therese of Lisieux

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." -St. Peter [...]

2019-01-30T20:10:10-05:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Peter Julian Eymard

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. And the highest point of humility consists in not merely acknowledging one’s abjection, but in taking [...]

2019-01-30T20:07:58-05:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

Virtue Quote: St. Catherine of Siena

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

2019-01-30T20:02:40-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. Catherine of Siena