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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"The only ones who can instruct the brethren are those who are merciful, those who are meek or humble. In other words, one cannot really be merciful if he is not humble." Source: St. Bernard of Clairvaux, The Steps of Humility and Pride (Note: This quote was incorrectly attributed to St. Augustine when it [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Hildegard of Bingen

"God conquered the ancient serpent by His Son’s humility, not His power. By giving His body and blood to sanctify those who believe; and so the Heavenly Father delivered Him up to the Passion for the redemption of the peoples and conquered the ancient serpent through Him in humility and justice.  He did not want [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

"I have learned that the greatest power is hidden in patience.  I see that patience always leads to victory, although not immediately; but that victory will become manifest after many years.  Patience is linked to meekness." Source: St. Faustina, Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"A sign of utter meekness is to have a heart peacefully and lovingly disposed toward someone who has been offensive, and a sure proof of a hot temper is that a man, even when he is alone, should with word and gesture continue to rage and fulminate against some absent person who has given offense." [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Further, directly you are conscious of an angry act, atone for the fault by some speedy act of meekness toward the person who excited your anger." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

"You must be meek toward the neighbor. The principle of meekness toward the neighbor lies in charity. You will be meek toward him, if you see in him the gifts of God, if you love God in him. To love men for themselves is time and trouble lost. Men are sacks full of holes. He [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

"Meekness is not, then, a natural virtue, and one attains it not by his own strength, nor by merely saying. 'I want to be meek.' It is a virtue proper to Jesus Christ, entirely supernatural. For us to practise it, His grace, a powerful grace, is necessary. It is the question of simply vanquishing one's [...]

April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

"Meekness, like humility, is one of Jesus Christ's characteristic virtues. It is, consequently, one of the fundamental virtues of evangelical perfection. Sanctity that is not meek is not true. Our Lord set down meekness and humility as the dominant virtues of His Heart." Source:  St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist

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