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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"Selfish love which deprives your neighbors of your charity and affection is the principle and foundation of all evil. Every scandal, hatred, cruelty, and everything unbecoming springs from the root of selfish love. It has poisoned the whole world and sickened the mystic body of holy Church and the universal body of Christianity. For all [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"You must be thirsty, then, and you must gather together, as he said, either two or three or more. Why did he say 'two or three'? Because there are not two without three nor three without two… Those who are wrapped up in selfish love of themselves are alone, mere nothings, because they are cut [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"Still it is true that the soul, if blinded by selfishness, cannot recognize or discern what is truly good and profitable for soul and body." Source: St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, Paulist Press, 1980 The Dialogue was dictated by Catherine over a period of five days. Three scribes worked to keep up with [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

" Daughter, words could never describe the suffering of these wretched little souls.  There are three principal vices: The first is selfishness, which in turn gives birth to the second, self-conceit.  From this conceit comes the third, pride, with treacherous injustice and cruelty as well as other evil filthy sins generated by these.  So also, [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"Do you know where this tree of death is rooted?  In the height of pride, which is nourished by their sensual selfishness.  Its core is impatience and its offshoot is the lack of any discernment.  These are the four chief vices, which together kill the souls of those I have called trees of death, since [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

"The principal cause of discontent is egotism, or selfishness, which sets the self up as a primary plant around which everyone else must revolve. The second cause of discontent is envy, which makes us regard the possessions and the talents of others as if they were stolen from us. The third cause is covetousness, [...]

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