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Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

"No sinner is ever consoled by having a moral theology flung at his head. Perhaps the reason why Peter and not John was chosen as the Head of the Church was because he fell and, therefore, understood human weakness. Suffering may be sent to us because we have been too narrow and selfish in our [...]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

"It is part of our fallen nature to despise the trouble we do not understand… When the sufferers complain much, we are inclined to think that they are exaggerating or giving way to cowardly weakness, just as the rich are too often ready to regard the very poor as whining imposters." Source: Ven. Fulton [...]

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

"It will invariably be found true that those who have suffered and who are saintly are always the most merciful to others. Not to be forgotten also are those who have received mercy and forgiveness themselves. One wonders if Saint Augustine was not one of the kindest and most compassionate of men, having been so [...]

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

"I see that God never tries us beyond what we are able to suffer. Oh, I fear nothing; if God sends such great suffering to a soul. He upholds it with an even greater grace, although we are not aware of it. One act of trust at such moments gives greater glory to God than [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kemps

"Love is swift, sincere, kind, pleasant, and delightful. Love is strong, patient and faithful, prudent, long-suffering, and manly. Love is never self-seeking, for in whatever a person seeks himself there he falls from love. Love is circumspect, humble, and upright. It is neither soft nor light, nor intent upon vain things. It is sober and [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

"Love – caritas – will always prove necessary, even in the most just society. There is no ordering of the State so just that it can eliminate the need for a service of love… The State which would provide everything, absorbing everything into itself, would ultimately become a mere bureaucracy incapable of guaranteeing the very [...]

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Take patiently the petty annoyances, the trifling discomforts, the unimportant losses which come upon all of us daily; for by means of these little matters, lovingly and freely accepted, you will give Him your whole heart, and win His.  I mean the acts of daily forbearance, the headache, or toothache, or neighbor, the effort of [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"The willing desire to suffer every pain and hardship even to the point of death for the salvation of souls is pleasing to [God]." 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 Catherine [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"A man who does not live in harmony with his brothers, who mocks at those who weep and sneers at those who are glad, has no sympathy with them because their feelings do not affect him, he can never really see the truth in others.  The proverb fits him well: the sound man feels not [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"We take others to task for small mistakes, and overlook greater ones in ourselves.  We are quick to feel and brood over the things we suffer for others, but we think nothing of how much others suffer from us.  If a man would weigh his own deeds fully and rightly, he would find little cause [...]

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