Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ: in all my trials and sufferings you have given me the strenth to stand
firm; in your mercy you have granted me a share of eternal glory Irenaeus, Greek Prelate
Before you, Father,
In righteousness and humility,
With you, Brother,
In faith and courage,
Give us a pure heart that we may
A humble heart that we may hear
A heart of love that we may serve
A heart of faith that we may abide
Those things, good Lord, that we pray for, Give us thy grace to labor for.
St. Thomas More
O god, who looked on us when we had fallen down into death, and resolved to redeem us by the Advent of your
only begotten son; grant, we beg of you, that those who confess his glorious Incarnation may also be admitted to the fellowship
of their Redeemer, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. St. Ambrose
Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature. St. Augustine
We worship one God in Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance.
The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. Yet there are not three gods, but one God. In this Trinity nothing
is before or after, nothing is greater or less: but all three Person coeternal together and equal.
Now let us sing in anthems sweet
To God the Father and the Son,
Who with the Holy Paclete
reigneth there in one.
He would never come and knock at the door unless he wished to enter; if he does not enter, it is we who
are to blame. St. Ambrose
A shadow's shadow, a world of shadow (Eccles. 1; 2) nothing matters except loving God. Thomas
Until all things become One for you, traced to One source and seen in One act of vision, you cannot find
anchorage for the heart, or rest calmly in God. O God, you are the truth; unite me to yourself by an act of unfailing
love! Thomas a Kempis
Watch your own step; be slow to criticize the doings of other people. When we criticize others, we get nothing
for our pains; and how often we make mistakes! How carelessly it can lead us into sin! ... Again and again our judgement about
an issue depends on the way our sympathies areengaged; a personal preference can easily rob us of the power to see straight.
This obstinacy in our own opinions would have less power to disturb our judgements if all the desire of our hearts found its
only scope in God. Thomas a Kempis
People are influenced in their actions by undercurrents of self-seeking. ... All seems to go well with them
as long as everything turns out in accordance with their wishes, their plans; but when their wills are thwarted, they lose
their balance and get angry ... Let awareness of our own self-seeking lead us to live a humble life following
the teachings of Christ. Book 1 ch14 15-1
Love God with all your heart, and you've nothing to fear; death or punishment, judgement or hell; love,
when it reaches its full growth, is an unfailing passport to God's presence. Thomas a Kempis
Throughout all generations we will render thanks unto Thee and declare Thy praise, evening, morning and
noon, for our lives which are in Thy care, for our souls which are in Thy keeping, for the miracles which we witness daily,
and for Thy wondrous deeds and blessings towards us at all times.
Jewish Sabbath Evening Service
The Shield of St. Patrick
Christ be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
within me Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of every one who thinks
Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in
every ear that hears me. Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Christ
salvation Lord, be ever with us.
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your
Until we meet again, my friend,
May God hold you in the hollow of hand.
May God hold you in
the hollow of hand.
Holy Spirit, divine Consoler, I adore you as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son. I adore you
and unite myself to the adoration you receive from the angels and saints. I give you my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving
for all the grace which you never cease to bestow on me. Saint Alphonsus de Liguori
God is with me. I want nothing on the earth.
Saint Pierre Toussaint
Saint Pierre Toussaint,
a man of remarkable grace and humiliity, was a slave by birth. Just after the Revolutionary War, he left Haiti for New York,
where he worked as a hairdresser, and became known for his wisdom and generosity.
The Father of all has no name given him since he is unbegotten. For a being who has a name imposed on
him has an elder to give him that name.
Thou shalt no more have the sun for thy light by day,
Neither shall the brightness of the
moon enlighten thee.
But the Lord shall be unto thee an
And thy God shall be thy glory.
sun shall go down no more,
And thy moon shall not decrease.
For the Lord shall be unto thee an
And the days of thy mourning
shall be ended.
Ch. 60: 19-20.
O Lord, fill me with thy grace, for the benefit of all.
"The kingdom of heaven is within you. Insofar as the Son of God dwells in you, the kingdom of
heaven lies within you also. Here within are the riches of heaven, if you desire them. Here, O sinner, is the
kingdom of God within you. Enter into yourself, seek more eagerly and you will find it without great travail.
Outside you is death, and the door to death is sin. Enter within yourself and remain in your heart, for there is God."
St. Ephraim of Syria
He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.
I John: 4
If thou wish to reach the prefection of love, it befits thee to set thy life in order.
Catherine of Siena
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. St. Teresa