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[People] obtain more joy and recreation in creatures through the dispossession of them.  They cannot rejoice in them if they behold them with possessiveness, for this is a care that, like a trap, holds the spirit to earth and does not allow wideness of heart.

– St. John of the Cross, Ascent of Mt. Carmel

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Spanish anonymous – http://www.cervantesvirtual.com, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8653039

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When assaulted by any vice, we must embrace the practice of the contrary virtue, and refer all the others to it, by which means we shall overcome our enemy, and at the same time advance in all the virtues. (. . .) For as the wild boar, to sharpen his tusks, whets and polishes them with his other teeth, and by this means sharpens all at the same time, so a virtuous man, having undertaken to perfect himself in the virtue of which he stands most in need for his defence, files and polishes it by the exercise of the other virtues, which whilst they help to sharpen that one, make all of them become more excellent and better polished.

– St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life

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By Francisco Bayeu y Subías – [3], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50771068

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St. Teresa of Avila“Peter Paul Rubens 138” by Peter Paul Rubens – [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_138.jpg#/media/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_138.jpg

Let nothing disturb you.

Let nothing make you afraid.
All things are passing.
God alone never changes.
Patience gains all things.
If you have God you will want for nothing.
God alone suffices.

The Bookmark of St. Teresa of Avila

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In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

John_Henry_Newman_circa_1863-Bl. John Henry Newman, from “An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine”

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Twelve_pins

Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.Deep peace of the smiling stars to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.

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Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.St. Paul-St. Paul, Romans 12:12

 

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Pope Francis’ general intentions for the month of September, 2014:

Down_SyndromeThat the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.

Please Lord, let it be so.

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