Let us seek the grace of a cheerful heart, an even temper, sweetness, gentleness, and brightness of mind, as walking in His light, and by His grace. Let us pray Him to give us the spirit of ever-abundant, ever-springing love, which overpowers and sweeps away the vexations of life by its own richness and strength, and which above all things unites us to Him Who is the fountain and the center of all mercy, loving-kindness and joy.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge, and my job to love.
“The Blessed Virgin Mary is called the Star of the Sea. Those who sail the ocean seas are guided to the port they seek by carefully observing the stars. In the same way, Christians are guided to heavenly glory by keeping their eyes on Mary.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas
“A soul is happy indeed when it is all possessed and overruled by the spirit of Mary, a spirit meek and strong, zealous and prudent, humble and courageous, pure and fruitful.”
Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort
“It is not deep words that make a man holy and upright; it is a virtuous life which makes a man dear to God. I had rather feel contrition than be skillful in the definition thereof.”
Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
“Please resemble Me as much as possible. Say to yourself throughout the day: ‘I will do this for Him.’ In this way, you will grow closer to Me. On earth the tenderness between My Mother and Me was so great that we had only one Heart. Try to be like her by making your will one with Mine, your great Friend.
In the morning, say to Me that everything during the day will be for Me. Then from time to time during the day, give me a little word such as… ‘This is for You, my dear God.’ It will warm your heart and bring balm to Mine.”
Our Lord to Catholic mystic Gabrielle Bossis
“Live the mysteries of the rosary as I lived them, and it will become a chain binding you to me forever. They who are found in the circle of my rosary will never be lost. I myself will lead them at death to the throne of my Son, to be eternally united to Him.”
Our Lady of America, to Sister Mary Ephrem in the Convent of the Precious Blood Sisters, Rome City, Indiana on September 26, 1956