I remember my sins, not so much as committed by me, as healed by you.
Like St. Peter, I will call on Christ and ask His help. He will stretch out His hand and grasp me, and will not let me sink. Saint Thomas More
My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence.
Saint Padre Pio
The soul which rises from out of sin to a devout life has been compared to the dawn, which does not banish darkness suddenly, but by degrees. The slow cure is always the surest, and spiritual maladies, like those of the body, while they are apt to come on horseback and express, tend to depart slowly and on foot. So we must be brave and patient in this undertaking. It is sad to see souls grow disheartened because they find themselves still subject to imperfection after having made some attempt to leading a devout life, or to see them give up in despair and fall back. On the other hand, those who, through the opposite temptation, imagine themselves purified from all imperfection at the very outset, and who count themselves as full grown almost before they are born, are in worse danger. Be sure that these are in great danger of relapse through having left their physician too soon.
Saint Francis de Sales
suffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but a sign that you are so close to Jesus that He can kiss you
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
our Lord wills that we should approach His Heart, that deep, hidden heart which thinks of us all which knows all which loves us all Blessed Simon of Cascia
the most beautiful credo is the one we pronounce in our hour of darkness. Saint Padre Pio
St. Mary Euphrasia
believe us, this storm will pass as many others have passed, rest firm in God like a rock in the sea
do not let anything discourage you, see God in all things