I remember my sins, not so much as committed by me, as healed by you. ~St. Augustine
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.
~ St. Thomas More
My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence. ~ St. 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.
~St. 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.
~Blessed 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.
~Bl. Simon of Cascia
The most beautiful Credo is the one we pronounce in our Hour of darkness. ~ St. 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.
Place your trust in God who will not forsake you.
Words of Grace...
Through my own experience I know that the true remedy for not falling is to lean on the cross of Jesus, trusting in Him alone who, for our salvation, chose to be hung on it. ~St. Padre Pio
All that Jesus asks of me is to give myself to him in all poverty and nothingness. ~Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
The greatest grace God can give someone is to send him a trial he cannot bear with his own powers--and then sustain him with his grace so he may endure tot he end and be saved. ~ St. Justin Martyr
Since God is a refuge, it is to him we should flee. ~ St. Ambrose
We have been promised something we do not yet possess. It is good for us to persevere in longing until we receive what was promised, and yearning is over. ~St. Augustine
Abide in the home f the divine and fatherly goodness of God like his child who knows nothing, does nothing, makes a mess of everything, but nevertheless lives in his goodness. ~ St. Peter Julian Eymard
Have great confidence in God and never distrust hi mercy, which infinitely surpasses all our misery....Have recourse trustfully to God's loving kindness and he will not forsake you, for he longs to bestow his graces. ~Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque