Monday, July 8, 2013

Inspirational Quotes: 101-140

BEADS OF JOY 07-08-13
“Inspirational Quotes: 101-140”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Posting many more of the quotes I posted last month as promised. Some of these are truly inspirational. Now by having them posted here everyone will have easy access to them for sharing, showing others and using for your own Spiritual Journey. <3 u guys !!!

101. “The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

102. “Woe to those who despise devotion to Mary! . . . The soul cannot live without having recourse to Mary and recommending itself to her. He falls and is lost who does not have recourse to Mary.” ~Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori
103. “The honor of Mary is so intimately connected with the honor and glory of Jesus that to deny the one is at the same time a denial of the other.” ~Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

104. “To desire grace without recourse to the Virgin Mother is to desire to fly without wings.” ~Pope Pius XII, 1876-1958 AD
105. “The conflict with Hell cannot be maintained by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.” ~St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

106. “Jesus honored her before all ages, and will honor her for all ages. No one comes to Him, nor even near Him, no one is saved or sanctified, if he too will not honor her. This is the lot of Angels and of men.” ~St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr
107. “If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.” ~St. Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr

108. “Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendor.” ~St. Padre Pio, 1887-1968 AD
109. “In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux

110. “What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?” ~St. Therese of Lisieux
111. “The clients of this most merciful Mother are very fortunate. She helps them both in this life and in the next, consoling them and sponsoring their cause in Purgatory. For the simple reason that the Souls in Purgatory need help so desperately, since they cannot help themselves, our Mother of Mercy does so much more to relieve them. She exercises over these Poor Souls, who are the spouses of Christ, particular dominion, with power to relieve them and even deliver them from their pains. See how important it is then to have devotion to this good Lady, because she never forgets her servants as long as they suffer in these flames. If she helps all the Poor Souls, she is especially indulgent and consoling to her own clients.” ~St. Alphonsus Liguori

112. “You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory.” ~St. Bridget to our Lady
113. “Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children.” ~St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church

114. “Mary has the authority over the angels and the blessed in heaven. As a reward for her great humility, God gave her the power and mission of assigning to saints the thrones made vacant by the apostate angels who fell away through pride. Such is the will of the almighty God who exalts the humble, that the powers of heaven, earth and hell, willingly or unwillingly, must obey the commands of the humble Virgin Mary. For God has made her queen of heaven and earth, leader of his armies, keeper of his treasure, dispenser of his graces, mediatrix on behalf of men, destroyer of his enemies, and faithful associate in his great works and triumphs.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin

115. “All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort
116. “If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.” ~St. Maximilian Kolbe

117. “Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.” ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux
118. “No matter how sinful one may have been, if he has devotion to Mary, it is impossible that he be lost.” ~St. Hilary of Poitiers

119. “If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” ~St. Maximilian Kolbe
120. “Jesus took His flesh from the flesh of Mary,” ~St. Augustine

121. “Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.” ~St. Anthony of Padua
122. “Do you want many graces? Go and visit the Blessed Sacrament often. Do you want few graces? Visit the Blessed Sacrament rarely. Do you want none at all? Then never pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament,” ~St. John Bosco

123. “If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the Mother of God, such a one is a stranger to the Godhead.” ~St. Gregory Nazianzen
124. “The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa

125. “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” ~Pope John Paul II
126. “Ask Jesus to make you a saint. After all, only He can do that. Go to confession regularly and to Communion as often as you can,” ~St. Dominic Savio

127. “Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God's heart.” ~St. Maximilian Kolbe
128. “The Eucharist is everything, because from the Eucharist, everything is,” ~St. Peter Julian Eymard

129. “She is more Mother than Queen.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux
130. “The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.” ~Pope St. Gregory the Great

131. “In that first ‘fusion’ with Jesus (holy communion), it was my Heavenly Mother again who accompanied me to the altar for it was she herself who placed her Jesus into my soul.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
132. “In God’s eye, murder is what it is -murder, the world can call it whatever it wishes, but one day we will all have to answer to God!! He will want to know why you (you know who you are) wanted to, or encouraged another to kill HIS (GODS) CHILDREN. The world can say whatever it wishes it don’t really matter; in the end God will speak the last word.” ~Jim Dacey Jr OFS

133. “In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
134. “The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together. Men will take up arms and even sacrifice their lives for the sake of this love.” ~St. John Chrysoston

135. “Think of what the Saints have done for their neighbor because they loved God. But what Saint's love for God can match Mary's? She loved Him more in the first moment of her existence than all the Saints and angels ever loved Him or will love Him. Our Lady herself revealed to Sister Mary Crucified that the fire of her love was most extreme. If Heaven and earth were placed in it, they would be instantly consumed. And the ardors of the seraphim, compared with it, are like cool breezes. Just as there is not one among all the Blessed who loves God as Mary does, so there is no one, after God, who loves us as much as this most loving Mother does. Furthermore, if we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and Saints for their clients, it could never equal Mary's love for even a single soul.” ~St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Glories of Mary
136. “Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God” ~St. Jerome

137. “Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.” ~St. Jerome
138. “The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her.” ~St. Augustine

139. “As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church
140. “As a man must be born before he can begin to lead his physical life, so he must be born to lead a Divine Life. That birth occurs in the Sacrament of Baptism. To survive, he must be nourished by Divine Life; that is done in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.” ~Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

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