Monday, March 17, 2014

Blessed Quotes

BEADS OF JOY 03-17-14
“Blessed Quotes”
©2014 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

"If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth." ~St. Thomas Aquinas

"Love Mary! She is lovable, faithful and constant. She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme. If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her. She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you and consoles and serves you. She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity."~St Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

"There are many who say to the Lord, "I give myself wholly to Thee, without any reserve," but there are few who embrace the practice of this abandonment, which consists in receiving with a certain indifference every sort of event, as it happens in conformity with Divine Providence, as well afflictions as consolations, contempt and reproaches as honor and glory." ~St. Francis de Sales.

“Do you wish to study to your advantage? Let devotion accompany all your studies. Consult God more than your books. Ask Him to make you understand what you read. Never begin or end your study except by prayer. Science is a gift of God. Do not consider it merely the work of your own mind and effort.” ~St Vincent Ferrer

“Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit.” ~St Lucy

“Whatever a man prefers to God, that he makes a god to himself.” ~St Cyprian

“Prayer reveals to souls the vanity of earthly goods and pleasures. It fills them with light, strength and consolation; and gives them a foretaste of the calm bliss of our heavenly home.” ~St Rose of Viterbo

“Let us not esteem worldly prosperity or adversity as things real or of any moment, but let us live elsewhere, and raise all our attention to Heaven; esteeming sin as the only true evil, and nothing truly good, but virtue which unites us to God.” ~St Gregory Nazianzen

“The Our Father contains all the duties we owe to God, the acts of all the virtues and the petitions for all our spiritual and corporal needs.” ~St. Louis de Montfort

“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

“Your love has gone before me; it has grown with me, and now it is an abyss whose depths I cannot fathom.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux

“Inside each of us dwells the Spirit of God, we didn’t put Him there; but He who did knew we’d need the guidance, the direction and the love –all that which comes from God Himself, directly to our Spirit, directly to our Heart, straight into our lives – Guiding us and leading us, back to Himself.” ~Jim (Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

“Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well.” ~St. Vincent Pallotti

“Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.” ~St. Francis

“A pure soul is like a fine pearl. As long as it is hidden in the shell at the bottom of the sea, no one thinks of admiring it. But if you bring it into the sunshine, this pearl will shine and attract all eyes. Thus, the pure soul which is hidden from the eyes of the world, will one day shine before the angels in the sunshine of eternity.” ~St. John Vianney

“Do you know when people really become spiritual? It is when they become the slaves of God and are branded with His sign, which is the sign of the Cross, in token that they have given Him their freedom.” ~St. Teresa of Avila

Go To The Priests: “Just like Our Blessed Mother led those to Jesus, who wanted to help the couple at their wedding in Cana; let us also go to our Priests when we are seeking out those we wish to help. –God has placed His Priests –Our Priests where they are in our lives; so that they can help guide us and lead us -to better serve Almighty God in our service to others. To you I say this, as you go to your Priests: Speak with them, go to them, trust in them, encourage them, love them, help them, pray for them; and most importantly be there for them as they help lead you to Jesus.” ~Jim (Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

“God does not command us to live in hair shirts and chains, or to chastise our flesh with scourges, but to love Him above all things and our neighbor as ourselves.” ~St. Charles of Sezze

“Love to pray -feel often during the day the need for prayer, and take trouble to pray. Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself. Ask and seek, and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him and keep Him as your own.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa

“When nothing diverts my thoughts from God, my heart swims in an excess of overflowing joy, in so much that I often forget my food and all earthly things; but it is an affliction to live amid the distraction of worldly conversation.” ~St Paul Hermit

“The soul of one who serves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, is always in her palace of jubilation, ever singing with fresh ardor and fresh pleasure a new song of joy and love.” ~St John of the Cross

“O name of Mary! Joy in the heart, honey in the mouth, melody to the ear of Her devout clients!” ~St. Anthony of Padua

“Mary means enlightener, because She brought forth the Light of the world. In the Syriac tongue, Mary signifies Lady.” ~St. Isidore of Seville

“Let me say something concerning this name also, which is interpreted to mean Star of the sea, and admirably suits the Virgin Mother.” ~St. Bernard

“Mary means Star of the sea, for as mariners are guided to port by the ocean star, so Christians attain to glory through Mary's maternal intercession.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“God the Father gathered all the waters together and called them the seas or Maria [Latin, seas]. He gathered all His grace together and called it Mary or Maria. This immense treasury is none other than Mary whom the Saints call the 'treasury of the Lord.' From Her fullness all men are made rich;” ~St. Louis de Montfort

Come PRAY THE ROSARY with us every evening Monday through Friday 9pm EST with our
"Our Lady's Rosary Text Vigil Group"

Invitations posted daily… and throughout the evening…
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

I also invite you to follow m3e on Twitter and Pinterest: