Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom from the Saints

“What I am for you terrifies me; what I am with you consoles me. For I am a bishop, but with you I am a Christian. The first is an office accepted, the second a grace received. The first is a danger; the second, salvation, if, then I am gladder by far to be redeemed with you than I am to be
pleased over you , I shall, as the Lord himself commanded, be more completely your servant.  (ST. Augustine).

“The full measure of a man is to be found, not in his good works or
in his great achievements, but rather in the new colors and textures
that come alive in other peoples because of him.”  (Cardinal Manning).

“Charity is the queen of all virtues. It is necessary for charity to
be a special virtue, distinct from the other virtues, but yet the most
important virtue and the mover of the other virtues.”  (Thomas

“My soul, narrowed between self and God, yearning for the salvation
of all, the reform of the Church and the good of the whole world, can
see no other remedy pleasing to God than peace. Peace therefore for
the love of Christ crucified”. (ST. Catherine of Siena).

“It is easy to love the people far away; it is not easy to love those
close to us. It is easy to give a cup of rise to relieve hunger than
to relieve loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our home.  Bring
love into your home for this is where our love for each other must
start”.( Mother Teresa).

“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in
realizing that.  This enables us to do something and do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may
never see the end results, but that is the difference between the
master builder and the worker. WE are all workers, not master
builders, ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets and prophetesses of
a future that is not ours”. ( Archbishop Oscar Romero, San Salvador).


God bless. David, O.P.