Lord...rewards great services with trials, and
there can be no better reward, for out of trials
springs love for God."
"All things must come to the soul from its
roots, from where it is planted. "
"Be gentle to all and stern with yourself."
"God gave us faculties for our use; each of them
will receive its proper reward. Then do not let
us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them
to do their work until divinely called to
"Pain is never permanent."
"God has been very good to me, for I never dwell
upon anything wrong which a person has done, so
as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember
it, I always see some other virtue in that
"Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay
thee; All thing pass; God never changes Patience
attains All that it strives for. He who has God
finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices."
"To have courage for whatever comes in life -
everything lies in that."
"To reach something good it is very useful to
have gone astray, and thus acquire experience."
"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what
we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill
God's will in us."
"We shall never learn to know ourselves except
by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His
greatness, we realize our own littleness; His
purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating
upon His humility we find how very far we are
from being humble."
"There are more tears shed over answered prayers
than over unanswered prayers."
"It is here, my daughters, that love is to be
found - not hidden away in corners but in the
midst of occasions of sin. And believe me,
although we may more often fail and commit small
lapses, our gain will be incomparably the
"The tree that is beside the running water is
fresher and gives more fruit."
"O my God, what must a soul be like when it is
in this state! It longs to be all one tongue
with which to praise the Lord. It utters a
thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor
to please Him who thus possesses it."
"Our body has this defect that, the more it is
provided care and comforts, the more needs and
desires it finds. "
"The feeling remains that God is on the journey,
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