“Friendship requires great communication.” St. Francis de Sales
“It is a great imperfection to complain unceasingly of little things.” St. Francis de Sales
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” Mark Twain
“To have courage for whatever comes in life — everything lies in that.” St. Teresa of Avila
With Jesus at the helm and our Blessed Mother close by, there is no reason to ever be afraid!
“If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it.” St. Teresa of Avila
Regular confession uproots the shrubs of our soul before they get out of control…
“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” St. Teresa of Avila
“Humility is not self-contempt but the truth about ourselves coupled with a reverence for others; it is self-surrender to the highest goal.” Venerable Bishop Sheen
“Home life is the God-appointed training ground of human character, for from the home life of the child springs the maturity of manhood, either for good or for evil.” Venerable Bishop Sheen
“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” Charles Dickens
God’s paternal love is unconditional and relentless…open the door of your heart and let Him love you!
“Although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up for ever on my best affections. Deep affliction has only made them stronger; it ought, I think, for it should refine our nature.” Charles Dickens
Sometimes our hearts can be broken when we lose a loved one or simply break off a friendship…allow Christ to keep your heart open with his touch of love. He still wants to love so many through you!