We rarely find a spiritual soul that speaks much – St. Alphonsos Liguori 

You may think past ages were good, but it is only because you are not living in them. – St. Augustine 

He must wish to enjoy those things which he should only use, and to wish to use those things which he should only enjoy. – St. Augustine 

The tongue of the depraved surpasses beasts in cruelty, birds in fickleness and exaltation, serpents in deadliness. – St. Bede

There are 3 ways for wisdom or prudence to abound in you: if you confess your sins, if you give thanks and praise, and if your speech is edifying. – St. Bernard 

The detractor, by one blow of his tongue, commits three murders: he kills not only his own soul, and the soul of him that hears him, but also, by a spiritual murder, takes away the civil life of the person detracted. – St. Frances de Sales 

Early rising is helpful to both health and holiness – St. Francis de Sales

Slander hurts none but those who trouble themselves about it. – St. Francis de Sales

The enemy makes use of sadness to tempt the just; for as he endeavors to make the wicked rejoice in their sins, so he strives to make the good grieve in their good works. – St. Francis de Sales

Look up to Heaven, and forsake it not for the earth; look down to hell, and do not cast yourself therein for the sake of these fleeting moments – St. Francis de Sales 

We must always remind ourselves that we are pilgrims until we arrive at our heavenly homeland, and we must not let our affections delay us in the roadside inns and lands through which we pass, otherwise we will forget our destination and lose interest in our final goal. – St. Ignatius of Loyola

For by sloth and carelessness [grace] is quenched, and by watchfulness and diligence it is kept alive. For it is in you indeed, but render it more vehement–that is, fill it with confidence, with joy and delight. – St. John Chrysostom 

For such is the nature of a persevering soul–it is borne up by the very things that hinder it. – St. John Chrysostom 

For the one who bases his life on greed and gathers all the wealth of the world around him is in fact the poorest of all. – St. John Chrysostom

Cleverness is useless without innocence. – St. John Chrysostom 

No; if you desire to honor the sacrifice, offer your soul, for which Christ was slain, cause that to become golden. But if your soul remains worse than lead or potter’s clay while the vessel on the altar is made of gold, what is the profit? – St. John Chrysostom 

All over the world people are hungry and thirsty for God’s love. We meet that hunger by spreading joy. – St. Teresa of Kolkata

Jesus can take full possession of a soul only if it surrenders itself joyfully. – St. Teresa of Kolkata 


Nothing has so much contributed to the debasement of human relationships as the idea that friends are won by flattery. – Archbishop Fulton Sheen 

It is not a mark of greatness always to affirm one’s right, but often to suffer an indignity. – Archbishop Fulton Sheen 

Ice deserves no credit for being cold, nor fire for being hot; it is only those who have the possibility of choice that can be praised for their acts. It is through temptation and its strain that the depths of character are revealed. – Archbishop Fulton Sheen 

Don’t follow the instinct to secularize labor; rather, see it, however humble it might be, as part of God’s plan to bring you joy. – Bishop Barron

If the spiritual life is construed as a game of meriting and deserving, achieving and rewarding, it becomes dysfunctional. It must be thought of as, first and last, a grace joyfully received. – Bishop Barron

The world, the flesh, and the devil join forces and assault the soul so untiringly that, without humble reliance on the ever-present aid of God, they drag the soul down in spite of all resistance. Thus to rely on God seems hard to nature, but grace makes it become easy, and brings with it joy. – Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

We for our part can accept and offer back to God every prayer, work, and suffering of the day, no matter how insignificant or unspectacular they may seem to us. Yet it is precisely because our daily circumstances often seem so insignificant and unspectacular that we fail so often in this regard. It is the seeming smallness of our daily lives and the constancy of things that cause our attention and our good intentions to wander away from the realization that these things, too, are signs of God’s will. Between God and the individual soul, however, there are no insignificant moments; this is the mystery of divine providence. – Fr. Walter J Ciszek 

Remain peacefully united to God by love and follow blindly the clear straight path of duty. The angels are at your side during this time of darkness, and they will bear you up. – Jean-Pierre de Caussade

A good leader should see everything, tolerate most things, and change a few things. – Pope John XXIII

We need not think that the gift of fortitude is necessary only on some occasions or in particular situations. This gift must constitute the tenor of our Christian life, in the ordinary daily routine. – Pope Francis 

There is scarcely any proper use of material things which cannot thus be directed toward the sanctification of men and the praise of God. – Sacrosanctum Concilium 

Every day is a preparation for death. – Sr. Dolores MC