By Rosemary Ellen Guiley
A set of excerpts from the lives, concepts, writings, and sayings of the saints. starting from the inspirational to the philosophical, the sayings of saints and excerpts from their writings are compiled into this quantity. Over 3000 entries disguise themes akin to everyday life, paintings, family members, marriage, relationships, the afterlife, and the soul. The quotations are indexed lower than 250 different types, reminiscent of God, construction, the wildlife, humanity, angels, fact, wisdom, knowledge, love, religious course, evil, and demise. one of the saints incorporated are Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Basil the nice, Bernard of Clairvaux, Catherine of Siena, John Damascene, Josemaria Escriva, Vincent Ferrer, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi, and Teresa of Avila.
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Otherwise we will be prone to drunkenness and erotic exhibitions. The flashes of divine transcend all speech and description; words cannot express them nor hearing receive them. —Clement of Alexandria, The Teacher —Basil the Great, The Greater Rules If two people are engaged in conversation they should speak in measured tones. Yelling and shouting is what idiots do. Talking in a whisper so that the person cannot hear is the mark of a fool. True beauty is unseen by human eyes, and grasped only by the soul and the mind when it has happened to illuminate one of the saints, and left behind a wound of unbearable yearning.
John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent —Francis de Sales, The Devout Life After we have offended God, the Devil labors to keep the mouth closed, and to prevent us from confessing our guilt. Confidence —Alphonsus Liguori, sermon For those who have sinned grievously, there is no means of salvation but the confession of their sins. It is confidence, and confidence alone, that must lead us to Love. —Thérèse of Lisieux, letter to Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart —Alphonsus Liguori, sermon He that prays with confidence, obtains whatever he asks.
Bonaventure, The Soul’s Journey Into God Charity gives life to all the virtues. —Catherine of Siena, Dialogue For people lose everything they leave behind in this world; but they carry with them the rewards of charity and the alms which they gave, for which they will have a reward and a suitable remuneration from the Lord. —Mary of Agreda, The Mystical City of God Charity begun is justice begun, advanced charity is advanced justice, great charity is great justice, perfect charity is perfect justice.
The Quotable Saint by Rosemary Ellen Guiley