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St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
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 utter ...
Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.
The way I see it, God gave me the body, so I intend to use it. It's a big ego trip.... You know, you look around a bar, you pick o ...
I have a very great fear of love. It is so personal. Let each bird fly with its own wings, and each fish swim its own course.--Mor ...
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to l ...
There is but one love of Jesus, as there is but one person in the poor--Jesus. We take vows of chastity to love Christ with undivi ...
If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God ...
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first th ...
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