Thursday, August 30, 2012

Albus Dumbledore

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place for those who love us.

Friday, August 24, 2012

St. Therese of Lisieux

Oh, how well I know that happiness is not found in the things around us. It is found in the secrecy of the soul.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

St. Athanasius

The psalms seem to me to be like a mirror, in which the person using them can see himself, and the stirrings of his own heart; he can recite them against the background of his own emotions.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

St. Teresa of Avila

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

St. John Chrysostom

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.

Friday, August 3, 2012

St. Therese of Lisieux

I picture my soul as a patch of bare ground and I beg the Blessed Virgin to clear it from all rubbish (my imperfections) and then build there a vast pavilion fit for heaven and adorn it with her own jewels.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

St. Augustine

He who devoutly hears holy Mass will receive a great vigor to enable him to resist mortal sin, and there shall be pardoned to him all venial sins which he may have committed up to that hour.