“Three things are necessary to everyone: truth of faith which brings understanding, love of Christ which brings compassion, and endurance of hope which brings perseverance.”

— St. Bonaventure

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“Teresa recognized that “I thirst” also signified the longing for love Jesus felt in his final moments, and that Christ in the distressing disguise of the world’s poor thirsted not only for material necessities, but even more so for kindness, love, and compassion.”

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-from St. Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary, Mother, Mystic

“My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy. I desire to bestow My graces upon souls, but they do not want to accept them. You, at least, come to Me as often as possible and take these graces they do not want to accept. In this way you will console My Heart. Oh, how indifferent are souls to so much goodness, to so many proofs of love! My Heart drinks only of the ingratitude and forgetfulness of souls living in the world. They have time for everything, but they have no time to come to Me for graces.”

— St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

 

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