“In order to live more fully from an opened heart, we are greatly assisted by lightening our agenda and by spending time being quiet, clearing the mind and listening. These efforts assure the heart’s continued opening, and are trustworthy guideposts when you are beginning to find your way.”
–from Stars at Night
“Put up willingly with the faults of others if you wish others to put up with yours.”
— St. John Bosco
“My dear brothers and sisters, not only is prayer very powerful; even more, it’s of the utmost necessity for overcoming the enemies of our salvation. Look at all the saints: They weren’t content with watching and fighting to overcome the enemies of their salvation and with keeping well away from all that could offer them temptation. They passed their whole lives in prayer, not only the day, but very often the whole night as well. Yes, my dear children, we watch over ourselves and all the motions of our hearts in vain, and in vain we avoid temptation, if we don’t pray. If we don’t continually resort to prayer, all our other ways will be of no use at all to us, and we’ll be overcome. We won’t find any sinner converted without turning to prayer. We won’t find one persevering without depending heavily on prayer. Nor will we ever find a Christian who ends up damned whose downfall didn’t begin with a lack of prayer.”
— St. John Vianney
St. John Paul II, pray for us!