“Let all creation help you to praise God. Give yourself the rest you need. When you are walking alone, listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers, the trees, the shrubs, the sky, the sun and the whole world. Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love, of praise of God, and how they invite you to proclaim the greatness of the one who has given them being.”

— St. Paul of the Cross

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“True devotion to Our Lady is holy; that is to say, it leads the soul to avoid sin and to imitate the virtues of the Blessed Virgin, particularly her profound humility, her lively faith, her blind obedience, her continual prayer, her universal mortification, her divine purity, her ardent charity, her heroic patience, her angelic sweetness and her divine wisdom.”

— St. Louis De Montfort

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“When a sinner trusts the Lord, he talks to him, studies him, takes his cues from his decisions, and tries to react to life’s events the way Jesus would. In doing so, he finds peace, happiness and a fulfilling sense of purpose in his life. Then he wants to spread that peace, happiness, and purpose to as many people as he can. He becomes a missionary.”

–from What Pope Francis Really Said

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