“What’s the thing you do to create and bring beauty to the world around you? Whatever it is, you can use it to change the world. Think, ask, and offer. That’s all it takes. Think about who might benefit from it, ask around, and then offer it. I bet you’ll be surprised by how much demand there is for what you can do!”

–from Colleen Mitchell

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“O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me.”

— St. Benedicta of the Cross

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“The Spirit of God is a spirit of peace, and he speaks and acts in peace and gentleness, never in tumult and agitation. What’s more, the motions of the Spirit are delicate touches that don’t make a great noise and can penetrate our spiritual consciousness only if we have within ourselves a sort of calm zone of silence and peace. If our inner world is noisy and agitated, the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit will find it very difficult to be heard. If we want to recognize and follow the Spirit’s motions, it is of the greatest importance to maintain a peaceful heart in all circumstances.”

— Fr. Jacques Philippe

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