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“Francis prayed day and night that God would give all people the courage to be themselves instead of what others expected them to be. He did not want everyone to enter the brotherhood or to join the Lady Clare and her sisters. He only wanted people to be free, to be what they wanted to be in their own hearts.

For God spoke differently to each person, calling one to marriage, another to virginity; one to the city, another to the country; one to work with the mind, another with the hands. But who was brave enough to look inside and ask: “Is this what I should be doing, what I really want to do with my life?”

–from the book Francis: The Journey and the Dream

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“Put your heart aside. Duty comes first. But when fulfilling your duty, put your heart into it. It helps.”

— St. Josemaria Escriva

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“In the old days, when there was less education and discussion, perhaps it was possible to get on with a very few simple ideas about God. But it is not so now. Everyone reads, everyone hears things discussed. Consequently, if you do not listen to Theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones—bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas. For a great many of the ideas about God which are trotted out as novelties today are simply the ones which real Theologians tried centuries ago and rejected.”

— C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

 

 

 

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