Friday, April 29, 2016

THE DOCTOR IS IN

Here are few excerpts from St Catherine of Siena

* Jesus to Catherine of Siena: "I give spiritual consolation in prayer, now in one way, now in another. But it is not my intention that the soul should receive this consolation foolishly, paying more attention to the gift than to me."  (when we receive the gift we should look more intently at the giver)



  • Love does not stay idle." Letter T82
  • "Reflect that God requires nothing else of us except that we show our neighbors the love we have for God." Letter T89
  • "Do not be satisfied with little things, because God wants great things!"  Letter T127
  • "Out of darkness is born the light." Letter T211
  • "To the servant of God, every place is the right place, and every time is the right time." Letter T328
  • "God is more ready to pardon that we have been to sin."  Letter T343
  • "Consider God's charity. Where else have we ever seen someone who has been offended voluntarily paying out his life for those who have offended him?"  Letter T345
  • "Hope comes from love, because people always trust in those they love."  Letter T352
  • "You must believe in truth that whatever God gives or permits is for your salvation."  Letter T354
  • "There is nothing we can desire or want that we do not find in God." Letter T360
  • "If you are what you should be, you will set all of Italy ablaze!" Letter T368 
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  • "Holy Spirit, come into my heart, and in your power draw it to you." Prayer 6
  • "It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light." Prayer 24
You are asking for something that would be harmful to your salvation if you had it--so by not getting what you've asked, you really are getting what you want."