We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. || St. Teresa of Calcutta
Today this created world is raised to the dignity of a holy place for Him who made all things. The creature is newly prepared to be a divine dwelling place for the Creator. || St. Andrew of Crete, on the birth of Our Lady
Know this: your life is important. You matter. Deeply. Your story is one the world needs. You've been created by a Love so wild, intense, and relentless. And your life shows that love to a world in desperate need of it. Don't deprive the world of that gift. Be brave enough to be who you were created to be.
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The designer of your heart longs to make you whole. Give all that you are to the Lord.
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ||Henri Nouwen
A quiet place isn't a lonely place when you look to the Lord as your source of true friendship, intimacy, and love. Be in the quiet. Be with Him.
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You called, shouted, broke through my deafness; you flared, blazed, banished my blindness; you lavished your fragrance, I gasped; and now I pant for you; I tasted you, and now I hunger and thirst; you touched me, and I burned for your peace. || St. Augustine
When your heart is joyful, satisfied, aching, or lonely, share it with the people who will love you with the love of Jesus. He loves through His children. Look to the people in your life who show you that love.
Jesus then said to the Twelve, 'Do you also want to leave?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.'
The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ. || Oswald Chambers
In knowing Him, we can know the Father. And this Father is kind. He is good.
Your heavenly Father delights in you!
Mary, Queen of heaven and Earth... At one moment she withdrew to God in ecstasy; at the next she would bend down to her neighbors with indescribable love. In heaven angels served her, while here on earth she was venerated by the service of men. Gabriel and the angels waited upon her in heaven. || St. Amadeus of Lausanne . Original artwork by @ryanmcq
There's no burden, no stress, no anxiety, no pain, no struggle, doubt, fear, resentment that you face that Jesus Himself didn't know Himself, and defeat on the cross. He's felt what you're feeling now. With Him, approach the kind Father, who redeems all things in His love.
I love because I love, I love that I may love. || Bernard of Clairvaux
Taste and see that the Lord is good. || Psalm 34:9
Don't live a half-hearted life, settling for the illusions of joy that the world offers. Choose authentic joy, which comes from knowing who you are in the Father's love.
There's a difference between simply knowing you are loved infinitely by the Father and receiving that infinite love. Knowing that the Father loves you doesn't affect anything about your life until you receive that love. Seek Him in prayer, receive Him in the sacraments, and let His love be enough for your heart. It was made for His, after all.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today, will take care of you then and everyday. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.” || St. Stephen of Hungary . Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Now from heaven, where the Queen of the angels and saints is crowned, the Mother of God and of the Church is close to the Christian people, before whom she shines as the 'new and immaculate woman (who) mediated for the guilt of the first woman.' || St. John Paul II
The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers. -St. Maximilian Kolbe
My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love you, I want my heart to repeat it as often as I draw breath. || St. John Vianney
I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. || John 6:51
There's something divine about every moment of real joy. The Lord meets us there. Savor every instance He reveals His heart to you.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life, says the Lord. -John 8:12