Prayer is a cry of the heart, but above all it’s an act of trust in God
How rightly confession is called the sacrament of peace!
To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but on the greatness of its humility.
God wants to show his love for children through us
And where there is no love, put love
O God of love!
Love of my God, my soul searches for You alone
Lord, always keep me in your love like a child is kept safe in his Mother’s womb
Now what am I doing in this action? Do I love God?
Thou dost anoint mine head with oil, and my cup runneth over
Seek those things which draw you to the ardor of my love
One of St. John of the Cross' oft-quoted and misquoted sayings
"If I love God, I love what He is: life, compassion, forgiveness, beauty. If I love God, I fight for respect for human rights, for freedom, and for justice."
Discalced Carmelite martyr of the Spanish Civil war who was executed on 15th August 1936. "Blessed be he who arranges everything for our good! In possessing him, we possess everything."
In dryness and emptiness the soul becomes humble. The earlier arrogance disappears when one no longer finds in oneself anything that would give reason to look down on others; instead, others now appear to one to be more perfect...