Sunday, April 23, 2017
“With all my heart I wish you the joy and interior consolation of a soul that is lovingly submissive to the most holy will of God.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
“I ask the Holy Spirit, who is nothing if not love, and who is the sacred bond of the Father and the Son, to be the soul of your leadership and the gentleness of your words and actions.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 8; Letter 3105; Page 318, To Louis Dupont, Superior, in Treguier, 24 March 1660)
Friday, April 21, 2017
“Courage then, my dear Sisters! Let us serve with hearts filled with the pure love of God which enables us always to love the roses amidst the thorns.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
“What can compare to the beauty of God, who is the source of all the beauty and perfection of creatures? Is it not from God that the flowers, birds, the stars, the moon, and the sun derive their luster and beauty?”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 13a; Letter 43; Page 160, Reflections on the Beauty of God)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
“Yes! You truly love us since You are one with the Father who willed to show us His love by giving us to You, His only son. We are also certain that You want us to love You…You promise that Your Father will love us and that You both will come and abide with us if we love You.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
“Good works are often spoiled by moving too quickly...The good which God desires is accomplished almost by itself, without our even thinking of it.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 4; Letter 1297; Page 128, To Phillippe Le Vacher)
Monday, April 17, 2017
“All these new uncertainties bring a deluge of fears from your Mothers inmost heart before our God, but be assured my dear one we may have the most perfect and entire confidence that everything will turn out for the best.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 6.186, p.301)
Sunday, April 16, 2017
“If we want to find the manna hidden in our vocation, let us restrict and confine all our desires within it.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 4; Letter 1537; Page 443, To Coadjutor Brother, In The Genoa House, 16 August, 1652)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
“Make the best use you can of the time be it longer or shorter, and above all mind the point of points since our dear Eternity together depends on it.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 6.20, p. 338)
Friday, April 14, 2017
“Experience has shown us that virtue puts down only shallow roots in those who are there for just a short time.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 3; Letter 967; Page 211, To Louis Serre, 2 July, 1647)
Thursday, April 13, 2017
“I am certain that His grace is sustaining you very powerfully during this period when you feel abandoned and lacking in sensibility toward God.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
“I earnestly beg God to guide your business according to His good pleasure, and I hope that He will be glorified by it.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
“Let’s seek God alone, and He’ll provide us with friends and with everything else, so much so that we’ll lack nothing.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 11; Letter 23; Page 31)
Monday, April 10, 2017
“Make the best use you can of the time, be it longer or shorter, and above all mind the point of points since our dear Eternity together depends on it.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol II, L 6.200, p. 338)