Friday, August 17, 2018
“Perseverance then, my dear Sisters, must be the last flower in the crown since we must acquire it in the final moment of our lives by the grace and love of God.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 426 S.W. p. 37)
Thursday, August 16, 2018
“We must be full reservoirs in order to let our water spill out without becoming empty, and we must possess the spirit with which we want them to be animated, for no one can give what he does not have.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Cor. Vol. II, L. 1623, p. 570)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
“May his dear sheltering wing be over you through all the storms.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. I, L 4.95, p. 526)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
“Put your trust in Him and following His example, always act humbly, graciously, and in good faith.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 4. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1993.
Monday, August 13, 2018
“Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Cor. Vol. II, L. 651, p. 413)
Sunday, August 12, 2018
“I am the happiest creature in the thought that not the least thing can happen but by his will or permission, and all for the best.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 7.6, p. 373)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
“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 (L. 426 S.W. p. 35)
Friday, August 10, 2018
“In the kingdom of charity, one prefers to suffer some inconvenience rather than inconvenience the neighbor.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Cor. Vol. II, L. 556, p. 228)
Thursday, August 9, 2018
“Be assured, my dear one, we may have the most perfect and entire confidence that every thing will turn out for the best.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 6.186, p. 301)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
“Self-love banishes the pure love of God which is the philosopher’s stone that changes everything into gold and makes all our actions meritorious.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 508 S.W. p. 536)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
“Do not overburden yourself with rules of devotion, but persist in doing well those you have, your daily actions, your work; in a word, let everything revolve around doing well what you are doing.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Cor. Vol. 1, L. 266, p. 375-6)
Monday, August 6, 2018
“Those who most want the protection of heaven are surest of obtaining it.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 6.192, p. 310)
Sunday, August 5, 2018
“I believe that God, in His divine love, desires you to love Him uniquely, entirely and unselfishly and to have no other concern or even satisfaction except those which pertain to Him and to your neighbor.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 425 S.W. p. 463)
Saturday, August 4, 2018
“In order to become soundly virtuous, it is advisable to make good practical resolutions concerning particular acts of the virtues and to be faithful in carrying them out afterwards. Without doing that, one is often virtuous only in one's imagination.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Vol. II, L. 544, p. 217)