Tuesday, August 22, 2017
“A truly humble spirit humbles itself as much amid honors as amid insults, acting like the honeybee which makes its honey equally as well from the dew that falls on the wormwood as from that which falls on the rose.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, vol. I, p. lxiii)
Monday, August 21, 2017
“Knowing the affliction of this life is but for a moment, while the glory in the life to come will be eternal.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 7.321, p. 706)
Sunday, August 20, 2017
“Cultivate a love for poverty in imitation of the Son of God. By so doing, you will obtain the graces necessary to be a true Daughter of Charity.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 11 p. 20)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
“Since I am a great sinner, I cannot reject those who have been, provided they have good will.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Cor. Vol. I, L. 81, p. 121)
Friday, August 18, 2017
“He w[ill] give us strength for every trial, and deliver us from all our sorrows in good time.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. I, L 4.111, p. 537)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
“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)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
“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)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
“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)
Sunday, August 13, 2017
“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)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
“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)
Friday, August 11, 2017
“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)
Thursday, August 10, 2017
“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)
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
“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)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
“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)