Sunday, December 16, 2018
“While you go on so carelessly waiting for the necessary grave as you say to be good, life passes and at the end of it, you will find it is not the graces which have been waiting, but the dispositions.”
 —--ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., VOL. 11. LETTER 6.164. PAGES 273-274)
Saturday, December 15, 2018
“Most Holy Virgin…accept my vows and my prayers as well as my heart which I give entirely to you so as to glorify God for His choice He made of you to be the Mother of His Son. Because of this divine action, your conception was immaculate since the Father applied to you to anticipated merit of the death of Jesus Christ.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“FULL TEXT” [1991]. SPIRITUAL WRITINGS. PAPER 11. LETTER A4. PAGE 695)
Friday, December 14, 2018
“Our Lord knows very well where to find you, when He has more for you to do.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“FULL TEXT” [1991]. SPIRITUAL WRITINGS. PAPER 11. LETTER L578. PAGE 605)
Thursday, December 13, 2018
“How greatly exceeding blessed is that heart fortified by His sweet love and presence enabled to view pain and sorrow only as an effect of that love, rather than a scourge and torment.”
 —--ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., VOL. 1. LETTER 4.80. PAGE 516)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
“The works of God have their moment. His Providence brings them about at that time and neither sooner nor later.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS. VOL. 5. LETTER 1890. PAGE 400)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
“This is the saint who must show us our work since she was fortunate enough to serve the poor in the person of Our Lord, just as we serve Our Lord in the person of the poor.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“FULL TEXT” [1991]. SPIRITUAL WRITINGS. PAPER 11. LETTER L276. PAGE 314)
Monday, December 10, 2018
“God, for very good reasons, sometimes conceals from His servants the results of their labors, but He does not fail to give very great ones.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS. VOL. 5. LETTER 1951. PAGE 463)
Sunday, December 9, 2018
“The pen is silent when the heart says too much--dear, dear soul how I cherish and love every thought of you the adored only can know.”
 —--ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., VOL. II. LETTER 6.70. PAGE 174)
Saturday, December 8, 2018
“God’s affairs are accomplished gradually and almost imperceptibly and His spirit is neither violent nor tempestuous.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Vincent de Paul Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Vol. 2; Letter 570; Page 257)
Friday, December 7, 2018
“Souls destined by God to a state of suffering should love it greatly and be persuaded that, without His special assistance, they could not be faithful to Him.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“Full text” [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Thursday, December 6, 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 ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
“What’s done out of charity is done for God. It’s a great happiness for us if we’re found worthy to use what we have for charity’s sake, that is, for God who has given it to us.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Vincent de Paul Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Vol. 12; Letter 23 [Supplement]; Page 391)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
“We must feel forever that our adored gave us a heart to each other without restraints, calculations, or too little.”
 —--ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., Vol. II, Letter 6.70; Page 171)
Monday, December 3, 2018
“Blessed are they whose powerlessness prevents them from acting in any other way and who employ the full power of their love as as to make the love of their Mater the sole proprietor of their hearts.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“Full text” [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)