Wednesday, December 8, 2021
“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)
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
“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)
Monday, December 6, 2021
“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)
Sunday, December 5, 2021
“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)
Saturday, December 4, 2021
“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)
Friday, December 3, 2021
“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)
Thursday, December 2, 2021
“Heaven suffers violence; we must fight to bear it away and fight feelings of flesh and blood to the very end.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Vincent de Paul Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Vol. 8; Letter 2968; Page 127)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
“You have every reason to trust in God and to abandon yourself to His Divine Providence. God will never fail to let you know how agreeable this manner of acting is to Him.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (“Full text” [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11/)
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
“We do not know why Divine Providence has put you aside, leaving you hidden in the Son of God. Nevertheless, by working unostentatiously and quietly in the service of the poor, you are most certainly fulfilling the designs of Divine Providence.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 575. S.W. p. 659)
Monday, November 29, 2021
“The Spirit of God urges one gently to do the good that can be done reasonably, so that it may be done perseveringly and for a long time.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 1; Letter 58; Page 92)
Sunday, November 28, 2021
“Who are we, after having received from God one of the greatest gifts that God could confer on any creature…namely, that of calling us to His service, to presume to be exempt from difficulties.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 341 February 17, 1652. S.W. p. 391)
Saturday, November 27, 2021
“To this end, we should help and support one another and strive for peace and union among ourselves. This is the wine that cheers and strengthens travelers along the narrow path of Jesus Christ.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 5; Letter 1414; Page 265)
Friday, November 26, 2021
“But be faithful to Him with your whole heart, and never fear. He will support, direct, console, and finally crown your deepest hope.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. I, L 4.12, p.539)
Thursday, November 25, 2021
“You must ask God for the grace to stay well within the limits of your authority so that you do not go beyond it and undertake more than you should.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 415. September 4, 1654. S.W. p. 449)