Thursday, October 18, 2018
“Is it not true that our greatest happiness lies in our being loved by God?”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Cor. Vol. 3, L. 1202, p. 616)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
“But I find invariably that when I leave all absolutely to Him, he either bestows what is desired, or grants so much consolation that all is peace.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 6.120, p. 230)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
“Work at ridding yourself of the esteem you have had up to now for the glitter and sparkle of virtue and the vain applause of the world, which Our Lord so assiduously avoided and so often recommends us to shun, and that you labor in earnest to acquire true and solid virtues.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, Vol. I, L. 339, p. 487)
Monday, October 15, 2018
“I beg Him to grant you the grace of strength to persevere in His holy love, in such a way that all your thoughts, words, and actions may be pleasing to Our Lord.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 365b S.W. p. 418)
Sunday, October 14, 2018
“I beg Him to grant you the grace of strength to persevere in His holy love, in such a way that all your thoughts, words, and actions may be pleasing to Our Lord.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 365b S.W. p. 418)
Saturday, October 13, 2018
“I beg Him to grant you the grace of strength to persevere in His holy love, in such a way that all your thoughts, words, and actions may be pleasing to Our Lord.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 365b S.W. p. 418)
Friday, October 12, 2018
“I desire all of them to be filled with a great love which will immerse them so sweetly in God and so charitably in the service of the poor that their hearts will no longer have place for so many thoughts which endanger their perseverance.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 441 p. 75)
Thursday, October 11, 2018
“Changes can and must occur. If they are not accepted, we shall never enjoy the peace of soul that is essential.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. A66. S.W. p. 813)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“But be faithful to Him with your whole heart, and never fear. He will support, direct, console, and finally crown your deepest hope.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 5; Letter 1706; Page 84; To Nicolas Guillot [in Warsaw], 20 February, 1654)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
“I know the difficulties that you are all experiencing, but I also know…that it is the yoke of the Lord, and that He Himself has the goodness to render it gentle and sweet for those who bear it for His love.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Monday, October 8, 2018
“We ought to have confidence in God that He will look after us since we know for certain that as long as we are grounded in that sort of love and trust we will be always under the protection of God in heaven, we will remain unaffected by evil and never lack what we need, even when everything we possess seems headed for disaster.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 13a; Letter 117a, Page 433; Common Rules of the Congregation of the Mission, 17 May, 1665)
Sunday, October 7, 2018
“I am entirely yours, most Holy Virgin, that I may more perfectly belong to God. Teach me, therefore, to imitate your holy life by fulfilling the designs of God in my life.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991.] Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Saturday, October 6, 2018
“We must be firm but not rough in our guidance and avoid an insipid kind of meekness, which is ineffective.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 4; Letter 1623, Page 571; To a Seminary Director)
Friday, October 5, 2018
“I offer you often to Our Lord, whom you are serving, that He may give you His Spirit and bless the good you are doing.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 5; Letter 1689; Page 62; To Sister Barbe Angiboust, 10 December, 1653)