Saturday, August 8, 2020
“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)
Thursday, August 6, 2020
“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)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
“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)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
“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)
Monday, August 3, 2020
“Religion is the only real support in the uncertainties of the present life.”
 —ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 6.193, p. 311)
Sunday, August 2, 2020
“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, August 1, 2020
“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)
Friday, July 31, 2020
“Who would wish to be rich after the Son of God had resolved to be poor?”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (COSTE, DC CONF, AUG., 20. 1656. P.812)
Thursday, July 30, 2020
“What do we have except what has been given to us? What do we know except what has been taught us?”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L.435 1646. S.W. pp. 189)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
“We truly need to get used to letting all changes pass us by, whether they are cuased by persons from outside or by our interior dispositions.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L.5210B. May 6, 1652. S.W. pp. 395)
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
“We sometimes feel that we would like to perform great penances and extraordinary acts of devotions, and we fail to realize that our enemy takes great pleasure in seeing us waste our time on vain desires while neglecting the occasions to practice ordinary virtues which are always occurring.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L.449 1655. S.W. pp. 481)
Monday, July 27, 2020
“The person who does not love does not know God, for God is Charity.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (A.29 S.W. pp. 710)
Sunday, July 26, 2020
“Simplicity is the virtue that I love most and, to which, I pay the most attention in my actions.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (#188 Vincent De Paul to François Du Coudray, 6 November 1634, Correspondence, 265.)
Saturday, July 25, 2020
“Remember always, my dear Sisters, that it is the most holy will of God which put you where you are, and that it is for the accomplishment of His will that you must work there as would an ambassador for a King, that is to say, you must work most faithfully, observe your Rule, and follow the advice of your Superiors.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L.183 1647. S.W. pp. 208)