Sunday, May 31, 2020
“God you see, never changes what He has once decided, no matter what we think may happen to the contrary.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 11; Letter 160; Page 339; Repetition of Prayer, 15 November, 1656)
Saturday, May 30, 2020
“I pray that the teachings of Jesus Christ may reign supreme.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Friday, May 29, 2020
“Let’s be courageous! Let’s go wherever God may call us. He will be our provider, let’s not fear anything.”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 11; Letter 135; Page 263; Repetition of Prayer, 22 August, 1655)
Thursday, May 28, 2020
“Let us pray to the divine goodness for one another that His mercy may pour out on us His blessings of grace and light so that we may glorify Him eternally.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
“Remember, my dear Sisters, that it is the poor that you serve, that it is their money you are using, and that you may save every soul as a matter of conscience.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
“Those to whom God gives the charge of others must forget themselves entirely and in all things, but especially in spiritual matters and in the little satisfactions that may assist our sisters to advance toward perfection.”
 —ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Monday, May 25, 2020
“May God be pleased to make it known to you, and fill you increasingly with His Spirit, so that through you it may be poured into the souls you guide, and your own soul may be more greatly sanctified!”
 —ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 3; Letter 906; Page 143; To Louis Rivet, In Richelieu, 19 December, 1646)
Sunday, May 24, 2020
“You mustn't ask for anything that concerns this earth and are of no use for heaven.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 10; Letter 81, Page 220; The Practice of Asking For and Refusing Nothing, 17 June, 1657)
Saturday, May 23, 2020
“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 ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Friday, May 22, 2020
“I hope also that you will all live in peace in order to advance in virtue, lighten each other's burdens, and be a consolation to one another in your heavy labors. In so doing, you will draw down upon yourselves the blessings of heaven and earth.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 5; Letter 1685, Page 57 - 58; To Sister Henriette Gesseaume, 18 November, 1653)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
“Oh, what an excellent way of life, hard on nature but sweet and easy for souls enlightened by eternal truths and by the awareness of the joy to be found in pleasing God and in allowing Him full mastery over their wills!”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
“Where did this custom originate? You know better than I that good Christian ceremonies are ancient, beginning with the Gospel and the Epistles of Saint Paul. The first Christians had the custom of visiting one another, sympathizing with and consoling one another. Those duties of friendship have come down to us and have a Christian foundation; that's what they did, and we still do it.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Volume 12; Letter 207 Page 222-223; Charity [Common Rules, Chap. II, Art. 12] 30 May, 1659)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
“The more difficult a place is for service the more we must rely on assistance from heaven when we are striving to labor for the pure love of God.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Monday, May 18, 2020
“Let’s do our best beginning right now…to give ourselves to God in everything always, and everywhere, in order to be hungry and thirsty for this justice. We are Your children, who throw ourselves into Your arms to imitate Your practices; give us this grace. Since we can’t do it ourselves, we ask if of You, we hope for it from You, and we do so with confidence and a great desire to follow You.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 12; Letter 200 Page 137; A Conversation with M. Louis Langlois, March 1659)