Sunday, May 19, 2019
“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)
Saturday, May 18, 2019
“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)
Friday, May 17, 2019
“Remember, my dear Sister, the advice that Monsieur Vincent gave you: proceed very slowly.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
“If after so much effort and prayer, the matter is not successful, it will be a clear sign that God does not will it.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 3; Letter 1138 Page 480; To Étienne Blatiron, 17 September, 1649)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
“How fortunate you are, my dear sisters to have so many sick to serve! oh how evident it is that God loves you since he provides you with so many opportunities to serve Him! Continue to do so, I beg you, for love of Him, with all the gentleness, concern and charity required of you.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
“And that, Sisters, was the beginning of your Company. As it wasn’t then what it is now, there’s reason to believe that it’s still not what it will be when God has perfected it as He wants it.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 9; Letter 24; Page 24; Love of Vocation and Assistance to the Poor, 13 February, 1646)
Monday, May 13, 2019
“Pray for the entire company and ask Our Lord to send laborers for His work if He wants it to continue. Requests for more Sisters come from so many places that it is impossible to satisfy all of them.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Sunday, May 12, 2019
“May God be pleased to put His own good hand to it!”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 7; Letter 2588; Page 168; To Firmin Get, 17 May, 1658)
Saturday, May 11, 2019
“…do not be burdensome to anyone, treat every individual with gentleness and respect, always using kind words and requests and never harsh or offensive expressions. Nothing is more capable of winning hearts than this humble, gentle way of acting, nor consequently better able to help you attain your goal...”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 8; Letter 3027, Page 202; To Nicolas Étienne, 22 November, 1659)
Friday, May 10, 2019
“I offered the said Company entirely to Him, asking Him to destroy it rather than let it be established contrary to His holy will. I asked for it, through the prayers of the Holy Virgin, Mother and Guardian of the said Company, the purity of which it stands in need.”
 —--ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Thursday, May 9, 2019
“Man's condition is never the same; he is humbled, then exalted; sometimes at peace, sometimes persecuted; enlightened today and plunged into darkness tomorrow. What is to be done? As I said, let us be prepared for whatever may happen.”
 —--ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, VOLUME 4)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
“Never can you find a surer way of obtaining all your desires than that of leaving all to God, who delights to grant the wishes even for this life if you are full of confidence.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 5.22, p. 66)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
“The goodness of your heart is too great for the effects of it to be bad.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 331. October, 1651. S.W. p. 377)
Monday, May 6, 2019
“We must strive to soften our hearts and make them sensitive to the suffering and worries of ur neighbor, and beg of God to gran us a genuine spirit of mercy which is the spirit characteristic of God.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Coste, CM Conf, Aug. 6, 1656, p. 321)