Tuesday, November 24, 2020
“I knew nothing; I was nothing. For this reason, God picked me out.”
 —-ST. CATHERINE LABOURE
Monday, November 23, 2020
“But while Christ recommends the simplicity of a dove He tells us to have the prudence of a serpent as well. What He means is that we should speak and behave with discretion.”
 —-VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 13a; Letter 117a; Page 435)
Sunday, November 22, 2020
“You will often be at a stand for what is best in a situation so new, but only do your best as you always have done, and leave the rest for our dear God.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 7.314, p. 702)
Saturday, November 21, 2020
“Reflect often that it is not enough to have good intentions or for our wills to be inclined to do good solely for the love of God because, when we received the commandment to love God with all our heart, we also received a second commandment which is to love our neighbor.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 383. November 13, 1653. S.W. p. 434-435)
Friday, November 20, 2020
“The works of God are not accomplished when we wish them, but whenever it pleases Him.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 3; Letter 1200; Page 613, To Rene Almeras, Superior, In Rome, 25 March, 1650)
Thursday, November 19, 2020
“Do not be upset if things are not as you would want them to be for a long time to come. Do the little you can very peacefully and calmly so as to allow room for the guidance of God in your lives.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 519. 1658. S.W. pp. 614-16)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
“Christ said: Seek first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things which you need will be given to you as well.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 13a; Letter 117a; Page 433)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
“If humility, simplicity, and charity are well established among you, your little Company will be made up of as many saints as there are persons.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 505. January 8, 1657. S.W. p. 532)
Monday, November 16, 2020
“I am the happiest creature in the thought that not the least thing can happen but by his will or permission, and all for the best.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 7.6, p. 373)
Sunday, November 15, 2020
“We must be full reservoirs in order to let our water spill out without becoming empty, and we must possess the spirit with which we want them to be animated, for no one can give what he does not have.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 4; Letter 1623; Page 570, To a Seminary Director)
Saturday, November 14, 2020
“We need great courage to overcome ourselves, although often the things we call trials are more imaginary than real.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC (L. 438 S.W. p. 453)
Friday, November 13, 2020
“On our part, we should be satisfied with striving to omit nothing which can advance His work, and not blame others for the delay.”
 —-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (VINCENT DE PAUL CORRESPONDENCE, CONFERENCES, DOCUMENTS, Volume 5; Letter 1648; Page 7)
Thursday, November 12, 2020
“If we truly love His holy will, nothing would afflict us since we know that He loves us and desires our good in all things.”
 —-ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
“You will so often be at a stand for what is best in a situation so new, but only do your best as you always have done, and leave the rest for our dear God.”
 —-ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (C.W., vol. II, L 7.314, p. 702)