1 John 1:8-10 – If we say , “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say , ‘We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Lord, have mercy!
John 15:16 – It was not you who chose me, says the Lord, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.
Psalm 139 – …truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb…
Psalm 71 – …from my mother’s womb you have been my help…
1 John 4:7-16 – …Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God…
Pope Benedict XVI – The essential nucleus of Christianity is expressed in the heart of Jesus!
“As Mary approached, Elizabeth’s child performed his first prophetic act, “announcing” Jesus’ arrival by a wild leap, while still inside the womb of Elizabeth”
“A lamp to my feet is your word, a light to my path”
John 6:58 – “Whoever eats this bread will live forever”.
Servant of God Dorothy Day to the Blessed Mother after receiving Holy Communion – “Here He is in my heart; I believe, help my unbelief; Adore Him, Thank Him, and Love Him, for me. He is your Son; His honor is in your hands. Do not let me dishonor him.”
Saint Justin, Martyr – “We are slain with the sword but we increase and multiply”
Saint Iraneus – “The glory of God is man fully alive”
John , chapter 17 – …”May they all be one as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that the world may believe that you sent me, says the Lord”…
Saint Catherine of Siena – “Selfish love shrinks your heart till it has room neither for yourself nor for your neighbors, while Divine charity so expands it that it can welcome friends and enemies alike – everyone, in fact – because it is clothed in Christ’s love and so follows him”
Cardinal Robert Sarah – “Western societies are organized and live as though God did not exist. Christians…have settled down to a silent apostasy. The Church must immerse herself more deeply in the grace of the sacraments…the duty to lead toward the “splendor of truth” from Saint John Paul II”
Pope Francis – “Being children of God…is our primordial vocation. We were made to be God’s children, it is in our DNA.
Saints Timothy and Maura were married and died in 286 – …Husband and wife were pinned up or crucified in such a way that each could see the other. Their passion lasted nine days “and, encouraging each other to persevere in the faith, they consummated their martyrdom” (Roman Martyrology)
Tobit, chapter 12 – “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord”. “So now get up from the ground and praise God”.
2 Corinthians 13:11-13 – …encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you…
John 3:16-18 – God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Father Cornelius A Lapide on The Holy Trinity – To the Father is appropriated memory…To the Son is appropriated the intellect…To the Holy Spirit is appropriated the will…The Father therefore reforms the memory when he blots out of it the appearances of vain, foul, and forbidden things, and brings into it the appearances of divine things, so that it should remember only God, his worship and his love, piety and the other virtues. The Son reforms the intellect, so that it should think only of the things which pertain to salvation and holiness. The Holy Spirit reforms the will, so that it should love and desire the same. Therefore a holy soul continually reflects that it is a temple of the Holy Trinity.
Matthew 23:12 – Whoever exalts himself will be humbled
A reporter was once accompanying Mother Theresa as she cleaned the ulcerous sores of a dying man. The stench was overpowering. “I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars,” said he.
“Neither would I,” said Mother Theresa.
All these quotes and stories come from June issue of Magnificat.