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Indeed the life of a good religious man is a cross, but it is a cross that conducts him to Paradise.—St Thérèse of Lisieux
Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!—Matthew 7:13-14

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Indeed the life of a good religious man is a cross, but it is a cross that conducts him to Paradise.
—St Thérèse of Lisieux

Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
Matthew 7:13-14

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Why should we defend ourselves when we are misunderstood and misjudged? Let us leave that aside. Let us not say anything. It is so sweet to let others judge us in any way they like. O blessed silence, which gives so much peace to the soul!
—St Thérèse of Lisieux

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Why should we defend ourselves when we are misunderstood and misjudged? Let us leave that aside. Let us not say anything. It is so sweet to let others judge us in any way they like. O blessed silence, which gives so much peace to the soul!

—St Thérèse of Lisieux

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Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.—St John of the Cross

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Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.
—St John of the Cross

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awodeji:

awodeji:

Sts. Gabriel, Aloysius, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Faustina may we follow your example, pray for us!

Currently being a major help in my life.

It is good to venerate the crucifix. But even better than images of wood or stone are living images, souls formed in the image of Christ. —Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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awodeji:

awodeji:

Sts. Gabriel, Aloysius, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Faustina may we follow your example, pray for us!

Currently being a major help in my life.

It is good to venerate the crucifix. But even better than images of wood or stone are living images, souls formed in the image of Christ.
Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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O eternal Truth, true Love, and beloved Eternity, you are my God, and for you I sigh day and night… Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!
—St Augustine

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O eternal Truth, true Love, and beloved Eternity, you are my God, and for you I sigh day and night… Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!

—St Augustine

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O eternal, infinite Good! O mad lover! And you have need of your creature? It seems so to me, for you act as if you could not live without her, in spite of the fact that you are Life itself, and everything has life from you and nothing can have life without you. Why then are you so mad? Because you have fallen in love with what you have made! You are pleased and delighted over her within yourself, as if you were drunk with desire for her salvation. She runs away from you and you go looking for her. She strays and you draw closer to her. You clothed yourself in our humanity, and nearer than that you could not have come.
—Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue

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O eternal, infinite Good! O mad lover! And you have need of your creature? It seems so to me, for you act as if you could not live without her, in spite of the fact that you are Life itself, and everything has life from you and nothing can have life without you. Why then are you so mad? Because you have fallen in love with what you have made! You are pleased and delighted over her within yourself, as if you were drunk with desire for her salvation. She runs away from you and you go looking for her. She strays and you draw closer to her. You clothed yourself in our humanity, and nearer than that you could not have come.

—Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue

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Christ Carrying the Cross — El Greco, c. 1605
Carry me, Christ, on the Cross, which is salvation to the wanderers, sole rest for the wearied, wherein alone is life for those who die.—St Ambrose

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Christ Carrying the Cross — El Greco, c. 1605

Carry me, Christ, on the Cross, which is salvation to the wanderers, sole rest for the wearied, wherein alone is life for those who die.
—St Ambrose

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Christ on the Cross — El Greco
Pardon Prayer of St Ambrose
Lord Jesus Christ, who stretched out Your hands on the cross and redeemed us by Your blood, forgive me, a sinner for none of my thoughts are hidden from You. Pardon I ask, pardon I hope for, pardon I trust to have. You who are full of pity and mercy, spare me, and forgive.

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Christ on the Cross — El Greco

Pardon Prayer of St Ambrose

Lord Jesus Christ, who stretched out Your hands on the cross and redeemed us by Your blood, forgive me, a sinner for none of my thoughts are hidden from You. Pardon I ask, pardon I hope for, pardon I trust to have. You who are full of pity and mercy, spare me, and forgive.

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Lo Judici Final (The Last Judgment) — Francisco PachecoMusée Goya, Castres, France
In the evening of our life we will be judged on love alone.—St John of the Cross

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Lo Judici Final (The Last Judgment) — Francisco Pacheco
Musée Goya, Castres, France

In the evening of our life we will be judged on love alone.
—St John of the Cross

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