Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.
When we pray we speak to God;
but when we read, God speaks to us.
The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim in without ever reaching the bottom.
Make knowledge of the Scripture your love ... Live with them, meditate on them, make them the sole object of your knowledge and inquiries.
It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.
A false interpretation of Scripture causes that the gospel of the Lord becomes the gospel of man, or, which is worse, of the devil.
Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.
There are things in life that are bigger than ourselves. Life is short, live it well.
Woman is the gate of the devil, the road to iniquity, the sting of the scorpion, in a word, a dangerous species.
Instead of speaking saintly words we must act them.
Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
It is no fault of Christianity that a hypocrite falls into sin.
Begin now what you will be hereafter.
Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one's faith. Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one's life
They please the world most, who please Christ least.
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
We must love Christ and always seek Christ's embraces. Then everything difficult will seem easy.
Endeavor to have always in your hand a pious book, that with this shield you may defend yourself against bad thoughts.
If then you remain constant in faith in the face of trial, the Lord will give you peace and rest for a time in this world, and forever in the next.
Seek to learn on earth those truths which will remain ever valid in Heaven
No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener. An arrow never lodges in a stone: often it recoils upon the shooter of it.
So valuable to heaven is the dignity of the human soul that every member of the human race has a guardian angel from the moment the person begins to be.
Without doubt, the Lord grants all favors which are asked of Him in Mass, provided they be fitting for us.
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