My Favorite Quotes by Saints, Preachers, and other Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ

"Let us do all we can to make the good God known and loved by all who surround us."
                               -St. Julie Billiart (Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

"Know that even when you are in the kitchen, our Lord moves amidst the pots and pans."
                              -St. Teresa of Avila (16th century Spanish Carmelite nun and mystic)

"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."
                             -St. Teresa of Avila (16th century Spanish Carmelite nun and mystic)

"Have patience with all things, but first of all, with yourself."
                               -St. Francis de Sales (17th century Geneva Bishop and writer)

 "Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same ever-lasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day.  Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.  Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations and say continually: 'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped.  He is not with me but in me and I in Him.' "
                            -St. Francis de Sales (17th century Geneva Bishop and writer)

"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love."
                         -St. Therese of Lisieux (19th century French Carmelite nun and writer)

'When God's got your back, you are free to respond to even your harshest critics with grace. You can choose to hold your chin high and reject the temptation to wallow in self-pity or defensiveness."
                        -Candace Cameron Bure (Actress & writer; Dancing Through Life, pg 89)

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