Keep in the Sunlight

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♥ "To live without hope is to cease to live."
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

♥ "Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." -Benjamin Franklin

“If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.”


"It consoles a soul far beyond what the world can offer."  — St. Alphonsus


"It consoles a soul far beyond what the world can offer."
— St. Alphonsus

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“…there is nothing in this universe you need more desperately than Christ”

—   R.C. Sproul (via itsallaboutchrist)

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Pope Francis and the Blessed Sacrament


Pope Francis and the Blessed Sacrament

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“Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply.”

—   St. Francis de Sales (via saintquotes)

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"When I received Holy Communion, I said to Him, ‘Jesus, I thought about You so many times last night,’ and Jesus answered me, And I thought about you before I called you into being.”

St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy In My Soul,

Notebook 4, pg 464

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“Man’s wickedness may accumulate sin upon sin, evil upon evil, but overall, God’s goodness will remain unchangeable. The shadow of evil will not mar it; instead, God who is always benevolent, will bend over the evil to change it into good, and to draw a greater good from it. Thus infinite Goodness stooped over man, the sinner, and made an immensely superior good come from Adam’s fall: the redemption of the world through the Incarnation of His only-begotten-Son. This is the distinctive character of God’s goodness: to will the good, only the good, even to the point of drawing good from evil.”

—   Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdelen, O.C.D., Divine Intimacy (via introibo-ad-altare-dei)

“My dear souls, let us recognize, I pray you, Christ’s infinite charity towards us in the institution of this Sacrament of the Eucharist. In order that our love be a spiritual love, He wills a new heart, a new love, a new spirit for us. It is not with a carnal heart, but with a spiritual one, that Christ has loved us with a gratuitous love, a supreme and most ardent love, by way of pure grace and charity. Ah! One needs to love him back with one’s whole, whole, whole, living, living, living and true, true, true heart!”


St. Lawrence of Brindisi

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“Brother, if you commit a sin and take pleasure in it, the pleasure passes but the sin remains. But if you do something virtuous even though you are tired, the tiredness passes but the virtue remains.”

—   Saint Camillus de Lellis (via adventurestosainthood)

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