Saturday, May 13, 2006

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4th Saturday after Easter (May 13th, 2006)
God Almighty, Eternal, Righteous, and Merciful, give to us poor sinners to do for thy sake all that we know of thy will, and to will always what pleases thee, so that inwardly purified, enlightened, and kindled by the fire of the Holy Spirit, we may follow in the footprints of thy well-beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

St. Francis of Assisi.

What then is God? That without which nothing is. A thing can no more be without him than he can be without himself.

St. Bernard: On Consideration.

Love is the divine substance; for John says God is Love . . . Thus substantial love gives accidental love.

St. Bernard: On the Song of Songs.

4th Friday after Easter (May 12th, 2006)
Too little doth he love thee who loves anything with thee which he loves not for thee.

St. Augustine: Confessions.

It was not by the dialectic that it pleased God to save his people; "for the kingdom of God consisteth in simplicity of faith, not in worldly contention."

St. Ambrose: Of the Faith.

4th Thursday after Easter (May 11th, 2006)
God must act and the soul must suffer; for him to know and love himself in her, for her to know with his knowledge, love with his love; and since she is far happier in his than hers it follows that her happiness depends upon his work more than on her own.

Eckhart: Sermons and Collations.

Nothing is due to any one, except on account of something already given him gratuitously by God.

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica.

4th Wednesday after Easter (May 10th, 2006)
The nobler things are, the commoner they are. Love is noble, because it is universal.

Johannes Tauler: Sermons.

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.

St. Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle.