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invicem sunt

I am blessed to be a witness
Aug 31 '14
Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his word, is the same who said, ‘You saw me hungry and you gave me no food. As you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.’ Honor him then by sharing your property with the poor. For what God needs is not golden chalices but golden souls.
— St. John Chrysostom (via gospelofthekingdom)

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Aug 30 '14
Where is Christian faithfulness to be found?
Christian faithfulness, our faithfulness, is simply a matter of guarding over our littleness so that it may remain in dialogue with the Lord.
— Pope Francis

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Aug 29 '14
God is absent from the world, except in the existence in this world of those in whom His love is alive. Therefore they ought to be present in the world through compassion. Their compassion is the visible presence of God here below. When we are lacking in compassion we make a violent separation between a creature and God. Through compassion we can put the created, temporal part of a creature in communication with God… Compassion is what spans this abyss which creation has opened between God and the creature. Compassion is the rainbow.
— Simone Weil

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Aug 28 '14
This is how you pray continually—not by offering prayer in words, but by joining yourself to God through your whole way of life, so that your life becomes one continuous and uninterrupted prayer.
— St. Basil the Great (via clockocean)

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Aug 27 '14
Humility is attentive patience.
— Simone Weil

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Aug 26 '14
Thoughtful men, with hearts craving the truth, have come to seek in the Catholic Church the road which leads with surety to eternal life. They have understood that they could not cleave to Jesus Christ as the Head of the Church if they did not belong to the Body of Jesus Christ which is the Church. Nor could they ever hope to possess in all its purity the faith of Jesus Christ if they were to reject its legitimate teaching authority entrusted to Peter and his successors.
Pope Leo XIII (via catholicsoul)

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Aug 25 '14
The saying: ‘I was hungry and thirsty’ was not given for one single occasion or meant for just one day; it sets out the whole course of life. To feed Christ, then, or to give Him drink, or clothes, or whatever else is mentioned, is not something done once and once alone, it is something our Lord and God has told us He receives from His servants through all and in all.
— St Symeon the New Theologian

Aug 24 '14
The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.
— T. S. Eliot, East Coker (via triadic)

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Aug 23 '14
Love overcomes, love delights, those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice.
St. Bernadette Soubirous (via acatholicvibe)

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Aug 22 '14
The spiritual soul, as St. Thomas reminds us, is the actual form of the body, while our rational faculties come from the soul and only unfold in a second moment. The proof is that our spiritual soul persists in the body, even if its rational faculties are muddled due to some deficiency. The body is, in a certain way, more interior to the soul than to its science or to its thoughts. What affects our flesh, can then, affect us more deeply than that which we pick up from reflection. I can reflect about death, but the physical proximity to someone that is dying penetrates me beyond speech. I can meditate on beauty, but the sensory presence of a beautiful woman pierces the darkness of my spirit. What affects my flesh touches my soul deeply, and can in this way have a greater spiritual ressonance than the conclusions of my speech.
— Fabrice Hadjadj