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invicem sunt

I am blessed to be a witness
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

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

Aug 21 '14
They are always asking a writer why he does not write like somebody else, or a painter why he does not paint like somebody else, quite oblivious of the fact that if either of them did anything of the kind he would cease to be an artist.
— Oscar Wilde  (via vincentsquotes)

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Aug 20 '14
Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.
Viktor Frankl 

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