" "To attribute to God, and not to self, whatever good one sees in oneself; but to recognize always that the evil is one's own doing, and to impute it on one's self." -St. Benedict

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - June 16, 2016



Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.




Henri Dominic Lacordaire, O.P.

"What is difficult is to carry the cross each day, the cross which is not blood-stained but which bruises the skin a little without making it bleed, and which is composed of restraint, tediousness and languor. If one could only mount Calvary once and for all, and give one's body once an for all to the executioners, what pleasure! But no, the torment is in detail; a little cut of  the whip, a little slap in the face, a little humiliation."

(From St. Dominic's Family by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, O.P.)


St. Augustine

"Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God." 


Blessed Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier, O.P.
 
"Indeed, it is proof that we are not working to progress [in our spiritual life] when we always remain the same. Work in the pathways of grace is not useless but is always followed by some success."

(From Instructions For Novices)

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