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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - November 12, 2015

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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.

St. John Paul II

"For me prayer is the first priority. Prayer is the basic prerequisite to service of the Church and the world...Every believer should always think of prayer as an essential  and indispensable component of one's vocation. It is the opus divinum which precedes and overshadows every work. We well know that faithfulness to prayer, or its neglect, is a test of the vitality of religious life, apostolate and Christian fidelity."

(From Address October 7, 1979)

St. Josemaria Escriva

"Be a Eucharistic soul! If the center around which your thoughts and hopes turn is the Tabernacle, then, my child, how abundant the fruits of your sanctity and apostolate will be!"

(From The Forge)

Satan to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

"...a thousand souls do me less harm  than you do when you speak of the great mercy of the Almighty One. The greatest sinners regain confidence and return to God and I lose everything. But what is more, you persecute me personally with that unfathomable mercy of the Almighty God."

(From the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska)


  1. It is a great comfort to know the misery we inflict on Satan when we speak of mercy. He desires our eternal death and deserves to be thwarted in every way. No matter how many souls he takes away from God, he will never be satisfied with their company. His rabid hatred should always be met with the crucifix, the sign of mercy.

  2. Well said Barbara. Tragic that so man no longer believe there is a Satan who wishes to destroy their souls. We can never share that truth too much.