(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love)
" “We don’t study just for the sake of knowledge. We study because we desire to know the truth. And the truth is a person. The Truth is God.” -St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - June 28, 2017




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.


Catherine Doherty, Servant of God

"One has to begin at the beginning. The beginning is to finally acknowledge your own immense poverty. Now you have to fully, deeply realize that all that you are, all that you have is from God! From this follows that you have and are nothing.

Once you make this truth of your own poverty before God the very marrow of your thoughts, your life, your love, your body, in a word, your very being, then you will become truly humble. Then you will walk in truth, walk in and with God..."

(From How Poor Can You Get? by Father David May)

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

"You [Jesus], however, did not stop with this [dying for love of us], but foreseeing all that would happen across 19 centuries from the moment of these outpourings of Your love to my appearance on earth, You desired to make provision even for this! Your heart was not satisfied that I should be nourished only with a memory of Your infinite love. You remained in this vale of tears in the most holy and singularly miraculous Sacrament of the Altar!"

(From For the Life of the World – St Maximilian and the Eucharist by Jerzy Domanski, O.F.M. Conv.)


 Cardinal Pietro Parolin

"In the midst of great concern and uncertainty about the future, what does Fatima ask of us? Perseverance in the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, shown by the daily recitation of the Rosary? And what if, despite our prayers, wars continue? Even though immediate results may not be evident, let us persevere in prayer. Prayer is never useless. Sooner or later, it will bear fruit…Prayer is capital in the hands of God: He turns it to good account in His own times and ways, which are very different from our own."

(From Homily at Fatima - May 12, 2017 Vigil Mass)



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