Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Enough Whining from Me!

I feel like the only time I write is when I feel like complaining. lol  So I'm going to post quotes from some of my favorite saints today instead!

"Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to His good pleasure and rest in Him." -St. John of the Cross

"You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him." -St. Teresa of Avila 

"Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end . . . and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal." -St. Teresa of Avila  (I really, really need to remember this one!)

"I'm happier with my crucifix on my bed of pain than a queen on her throne."  -St. Bernadette Soubirous, my adopted Confirmation saint (the parish I grew up in doesn't "do" Confirmation saints)

"I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining. I work, I suffer and I love with no other witness than his heart. Anyone who is not prepared to suffer all for the Beloved and to do his will in all things is not worthy of the sweet name of Friend, for here below, Love without suffering does not exist." -St. Bernadette :)

"Teach us to give and not to count the cost."  -St. Ignatius of Loyola (I plan on having this painted on a wall when I have a house someday.)

"Always receive with equal contentment from God’s hand either consolations or sufferings, peace or distress, health or illness. Ask nothing, refuse nothing, but always be ready to do and to suffer anything that comes from His Providence." -St. Teresa Margaret Redi (Never heard of her?  Please, look her up!  She's an amazing Carmelite nun and mystic, and is sort of the "prototype" of St. Therese of Lisieux. She's sometimes called the "saint of the hidden life", and meditated on the hidden life of Jesus and Mary at Nazareth often.  I love her!)

Have a wonderful day, everybody! :)