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 …silence is the fastest path to virtueNikitas Stithatos (The Philokalia Vol. 4 pg. 84)


Christ Has No Body


Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours."

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)


“You would be very ashamed if you knew what the experiences you call setbacks, upheavals, pointless disturbances, and tedious annoyances really are.

You would realize that your complaints about them are nothing more nor less than blasphemies - though that never occurs to you.

Nothing happens to you except by the will of God,

and yet [God's] beloved children curse it because they do not know it for what it is.” 
― Jean-Pierre de Caussade



"The books the Holy Spirit is writing are living,

and every soul a volume in which the divine author makes a true revelation of his word,

explaining it to every heart, unfolding it in every moment.” 
― Jean-Pierre de Caussade, The Sacrament of the Present Moment


“The duties of each moment are the shadows beneath which hides the divine operation.” 
― Jean-Pierre de Caussade, Abandonment to Divine Providence


 "I adore You, God the Father, who created me, 

I adore You, God the Son, who redeemed me, 

I adore You, God the Holy Ghost who have sanctified me, 

and continue to carry on the work of my sanctification. 

I consecrate this day entirely to Your love and to Your greater glory. 

I know not what this day will bring me either pleasant or troublesome, 

whether I shall be happy or sorrowful, 

shall enjoy consolation or undergo pain and grief, 

it shall be as You please; 

I give myself into Your hands and submit myself to whatever You will.” 

St. Francis Xavier


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