All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
A man has only so much knowledge as he puts to work.
He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.
And St. Francis said: ‘My dear son, be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently.
Don’t canonize me too soon. I’m perfectly capable of fathering a child.
What each man is in Your eyes, thus he is, and no more.
Praised be my Lord, for our sister water.St. Francis of Assisi,Canticle of the Sun
Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Start by doing what’s necessary then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God’s sake.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.
Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour; of You, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.
Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world.