Friday, September 27, 2013

10QT: Saints & Fruits


Linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary. I've been thinking about the Fruits of the Spirit a bit lately and thought I'd couple them with some wisdom from those who have gone before us.

Also linking up with Micaela at California to Korea for her Catholic link-up. The saints have always imparted so much wisdom from the beautiful and fruitful lives they have lived. Always striving to be obedient to church teaching, all the while, living the gospel in ways that are encouraging and inspiring. Our church is so good to know these wonderful men and women who have gone before us and are now praying for us from Heaven.

Three things I most love about the saints are: the gift of their prayerful intercession and the beautiful relationship that comes from getting to know them, the gifts of their wisdom, and partaking with them in the glory and goodness of each Mass we attend. 

Enjoy seeing how the Holy Spirit blessed them with such insight and wisdom!


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The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom;
whatever else you get, get understanding.
Proverbs 4:7

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Charity
Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.
-St. Vincent de Paul


Joy
Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.
-Blessed Teresa of Calcutta


Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
-St. Francis


Patience
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
-Saint Francis de Sales


Kindness
Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Goodness & Generosity
Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.
-St. Louis de Montfort


Gentleness
A soul enkindled with love is a gentle, meek, humble, and patient soul. 
-St John of the Cross


--8--
Faithfulness
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta


--9--
Modesty & Chastity
A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God’s attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving Jesus to her.
-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit.
-St. Lucy


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Self-Control
I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of the hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.
2 Timothy 1:6-7



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