Keep yourself in the meaning of these Advent days and, above all, pay heed to Him who is approaching; think from where He comes and to where it is He advances; consider His purpose in coming, the ripeness of the times, the route He may choose for His approach.

- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), Doctor of the Church, Feast day August 20, on the Season of Advent

When God is one’s goal, all disagreements are smoothed out, all difficulties overcome.

- Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587-1651), Feast day December 15

The gift of life

From the moment of conception, the life of every human being is to be respected in an absolute way

because man is the only creature on earth that God has “wished for himself ”  

and the spiritual soul of each man is “immediately created” by God;

his whole being bears the image of the Creator.

Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves

“the creative action of God”

and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator,

who is its sole end.” 

Source:  http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19870222_respect-for-human-life_en.html

How to suffer well?

Suffering is part of human life, we have to accept it and learn how to deal with it when it comes. Life can’t be all about being happy all the time! Fr Robert Spitzer speaks on ‘How to suffer well’ …

Are you happy?

Are you happy? By http://www.magiscenter.com

The Reasonableness of Jesus Christ by Fr Robert Spitzer at the NAPA Institute 2014 Conference …

A wise man, intending to speak, first carefully considers what he is to say, and to whom he is to say it; also where and at what time. There is therefore such a thing as due measure in keeping silence and also in speaking; there is also such a thing as a due measure in what we do. It is a glorious thing to maintain the right standard of duty.

- Saint Ambrose of Milan (337-397), Doctor of the Church, Feast day December 7


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