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By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Is it not true that your gloominess and bad temper are due to your lack of determination in breaking the subtle snares laid by your own disordered desires? The daily examination of conscience is an indispensible help if we are to follow our Lord with sincerity of heart and integrity of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

There is no danger of exaggerating. We an never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Understand this well: there is something holy, something divine hidden in the most ordinary situations, and it is up to each one of you to discover it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity.- Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

God is here. This truth should fill our lives, and every Christmas should be for us a new and special meeting with God, when we allow his light and grace to enter deep into our soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism, nor is it a mere human confidence that everything will turn out all right. It is an optimism that sinks its roots into an awareness of our freedom, and the sure knowledge of the power of grace. It is an optimism that leads us to make demands on ourselves, to struggle to respond at every moment to God's call.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

When you decide firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden on you: it will be a crown of triumph.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Don't judge without having heard both sides. Even persons who think themselves virtuous very easily forget this elementary rule of prudence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You need a heart which is in love, not an easy life, to achieve happiness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Before, by yourself, you couldn't. Now, you've turned to our Lady, and with her, how easy!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

He has much who needs least. Do not create necessities for yourself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Don't say, "That person bothers me." Think: "That person sanctifies me".

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Faith, joy, optimism. But not the folly of closing your eyes to reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Holy Purity is granted by God when it is asked for with humility.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Put your heart aside. Duty comes first. But when fulfilling your duty, put your heart into it. It helps.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

At the time of your examination(of sins) beware of the devil that ties your tongue.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

All the things that are now worrying you can be put into a smile which shows your love of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Compromise is a word found only in the vocabulary of those who have no will to fight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Many Christians take their time and have leisure enough in their social life (no hurry here). They are leisurely, too, in their professionally activities, at table and recreation (no hurry here either). But isn't it strange how those same Christians find themselves in such a rush and want to hurry the priest, in their anxiety to shorten the time devoted to the most holy sacrifice of the altar?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

An hour of study, for the modern apostle, is an hour of prayer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

We all must have the faith of children, but the doctrine of theologians.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

For everyone, whatever his state--single, married, widowed, or priest-chastity is a triumphant affirmation of love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Don't neglect your spiritual reading. - Reading has made many saints.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

To begin is for everyone. To persevere is for saints.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

I assure you, my children, that when a Christian carries out with love the most insignificant everyday action, that action overflows with the transcendence of God. That is why I have told you so often, and hammered away at it, that the Christian vocation consists in making heroic verse out of the prose of each day. Heaven and earth seem to merge, my children, on the horizon. But where they really meet is in your hearts, when you sanctify your everyday lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You don't know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, 'Lord, I don't know how to pray!' you can be sure you have already begun.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You go to pray; to become a bonfire, a living flame, giving light and heat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Don't you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart - and very often degrade it - leave all that and come with us in search of Love!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

That conversation... was as dirty as a sewer! It is not enough for you to take no part in it. You must show your repugnance for it strongly!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You strayed from the way and did not return because you were ashamed. It would be more logical if you were ashamed not to return.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

May I give you some advice for you to put into practice daily? When your heart makes you feel those low cravings, say slowly to the Immaculate Virgin: Look on me with compassion. Don't abandon me. Don't abandon me, my Mother! - And recommend this prayer to others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

All the sins of your life seem to be rising up against you. Don't give up hope! On the contrary, call your holy mother Mary, with the faith and abandonment of a child. She will bring peace to your soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast. And that crusade is your work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

It's true he was a sinner. But don't pass so final a judgement. Have pity in your heart and don't forget that he may yet be an Augustine, while you remain just another mediocrity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

'You told me, Father, that after my past life it is still possible to become another St. Augustine. I don't doubt it, and today more than yesterday I want to try to prove it.' But you have to cut out sin courageously from the root, as the holy Bishop of Hippo did.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You're bored? That's because you keep your senses awake and your soul asleep.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Turn to Mary, tota pulchra, all pure and wonderful, and tell her: Our Lady and Mother, the Lord wanted you yourself to look after God and tend him with your own hands. Teach me, teach us all, how to treat your Son!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

You must realise now, more clearly than ever, that God is calling you to serve Him in and from the ordinary, secular and civil activities of human life. He waits for us everyday, in the laboratory, in the operating theatre, in the army barracks, in the university chair, in the factory, in the workshop, in the fileds, in the home and in all the immense panorama of work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son's path.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Have confidence. Return. Invoke our Lady and you'll be faithful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

The heroic minute.- It is the time fixed for getting up.- Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and.-.-.- up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary's which purifies the monotony of your sins!