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“Thoughts are swirling around in my head — actions and prayer around water, air, soil, children, women. But how to narrow all the possibilities into one meaningful prayer and one meaningful practice that will carry me through the days of Lent? This will take more quiet, more prayer, some conversation with a soul mate.”
“The most painful sight I saw in New Orleans was the selling of slaves. Every day in the streets at appointed places, Negroes and Negresses in holiday attire are exposed for this shameful traffic, like the meanest animals at our fairs. This spectacle oppressed my heart.”
“...you know God is always disposed to hear the prayers of the poor and afflicted.”
“Without distinction of persons, do good to all for the love of God.”
“But if it is necessary to be just, it is necessary above all to be kind...”
“Yes above all things; justice, justice. If any preferences may be shown let it be to the poorest or most abandoned.”
“Never scold nor punish more than the fault deserves. Children naturally love justice even when it punishes them.”
“Woman in this country is only yet one-fourth of the family. I hope that, through the influence of religion and education, she will eventually become at least one half — the "better half."”
“For the accomplishment of good, we must show forth in our every act a perfect justice.”
“Another means for preserving peace is to let little things pass without noticing them.”
“We must for the present content ourselves with the indispensable virtues. They are justice and kindness.”
Our Lady of Providence, Queen
of the Home, pray for strong and happy marriages,
safe pregnancies, peace within families, for those
divorced or separated and for all children,
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