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Author: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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“But again I must talk about money. When will the day come that we shall be able to be occupied only with God?”

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“I can express it only to God, Who understands the language of the heart.”

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“Let us adore the designs of this good Master and be resigned to His Holy Will.”

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“Pray, be humble, be charitable, and God's blessing will be with you.”

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“Carefully guard every word; watch over yourselves that nothing imprudent may escape you and thus give the ill-disposed a reason for their complaints.”

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“There is no way of repairing what you have done but by showing … what you can do.”

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“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.”

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“That [melancholy] is a bad disease. One has to bear with such persons and suffer; but they themselves more than anyone else.”

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“I feel as stupid as a turkey.”

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“It is very true that our whole life is one of sacrifice. Who could doubt this?”

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“Sister St. Francis is resuscitated enough to preach for the jubilee. To see if she is dead, we shall have to take a little, or even a big boy to her room and ask her about preparing him for Baptism or for Confession. If she opens neither her eyes nor her mouth, we may have the funeral in all safety.”

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“We must pray: it is our food without which nourishment we perish.”

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Quote of the day

November 27
“O my dear daughters, how consoling is this mystery of the Eucharist! If we knew how to appreciate it, it would suffice to fortify and sustain us; is there anything sweeter than to have a friend to whom we may at any hour confide our difficulties and our pains?”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin