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Author: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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“How strongly I feel it is necessary to be holy! But more strongly do I realize that I am far from being so. Obtain this grace for me...”

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“You must try to invent means of correcting your children, but remember that the most powerful means are rewards: a kind word, an approving glance, a little gesture, is sometimes sufficient to correct what the most severe punishment would not have overcome.”

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“The tribulations which have afflicted our Community have produced very precious fruits.”

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“Love all in God and for God, and all will be well.”

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“How many times have I said the same prayer!”

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“As for myself, I am full of confidence; the good God will still come to our assistance, for "there is no imperfection in [God's] works."”

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“You attach too much importance altogether to the subject. Be simple.”

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“As soon as we have sinned, let us humble ourselves, ask pardon of God, and go on our way as before...”

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“It was all over for us, if the Lord had not come to our aid.”

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“...give a little pleasure to your poor Mother Theodore, who loves you so much, and who would like to see you perfect, but who is very far from being perfect herself.”

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“We have gone out several times this summer to gather simples and linden blossoms, etc. In each excursion we discover something marvelous, beautiful, and useful in the magnificent forests of Indiana.”

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“Speak to them with respect and they will respect you and will respect themselves.”

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Quote of the day

September 28
“...we can rely on [God's] assistance - assistance of which we have now greater need than ever before...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin