Monday, December 06, 2010

Saintly Quotes - Foregiveness

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"May we never risk the life of our souls by being resentful or by bearing grudges." - St. Gregory of Nyssa

"Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession." - St. Isidore of Seville

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"In whatever state a soul may be, it ought to pray. A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will lose its beauty; a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else it will never attain it; a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will fall again; a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray so that it might rise again. There is no soul which is not bound to pray, for every single grace comes to the soul through prayer." - St. Faustina

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"Strange that so much suffering is caused because of the misunderstandings of God's true nature. God's heart is more gentle than the Virgin's first kiss upon the Christ. And God's forgiveness to all, to any thought or act, is more certain than our own being." - St. Catherine of Siena

"I once picked up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’ I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment of madness, when he was not himself, he did a thing he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It took me a long time to make her say: ‘I forgive my son.’ Just before she died in my arms, she was able to say that with a real forgiveness. She was not concerned that she was dying. The breaking of the heart was that her son did not want her. This is something you and I can understand." - Blessed Mother Teresa

"If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive." - Blessed Mother Teresa
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"This Blood that but one drop of has the power to win. All the world forgiveness of its world of sin." - St. Thomas Aquinas

"Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again." - Saint Augustine

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore de Balzac

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”If a man finds it very hard to forgive injuries, let him look at a Crucifix, and think that Christ shed all His Blood for him, and not only forgave His enemies, but even prayed His Heavenly Father to forgive them also. Let him remember that when he says the Pater Noster, every day, instead of asking pardon for his sins, he is calling down vengeance on himself.” -Saint Philip Neri

"To the extent that you pray with all your soul for the person who slanders you, God will make the truth known to those who have been scandalized by the slander." -St. Maximos the Confessor

"Avoid slander because it is difficult to retract. Avoid offending anyone for to ask forgiveness is not delightful." -Saint John Cantius

"Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave." -St. John Chrysostom

"The patient man goes through a great and salutary purgatory when he grieves more over the malice of one who harms him than for his own injury; when he prays readily for his enemies and forgives offenses from his heart; when he does not hesitate to ask pardon of others; when he is more easily moved to pity than to anger; when he does frequent violence to himself and tries to bring the body into complete subjection to the spirit." -Imitation of Christ

"If a man does what he can and is truly penitent, however often he comes to Me for grace and pardon, "As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live"; I will no longer remember his sins, but all will be forgiven him." -Imitation of Christ

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3 comments:

Tracy said...

These quotes are wonderful Esther, the picture is so beautiful.

Esther G. said...

Glad you thought so too, Tracy.

Debbie said...

Wonderful!