1. 10

    Ingratitude is the soul's enemy... Ingratitude is a burning wind that dries up the source of love, the dew of mercy, the streams of grace.

  2. 9

    Spiritual life is like living water that springs up from the very depths of our own spiritual experience. In spiritual life everyone has to drink from his or her own well.

  3. 8

    We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable.

  4. 7

    Theirs is an endless road, a hopeless maze, who seek for goods before they seek for God.

  5. 6

    The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud man's heart.

  6. 5

    The true measure of loving God is to love him without measure.

  7. 4

    With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

  8. 3

    If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. For a canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus communicates, without loss to itself, its superabundant water. In the Church at the present day, we have many canals, few reservoirs.

  9. 2

    Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.

  10. 1

    We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

  11. Last Update: 8 December 2022

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