Joyful Words Blog
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
…to the church of God…to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…1Corinthians 1:2
Tomorrow we will be celebrating the holy men and women we call saints. All Saints Day at St. Mary School is as exciting as a mini Christmas! It’s a day of fun, celebration and excitement. In a world that likes to put lots of “role models” in front of our kids, it’s nice to show them who they really should be trying to imitate. This year on All Saints Day we will unveil each classrooms new patron saint, enjoy the 5th and 6th grade Saint Art Prize exhibits and unveil the new House System. Since it’s been crazy with a capital C I’m short on writing minutes so…I’m borrowing from some words from those wise, holy people we call saints. Hopefully you will find a nugget or two to warm your heart and point you on your own path to sainthood.
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” St. Mother Teresa
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God. God alone is sufficient.“ St. Teresa of Avila
“No one heals himself by wounding another.” St. Ambrose
“Pray, hope and don’t worry.” St. Padre Pio
“The saints did not all begin well, but they ended well.” St. John Vianney
“Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.” St. Jeanne de Chantal
“The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God.” St. Catherine of Siena
“Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” -St. Rose of Lima
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.” -St. Francis de Sales
“God never tires of forgiving us, we are the ones who tire of asking for his mercy.” Pope Francis
“Stupidity is a gift too, just be careful not to overuse it.” St. John Paul II
A Seed To Plant: Pick a quote and read it every day.
Blessings on your day!
Sheri's writing can also be found at Faith Catholic Publications and on CatholicMom.com