January 27, 2017

Ten Quotes from Saint Angela Merici on Discipleship

St. Angela Merici

Orphaned at an early age, Saint Angela Merici devoted her life, her work and her virtue to God. Her selfless humility and dedication to the meek is a model for us to follow. The quotes below reflect the wisdom of a soul completely disposed to being an unfailing disciple of Christ in all things. to all people, at all times.

Reflect that in reality you have a greater need to serve [the poor] than they have of your service.
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Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force.
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Strive to be faithful to that which God has called you.
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We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue.
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Keep to the ancient way and custom of the Church, established and confirmed by so many Saints under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And live a new life. Pray, and get others to pray, that God not abandon His Church, but reform it as He pleases, and as He sees best for us, and more to His honor and glory.
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Consider that the devil doesn't sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways.
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You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity.
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Do now what you wish to have done when your moment comes to die.
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Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family.
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Do not lose heart, even if you should discover that you lack qualities necessary for the work to which you are called. He who called you will not desert you, but the moment you are in need he will stretch out his saving hand.

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