Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
"If we do not recognize Jesus in the poor, He will not be able to recognize
us at the Day of Judgment."
St. Basil the Great
"The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry;
The garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked;
The shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot;
The money that you keep locked away is the money of the poor;
The acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you
St. Teresa of Avila
"All difficulties in prayer can be traced to one cause: praying as if God
"May I not come before You with empty hands, since we are rewarded
according to our deeds."
Pope St. Clement I
"This world and the world to come are two enemies. We cannot therefore be
friends to both; but we must decide which we will forsake and which we will
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
"If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about
the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result
from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than
what is better."
St. Thomas More
"Those in the Catholic Church, whom some rebuke for praying to Saints and
going on pilgrimages, do not seek any Saint as their savior. Instead, they
Seek saints as those whom their Savior loves, and whose intercession and
prayer for the seeker He will be content to hear. For His Own sake, He would
have those He loves honored. And when they are thus honored for His sake,
then the honor that is given them for His sake overflows especially to
"Considering that when the Saints lived in this world they were at
liberty to roam the earth, do you really think that in Heaven God would have
them tied to a post?"