I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.