Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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 only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
God has no religion.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.