Hope/Salvation

As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence, we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come.

Pope St. Gregory the Great

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May all Christians be found worthy of either the pure white crown of a holy life or the royal red crown of martyrdom.

St. Cyprian

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May we never risk the life of our souls by being resentful or by bearing grudges.

St. Gregory of Nyssa

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The heavenly kingdom is the goal of the earthly society and the earthly kingdom is a means and condition for attaining the heavenly.

Gaudium et spes 41 (Vatican II documents)

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If I do not become a saint when I am young, I shall never become one.

St. John Berchmans

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Grace is nothing else but a certain beginning of glory within us.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.

Pope Paul VI

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Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII

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He loves, He hopes, He waits. If He came down on our altars on certain days only, some sinner, on being moved to repentance, might have to look for Him, and not finding Him, might have to wait. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep him waiting one instant.

St. Peter Julian Eymard

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Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul.

St. Anthony

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