He [Christ] protects their faith and gives strength to believers in proportion to the trust that each man who receives that strength is willing to place in him.

St. Cyprian

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Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you.

St. John Bosco

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Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death.

St. Stephen of Hungary

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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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If we truly think of Christ as our source of holiness, we shall refrain from anything wicked or impure in thought or act and thus show ourselves to be worthy bearers of his name. For the quality of holiness is shown not by what we say but by what we do in life.

St. Gregory of Nyssa

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Peace is defined as harmony among those who are divided. When, therefore, we end the civil war within our nature and cultivate peace within ourselves, we become at peace.

St. Gregory of Nyssa

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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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Whether, therefore, we receive what we ask for, or do not receive it, let us still continue steadfast in prayer. For to fail in obtaining the desires of our heart, when God so wills it, is not worse than to receive it; for we know not as He does, what is profitable to us.

St. John Chrysostom

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I doubt if anyone of any tenderness or imagination can see the hand of a child and not be a little frightened of it. It is awful to think of the essential human energy moving so tiny a thing; it is like imagining that human nature could live in the wing of a butterfly or the leaf of a tree. When we look upon lives so human and yet so small, we feel the same kind of obligation to these creatures that [God] might feel.

G.K. Chesterton, In Defense of Baby Worship from The Defendant 1903

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The Faith does not mean an alienation from any culture for any people because all cultures await Christ and are not destroyed by the Lord. In fact, they reach their maturity.

Pope Benedict XVI

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