Dial-Thoughts of the Saints
So, when are we going to start doing something good?
St. Philip Neri

The saints are like a group of trees, each bearing different fruit, but watered from the same source. 
The practices of one saint differ from those of another, but it is the same spirit that works in all of them.

(Sayings of the Desert Fathers)


01 November   Teresa of Jesus

On the feasts of the saints, consider their virtues, and beseech God to adorn you with them.

02 November  St. Gregory the Great

What we do for ourselves during life is more certain than all the good we expect others to do for us after death.

04 November   Charles Borromeo

If teaching is your job, then study diligently and apply yourself to whatever is necessary for doing the job well.  Be sure that you first teach by the way you live.  If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.

05 November    St. Alphonsus

All souls in hell are there because they did not pray.  All the saints sanctified themselves by prayer.

08 November    Elizabeth of the Trinity

A soul which remains like a lyre under the mysterious touch of the Holy Spirit so that he may draw from it divine harmonies, knows that suffering is a string that produces still more beautiful sounds, so it loves to see this string on its instrument that it may more delightfully move the heart of God.

10 November   Leo the Great, pope

We possess true peace when the flesh is subjected to the spirit and the spirit is subjected to God.

Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without a struggle.

11 November   Martin of Tours

 Lord, if I am still to be of assistance to your people, I do not decline the labor.  Your will be done.

 13 November   Frances Xavier Cabrini

 We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; on sciences or on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.

 14 November   St. Pio of Pietrelcina

God will not allow you to be lost if you persist in your determination not to lose him.

15 November   Albert the Great

The greater and more persistent your prayer and confidence in God is, the more abundantly will He give you grace, and answer you.

It is by the path of love, which is charity, that God draws near to man and man to God.  But where charity is not found, God cannot dwell.  If then, we possess charity, we possess God, for God is charity.

17 November   Elizabeth of Hungary

I want to be able to say to Jesus: Jesus when you were hungry, I gave you to eat.  When you were naked, I clothed you.  When you were sick, I visited you.

 23 November   Clement I of Rome, Pope

This world and that to come are two enemies.  We cannot therefore be friends to both; but we must resolve which we would give up and which we would enjoy.

Let us turn our eyes to the father and creator of the universe, and when we consider how precious and peerless are his gifts of peace, let us embrace them eagerly for ourselves.

25 November   Moses the Ethiopian

od will not hear our prayers unless we acknowledge ourselves to be  sinners.  We do this when we ponder on our own sins alone, and not on those of our neighbor.

27 November   St. Albert the Great

I have never gone out to mingle with the world without losing something of myself.