"Never think we have a due knowledge of ourselves until we have been exposed to various kinds of temptations, and tried on every side. Integrity on one side of our character is no voucher for integrity on another. This thought should keep us humble. We are sinners, but we do not know how great. He alone knows. He who died for our sins."

Blessed John Henry Newman

"Unless we have been shocked to our depths at ourselves and the things we are capable of, as well as at the failings of humanity as a whole, we cannot possibly understand the full import of Advent."

Father Alfred Delp S.J. (+1945) condemned to death by Nazis

"We should always make ourselves available to our brothers. We must never write anyone off. We have to always find others in the openness of our hearts. Our most important task is not to assert ourselves, but to always be ready to set off on the way to God. The feast of Christ the King is therefore not a feast of those who are subjugated, but a feast of men who know that we are all in the hands of the One who writes straight with crooked lines."

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Morlino.

"As the pilot of a vessel is tried in the storm, as the fighter is tried in the ring, the soldier in battle, and the hero in adversity, so is the Christian tried in temptation."

St. Basil The Great

"Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know him and to speak to others about our friendship with him."

Pope Emeritus Benedict XV

"After each conversation with the Lord, my soul is extraordinarily strengthened, and a profound tranquility prevails within and it gives me such courage that I do not fear anything in the world … except making Jesus sad."

St. Faustina's Diary (#610)

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