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    paul of the cross Quotes

    Avoid failing, not only against purity, but even against the least rules of an exact modesty.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: rules 
     
    Make a bouquet of the sufferings of Jesus and carry it in the bosom of his soul.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: suffering  soul  jesus 
     
    Do you know why God subjects you to so many miseries? That He may bestow on you the riches of heaven.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: god  heaven 
     
    God sends such purgations to you, directors of consciences, that you may acquire the science of the saints and the art of directing souls. You will suffer also in another way. Love will be your executioner. Let it do its work; it knows how. In this martyrdom we have need of extraordinary grace and strength; but God will bestow it. Without this divine help it would be impossible to bear up.
    — Paul of the Cross
    If any dust of imperfection cling to your heart, be not troubled, but consume it immediately in the fire of divine love, and, sorrowfully asking forgiveness, continue to live in peace.
    — Paul of the Cross
    Possess purity in an eminent degree, and jealously preserve this fragrant flower. I earnestly desire to see you shine by the brilliancy of this virtue; be like to angels, and omit no precaution to retain this treasure, which is so easily lost by imprudence. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, says the Apostle.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: desires  lost  flowers  angel 
     
    When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: time  suffering  anger  jesus  passion 
     
    In uniting yourself to God's will, you take on new life and gather great courage, willingly embracing the cross and kissing His hand even when it chastises you, a hand that reaches out to you in love and has no other intention but your greater spiritual well-being.
    — Paul of the Cross
    As for me, I cannot understand how it is possible not to be always thinking of God.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: god  thinking 
     
    Here learn the science of the Saints: All is to be found in the passion of Jesus. Make every effort to remain hidden in the wounds of Jesus, and you will be enriched with every good and every true light, enabling you to fly to that Perfection which is consonant with your way of life.
    — Paul of the Cross
    Meditation on Jesus Christ crucified is a precious balm which sweetens all pains.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: pain  jesus  meditation  christ 
     
    I tell you that victory consists in conquering self. That is the greatest enemy.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: enemies  self  victory  enemy 
     
    You do wrong to complain of your crosses and sufferings. Believe me, you know not what it is to suffer. God preserve you from suffering even one day what has been endured by a certain soul, whose name I must not disclose!
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: suffering  believe  soul  wrong  god 
     
    The Passion of Christ is the greatest and most stupendous work of Divine Love. The greatest and most overwhelming work of God's love.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: work  divine  god  christ  passion 
     
    Make great account of your precious trials, both interior and exterior; it is thus that the garden of Jesus is adorned with flowers, that is, with acts of virtue.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: virtue  flowers  jesus  garden 
     
    If you correspond to the designs of God, He will make a saint of you.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: god 
     
    Be very careful to retain peace of heart, because Satan casts his lines in troubled waters.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: peace  heart  water  satan 
     
    Place your hopes in the mercy of God and the merits of our Redeemer; say often, looking at the crucifix: There are centered all my hopes.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: mercy  god  hope 
     
    The Cross is the way to Paradise, but only when it is borne willingly.
    — Paul of the Cross
    Listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers, the trees, the shrubs, the sky, and the whole world. Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love, of praise of God, and how they invite you to glorify the sublimity of that sovereign Artist who has given them being.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: world  sky  flowers  praise  god  artist 
     
    Let us throw ourselves into the ocean of His goodness, where every failing will be canceled and anxiety turned into love.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: anxiety  goodness  ocean 
     
    Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ.
    — Paul of the Cross
    The passion of Jesus is a sea of sorrows, but it is also an ocean of love. Ask the Lord to teach you to fish in this ocean. Dive into its depths. No matter how deep you go, you will never reach the bottom.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: sorrow  ocean  jesus  passion 
     
    Be faithful in all your exercises of piety and virtue; be always resigned; be satisfied, in the superior part of your soul, to taste, without relish, the contentment of doing God's will. Thus after the winter the spring will come, with its flowers, and you will hear the voice of the turtle-dove in this land.
    — Paul of the Cross
    He who does not mortify his palate will neither know how to mortify his flesh.
    — Paul of the Cross
    He that rises after his falls, with confidence in God and profound humility of heart, will become, in God's hands, a proper instrument for the accomplishment of great things; but he who acts otherwise can never do any good.
    — Paul of the Cross
    I would believe myself damned if I robbed God of one atom of His glory. I would believe myself more wicked than Lucifer if I had anything else in view but God.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: believe  god 
     
    Let weak and frail man come here suppliantly to adore the Sacrament of Christ, not to discuss high things, or wish to penetrate difficulties, but to bow down to secret things in humble veneration, and to abandon God's mysteries to God, for Truth deceives no man-Almighty God can do all things. Amen.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: truth  men  secret  mystery  wishes  god  christ 
     
    Be as eager to break your own will as the thirsty stag is to drink of the refreshing waters.
    — Paul of the Cross
    tags: water 
     
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