You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.