Sunday, September 30, 2007

Purity Quotes!

St. Philip Neri - "Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to
the Blessed Mother are not simply the best way, but in fact the only
way to keep purity. At the age of 20, nothing but communion can keep
one's heart pure. Chastity is not possible without the Eucharist."

Blessed Mother Theresa- "To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at
a price. This price is knowing God and loving Him enough to do His
will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as
something beautiful for Him.

St. Jose Maria Escriva- "Many live like angles in the middle of the
world. You? Why not you?

"He did not say you would not be troubled, you would not be tempted,
you would not be distressed, but He did say you would not be

St. Alphonsus Ligouri- "To resist every temptation it is sufficient to
pronounce the names of Jesus and Mary. If the temptation continues let
us invoke Jesus and Mary and the devil will never be able to conquer

St Epherin- "in your strife with the devil, you have for spectators
angles and the Lord of angles"

St. John of the Cross- "God desires the least degree of purity of
conscience in you more than all the works you can perform.

St. Basil the Great- "As the pilot of a vessel is tried in the storm,
as the wrestler is tried in the ring, the soldier in battle, and the
hero in adversity, so is the Christian tried in temptation."

St. Francis de Salles - "It is not always in the souls power not to
feel a temptation, but it is always in its power not to consent to it.
All the temptations of hell cannot stain a soul that does not love

St. John Viennay - "The sign of the cross is the most powerful weapon
against satan. Thus the Church wishes we should have it in front of
our minds not only to remind us what our souls are worth and what they
cost Jesus Christ, but we should make it at every juncture ourselves,
at bedtime, when awaken, when arising in the morning, when we begin
any action, and above all when we are tempted."

John Paul II- "Chastity is a difficult long term matter, one must wait
patiently for it to bear fruit for the happiness of loving kindness
which it must bring. But at the same time chastity is the sure way to

St. Francis de salles- "In proportion to our victories over these
petty foes will be the number of jewels in that crown of glory that
Our Lord makes ready for us in paradise."

John Paul II- "God has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of
every woman."

St. Jose Maria Escriva- "Purity, they ask, and smile…..they are the
ones who go on to marriage with worn out bodies and disillusioned

St. Augustine – "By lust I mean that affection of the mind that aims
at the enjoyment of ones self and ones neighbor without reference to

John Paul II- "Deep within yourself listen to your conscience which
calls you to be pure. A home is not warmed by the fire of pleasure,
which burns quickly like a pile of weed grass. Passing encounters are
only a caricature of love, they injure hearts and mock Gods plan."

St. Jose Maria Escriva – "Holy Purity is granted by God when asked for
with humility."

St. Clement of Alexandria – "Filthy talk makes us feel comfortable
with filthy action, but the one who knows how to control the tongue is
prepared to resist in attacks of lust."

St. Jose Maria Escriva – "That conversation was as dirty as a sewer.
It is not enough for you to take no part I it, you must show your
repugnance to it strongly. Never talk of impure things or events, not
even to deplore them. Look, it is a subject that sticks more than
tar. Change the conversation, or if not possible, speak of the need
and beauty of holy purity, a virtue of the men who know what their
souls are worth. I have never talked about impurity, but I have spoken
many ties as I have to do about purity, chastity, and the beautiful
affirmation of love."

St. John Henry Cardinal Neuman – "Purity prepares the soul for love,
and love confirms the soul in purity."

St. John Bosco – "Holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic
virtue, is a jewel so precious that those that possess it become like
the angels of God even though enclosed in mortal flesh."

St. Jose Maria Escriva – "As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue
with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as the
consent to impurity destroys grace. Temptation is necessary to make us
realize we are nothing in ourselves. Don't be such a coward ….. be
brave enough to flee."

Our Lady of Fatima – "More souls go to hell because of sins of the
flesh than for any other reason."

St. Jose Maria Escriva – "To defend his purity St. Francis of Assisi
rolled in the snow, St. Benedict through himself into a thorn bush,
St. Bernard plunged himself into an icy pond. You, what have you done?
Don't say that's the way I am, its my character, NO! Its your lack of
character. Be a Man! When you decide firmly to live a pure life,
chastity will not be a burden on you, it will be a crown of triumph."
John Paul II - "Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that
is incomprehensible for himself; his life is meaningless, if love is
not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not
experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate
intimately in it. This is why Jesus Christ reveals man to Himself"

From an Email. Thanks Matt B.


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The Gaunts said...
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The Gaunts said...

I only had time to skim through the St. Josemaria quotes which have stuck with me all these years since I first read them about 10 years ago. But I must extend my thanks to you for publishing them here because his words have re-inspired me to strive for a greater purity and holiness. Praise the Lord

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