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Quotes from the Saints on discipleship

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? A disciple is someone who believes in and follows Jesus. Jesus calls each one of us in a different way. Each of us has a unique gift to offer him.

When we love someone, we want to spend time with them. The same is true if we love Jesus. Spending time with Him by studying scripture and in prayer will help our relationship with Him to grow.

The Saints of the Catholic Church are role models for us on our pilgrimage on earth. Each one of them loved Jesus with all there heart and soul.

The following quotes give us a glimpse of how they loved and followed Jesus. May we also get to know Jesus and seek to do His will always.

St. Teresa of Avila
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St. Teresa of Avila

If obedience sends you to the kitchen, remember that the Lord walks among the pots and pans and that He will keep you in inward tasks and in outward ones too.

St. Teresa of Avila

Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns and so it is with man's mind.

St. Teresa of Avila

You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.

St. Teresa of Avila

 

St. Catherine of Siena
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St. Catherine of Siena

Enough of all this soft soap!  All it does is cause the members of Christ's Spouse to stink!

St. Catherine of Siena

Nothing unites us so intimately to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ as does the cross.

St. Catherine of Siena

 

To sin is human, but to persist in sin is devilish.

St. Catherine of Siena

    Charity is the sweet holy bond that binds the soul with the Creator.

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Francis of Assisi
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St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.

St. Francis of Assisi

Put away all worry and anxiety and receive the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ fervently...in memory of Him.

St. Francis of Assisi

You either belong wholly to the world or wholly to God

St. John Vianney

They who want to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come into conflict with it.

Bl. Titus Brandsma

God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.

St. Irenaeus

Love Him totally who gave Himself totally for your love.

St. Clare of Assisi

St. Edith Stein
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St. Edith Stein

Learn to live at God's hands.

St. Edith Stein   Feast day Aug. 9

For the Christian there is no such thing as a "stranger", there is only the neighbor...the person near us and needing us.

St. Edith Stein

If we place our hands into the hands of the divine Child, if we say "Yes" to the "Follow me", then we are His, and the way is free for His divine life to flow into us.

St. Edith Stein

St. Thomas Aquinas
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St. Thomas Aquinas

O Lord my God,  make me submissive without protest, poor without discouragement, chaste without regret, patient without complaint, humble without posturing, cheerful without frivolity, mature without gloom, and quick witted without flippancy.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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