God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
Be praised, O my Lord by Brother Wind, By air and cloud and every clime To whom Thou givest sustenance unto their kind.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
Holy poverty confounds cupidity and avarice and the cares of this world.
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Alms are an inheritance and a justice which is due to the poor and which Jesus has levied upon us.
Man should tremble, the world should vibrate, all heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest.
You damned spirits! You can only do what the hand of God allows you to do.
Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.
In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood.
A promise is a child of the understanding and the will; the understanding begets it, the will brings it forth.
The brave unfortunate are our best acquaintance.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face. St.
Go into all the world and preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
What does the poor man do at the rich man's door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love.
Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!
The tree of love its roots hath spread Deep in my heart, and rears its head; Rich are its fruits: they joy dispense; Transport the heart, and ravish sense. In love's sweet swoon to thee I cleave, Bless'd source of love.
The journey is essential to the dream.
St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. "I would finish hoeing my garden," he replied.
Everything in man should halt in awe...Let all the world quake and let Heaven exult when Christ the Son of the living God is there on the altar.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom You light the night, and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Here is one of the best means to acquire humility; fix well in mind this maxim: One is as much as he is in the sight of God, and no more.
Make me an instrument of thy peace.
Don't canonize me too soon. I'm perfectly capable of fathering a child.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Where there is Love and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.
Where there is Patience and Humility, there is neither Anger nor Annoyance.
Where there is Poverty and Joy, there is neither Cupidity nor Avarice.
Where there is Peace and Contemplation, there is neither Care nor Restlessness.
Where there is the Fear of God to guard the dwelling, there no enemy can enter.
Where there is Mercy and Prudence, there is neither Excess nor Harshness.
All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man. ... God wants us to help animals, if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected.
Be Thou praised, my Lord, of our Sister Mother Earth, which sustains and hath us in rule, and produces divers fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Water is the mirror of nature.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received -- only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them whenever they require it.
Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
If we endure all things patiently and with gladness, thinking on the sufferings of our Blessed Lord, and bearing all for the love of Him: herein is perfect joy.
It is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn't give to someone in greater need than we are.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen away, and to bring home those who have lost their way. Many who seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ's disciples.
We adore Thee most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here in all Thy Churches, which are in the whole world, because by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
By the anxieties and worries of this life Satan tries to dull man's heart and make a dwelling for himself there.
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing -- nothing.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.