The First Aid
A series of life changing posts
The First Aid
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"The soul laughs at itself when it thinks of the time when it valued money and desired it; though, for myself, I really do not think that I ever had to confess to being covetous. It was quite bad enough that I should have given any thought to money at all. If the blessing that I now see within me could be bought with money I should set a great store by it. But I know that it can only be gained by abandoning everything."
St. Teresa of Ávila
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"O my God, how right the Psalmist was - and how right we shall all be! - to ask for the wings of a dove. The meaning of that verse is very clear; and it is clear too that he is referring to the flight of the spirit, as it rises above all created things and above itself first of all. But it is a gentle flight, a delightful flight - a flight without noise."
St. Teresa of Ávila
CFCYouthMetro: Reflection: Appreciation
CFCYouthMetro: Reflection: God Must Love Me
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"I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world."
Mother Teresa (via iamalittlemushroom)
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When it’s time
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brandingthesaints:

The Hipster’s Saint

You wanna talk about early adopters and following a band before anyone else, St. Andrew is the original. He’s quite literally the first disciple to follow Jesus when he began his ministry. He actually got his older brother Simon (who would later be dubbed “Peter.” Yes that Peter, the First Pope!) to tag along and forget their whole fishing business when things got serious.
Andrew is believed to have traveled to Greece to preach the Gospel. He was eventually hung on a cross shaped like an “X” because he felt he was unworthy to be crucified the same way his saviour was. Or some hipsters believed he chose the “X” because no one’s done it before.

For More Info go to: Catholic Online
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brandingthesaints:

The Underdog
I usually attempt to write my own clever summary of each saints lives, but to truly capture the essence of what inspired me about Saint Bro. Andre I had to quote right here:

Brother Andre didn’t mind starting small.
Think of some service you have longed to perform for God and God’s people, but that you thought was too overwhelming for you. What small bit can you do in this service? If you can’t afford to give a lot of money to a cause, just give a little. If you can’t afford hours a week in volunteering, try an hour a month on a small task. It is amazing how those small steps can lead you up the mountain as they did for Brother Andre.

To me, he’s pretty close to the epitome of steady persistence, devotion and meekness. The good kind of meekness, the one that recognizes how small we are compared to God, and how that’s just perfectly fine. 
for more info go to: Catholic Online
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khabinakhabi:

I will reblog this every time.
khabinakhabi:

I will reblog this every time.