Saturday, June 2, 2007

Descriptions of saints, by saints

I've always wondered what saints think of saints. Since reading a couple of Mary Fabyan Windeatt's saintbooks, though, I've found their description of sainthood wonderful.

St. Therese of Lisieux said that the saints were like massive mountains while she was only like a grain of sand.

St. Francis Sloano described a saint as a chalice. A saint's heart is emptied of all earthly things so that it may be filled with Christ alone. By being filled with Christ, the saint does Christ's will.

One of St. Francis Solano's friends discovered:
"Using the graces God gives him, he expected to save his soul and become a saint," regardless of status or talent.


Micki said...

Love these quotes Cy. Keep them coming. They do encourage us.

Cy said...

Thank you. :-) Thanks also for visiting!

Charity Therese said...

Cy, I found another quote if you want to add it.

The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when theymight wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quietof contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive intheir heart the invitation of Christ. -St. Anthony of Padua