30 September 2011

St. Jerome

"In the remotest part of a wild and stony desert, burnt up with the heat of the scorching sun so that it frightens even the monks that inhabit it, I seemed to myself to be in the midst of the delights and crowds of Rome. In this exile and prison to which for the fear of hell I had voluntarily condemned myself, I many times imagined myself witnessing the dancing of the Roman maidens as if I had been in the midst of them: In my cold body and in my parched-up flesh, which seemed dead before its death, passion was able to live. Alone with this enemy, I threw myself in spirit at the feet of Jesus, watering them with my tears, and I tamed my flesh by fasting whole weeks. I am not ashamed to disclose my temptations, but I grieve that I am not now what I then was" ("Letter to St. Eustochium").

26 September 2011


"Where God is, there is the future"

23 September 2011

Thomas Henry Huxley

"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether or you like it or not. This is the first lesson to be learned."

02 September 2011

task #1

Surround hate and force it to surrender.

francis desales

Never be in a hurry. Do everything quietly and with a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever -- even if you world seems upset.

john of the cross

God must work in the soul in secret and darkness because if we fullly knew what was happening and what transformation God would eventually ask of us we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process.

elie wiesel

what hurts the victim the most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the
silence of the bystander.