The Saints want to have a word with you today. Wouldn't we love to have heard St. Francis of Assisi speak about the beauty of creation? Or to have listened to St. Teresa of Avila teach about prayer? Well, although we can't converse ""live"" with the saints, we can still hear from them. The wisdom of their sayings, preserved over the centuries, still inspires us. The Saints Speak to You Today offers 365 short quotations from saints about a wide diversity of subjects essential to successful living. Nourish your mind with a word from St. Therese of Lisieux about doing everything with love or St. Thomas More on facing death courageously. Let the saints remind you every day of your high calling to love God and to love others. ""God said: I have placed you in the midst of your fellows that you may do to them what you cannot do to me, that is to say that you may love you neighbor freely without expecting any return from him, and what you do to him I count as done to me."" --St. Catherine of Siena ""If mercy were a sin, I believe I could not keep from committing it."" --St. Bernard of Clairvaux ""Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if he wants anything of you, he will fit you for the work and give you strength."" --St. Philip Neri ""You will effect more by kind words and by a courteous manner, than by anger or sharp rebuke."" --St. Angela Merici ""A man who governs his passions is a master of the world. We must either rule them, or be ruled by them. It is better to be the hammer than the anvil."" --St. Dominic ""Just as water extinguishes a fire, so love wipes away sin."" --St. John of God Mitch Finley is a former adjunct instructor in the Religious Studies department at Gonzaga University. He is the award-winning author of more than thirty books on themes of interest to Catholic readers, including It's Not the Same without You: Coming Home to the Catholic Church, The Rosary Handbook, and Key Moments in Church History. He earned a BA in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University and an MA in Theology from Marquette University. n
The Saints Speak to You Today was published by Wipf and Stock in January 2018. The ISBN for The Saints Speak to You Today is 9781532637063.