Slide1“Intense love does not measure . . . it just gives.”— Blessed Mother Teresa 

“The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.”–Pope John Paul II 

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”–St Augustine

It is not so essential to think much as to love much.  –St Teresa of Jesus, OCD

So dearly does His Majesty love us that He will reward our love for our neighbor by increasing the love which we bear to Himself, and that in a thousand ways.  –St Teresa of Jesus, OCD

What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.   –St John of the Cross, OCD

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.–Saint Thomas Aquinas

“He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.” –St. Bede the Venerable

Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider; nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love is born of God and cannot rest except in God, Who is above all created things. –Imitation of Christ

Love is watchful. Sleeping, it does not slumber. Wearied, it is not tired. Pressed, it is not straitened. Alarmed, it is not confused, but like a living flame, a burning torch, it forces its way upward and passes unharmed through every obstacle. –Imitation of Christ

As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor’s soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love. –Edith Stein

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