Quotes on God
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
“I live and love in God's peculiar light.”
"Unless Thou show us thine own true way No man can find it; Father! Thou must Lead."
"The vanities of life have taken from me The time to contemplate God."
"You only are good; Your supreme mercy
Help my predicted sinful state,
So close to death and so far from God."
Quotes on heaven
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
“Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold; beyond the world she soars; the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought that doth time depend”
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
"By the cross, by Grace and by diverse trials I am sure. We will be in Heaven."
"Half the way that rises up to heaven
My dear Lord, and to that aim alone
To rise I need your help."
A Michelangelo prayer
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
Poem to the Supreme Being
HE prayers I make will then be sweet indeed,
If Thou the spirit give by which I pray:
My unassisted heart is barren clay,
Which of its native self can nothing feed:
Of good and pious works Thou art the seed,
Which quickens only where Thou say'st it may;
Unless Thou show to us Thine own true way,
No man can find it: Father! Thou must lead.
Do Thou, then, breathe those thoughts into my mind
By which such virtue may in me be bred
That in Thy holy footsteps I may tread;
The fetters of my tongue do Thou unbind,
That I may have the power to sing of Thee,
And sound Thy praises everlastingly.