Anthony Mary Claret

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Christian perfection consists in three things: praying heroically, working heroically, and suffering heroically.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Christian
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I will be kind to everybody, particularly to those whom I find troublesome.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Saint
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Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Love
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When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Christian
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A son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary...is a man who unceasingly expends himself to light the fire of divine love in the world. Nothing stops him.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Heart
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Our Lord has created persons for all states in life, and in all of them we see people who who achieved sanctity by fulfilling their obligations well.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: People
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The Christian who desires to follow Jesus carrying his cross must bear in mind that the name "Christian" means "learner or imitator of Christ" and that if he wishes to bear that noble title worthily he must above all do as Christ charges us in the Gospel: We must oppose or deny ourselves, take up the cross, and follow him.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Christian
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An apostolic missionary must have both heart and tongue ablaze with charity.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Heart
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Lord, by the words of consecration the substance of the bread and wine is converted into the substance of your Body and Blood. All powerful Lord, say over me the word which will change me into You.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Powerful
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The faith I have when I am in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is so strong that I find it impossible to express what I feel... When the time comes to leave I must force myself to overcome the inclination to prolong my stay with Jesus.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Jesus
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Although the sinner does not believe in Hell, he shall nevertheless go there if he has the misfortune to die in mortal sin.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Believe
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When I am before the Blessed Sacrament I feel such a lively faith that I can't describe it. Christ in the Eucharist is almost tangible to me...When it is time for me to leave, I have to tear myself away from His sacred presence.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Faith
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When I see the need for Divine teaching and how hungry people are to hear it, I am atremble to be off and running throughout the world, preaching the word of God. I have no rest, my soul finds no other relief, than to rush about and preach.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Running
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When you see a condemned man on his way to the gallows, it moves you to pity. If you could do something to free him, you would do it. Well, brothers and sisters, when I see a person in mortal sin, I see someone drawing nearer with every step to the gallows of hell. And seeing him in this unhappy state, I happen to know the way to free him: that he be converted to God, ask God's pardon, and make a good confession. Woe betide me if he does not.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Brother
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It was the consideration of the multitude of souls which fall into the depths of Hell, because it is of faith that all those who die in mortal sin are condemned forever and ever. According to statistics, approximately 80,000 persons die every day. How many of these will die in mortal sin, and how many will be condemned, for, as their lives have been, so also will their end be.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Fall
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Once [a soul] is condemned by God, then God's friends agree in God's judgment and condemnation. For all eternity they will not have a kind thought for this wretch. Rather they will be satisfied to see him in the flames as a victim of God's justice. ("The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge . . ." Psalm 57:11) They will abhor him. A mother will look from paradise upon her own condemned son without being moved, as though she had never known him.
- Anthony Mary Claret
Collection: Mother