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In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.


St. Thomas Aquinas

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When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
ST. JEROME
Let sleep itself be an exercise in piety, for such as our life and conduct have been, so also of nec...
ST. BASIL
Lord, Make me chaste, but not yet
ST. AUGUSTINE
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
ST. AUGUSTINE
The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.
ST. AUGUSTINE
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
ST. JEROME
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
ST. JEROME
If by fate anyone means the will or power of God, let him keep his meaning but mend his language: fo...
ST. AUGUSTINE
Fashion, for me, is anything that's aesthetic and beautiful. Art, food, film. It's something...
ST. VINCENT
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive ...
ST. JEROME
Haste is of the Devil.
ST. JEROME
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
ST AUGUSTINE
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
ST. AUGUSTINE
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
ST. JEROME
Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless.
ST. JEROME
Quick enough, if good enough.
ST. JEROME
Never look a gift horse in the mouth!
ST. JEROME
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
ST. JEROME
Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or ...
BERNARD, ST.
Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!
ST. JEROME
Feast of Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 What art Thou then, my God? What, but the Lor...
ST. AUGUSTINE
The Devil tempts that he may ruin and destroy; God tests that He may crown.
ST. AMBROSE
Just suppose members of our churches were voted on, like the members of certain civic clubs. Suppose...
ST. CYPRIAN
Nothing can work me damage except myself.
ST. BERNARD
Feast of Philip & James, Apostles What was God to do in the face of the dehumanizing of mankind -...
ST. ATHANASIUS
Feast of Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1109 Those blessed ones of ...
ST. ANSELM
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
ST. AMBROSE
We've always enjoyed touring, which is fortunate because we're always on the road. The most ...
ST. LUCIA
I think a lot of people who want to be musicians terrify their parents because they don't have a...
ST. VINCENT
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws...
ST. AUGUSTINE
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastin...
ST. AUGUSTINE
Picture God as saying to you, "My son, why is it that day by day you rise, and pray, and genuflect, ...
ST. AUGUSTINE
Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or ...
ST. BERNARD
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy re...
ST. BASIL
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
ST. BASIL
The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.
ST. BERNARD
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
ST. AUGUSTINE
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
ST. AUGUSTINE
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in t...
ST. JEROME
Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It's like bumper cars plus lacrosse mee...
ST. VINCENT
Feast of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258 Commemoration of Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apos...
ST. CYPRIAN
Feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher, 373 A man's personality actuates and qui...
ST. ATHANASIUS
Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397 To the good man to die is gain. The foolish fea...
ST. AMBROSE
Jesus is our mouth, through which we speak to the Father; He is our eye, through which we see the Fa...
ST. AMBROSE
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
ST AUGUSTINE
Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary Continuing a short series on prayer: T...
ST. TERESA
Hypocrite reader - my fellow - my brother!
ST. JEROME
Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confes...
ST. ISADORE
I'm supportive of women, absolutely, and it's so gratifying to have girls come up and say, &...
ST. VINCENT