Angela Merici Quotes | Quotes by Angela Merici

1Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force.

2You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity.

3Reflect that in reality you have a greater need to serve [the poor] than they have of your service.

4Strive to be faithful to that which God has called you.

5We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue.

6Consider that the devil doesn't sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways.

7Do not lose heart, even if you should discover that you lack qualities necessary for the work to which you are called. He who called you will not desert you, but the moment you are in need he will stretch out his saving hand.

Angela Merici Quotes

8Keep to the ancient way and custom of the Church, established and confirmed by so many Saints under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And live a new life. Pray, and get others to pray, that God not abandon His Church, but reform it as He pleases, and as He sees best for us, and more to His honor and glory.