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Quick quotes and words of wisdom.

"O Lord, you made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you."

— St. Augustine


"To start on our journey is, above all, to get out of ourselves, to break off the shield of selfishness that attempts to imprison us.

To start on our journey is to stop all navel gazing, as if we were the center of everything.

To start on our journey is not to travel many miles, to cross oceans or to reach amazing speeds. It is, above all, to open ourselves to others, to reach out. To open ourselves to other ideas, even those that seem to be opposed to ours. It is to have the mettle of a good sojourner."

— Dom Helder Camera


"It is love alone that gives worth to all things."

— St. Teresa of Ávila


"Each one of us is called to a special place in the kingdom. If we find that place, we will be happy. If we do not find it, we can never be completely happy. For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God’s will, to be what God wants us to be."

— Thomas Merton


"Sailors and fishers know that the ocean has many dangers, but that has never stopped them from setting out to sea."

— Anonymous


"Inspiration and cunning are the twin components of vocation. Our spirits, the deepest center of who we are, have to be animated; our street smarts, the way to get things done, have to be alert and engaged. In Christian language, vocation is the process of making spirit flesh, a process that demands familiarity with spirit (the gods) and commerce with flesh (the foxes). We have to both drink with the gods and run with the foxes."

— John Shea


"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito."

— African proverb

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