The best preparation for death is a perfect resignation to the will of God, after the example of Jesus Christ, who, in His prayer in Gethsemani prepared Himself with these words, “Father, not as I will, but as Thou wilt.”---ST. VINCENT DE PAUL.
The errors of others should serve to keep us from adding any of our own to them.---ST. IGNATIUS.
There is more security in self-denial, mortification, and other like virtues, than in an abundance of tears.---ST. TERESA.
Great sinners who were indifferent towards God, and religious who were not what they should have been are in the lowest stage of Purgatory. While they are there, the prayers offered up for them are not applied to them. Because they have ignored God during their life, He now in His turn leaves them abandoned in order that they may repair their neglectful and worthless lives.---AN UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT ON PURGATORY.