Making Friends for the Hereafter!

“As we enter Heaven, we will see them, so many of them, coming toward us and thanking us. We will ask who they are and they will say: ‘A poor soul you prayed for in purgatory.'” -Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Working With Divine Mercy

“There is always hope for the man who knows that he is doing wrong; but there is no hope for the man who is doing wrong and calls the wrong right. The Catholic gets off the road like anyone else, but he never throws away the map.” Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Wartime Prayer Book)

The Final Conflict . . .

“We do know that at the end of time, when the great conflict between the forces of good and evil takes place, Satan will appear without the Cross, as the Great Philanthropist and Social Reformer to become the final temptation of mankind.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Life of Christ)

Pilate Condemns . . .

Did you know that I was silent seven times at My trial? I spoke as a Shepherd; I was silent as a sheep. I spoke as Teacher; I was silent as the Lamb. My silence disturbed Pilate, but what could I say? I was guilty. I was carrying your sins. I could not make excuses.”

Fulton J. Sheen

Close Your Eyes by Fulton J. Sheen

“You have five senses which put you in touch with the material and sensate passing world about you. But did you ever notice that when you wish to do deep thinking you shut your eyes, close the doors of the ear to the rattles of earth, for the more you shut out the things of earth, the more the Spirit of God speaks within you. You will learn more truth from the Spirit than from books, a the Apostles on Pentecost learned more about the Life of Christ than they did from three years of living with Him in an earthy way.

The Power of Our Blessed Lord while on earth was sometimes exercised through immediate personal contact, such as when He laid His Fingers on the eyes of the blind man. At other times He cured at a distance, as He did the servant of the centurion.”

Fulton J. Sheen – Wisdom in Quotes

I don’t think Fulton J. Sheen ever wasted a word in his life. I’ve been reading some really excellent quotes from him this week and wanted to share. Just about all he says is so timeless as to be applicable to current times and feelings.

“At no time in modern history has it been easier to believe in God than now. It used to be that evil was considered a stumbling block to a belief in the Goodness of God, but today men are coming to a belief in the Goodness of God because of evil. They admit that evil today has taken on such proportions that it can be explained only by the infraction of a universal moral law that must have come from God. In a word, the modern man is coming to God by way of the devil.”

Fulton J. Sheen
Our Grounds for Hope
No Shadow Without Light

“The law of progress of hte Church is the reverse of the law of progress of the world. We are most progressive when we are most hated.”

Fulton J. Sheen
Our Grounds for Hope
The Church and Persecution

“In the heart of apparent failure, in the midst of darkest human fear, doors locked against enemies, God’s Power is mot clearly revealed. When the world’s predicament is most desperate, there is a breaking in of a new factor from the outside which completely changes the situation. When chaos and fear and the powers of darkness seem invincible, the Purpose of God moves on.”

Fulton J. Sheen
Our Grounds for Hope
When the Doors are Locked