"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."

St Augustine

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"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."

Thomas á Kempis

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"Father, may they be one as You and I are one".

Catholic Apologetics

To understand more about the Church and her teaching, or to be able to refute objections from non-Catholics, there is a marvellous body of work at Radio Replies - Catholic Apologetics

On this site you can browse over 4000 questions and answers about the Church and her teachings that were the result of radio programmes conducted by Rev Dr Leslie Rumble, M.S.C. on the Catholic Broadcasting Station 2SM Sydney Australia in the 1930s and 40s. Rev. Charles M. Carty from the US also collaborated on the published work. The questions and answers are still, in the main, relevant today. Happy reading!