"Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for neither the court, professions, or labour, are any hindrance to the service of God."

St Philip Neri

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "

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

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 St Bernard of Clairvaux   (1090-1153)  Father and Doctor of the Church
Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on St Bernard

 
  ON LOVING GOD
   

By St Bernard of Clairvaux

 

Ch 16. Index of Scripture References.

   
Genesis
1:26 8:21 27:27

Numbers
20:17

Deuteronomy
6:5

Job
7:20 7:21

Psalms
1:6 7 16:2 16:11 18:1 19:7 24:3 24:3 27:8 34:8 34:8 36:4 36:6 36:8 36:8 37:16 37:28 42:2 46:4 46:4 49:18 49:18 50:15 55:6 62:11 68:3 68:13 71:16 73:25 73:26 76:2 77:2 78:8 87 87:2 88:13 94:10 94:17 103:1 106:20 112:2 115:1 116:12 116:15 118:1 118:1 120:5 130:7 136:25 139:16 145:4 145:7 145:16 148:5

Ecclesiastes
5:10

Song of Songs
1 1:8 2:5 2:6 2:11 4:13 5:1 5:1 16

Isaiah
26:7 38:14 43:7 53:12 61:7

Lamentations
3:25

Matthew
5:3 5:6 5:17 5:45 6:10 7:13 11:30 13:48 19:21 25:21 25:34 25:41 25:41 26:29

Luke
6:24 6:38 7:47 10:27 12:31 12:47 20:18 22:30

John
1:16 3:16 3:16 4:34 4:42 5:23 6:54 6:60 6:63 14:6 14:26 15:13

Acts
2:13

Romans
5:10 6:12 7:24 7:24 8:15 8:16 8:18 8:28 8:32 10:12 12:15 13:8

1 Corinthians
1:31 2:9 4:7 4:17 5:9 5:16 6:17 9:20 13:5 13:5 13:5 15:42 15:46 15:46 15:50

Galatians
4:4

Ephesians
5:27 5:29

Philippians
2:10 2:21 3:20

Colossians
3:5

1 Thessalonians
5:21

1 Timothy
1:5 1:9 6:8 6:9

2 Timothy
2:12

Hebrews
9:12

James
1:5 1:14

1 Peter
1:22

1 John
3:18 4:8 4:18 4:19

Revelation
19:9 21:5

Wisdom
9:15

Sirach
18:30 24:20 24:21