"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."

St Albert the Great

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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."

St Philip Neri

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"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "

St Philip Neri

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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