To deny oneself means – Saint Innocent of Alaska (+1879)

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To deny oneself means

Saint Innocent of Alaska (+1879)

Saint Innocent of Alaska:

“To deny oneself means to give up one’s bad habits; to root out of the heart all that ties us to the world; not to cherish bad thoughts or desires; to suppress every evil thought; not to desire to do anything out of self love, but to do everything out of love for God”.

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And I, a sinner, have been trying to love God for more than forty years – Saint Herman of Alaska (+1836)

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And I, a sinner, have been trying to love God for more than forty years

Saint Herman of Alaska (+1836)

Saint Herman of Alaska:

“And I, a sinner, have been trying to love God for more than forty years, and cannot say that I perfectly love Him. If we love someone we always remember him and try to please him; day and night our heart is occupied with that object.

Is that how you, gentlemen, love God? Do you often turn to Him, do you always remember Him, do you always pray to Him and fulfill His holy commandments? ‘For our good, for our happiness at least let us make a vow that from this day, from this hour, from this minute we shall strive to love God above all else and to fulfill His holy will.’”

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