A Year with the Saints – 8 July


The chief point is to beware not of men, but to beware of displeasing the majesty of God. – Saint Teresa of Avila

This Saint once said that she used every effort to perform everyone of her actions in such a manner as not to displease Him Whom she clearly beheld always overlooking her.

Saint Vincent de Paul said one day that from the time he had given himself to the service of God, he had never done anything which he would not have been willing to do in the public squares; for he performed every action with a vivid recollection of the presence of God, Whom he feared more than men.

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