St. Ignatius of Loyola on Submission to God

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Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Isidore of Seville on the Sacrament of Confession

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Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.

St. Isidore of Seville

St. Irenaeus on Man’s Freedom and God’s Glory

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The glory of God is a human being fully alive.

St. Irenaeus

St. Ignatius of Loyola on Unreserved Abandonment to God

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Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Antioch on the Episcopate and the Catholic Church

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Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be; even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church.

St. Ignatius of Antioch, 1st Century A.D

St. Isidore on Apostolic Authority

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We, as Catholics are not permitted to believe anything of our own will, nor to choose what someone has believed of his. We have God’s apostles as authorities, who did not themselves of their own wills choose anything of what they wanted to believe, but faithfully transmitted to the nations, the teachings of Christ.

St. Isidore of Seville – 560 to 636 A.D.

St. Ignatius of Antioch on notions of the Eucharist contrary to the mind of God

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But look at the men who have those perverted notions about the grace of Jesus Christ which has come down to us, and see how contrary to the mind of God they are. . . . They even abstain from the Eucharist and from the public prayers, because they will not admit that the Eucharist is the self-same body of our Savior Jesus Christ which flesh suffered for our sins, and which the Father of His goodness raised up again.

St. Ignatius of Antioch (35-107 A.D.)

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