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"Mount Calvary is the academy of love."

--St. Francis de Sales
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"The holy sufferings of Jesus is a sea of sorrows, but it is also a sea of love. Ask the Lord to teach you to fish in this sea. Immerse yourself in it, and, no matter how deeply you go, you will never reach the bottom. Allow yourself to be penetrated with love and sorrow. In this way you will make the sufferings of the gentle Jesus your own. Fish for the pearls of the virtues of Jesus. This holy fishing is done without words."

--St. Paul of the Cross
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"The death of the Lord our God should not be a cause of shame for us; rather, it should be our greatest hope, our greatest glory. In taking upon himself the death that he found in us, he has most faithfully promised to give us life in him, such as we cannot have of ourselves."

--St. Augustine
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"How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate! In the cross there is no mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise: it is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death but life, not darkness but light. This tree does not cast us out of paradise, but opens the way for our return."

--St. Theodore the Studite
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"Why did you suffer for me, dear Jesus? For love! The nails...the crown...the cross...all for the love of me! For You I sacrifice everything willingly. I offer You my body with all of its weakness, and my soul with all its love."

--St. Gemma Galgani
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