Wise Words features some of the thought-provoking, prayerful and inspirational sayings of the founders of Australia’s Catholic Religious Institutes.
"They (the consecrated) are men and women who can awaken the world. Consecrated life is prophecy. God asks us to fly the nest and to be sent to the frontiers of the world, avoiding the temptation to ‘domesticate’ them. This is the most concrete way of imitating the Lord." - Pope Francis
"Forgive my error, and please instruct me, for I did not know that the precept of obedience took precedence over that of charity." - Saint Martin de Porres (to his superior after being reprimanded for taking an injured Indian to his room).
"Have that tender care that expresses itself in the little things that are like a balm for the heart. With our neighbours go into the smallest details, whether it is a question of health, of consolation, of prayerfulness, or of need."