Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases!
Start by following Cardinal Robert Sarah.

Cardinal Robert Sarah Cardinal Robert Sarah > Quotes


Cardinal Robert Sarah quotes Showing 1-30 of 241

“We need priests who are men of the interior life, “God’s watchmen” and pastors passionately committed to the evangelization of the world, and not social workers or politicians.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Today all our freedoms are threatened. Economic, political, and media pressures never cease to diminish the connection between liberty and truth.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Unfortunately, it is easier to destroy a country than to rebuild it.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“A Godless society, which considers any spiritual questions a dead letter, masks the emptiness of its materialism by killing time so as better to forget eternity.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Relativism is a widespread evil, and it is not easy to combat it. The task becomes more complex inasmuch as it arbitrarily serves as a sort of charter for a way of communal life. Relativism attempts to complete the process of the social disappearance of God. It guides mankind with an attractive logic that proves to be a perverse totalitarian system.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Words often bring with them the illusion of transparency, as though they allowed us to understand everything, control everything, put everything in order. Modernity is talkative because it is proud, unless the converse is true. Is our incessant talking perhaps what makes us proud?”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“The most important moments in life are the hours of prayer and adoration. They give birth to a human being, fashion our true identity; they root our existence in mystery.”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Sounds and emotions detach us from ourselves, whereas silence always forces man to reflect upon his own life.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“God is still calling as many men as in the past; it is the men whose hearing is not what it used to be.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“If man claims to adapt the liturgy to his era, to transform it to suit the circumstances, divine worship dies. The development of some liturgical symbols is necessary sometimes; however, if man goes so far as to confuse the temporal and the eternal, he turns his back on the essential justification for the liturgy.”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Soviet Communism showed how possible it was to lead mankind into misery while promising absolute equality.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Mankind has never been so rich, yet it reaches astounding heights of moral and spiritual destitution because of the poverty of our interpersonal relationships and the globalization of indifference.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Although there were events that made me sad, they were never anything but small wounds that never shook my love for God. I remained faithful because I truly loved God as much as a poor sinner can love him, given his own limitations. In my heart I always had the assurance that God loved me. In our lives, everything is the gift of his Love. How then could I remain indifferent to such a great mystery? How could I not respond to the Love of the heavenly Father by dedicating my whole life to him? On”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“If we are faithful in always directing our soul toward the divine light, we will become luminous in turn, as flowers take on a resemblance to the sun. The”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“True charity is neither almsgiving nor humanistic solidarity nor a form of philanthropy: charity is the expression of God and an extension of Christ’s presence in our world. Charity is not an ad hoc function but the inmost nature of the Church, intima Ecclesiae natura. It urges us to evangelize; to put it simply, the Church reveals the Love of God. Often the absence of God is the deepest root of human suffering. And so the Church gives the Love of God to all. Consequently, a Christian cannot perform acts of charity only for his brethren in Christ, but must do so for all men without any distinction. What”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“There is never any more authentic relation with God than in an encounter with the poor. For this is the source of life in God: poverty. Our”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“The only way to win this great combat is union with God. Christians will never succeed in overcoming the challenges of the world by appealing to political tools, human rights, or respect for religious liberty. The only true rick for the baptized is prayer and the encounter with Jesus Christ.”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“would like to quote also words by Paul VI, spoke on June 29, 1972, during a Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica. The pope did not hide his pain and anguish: “Given the situation in the Church today, we have the impression that through some cracks in the wall the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God: it is doubt, uncertainty, questioning, dissatisfaction, confrontation. There is no confidence in the Church. Instead people put their trust in the first secular prophet who comes along to talk to us about a newspaper editorial or a social movement, and they run after him to ask him whether he has the formula for true life, ignoring the fact that we already have it, that we are the owners of that formula.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“While Christians are dying for their faith and their fidelity to Jesus, in the West, men of the Church are trying to reduce the requirements of the Gospel to a minimum. We”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“History has shown that, when the Church becomes less worldly, her missionary witness shines more brightly.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“The Church opens herself to the world, not in order to win men for an institution with its own claims to power, but in order to lead them to themselves by leading them to him of whom each person can say with Saint Augustine: he is closer to me than I am to myself (cf. Confessions, III, 6, 11). He who is infinitely above me is yet”
Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“Saint John of the Cross exhorts us to be constantly in prayer and adoration in the presence of God, so as to arm ourselves against activism, especially of the ideological sort, which produces nothing lasting that can raise us up to God. He wrote in his Spiritual Canticle: “Let those, then, who are singularly active, who think they can win the world with their preaching and exterior works, observe here that they would profit the Church and please God much more, not to mention the good example they would give, were they to spend at least half of this time with God in prayer, even though they may not have reached a prayer as sublime as this. They would then certainly accomplish more, with less labor, by one work than they otherwise would by a thousand. For their prayer they would merit this result, and themselves be spiritually strengthened. Without prayer, they would do a great deal of hammering but accomplish little, and sometimes nothing, and even at times cause harm.”4”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“In your opinion, what would be the best way of summarizing the long pontificate of John Paul II? All those very productive years can be traced back to the three pillars of his interior life, which were the Cross, the Eucharist, and the Blessed Virgin, Crux, Hostia, et Virgo. His extraordinary faith sought the foundations for its strength only in the most ordinary tools of the Christian life. Before”
Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
“The word is not just a sound; it is a person and a presence. God is the eternal Word, the Logos.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“The greatest things are accomplished in silence—not in the clamor and display of superficial eventfulness, but in the deep clarity of inner vision; in the almost imperceptible start of decision, in quiet overcoming and hidden sacrifice.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“It is necessary to protect precious silence from all parasitical noise. The noise of our “ego”, which never stops claiming its rights, plunging us into an excessive preoccupation with ourselves. The noise of our memory, which draws us toward the past, that of our recollections or of our sins. The noise of temptations or of acedia, the spirit of gluttony, lust, avarice, anger, sadness, vanity, pride—in short: everything that makes up the spiritual combat that man must wage every day. In order to silence these parasitical noises, in order to consume everything in the sweet flame of the Holy Spirit, silence is the supreme antidote.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“Christ lived for thirty years in silence. Then, during his public life, he withdrew to the desert to listen to and speak with his Father. The world vitally needs those who go off into the desert. Because God speaks in silence.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“Our world no longer hears God because it is constantly speaking, at a devastating speed and volume, in order to say nothing.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“Man controls his hours of activity if he knows how to enter into silence. The life of silence must be able to precede the active life.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
“A few sentences are enough to tell the truth.”
Robert Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

All Quotes | Add A Quote


The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise The Power of Silence
789 ratings
Open Preview
God or Nothing God or Nothing
552 ratings