Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Neumann, Bishop

St. John Neumann

“Everyone who breathes, high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman, has a mission, has a work. We are not sent into this world for nothing; we are not born at random; we are not here, that we may go to bed at night, and get up in the morning, toil for our bread, eat and drink, laugh and joke, sin when we have a mind, and reform when we are tired of sinning, rear a family and die. God sees every one of us; He creates every soul, . . . for a purpose. He needs, He deigns to need, every one of us. He has an end for each of us; we are all equal in His sight, and we are placed in our different ranks and stations, not to get what we can out of them for ourselves, but to labor in them for Him. As Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.”  (St. John Neumann, from the sermon: “God’s Will the End of Life”)

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  1. A portion of this quote has been on my refrigerator for years. My husband and I have five children ranging in age from 5-14 including one with some special needs. I was happy to find the full quote in this website. It will remain in full site, as we feel that the words become more significant to each one of us as time goes on.

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