I am quite happy to be called an optimist, but my optimism is not of the utopian variety. It is based on hope. What is an optimist? I can answer for myself in a very simple fashion: He or she is a person who has the conviction that God knows, can do, and will do what is best for mankind.
—Pedro Arrupe, SJ
from One Jesuit’s Spiritual Journey
You can do something I can’t do. I can do something you can’t do. Together let us do something beautiful for God.
The fruit of SILENCE is Prayer
The fruit of PRAYER is Faith
The fruit of FAITH is Love
The fruit of LOVE is Service
The fruit of SERVICE is Peace
Preach the gospel. Use words if necessary.
—St. Francis of Assisi