Quotations from the letters
Blessed Edmund Rice

  • “But let us do ever so little for God; we will be sure He will never forget it, nor let it pass unrewarded”
  • “Were we to know the merit and value of only going from one street to another to serve a neighbour for the love of God, we should prize it more than silver and gold.“
  • "One thing you may be sure of, that whilst you work for God, whether you succeed or not, he will amply reward you.”
  • “The will of God be done in this and everything we undertake. “
  • "Have courage; the good seed will grow up in the children's hearts later on. “
  • "O God, did we even now rightly begin to serve you, your loving heart would take us all to its final embrace. “
  • “Be intent on prayer and whatever may happen will turn to our good.”
  • "Cast all your cares into the arms of divine Providence.”
  • "Pray that God's Will may be fulfilled in me. “
  • "Give to the poor in handfuls. “
  • “The world and everything in it is continually changing which proves to us that there is nothing permanent under the sun, and that perfect happiness is not to be expected but in another world. “
  • “Above all, beg of him to give you the virtue of humility which is so necessary for religious in every station, but particularly for those who have the care and direction of others. If you only acquire this virtue, it will always guide you safely, let your paths be ever so cross or difficult. “
  • "If you only acquire this virtue (humility), it will always guide you safely let your paths be ever so cross or difficult. “
  • "Never allow vain notions of your own sense, abilities, or other natural or acquired qualifications to take root in your mind, but always beseech God to make known to you, your sins and imperfections. “
  • "The Lord gave and the Lord taketh away, so blessed be His name forever and ever. This should be all our motto. “