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Scripture in Letters - 1 Corinthians

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1 Corinthians 1:18 March 3, 1863

But through the power of the Cross of Christ, through the spirit of the Lord through Holy love, that youth will be converted and led to God.

#3520 Novices of Gorizia

1 Corinthians1:21-23 January 29, 1844

Their going suits us very well, because to both, the teaching of Christ crucified was foolishness.

#496 Archbishop of Munich

1 Corinthians 2:9 1834

As a special reward he will grant us divine peace here on earth, and in eternity what no eye has seen nor heart has felt.

#29 Reflection

1 Corinthians 3:6 July 30, 1859

It is not he who plants, nor he who waters, but He who gives the increase.

#2941 Postulants

1 Corinthians 3:7 May 7, 1858

God grant increase to our planting and watering.

#2610 Dean of Augsburg

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 June 9, 1857

May God, from Whom alone all good comes, grant increase and growth to the sowing and planting.

#2418 Bishop of Eichstadt

1 Corinthians 3:8 July 30, 1859

But it is not he who plants, nor he who waters, but He who gives the increase.

#2941 Postulants

1 Corinthians 5:6-7 May 30, 1847

Let us all at once begin seriously to throw out the old leaven.

#714 * My dearly loved sisters.

1 Corinthians 7:34-35 March 3, 1863

We do so especially so that, free from all fetters, we may devote ourselves to God and to our profession with an entire and undivided heart.

#3520 Novices of Gorizia


1 Corinthians 10:12 May 3, 1879

"He who stands, let him take heed lest he fall."

#5336 Signed: Margarita Cortona

All sisters

1 Corinthians12:11 January 23, 1854

On the strength of the present decree His Holiness eulogizes the Congregation, and recommends it, so that in the future the Sisters may become more virtuous, and be even more concerned about the gifts of the Spirit.

#1581 Entire Congregation

1 Corinthians 12:27 1859

let us look upon one another as members of one body, hasten to each others aid, be built up by one another

#3006 Entire Congregation in America

1 Corinthians 12:27 March 3, 1863

Let us consider ourselves and each other as limbs of one body.

#3250 Novices of Gorizia

1 Corinthians 13:1 1859

In this way we shall, indeed, by living holy lives, be guiding stars for the children; our words will not be futile as sounding brass and tinkling cymbals, whose sound fades away.

#3006 Entire Congregation in America

1 Corinthians 13:2 March 3, 1863

Thus our words will not ring with a barren sound, like resounding brass and tinkling bells.

#3520 Novices in Gorizia

1 Corinthians 13:2-12 July 30, 1859

Were we to know all things, even then all our knowledge would be imperfect says the Apostle.

#2941 Postulants


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