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Scripture in Letters - Job: Luke

Luke 1:38 Job

A virgin who can truly say, in the presence of God and His holy angels: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word," is another Mary.

p. 39 The Vow of Obedience Sisters

Luke 5:32 Job

"I came not to call the just but sinners to penance."

p. 48 Mortification Sisters

Luke 7:22-23 Job

Shall, then, poor people in villages and country places receive no attention? Are they not, too, sadly in need of the blessings and consolations conferred by solid Christian education? Must not, wheresoever true Christianity flourishes, the Savior's words be verified, "The poor have the Gospel preached to them?"

p. 6 Introduction Sisters

Luke 9:58 Job

He (Jesus) became so poor that He could say: "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head."

p. 11 Poverty Sisters

Luke 9:62 Job

"No man putting his hand to the plow (the service of God) and looking back (to the concerns of the world) is fit for the kingdom of God."

p. 51 Silence Sisters

Luke 9:62 Job

Whosoever seeks and desires, here on earth, more than bread and raiment, whosoever devotes himself to the service of God and His Church, "Putting hand to the plow and looking back, is not fit for the kingdom of God."

p. 11 Poverty Sisters

Luke 10:16 Job

As obedience is the most excellent of the three Vows of Religion and the words of our Lord, "He that heareth you, heareth me," apply to your superiors, always regard in their persons Christ Himself.

p. 41 The Vow of Obedience Sisters

 

Luke 10:18 Job

The angels rebelled against the supreme dominion of the Creator, and what was the result? Heaven expelled them, and amid the realms of creatures, there arose that of hell, peopled by reprobate angels -by devils. The chief among them, Lucifer.

p. 36 The Vow of Obedience Sisters

Luke 11:33 Job

By doing and teaching in school, the teacher is placed "upon a candlestick," and wherefore? That she may give light to all that attend. So let your light shine before children, that they may witness the fear of God and the practice of virtue in your behavior and praise their and your Father who is in Heaven.

p. 15 School Sisters

Luke 12:24-27 Job

Poor School Sisters will be welcome and secure everywhere. A jealous world would be tempted to envy, condemn, plunder, expel them, were they possessed of wealth. Poverty, trusting in God, lives cheerful and happy under the protection of His paternal hand, knowing as little of care and anxiety as the bird on the tree, or the flower of the field. Poverty always and everythere meets with sympathy and compassion, readily obtaining assistance, because but little is required to satisfy its wants.

p. 12-13 Poverty Sisters

Luke 14:26-17 Job

If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother and wife or children and brethren and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesses, cannot be my disciple.

p. 34 Religious Vows - Chastity Sisters

Luke 16:10 Job

He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful in that which is greater - and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater.

p. 42 The Vow of Obedience Sisters
 
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