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Scripture in Letters - Job: Matthew


Matthew 4:17 Job

Do penance for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

p. 48 Mortification Sisters

Matthew 5:3 Job

Among the comparatively few wealthy persons who are instruments in the glorious designs of God, we find the greater number have hearkened to the call 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'

p. 11 Poverty Sisters

Matthew 5:19 Job

And He Himself declares of those who, following His example, teach in His name: "Whosoever shall do and teach he shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven."

p. 15 School Sisters

Matthew 5:37 Job

"But let your speech be yea, yea; no, no: and that which is ever and above these, is of evil.

p. 50 Silence Sisters

Matthew 6:10 Job

All that belong to it will only what God wills, and thus become holy and happy -As the will of God is done in Heaven, so should it be done on earth.

p. 40 The Vow of Obedience Sisters

1) Matthew 6:19 Job

2) Matthew 6:20-21

3) Matthew 25:31

1) Therefore we should not seek the things of earth but with gaze fixed steadily on that which is above, 2) we should strive to lay up treasures that are lasting, 3) in that abode where Christ sitteth at the right hand of the Father in the glory of God. No paltry tinsel does He offer as reward; in His celestial kingdom all is true, real, eternal.

p. 12 Poverty Sisters

1) Matthew 7:29 Job

2) John 17:8

3) Acts 1:1

Observe what is written of our Savior. 1)"Who was teaching as one having power," not as the Scribes and Pharisees; 2) who was sent by the Father as the Teacher of the world.

3) "Jesus began to do and to teach."

p. 15 School Sisters

Matthew 9:37 Job

Laborers in the vineyard of the Lord these religious are to be, and such laborers thrive most securely under the shelter and at the frugal table of poverty.

p. 12 Poverty Sisters

Matthew 10:37 Job

Let your motto be: "He that loveth father, or mother more than me, is not worthy of me."

p. 51 Silence Sisters

Matthew 11:28-30 Job

Besides assisting at Holy Mass, there is no exercise more pleasing to God or more salutary for the support and spread of your religious congregation then the Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Senior Sisters, after having borne "the burden of the day and the heat thereof" on their laborious Missions, might especially enjoy this consolation, spending the evening of life in their Motherhouse at the feet of Jesus."

p. 48 Mortification Sisters

Matthew 11:30 Job

Good Sisters, love the little ones and I repeat it, your burthen will become sweet and light.

p. 19 School Sisters

Matthew 12:36 Job

"Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment."

p. 50 Silence Sisters

Matthew 15:18 Job

How can you awaken and excite the love of God in the tender minds of children if your hearts be not filled with the same? The mouth speaketh the fullness of the heart."

p. 17 School Sisters

Matthew 15:32 Job

Did not St. Vincent of Paul succeed in giving the soeurs Grises such rule and organization that their congregation can spread to villages and country parishes, without disadvantage to their internal unity?



p. 6 Introduction Sisters

1) Matthew 18:5 Job

2) Matthew 25:40

3) Hebrews 4:12

From the lips of the Son of God, the Eternal Truth fell these sublime and delectable words: 1) "Whosoever shall receive a child in my name, receiveth me." And 2) "What you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto me." It was this declaration of Our Lord that penetrated the soul of the saintly Bishop Wittmann 3) like a two-edged sword, becoming life and spirit within him and rendering him the Jerome Aemilian of our time.

p. 20 School Sisters


Matthew 18:19-20 Job

"If two of you shall consent upon earth concerning anything whatsoever

they shall ask, it shall be done to them by my Father who is in heaven. For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

p. 46 Enclosure Sisters

Matthew 19:13-14 Job

Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for the kingdom of Heaven is for such."

P. 19 School Sisters

Matthew 19:17 Job

If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

p. 43 Religious Vows Sisters

Matthew 19:21 Job

"If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come follow me, and voluntarily become poor for the sake of the heavenly kingdom.

p. 11 Poverty Sisters

Matthew 19:21 Job

Come, follow me!

p. 41 The Vow of Obedience Sisters

Matthew 19:21 Job

While attending to these external duties, The One Thing Necessary, however must precede and accompany every exercise prescribed by the incomparably beautiful Rule of Life which your boarding pupils observe.

p. 22 School Sisters

Matthew 19:28-29 Job

Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have? Amen, I say to you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit on the seat of His majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or land for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold and shall possess life everlasting."

p. 32 Religious Vows Sisters

Matthew 22:30 Job

They shall be as angels of heaven

p. 34 Religious Vows - Chastity Sisters

Matthew 23:27 Job

Mere school-teaching, without practical training in piety and religion, can exert no beneficial influence, and a school of this type resembles a whited sepulcher, from which corpses come forth to fill the air with the pestilential odor of corruption.

p. 8 Introduction Sisters

1) Matthew 25:1 6) Luke 2:29

2) Luke 1:29 7) Luke 11:38

3) Matthew 1:20 8) John 11:44

4) Luke 2:8 9) John 13:23

5) Matthew 1:1 10)Psalm 45:2

In the school-room a constant spiritual traffic is carried on between teacher and pupils. You love 1) Jesus, your Divine Spouse: 2) you extol Mary as happiest of virgins, 3) happy, likewise, St. Joseph, 4) the Shepherds, 5) the Magi, 6) the aged Simeon; 7) those favored sisters, Mary and Martha, 8) their resuscitated brother Lazarus, 9) the disciple St. John, all those privileged souls who had the delight to behold with mortal eye, 10) the most beautiful among the sons of men , to take Him into their arms, to press Him to their hearts to wash and kiss His sacred feet, to extend Him hospitality, to sit at His feet, or even repose on His bosom. This blessed privilege kind Heaven accords you, too, dear sisters.

p. 20 School Sisters

1) Matthew 25:35 Job

2) Matthew 25:36

3) Matthew 25:40

What urged this good shepherd, (Bishop Wittmann) amid the pressure of manifold cares, to seek so eagerly these lambkins of his flock? It was the love of Christ, the ardent desire to bring 1) and break for Him who hungered in these little ones, the bread of life; 2) to clothe Him, in the destitute; 3) to provide for Him in caring for orphans.

p. 21 School Sisters

Matthew 26:41 Job

Once more, dear Sisters, "Watch and pray."

p. 35 Religious Vows - Chastity Sisters

Matthew 26:42 Job

O my Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done.

p. 40 Vow of Obedience Sisters

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