Richard G. Petty, MD

The First Characteristic of a Saint

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“The first characteristic of a Saint is that he is calm and tranquil, and bears like a diamond the buffets of misfortune.”       

–Sant Tukaram (a.k.a. Shri Tukaram, a.k.a. Tuka, Indian Teacher and Poet, c.1598-1650)   

A Worthwhile Vacation Destination

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“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and they pass themselves by without wondering.”          

–Saint Augustine of Hippo (Numidian-born Theologian, A.D.354-430)   

Guidance On the Path

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“Trying to do good to people without God’s help is no easier than making the sun shine at midnight. You discover that you’ve got to abandon all your own preferences, your own bright ideas, and guide souls along the road our Lord has marked out for them. You mustn’t coerce them into some path of your own choosing.”     

–Saint Theresa of Lisieux (French Carmelite Nun and Saint, who died of tuberculosis when only 24 years old, 1873-1897)   

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