For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. Saint John the Apostle

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina- PD-1923


Prayer is the best armor we have, it is the key which opens the heart of God.

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina


Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina's patronage: Pietrelcina, Italy; civil defense volunteers; adolescents; stress relief; January blues; Italy; Malta.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Anthony the Abbot (AKA Saint Anthony the Great)

Painting of Saint Anthony, a part of The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot by Piero di Cosimo, c. 1480 - PD-1923


Believe me; the devil fears the vigils of pious souls, and their fastings, their voluntary poverty, their loving compassion, their humility, but most of all their ardent love of Christ our Lord. As soon as he sees the sign of the Cross, he flees in terror.

Saint Anthony the Abbot


Saint Anthony the Abbot's patronage: Amputees; animals; basket makers; basket weavers; brushmakers; butchers; cemetery workers; domestic animals; eczema; epilepsy; epileptics; ergotism (Saint Anthony's fire); erysipelas; gravediggers; hermits; hogs; monks; pigs; relief from pestilence; skin diseases; skin rashes; swine; swineherds; Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome.




Monday, January 15, 2018

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Bonaventure

Saint Bonventure by Claude Francois (dit Frère Luc)- PD-1923


We cannot help all who suffer; but we can, at least, have compassion on all and see Jesus Christ in all.

Saint Bonaventure


Saint Bonaventure's patronage: Against bowel disorders; Bagnoregio, Italy; Cochiti Indian Pueblo; Saint Bonaventure University, New York.



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Macarius of Egypt

Saint Macarius of Egypt icon- PD-1923


Lord, be merciful now that my life is approaching its end, and the evening awaits me. There is not enough time for me to cleanse myself of my sins, for they are so many. Heal me while I am still on earth, and I shall be truly healthy. In your mercy, move me to repent so that I shall not be ashamed when I meet you in heaven.


Saint Macarius of Egypt



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