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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Quote

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Icon- PD-1923


Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not lawful to baptize or give communion without the consent of the bishop. On the other hand, whatever has his approval is pleasing to God. Thus, whatever is done will be safe and valid.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch



Saint Ignatius of Antioch's patronage: Church in eastern Mediterranean; Church in North Africa; throat diseases.





Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saint Gerard Majella Quote



Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?

Saint Gerard Majella



Saint Gerard Majella's patronage: Children (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; and Muro Lucano, Italy.




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saint Teresa of Avila Quote

Saint Teresa of Avila by Father Juan de la Miseria - PD-1923


If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that is we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight. All blessings come to us through our Lord. He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila



Saint Teresa of Avila's patronage: sickness; against headaches; against heart disease; chess; lacemakers; loss of parents; opposition of Church authorities; Požega, Croatia; those in need of grace; religious; sick people; those ridiculed for their piety; Spain; Talisay City, Cebu; those named Teresa, Theresa, Teresita, Terry, Tessa, Teresina, and Tracy.





Friday, October 13, 2017

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Quote

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre - PD-1923


Every time you hear the clock strike; remember that you are not master of the coming hour; and think at the same time of all that our Saviour endured in order that you might possess eternal life.

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre




Saint Benedict Joseph Labre's patronage: Unmarried men (bachelors); rejects; mental illness; mentally ill people; people rejected by religious orders; insanity; beggars; hobos; the homeless; pilgrims





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