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

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Saint Charles Borromeo

If teaching and preaching is your job, then study diligently and apply yourself to whatever is necessary for doing the job well. Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.

-- Saint Charles Borromeo

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saint Gabriel Possenti

I will attempt day by day to break my will into pieces. I want to do God's Holy Will, not my own!

-- Saint Gabriel Possenti 

Saint Albert the Great

It is by the path of love, which is charity, that God draws near to man, and man to God. But where charity is not found, God cannot dwell. If, then, we possess charity, we possess God, for "God is Charity" (1 John 4:8) 

-- Saint Albert the Great

Friday, February 25, 2011

Saint Cyprian of Carthage

If He who was without sin prayed, how much more ought sinners to pray?

-- Saint Cyprian of Carthage

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Saint John Vianney

I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.

-- Saint John Vianney

Saint Francis de Sales

For since the bringing of children into the world is the principal end of marriage, to do anything in order to prevent the accomplishment of this end is always mortal sin.

-- Saint Francis de Sales

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Saint Thomas Becket

Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.

-- Saint Thomas Becket

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saint Polycarp of Smyrna

Lord, almighty God, Father of your beloved and blessed Son Jesus Christ, through whom have come to the knowledge of yourself, God of angels, of powers, of all creation, of all the race of saints who live in your sight, I bless you for judging me worthy of this day, this hour, so that in the company of the martyrs I may share the cup of Christ, your anointed one, and so rise again to eternal life in soul and body through the power of the Holy Spirit.

I praise you for all things, I bless you, I glorify you through the eternal priest of heaven, Jesus Christ, your beloved Son. Through him by glory to you, together with him and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

-- Saint Polycarp of Smyrna his prayer at his own martyrdom

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saint John Chrysostom

Grace can do nothing without the will and the will can do nothing without grace.

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saint Louis de Montfort

The Our Father contains all the duties we owe to God, the acts of all the virtues and the petitions for all our spiritual and corporal needs.

-- Saint Louis de Montfort

Friday, February 18, 2011

Saint Augustine of Hippo

I speak to you who have just been reborn in baptism, my little children in Christ, you who are the new offspring of the Church, gift of the Father, proof of Mother Church's fruitfulness. All of you who stand fast in the Lord are a holy seed, a new colony of bees, the very flower of our ministry and fruit of our toil, my joy and my crown. It is the words of the Apostle that I address to you: Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh and its desires, so that you may be clothed with the life of him whom you have put on in this sacrament. You have all been clothed with Christ by your baptism in him. There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor freeman; there is neither male nor female; you are all one  in Christ Jesus.

 -- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Saint John Climacus

A man who has embraced poverty offers up prayer that is pure, while a man who loves possessions prays to material images.

 --Saint John Climacus

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saint Francis of Assisi

Nor did demons crucify him; it is you who have crucified him and crucify him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.

 -- Saint Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saint Isaac Jogues

My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.

 -- Saint Isaac Jogues

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saint John Vianney

My Jesus, how good it is to love you! Let me be like your disciples on Mount Tabor, seeing nothing else but you, my Savior. Let us be as two friends, neither of whom can bear to offend the other. Amen.

-- Saint John Vianney

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity. 

--Saint Therese of Lisieux

Friday, February 11, 2011

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

He who does not acquire the love of God will scarcely persevere in the grace of God, for it is very difficult to renounce sin merely through fear of chastisement. 

-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc

Let me live by love, let me die of love, and let my last heartbeat be an act of the most perfect love.  

-- Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saint Miguel Febres Cordero Munoz

The heart is rich when it is content, and it is always content when its desires are fixed on God. 

-- Saint Miguel Febres Cordero Munoz

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saint Jerome Emiliani

If then you remain constant in faith in the face of trial, the Lord will give you peace and rest for a time in this world, and for ever in the next.

-- Saint Jerome Emiliani

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.

-- Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saint Paul Miki

The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. I believe that I am telling the truth before I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you all once again: Ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ's example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain. 

-- Saint Paul Miki

Friday, February 4, 2011

Saint Joseph of Leonissa

Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel. 

-- Saint Joseph of Leonissa

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where the true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God himself.

-- Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Remember, that the devil has only one door by which to enter the soul: the will. There are secret or hidden doors. Temptations, discouragement, and unrest are the wares offered by the enemy. Remember this: if the devil makes noise, it is a sign that he is still outside and not yet within. That which must terrify us is his peace and concord within the human soul.

-- Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina


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