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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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Saint Melito of Sardis

We have collected together extracts from the Law and the Prophets relating to those things which have Been declared concerning our Lord Jesus Christ, that we may prove to your love that this Being is perfect reason, the Word of God; He who was begotten before the light; He who is Creator together with the Father; He who is the Fashioner of man; He who is all in all; He who among the patriarchs is Patriarch; He who in the law is the Law; among the priests, Chief Priest; among kings, the Ruler; among prophets, the Prophet; among the angels, Archangel; in the voice of the preacher, the Word; among spirits, the Spirit; in the Father, the Son; in God, God; King for ever and ever.

-- Saint Melito of Sardis from “The Discourse On Faith”

Saint Gerard Majella

The Most Blessed Sacrament is Christ made visible. The poor sick person is Christ again made visible.

-- Saint Gerard Majella

Monday, March 28, 2011

Saint Francis de Sales

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off. 

-- Saint Francis de Sales

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saint Rose of Lima

Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven. 

-- Saint Rose of Lima

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saint John of Damascus

The saints must be honored as friends of Christ and children and heirs of God, as John the theologian and evangelist says: 'But as many as received him, he gave them the power to be made the sons of God....' Let us carefully observe the manner of life of all the apostles, martyrs, ascetics and just men who announced the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death, so that we may also share their crowns of glory. 

-- Saint John of Damascus

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saint Dismas

Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation. And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. 

-- Saint Dismas (the Good Thief, from Luke 23: 40 - 42)

Saint Athanasius the Great

By dying for others, He immediately banished death for all mankind. The corruption of death no longer holds any power over mankind, thanks to the Word, who has come to dwell among us through His one body. 

-- Saint Athanasius the Great

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saint John Bosco

Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will  become bad yourself, and you will be in danger of losing your soul. 

-- Saint John Bosco

Saint Peter Eymard

It is difficult to live a saintly life in this world even with the best of intentions. There always exists the dangerous menace of one's being left entirely to oneself and also the probability of one's being absorbed by work, by the necessities of life, and by the occupations of every sort which conditions or our own will impose. Then too, one is most always ignorant of the right road to pursue!

-- Saint Peter Eymard

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saint Philip Neri

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits.

-- Saint Philip Neri

Friday, March 18, 2011

Saint Vincent de Paul

The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it. 

-- Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Teresa of Avila

I only beg, for the love of God, that anyone who does not believe me will put what I say to the test, and he will see by experience what great advantages come from his commending himself to this glorious patriarch and having devotion to him. Those who practice prayer should have a special affection for him always. I do not know how anyone can think of the Queen of the Angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Child Jesus, without giving thanks to Saint Joseph for the way he helped them. If anyone cannot find a master to teach him how to pray, let him take this glorious saint as his master and he will not go astray.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila on her devotion to Saint Joseph

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saint Patrick of Ireland

Christ shield me this day: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

-- Saint Patrick of Ireland

Saint Pope Pius X

Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: "There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land" (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man. 

-- Saint Pope Pius X

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saint John of the Cross

Who teaches the soul if not God?

-- Saint John of the Cross

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saint John Vianney

Prayer is nothing else but union with God. In this intimate union, God and the soul are fused together like two bits of wax that no one can ever pull apart. This union of God with a tiny creature is a lovely thing. It is a happiness beyond understanding. 

-- Saint John Vianney

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

He who does not give up prayer cannot possibly continue to offend God Habitually. Either he will give up prayer, or he will stop sinning.

-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self. 

-- Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Saint Dominic Savio

Let me do what I can this year; if I am here next year I'll let you know what my plans are.

-- Saint Dominic Savio in the month of May before his death

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saint Augustine of Hippo

Believe that others are better than you in the depths of their soul, although outwardly you may appear better than they.

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Monday, March 7, 2011

So many poor people come here that I very often wonder how we can care for them all, but Jesus Christ provides all things and nourishes everyone. Many of them come to the house of God, because the city of Granada is large and very cold, especially now in winter. More than a hundred and ten are now living here, sick and healthy, servants and pilgrims. Since this house is open to everyone, it receives the sick of every type and condition: the crippled, the disabled, lepers, mutes, the insane, paralytics, those suffering from scurvy and those bearing the afflictions of old age, many children, and above all countless pilgrims and travelers, who come here, and for whom we furnish the fire, water, and salt, as well as the utensils to cook their food. And for all of this no payment is requested, yet Christ provides.

-- Saint John of God from a letter

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saint Quote : Saint Thomas Aquinas

For prayer to be effective, our petitions should be for benefits worthily to be expected from God.

-- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Quote: Saint Colette

If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured. 

-- Saint Colette

Saturday, March 5, 2011

ALERT: REQUEST FOR PRAYERS FOR A MIRACULOUS CURE: Joseph – 2 years old | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

ALERT: REQUEST FOR PRAYERS FOR A MIRACULOUS CURE: Joseph – 2 years old | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

"Today Joe was sleeping while his Dad was crying along beside him. He awoke, he is 2 and a half, and asked his Dad why he was crying? ‘Don’t you see the two angels standing next to the bed. They are bewdiful’ He said."

Please click the lnik above to read about this child with Category 4 cancer, and say a prayer to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for his cure.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Saint Mark the Ascetic

 Grace has been given mystically to those who have been baptized into Christ; and it becomes active within them to the extent that they actively observe the commandments. Grace never ceases to help us secretly; but to do good - as far as lies in our power - depends on us.

-- Saint Mark the Ascetic

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri

The Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, like those who draw their charity from the very source of love, that is, from the Heart of Jesus Christ, must burn with the same love of the Divine Heart for their neighbor: purest charity that has no aim save for the glory of God and the good of souls; universal charity that excludes no one but embraces all; generous charity that does not draw back from suffering, is not alarmed by contradiction, but rather, in suffering and opposition, grows in vigor and conquers through patience.

-- Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Saint John Marie Vianney

My little children, reflect on these words: the Christian's treasure is not on earth but in heaven. Our thoughts, then, ought to be directed to where out treasure is. This is the glorious duty of man: to pray and to love. If you pray and love, that is where a man's happiness lies.

-- Saint John Marie Vianney

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saint David of Wales

Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.

-- Saint David of Wales


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