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, August 29, 2011

Saint John the Baptist




A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven. You yourselves do bear me witness, that I said, I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.

-- Saint John the Baptist from John 3: 27 - 30

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saint Augustine of Hippo

 
 
He prays for us as our priest, prays in us as our Head, and is prayed to by us as our God. Therefore let us acknowledge our voice in him and his in us.

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saint Edmund Arrowsmith

 
 
Be witnesses with me that I die a constant Roman Catholic and for Christ's sake; let my death be an encouragement to your going forward in the Catholic religion.

 -- Saint Edmund Arrowsmith at his execution

Saint Monica

 
 
Son, as far as I am concerned, nothing in this life now gives me any pleasure. I do not know why I am still here, since I have no further hopes in this world. I did have one reason for wanting to live a little longer: to see you become a Catholic Christian before I died. God has lavished his gifts on me in that respect, for I know that you have even renounced earthly happiness to be his servant. So what am I doing here?

-- Saint Monica

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saint Francis of Assisi




Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: A heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.

-- Saint Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saint Bartholmew the Apostle


Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.

-- Saint Bartholmew the Apostle to Jesus in John 1:49


Monday, August 22, 2011

Saint Rose of Lima




Our Lord and Savior lifted up his voice and said with incomparable majesty: "Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation. Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase. Let men take care not to stray and be deceived. This is the only true stairway to paradise, and without the cross they can find no road to climb to heaven."

-- Saint Rose of Lima

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pope Saint Pius X




Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven. 

-- Pope Saint Pius X

Friday, August 19, 2011

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.

-- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Monday, August 15, 2011

Saint Stephen of Hungary




Be merciful to all who are suffering violence, keeping always in your heart the example of the Lord who said, "I desire mercy and not sacrifice."

-- Saint Stephen of Hungary

Friday, August 05, 2011

Saint John Climacus



A servant of the Lord stands bodily before men, but mentally he is knocking at the gates of heaven with prayer. 

-- Saint John Climacus 

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi



Never utter in your neighbor's absence what you would not say in their presence.

-- Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

Monday, August 01, 2011

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Suppose that our Lord, Jesus Christ, would be present in only one church in the whole world . . . . What a beautiful tabernacle would be built! What lighting would be placed there! With what immense respect would respond all who succeeded to get close! Well, Jesus is now in every Catholic Church where there are consecrated hosts!

-- Saint Alphonsus Liguori

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