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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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Richard Pampuri

Pray that neither self indulgence nor pride, nor any other evil passion, prevent me from seeing in my patients Jesus who suffers, and from healing and comforting Him. 

-- Saint Richard Pampuri in a letter to his sister, a missionary nun

Monday, April 29, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Anthony of Padua

But the apostles "spoke as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech." Happy the man whose words issue from the Holy Spirit and not from himself! 

-- Saint Anthony of Padua

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Catherine of Siena

Strange that so much suffering is caused because of the misunderstandings of God's true nature. God's heart is more gentle than the Virgin's first kiss upon the Christ. And God's forgiveness to all, to any thought or act, is more certain than our own being.

-- Saint Catherine of Siena

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

O Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me, make me only know Your Will. My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls, and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm which You carry with special tenderness between Your divine arms, I come to You to ask You, through the love and merits of Your Sacred Heart, the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy Will, the grace to confide in You, the grace to rest securely through time and eternity in Your loving divine arms. 

-- Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint John of Damascus

God created man to be straightforward, but he has entangled himself with an infinity of questions.

-- Saint John of Damascus

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint John Chrysostom

Sorrow is given us on purpose to cure us of sin.

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Saint Paul the Apostle

Make haste to come to me quickly. For Demas hath left me, loving this world, and is gone to Thessalonica: Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

-- Saint Paul the Apostle from 2 Timothy 4: 8 - 11

Saint Catherine of Siena

Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does nothing without this goal in mind. 

-- Saint Catherine of Siena

Monday, April 22, 2013

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Learn from Saint Thérèse to depend on God alone and serve Him with a wholly pure and detached heart. Then, like her, you will be able to say ‘I do not regret that I have given myself up to Love’. 

-- Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

Let us be buried with Christ by Baptism to rise with Him; let us go down with Him to be raised with Him; and let us rise with Him to be glorified with Him. 

-- Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Conrad of Parzham

I have come to spend a few moments with Thee, O Jesus, and in spirit I prostrate myself in the dust before Thy Holy Tabernacle to adore Thee, my Lord and God, in deepest humiliy. Once more a day has come to its close, dear Jesus, another day which brings me nearer to the grave and my beloved heavenly home. Once more, O Jesus, my heart longs for Thee, the true Bread of Life, which containes all sweetness and relish. O my Jesus, mercifully grant me pardon for the faults and ingratitutde of this day, and come to me to refresh my poor heart which longs for Thee. As the heart pants for the waters, as the parched earth longs for the dew of heaven, even so does my poor heart long for Thee, Thou Fount of Life. I love Thee, O Jesus, I hope in Thee, I love Thee, and out of love for Thee I regret sincerely all my sins. May Thy peace and Thy benediction be mine now and always and for all eternity. Amen.

-- Saint Conrad of Parzham from a spiritual communion by him

Friday, April 19, 2013

Saint John Chrysostom

It is clear through unlearned men that the cross was persuasive; in fact, it persuaded the whole world. 

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the sabbath, but the Lord's Day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.

 -- Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Clement I

Since all things lie open to His eyes and ears, let us hold Him in awe and rid ourselves of impure desires to do works of evil, so that we may be protected by His mercy from the judgement that is to come. Which of us can escape His mighty hand?

-- Pope Saint Clement I

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Peter Chrysologus

He (Christ) really made his body a living sacrifice, because, though slain, he continues to live. In such a victim death receives its ransom, but the victim remains alive. Death itself suffers the punishment. This is why death for the martyrs is actually a birth, and their end a beginning. Their execution is the door to life, and those who were thought to have been blotted out from the earth shine brilliantly in heaven. 

-- Saint Peter Chrysologus

Monday, April 15, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Ambrose of Milan

This Creed is the spiritual seal, our heart's meditation and an ever-present guardian; it is, unquestionably, the treasure of our soul.

-- Saint Ambrose of Milan

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint John Vianney

My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven and something of paradise comes down upon us. Prayer never leaves us without sweetness. It is honey that flows into the souls and makes all things sweet. When we pray properly, sorrows disappear like snow before the sun. 

-- Saint John Vianney

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Thomas Becket

The harvest is good and one reaper or even several would not suffice to gather all of it into the granary of the Lord. Yet the Roman Church remains the head of all the churches and the source of Catholic teaching. Of this there can be no doubt. Everyone knows that the keys of the kingdom of heaven were given to Peter.  Upon his faith and teaching the whole fabric of the Church will continue to be built until we all reach full maturity in Christ and attain to unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God. 

-- Saint Thomas Becket

Friday, April 12, 2013

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

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when He Caresses us, and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us. This is not true love. Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart. 

-- Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Gemma Galgani

O my soul, bless Jesus. Never forget the many graces He has given thee. Love that God who so loves thee. Lift thyself up to Him, who has lowered Himself for thee; show thyself as He shows Himself with thee; be clean of heart, be pure. Love thy Jesus, who has lifted thee out of so much misery. Love thy God, bless thy Lord.

-- Saint Gemma Galgani

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Saint Louise de Marillac

The faults of children are not always imputed to the parents, especially when they have instructed them and given good example. Our Lord, in His wondrous Providence, allows children to break the hearts of devout fathers and mothers. Thus the decisions your children have made don't make you a failure as a parent in God's eyes. You are entitled to feel sorrow, but not necessarily guilt. Do not cease praying for your children; God's grace can touch a hardened heart. Commend your children to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. When parents pray the Rosary,at the end of each decade they should hold the Rosary aloft and say to her,"With these beads bind my children to your Immaculate Heart", she will attend to their souls.

-- Saint Louise de Marillac

Monday, April 8, 2013

Saint Julie Billiart

Let us pray more and more that the Kingdom of God may spread everywhere in the hearts of all.  The harvest is great but there are no labourers.  Let us work at becoming good labourers!

-- Saint Julie Billiart

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Saint Gabriel the Archangel

"The Annunciation" -- by James Tissot

Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!

-- Saint Gabriel the Archangel to the Blessed Virgin Mary from Luke 1: 28

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saint Thomas the Apostle

"Martyrdom of St. Thomas" by Peter Paul Rubens

My Lord, and my God.

-- Saint Thomas the Apostle to Our Risen Lord in John 20: 28

Friday, April 5, 2013

Saint Cyprian of Carthage

How can a man say he believes in Christ if he doesn't do what Christ commanded him to do?

-- Saint Cyprian of Carthage

Saint Vincent Ferrer

If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first with all your heart. Ask him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire. 

-- Saint Vincent Ferrer

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Saint John Chrysostom

Whoever denigrates marriage also diminishes the glory of virginity. Whoever praises it makes virginity more admirable and resplendent. What appears good only in comparison with evil would not be truly good. The most excellent good is something even better than what is admitted to be good. 

-- Saint John Chrysostom

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Saint Richard of Chichester

Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ For all the benefits Thou hast given me, For all the pains and insults Which Thou has borne for me. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother, May I know Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly, Day by day. Amen

-- Saint Richard of Chichester a prayer by him

Monday, April 1, 2013

Saint Francis of Paola

Fix your minds on the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Inflamed with love for us, he came down from heaven to redeem us. For our sake he endured every torment of body and soul and shrank from no bodily pain. He himself gave us an example of perfect patience and love. We, then, are to be patient in adversity. 

--  Saint Francis of Paola


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