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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Oliver Plunkett


I am exhorting the brethren to constancy and not to abandon their flocks, but to imitate the pastors of the first three centuries and withdraw to some corner of their districts until the storm passes. I shall retire to a hut in some wood or mountain in my diocese with some candles and books…We shall not abandon our flocks unless compelled to do so, we shall first try out the prisons and other torments, already we have suffered so much on the mountains, in huts and in caves, and have acquired the habit of suffering to the extent that it will be less inconvenient in the future…For if the captains fly, it is in vain to exhort the single soldiers to stand in battle.


-- Saint Oliver Plunkett

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint John of the Cross


Live in the world as if only God and your soul were in it; then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing. 

-- Saint John of the Cross


Friday, June 28, 2013

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Clement I On Saints Peter and Paul


It was through jealousy and envy that the greatest and most upright pillars of the Church were persecuted and struggled unto death. Let us set before our eyes the good apostles. First of all, Peter, who because of unreasonable jealousy, suffered not merely once or twice but many times, and, having thus given his witness, went to the place of glory that he deserved. It was through jealousy and conflict that Paul showed the way to the prize for perseverance. He was put in chains seven times, sent into exile, and stoned; a herald both in the east and the west, he achieved a noble fame by his faith. He taught justice to all the world and, when he had reached the limits of the western world, he gave his witness before those in authority; then he left this world and was taken up into the holy place, a superb example of endurance. 

Around these men with their holy lives there gathered a great throng of the elect, who, though victims of jealousy, gave us the finest example of endurance in the midst of many indignities and tortures. 

We are writing this, beloved, not only for your admonition but also as a reminder to ourselves; for we are placed in the same arena, and the same contest lies before us. Hence we ought to put aside vain and useless concerns and should consider what is good, pleasing and acceptable in the sight of him who made us. Let us fix our gaze on the blood of Christ, realizing how precious it is to his Father, since it was shed for our salvation and brought the grace of repentance to all the world. 

-- Pope Saint Clement I from a letter to the Corinthians

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Irenaeus of Lyons


The Catholic Church possesses one and the same faith throughout the whole world, as we have already said. 

-- Saint Irenaeus of Lyons


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Cyril of Alexandria



It is held, therefore, that there is in Emmanuel two entities, divinity and humanity. Yet our Lord Jesus Christ is nonetheless one, the one true Son, both God and man; not a defied man on the same footing as those who share the divine nature by grace, but true God who for our sake appeared in human form. We are assured of this by Saint Paul's declaration: "When the fullness of time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law and to enable us to be adopted as sons. 

-- Saint Cyril of Alexandria


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Josemaría Escrivá


Compromise is a word found only in the vocabulary of those who have no will to fight.

-- Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Monday, June 24, 2013

#Catholic Saint Quote: Saint Vincent de Paul


The Church teaches us that mercy belongs to God. Let us implore Him to bestow on us the spirit of mercy and compassion, so that we are filled with it and may never lose it. Only consider how much we ourselves are in need of mercy. 

-- Saint Vincent de Paul


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem



It is not only among us, who are marked with the name of Christ, that the dignity of faith is great; all the business of the world, even of those outside the Church, is accomplished by faith. By faith, marriage laws join in union persons who were strangers to one another. By faith, agriculture is sustained; for a man does not endure the toil involved unless he believes he will reap a harvest. By faith, seafaring men, entrusting themselves to a tiny wooden craft, exchange the solid element of the land for the unstable motion of the waves. Not only among us does this hold true but also, as I have said, among those outside the fold. For though they do not accept the Scriptures but advance certain doctrines of their own, yet even these they receive on faith. 

-- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint John Fisher


Had you but tasted one drop of the sweetness which inebriates the souls of those religious from their worship of this Sacrament, you would never have written as you have, nor have apostatized from the faith that you formerly professed. 

-- Saint John Fisher


Friday, June 21, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Paulinas of Nola


There is nothing, my blessed son, which can or ought to be preferred to Him who is the true Lord, the true Father, the eternal Commander. To whom is it right to devote our lives more than to Him from whom we received them, and for whom we must preserve them to the end, because we live by His kindness? If we have been a soldier for Him in this world, we shall then deserve to pass over to Him. But if we love this world more, and prefer to be a soldier for Caesar rather than for Christ, we shall later be transported not to Christ but to hell, where the cause of the princes of this world rests.

-- Saint Paulinas of Nola


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga


O Holy Mary! My Mother; into thy blessed trust and special custody, and into the bosom of thy mercy, I this day, and every day, and in the hour of my death, commend my soul and body. To thee I commit all my anxieties and sorrows, my life and the end of my life, that by they most holy intercession, and by thy merits, all my actions may be directed and governed by thy will and that of thy Son.

-- Saint Aloysius Gonzaga 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Romuald


Better to pray one psalm with devotion and compunction than a hundred with distraction.

-- Saint Romuald


Monday, June 17, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Mark the Ascetic


Faith consists not only of being baptized in Christ, but also in fulfilling His commandments. Holy Baptism is perfect and gives us perfection, but does not make perfect those who do not follow the commandments. 

-- Saint Mark the Ascetic

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Peter Julian Eymard


We believe in the love of God for us. To believe in love is everything. It is not enough to believe in the Truth. We must believe in Love and Love is our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. That is the faith that makes our Lord loved. Ask for this pure and simple faith in the Eucharist. Men will teach you; but only Jesus will give you the grace to believe in Him. You have the Eucharist. What more do you want? 

-- Saint Peter Julian Eymard

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi


Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned, persevering, and accompanied with great reverence. One should consider that he stands in the presence of a God, and speaks with a Lord before whom the angels tremble from awe and fear. 

-- Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

Friday, June 14, 2013

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Pius X


My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His Divine help. I can do all in Him who strengthens me. His Power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His Wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him for counsel, I shall not be deceived. His Goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed in Him, I shall not be abandoned. 

-- Pope Saint Pius X

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Raphael Kalinowski


Our Redeemer, ever present in the most Blessed Sacrament, extends His hand to everyone. He opens His heart and says, 'Come to Me, all of You.'" 

-- Saint Raphael Kalinowski


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Anthony of Padua


The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of Christ. 

-- Saint Anthony of Padua

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Augustine of Hippo


For he who sings praise, does not only praise, but also praises joyfully; he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves Him whom he is singing about. There is a praise-filled public proclamation in the praise of someone who is acknowledging God, in the song of the lover there is love.

 -- Saint Augustine of Hippo


Monday, June 10, 2013

Saint Quote: Pope Saint Pius X


My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His Divine help. I can do all in Him who strengthens me. His Power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His Wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him for counsel, I shall not be deceived. His Goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed in Him, I shall not be abandoned. 

-- Pope Saint Pius X

Father's Day Ahead!

Fantastic Fathers Gift Set

The Carmelite Monks of Wyoming have a great gift set for dear ol' dad with their Mystic Monk Coffee "Fantastic Fathers Gift Set".

This gift set includes three 12 oz. bags of coffee (Espresso Blend, Dark Roast, and Midnight Vigils Blend), a stoneware mug (the color the mug will be either blue, brown, green or beige), and all packed in a neat toolbox!

Hurry to get yours in time for Father's Day, and don't forget all the other great coffee's and teas (it is iced
tea season you know) available from the good monks at Mystic Monk Coffee.

Don't forget, your purchase of Mystic Monk Coffee helps to support the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming and this blogger, too!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Saint Quote: Blessed Edward Joannes Maria Poppe


According to the divine plan, action must be fed with prayer. The interior life is the wellspring of the apostolate. Do not believe in the slogan, ‘The priest is sanctified in sanctifying others’ – it’s an illusion. The real formula is, ‘Sanctify yourself so as to sanctify others.’ 

-- Blessed Edward Joannes Maria Poppe


Saturday, June 08, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Ephrem of Syria



You victorious martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of the God and Savior, you who have boldness of speech toward the Lord himself, you saints, intercede for us who are timid and sinful men, full of sloth, that the grace of Christ may come upon us, and enlighten the hearts of all of us that so we may love him. 

-- Saint Ephrem of Syria from his Commentary on Mark


Friday, June 07, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

SAINT QUOTE: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque



The sacred heart of Christ is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure. From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly. The first is the stream of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need and especially aids those seeking perfection in order to find the means of surmounting their difficulties. From the third stream flow love and light for the benefit of his friends who have attained perfection; these he wishes to unite to himself so that they may share his knowledge and commandments and, in their individual ways, devote themselves wholly to advancing his glory. This divine heart is an abyss filled with all blessings, and into the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need.

-- Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque from a letter


Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Marcelino Champagnat


To educate a child….is to make him a good Christian and a good citizen.

-- Saint Marcelino Champagnat

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Boniface


In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandons ship but to keep her on her course. 

Let us stand fast in what is right, and prepare our souls for trial. Let us wait upon God's strengthening aid and say to him: "O Lord, you have been our refuge in all generations." 

Let us trust in him who has placed this burden upon us. What we ourselves cannot bear let us bear with the help of Christ. For he is all-powerful, and he tells us: "My yoke is easy, and my burden light." 

Let us continue the fight on the day of the Lord. The days of anguish and of tribulation have overtaken us; if God so wills, "let us die for the holy laws of our fathers," so that we may deserve to obtain an eternal inheritance with them.

-- Saint Boniface from a letter

Saint Quote: Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad



We must nourish a great love for God and our neighbors; a strong love, an ardent love, a love that burns away imperfections, a love that gently bears an act of impatience, or a bitter word, a love that lets an inadvertence or act of neglect pass without comment, a love that lends itself readily to an act of charity. 

-- Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad


Sunday, June 02, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Cyprian of Carthage


Let us remember one another in concord and unanimity. Let us on both sides of death always pray for one another. Let us relieve burdens and afflictions by mutual love, that if one of us, by the swiftness of divine condescension, shall go hence the first, our love may continue in the presence of the Lord, and our prayers for our brethren and sisters not cease in the presence of the Father's mercy. 

-- Saint Cyprian of Carthage


Saturday, June 01, 2013

Saint Quote: Saint Paul the Apostle On The Holy Eucharist


For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come.

-- Saint Paul the Apostle from 1 Corinthians 11: 26


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