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, November 01, 2015

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Quote (On Saints)

 
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux



Come, brothers, let us at length spur ourselves on. We must rise again with Christ, we must seek the world which is above and set our mind on the things of heaven. Let us long for those who are longing for us, hasten to those who are waiting for us, and ask those who look for our coming to intercede for us. We should not only want to be with the saints, we should also hope to possess their happiness. While we desire to be in their company, we must also earnestly seek to share in their glory. Do not imagine that there is anything harmful in such an ambition as this; there is no danger in setting our hearts on such glory.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux from a sermon

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux's patronage: Cistercians; Cistercian Order; Burgundy, France; beekeepers; bees; candlemakers; chandlers; Gibraltar, Spain; Algeciras; Queens' College, Cambridge; Speyer Cathedral; Knights Templar; wax-melters; and wax refiners


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Saint Theophilus of Antioch Quote



Wherefore I will rather honor the king [than your gods], not, indeed, worshiping him, but praying for him. But God, the living and true God, I worship, knowing that the king is made by Him. You will say, then, to me, "Why do you not worship the king?" Because he is not made to be worshiped, but to be reverenced with lawful honor, for he is not a god, but a man appointed by God, not to be worshiped, but to judge justly. For in a kind of way his government is committed to him by God: as He will not have those called kings whom He has appointed under Himself; for "king" is his title, and it is not lawful for another to use it; so neither is it lawful for any to be worshiped but God only. Wherefore, O man, you are wholly in error. Accordingly, honor the king, be subject to him, and pray for him with loyal mind; for if you do this, you do the will of God. For the law that is of God, says, "My son, fear thou the Lord and the king, and be not disobedient to them; for suddenly they shall take vengeance on their enemies."

Saint Theophilus of Antioch



Friday, August 14, 2015

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Quote



If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion. a new prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it with peace.

– Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe's patronage: against drug addiction; amateur radio; drug addicts; families; imprisoned people; journalists; political prisoners; prisoners; and pro-life movement.






Saturday, August 08, 2015

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) Quote



O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it with peace.

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross' patronage: Europe; against the loss of parents; converted Jews; martyrs; and World Youth Day


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons Quote (On Error)

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons


Error, indeed is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in an attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced more true than truth itself.

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons' patronage: archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama.





Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quote




Those offenses which be contrary to nature are everywhere and at all times to be held in detestation and punished; such were those of the Sodomites, which should all nations commit, they should all be held guilty of the same crime by the divine law, which hath not so made men that they should in that way abuse one another. For even that fellowship which should be between God and us is violated, when that same nature of which He is author is polluted by the perversity of lust.

Saint Augustine of Hippo from “The Confessions of Augustine” Book III, Chap. 8, no. 15

Saint Augustine of Hippo’s patronage: against sore eyes; against vermin; brewers; printers; theologians; diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut; diocese of Ida, Philippines; diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan; diocese of Laredo, Texas; diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida; diocese of Superior, Wisconsin; diocese of Tucson, Arizona; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; San Austin, Ibiza, Spain; and Valletta, Malta


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Quote




Holiness is not something for some privileged few. God calls everyone; from everyone He waits for Love: from everyone, wherever they may be; from everyone, whatever may be their state in life, profession, or occupation.

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer's patronage: Opus Dei




Friday, June 19, 2015

Saint Athanasius the Great Quote



Mary, Mother of Grace, it becomes you to be mindful of us, as you stand near him who granted you all graces, for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. Help us for the sake of the King, the Lord God and Master who was born of you. For this reason, you are called full of grace. Remember us, most holy Virgin, and bestow on us gifts from the riches of your graces, Virgin full of graces.

Saint Athanasius the Great






Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saint Bonaventure Quote (Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Saint Bonaventure


It was a divine decree that permitted one of the soldiers to open his sacred side with a lance. This was done so that the Church might be formed from the side of Christ as he slept the sleep of death on the cross, and so that the Scripture might be fulfilled: ‘They shall look on him whom they pierced’. The blood and water which poured out at that moment were the price of our salvation. Flowing from the secret abyss of our Lord’s heart as from a fountain, this stream gave the sacraments of the Church the power to confer the life of grace, while for those already living in Christ it became a spring of living water welling up to life everlasting.

Saint Bonaventure

Saint Bonaventure's patronage: against intestinal problems; Bagnoregio, Italy; Cochiti Indian Pueblo; and Saint Bonaventure University, New York.




Monday, June 08, 2015

Saint Ephrem of Syria Quote

Saint Ephrem of Syria Icon


Remember me, you heirs of God, you brethren of Christ; supplicate the Savior earnestly for me, that I may be freed through Christ from him that fights against me day by day.

Saint Ephrem of Syria

Saint Ephrem of Syria’s patronage: spiritual directors; spiritual leaders.





Sunday, June 07, 2015

Saint Gregory Nazianzen Quote

Saint Gregory Nazianzen


Stay with us Lord, because our souls are full of darkness and you are the one true light; you alone can satisfy the longings that consume us. For we know that above everything that is beautiful and good, the greatest is this; to possess you forever , O Lord.

Saint Gregory Nazianzen

Saint Gregory Nazianzen's patronage: for harvests; poets





Friday, June 05, 2015

Saint Thomas Aquinas Quote

Saint Thomas Aquinas


To know whom to avoid is a great means of saving our souls.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas’ patronage: Academics; against storms; against lightning; apologists; Aquino, Italy; diocese of Aquino-Pontecorvo, Italy; Belcastro, Italy; book sellers; Catholic academies; Catholic schools; Catholic universities; chastity; colleges; Falena, Italy; learning; lightning; pencil makers; philosophers; publishers; scholars; schools; storms; students; University of Santo Tomas; Santo Tomas, Batangas; diocese of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo, Italy; theologians; universities; University of Vigo.





Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saint Athanasius the Great Quote (On the Holy Trinity)

Saint Athanasius the Great


We acknowledge the Trinity, holy and perfect, to consist of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In this Trinity there is no intrusion of any alien element or of anything from outside, nor is the Trinity a blend of creative and created being. It is a wholly creative and energizing reality, self-consistent and undivided in its active power, for the Father makes all things through the Word and in the Holy Spirit, and in this way the unity of the holy Trinity is preserved. Accordingly, in the Church, one God is preached, one God who is above all things and through all things and in all things. God is above all things as Father, for he is principle and source; he is through all things through the Word; and he is in all things in the Holy Spirit.

Saint Athanasius the Great from a letter





Thursday, May 28, 2015

Saint Ursula Ledóchowska Quote

Saint Ursula Ledóchowska


It is not enough to pray, Thy kingdom come, but to work, so that the Kingdom of God will exist among us today.

Saint Ursula Ledóchowska





Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Saint Vincent of Lérins Quote



I cannot sufficiently be astonished that such is the insanity of some men, such the impiety of their blinded understanding, such, finally, their lust after error, that they will not be content with the rule of faith delivered once and for all from antiquity, but must daily seek after something new, and even newer still, and are always longing to add something to religion, or to change it, or to subtract from it!

Saint Vincent of Lérins




Monday, May 25, 2015

Saint Philip Neri Quote

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

Saint Philip Neri's patronage: Gravina, Italy; archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy; Rome, Italy; United States Army Special Forces; Mandaluyong, Philippines; Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest; laughter; humor; and joy




Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saint Bede the Venerable Quote

Saint Bede the Venerable


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” With these words Mary first acknowledges the special gifts she has been given. Above all other saints, she alone could truly rejoice in Jesus, her savior, for she knew that he who was the source of eternal salvation would be born in time in her body, in one person both her own son and her Lord. “For the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” Mary attributes nothing to her own merits. She refers all her greatness to the gift of one whose essence is power and whose nature is greatness, for he fill with greatness and strength the small and the weak who believe in him.

Saint Bede the Venerable from a homily

Saint Bede the Venerable's patronage: lectors; English writers; historians; and Jarrow, England.





Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons Quote (On Pentecost)

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons


When the Lord told his disciples to go and teach all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, he conferred on them the power of giving men new life in God.

He had promised through the prophets that in these last days he would pour out his Spirit on his servants and handmaids, and that they would prophesy. So when the Son of God became the Son of Man, the Spirit also descended upon him, becoming accustomed in this way to dwelling with the human race, to living in men and to inhabiting God’s creation. The Spirit accomplished the Father’s will in men who had grown old in sin, and gave them new life in Christ.

Luke says that the Spirit came down on the disciples at Pentecost, after the Lord’s ascension, with power to open the gates of life to all nations and to make known to them the new covenant. So it was that men of every language joined in singing one song of praise to God, and scattered tribes, restored to unity by the Spirit, were offered to the Father as the first-fruits of all the nations.

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons’ patronage: archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama.



Friday, May 22, 2015

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Quote

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman


Right reason, that is, reason rightly exercised, leads the mind to the Catholic faith, and plants it there, and teaches it in all its religious speculations to act under its guidance.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman





Thursday, May 21, 2015

Saint Francis De Sales Quote

Saint Francis De Sales


Jesus is the teacher of holiness. I go to Him because I want Him to teach me how to become a Saint. Of what use to me is all I learn in school if I do not become holy?

Saint Francis De Sales

Saint Francis De Sales’ patronage: against deafness; authors; Baker, Oregon; Catholic press; confessors; *deaf people; educators; journalists (proclaimed on 26 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI); teachers; writers (proclaimed on 26 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI); diocese of Annecy, France; diocese of Baker, Oregon; archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio; diocese of Columbus, Ohio; diocese of Houma-Theibodaux, Louisiana; diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa; diocese of Wilmington, Delaware; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; and the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

* Saint Francis developed a sign language in order to teach a a young deaf person the catechism. Because of this, he is the patron saint of the deaf.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saint Eugene de Mazenod Quote

Saint Eugene de Mazenod


We glorify God in the masterpiece of his power and love…it is the Son whom we honour in the person of his Mother.

Saint Eugene de Mazenod

Saint Eugene de Mazenod's patronage: dysfunctional families




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Saint Bernardine of Siena Quote

Saint Bernardine of Siena


Every grace granted to man has three degrees in order; for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us.

Saint Bernardine of Siena

Saint Bernardine of Siena's patronage: advertisers; advertising; against hoarseness; communications; compulsive or uncontrolled gambling; gambling addicts; lungs; public relations; chest, respiratory, or lung problems; Aquila, Italy; Carpi, Italy; Castelspina, Alessandria, Italy; Trevignano Romano, Italy; diocese of San Bernardino, California; and Italy.





Monday, May 18, 2015

Blessed Alcuin of York Quote

Blessed Alcuin of York


Remember to care for the soul more than the body, since the former remains, the latter perishes.

Blessed Alcuin of York




Thursday, May 14, 2015

Saint Alphais of Cudot Quote

Saint Alphais of Cudot


[The soul is] simple, invisible, incorporeal, not divided into parts like the body, present as a whole in whatever she does. The soul is not in a particular place. As God is everywhere, so the soul is everywhere in the body, more powerfully in heart and brain, as one says that God is in a special way in heaven.

Saint Alphais of Cudot

Saint Alphais of Cudot's patronage: bodily ills; disabled people;, handicapped people; illness; physically challenged people; sick people; and sickness.




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quote (On The Ascension of Christ)

Saint Augustine of Hippo


Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.

Christ is now exalted above the heavens, but he still suffers on earth all the pain that we, the members of his body, have to bear. He showed this when he cried out from above: Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? and when he said: I was hungry and you gave me food.

Why do we on earth not strive to find rest with him in heaven even now, through the faith, hope and love that unites us to him? While in heaven he is also with us; and we while on earth are with him. He is here with us by his divinity, his power and his love. We cannot be in heaven, as he is on earth, by divinity, but in him, we can be there by love.

Saint Augustine of Hippo from a sermon

Saint Augustine of Hippo's patronage: against sore eyes; against vermin; brewers; printers; theologians; diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut; diocese of Ida, Philippines; diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan; diocese of Laredo, Texas; diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida; diocese of Superior, Wisconsin; diocese of Tucson, Arizona; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; San Austin, Ibiza, Spain; and Valletta, Malta




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Saint Rose of Lima Quote

Saint Rose of Lima


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

Saint Rose of Lima

Saint Rose of Lima's patronage: against vanity; Americas; Central America; embroiderers; florists; for the resolution of family quarrels; gardeners; India; indigenous peoples of the Americas; Latin America; Lima, Peru; needle workers; New World; people ridiculed for their piety; Peru; Peruvian Police Force; Philippines; diocese of Santa Rosa, California; South America; vanity; Villareal Samar, Philippines; West Indies; and World Youth Day 2011





Sunday, May 10, 2015

Saint John of Avila Quote

Saint John of Avila


Dear brothers and sisters, I pray God may open your eyes and let you see what hidden treasures he bestows on us in the trials from which the world thinks only to flee. Shame turns into honor when we seek God’s glory. Present affliction become the source of heavenly glory. To those who suffer wounds in fighting his battles God opens his arms in loving, tender friendship. That is why he (Christ) tells us that if we want to join him, we shall travel the way he took. It is surely not right that the Son of God should go his way on the path of shame while the sons of men walk the way of worldly honor: “The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant greater than his master.”

Saint John of Avila from a letter

Saint John of Avila's patronage: Andalusia, Spain; Spain; Spanish secular clergy; World Youth Day 2011




Friday, May 08, 2015

Saint Hilary of Poitiers Quote



When I look at your heavens, according to my own lights, with these weak eyes of mine, I am certain with reservation that they are your heavens. The stars circle in the heavens, reappear year after year, each with a function and service to fulfill. And though I do not understand them, I know that you, O God, are in them.

Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary of Poitiers' patronage: against rheumatism; against snakes; against snake bites; backward children; children learning to walk; mothers; sick people; La Rochelle, France; Poitiers Luçon, France; Argusto, Italy; and Vervio, Italy.




Thursday, May 07, 2015

Pope Saint Gregory the Great Quote

Pope Saint Gregory the Great


He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.

-- Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Pope Saint Gregory the Great's patronage: against gout; against plague; choir boys; educators; England; Kercem, Malta; diocese of Legazpi, Philippines; masons; Montone, Italy; musicians; Order of Knights of Saint Gregory; papacy; Popes; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; schoolchildren; singers; stone masons; stonecutters; students; teachers; The pontificate; and West Indies.




Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Saint John of God Quote



Whenever I see so many poor brothers and neighbours of mine suffering beyond their strength and overwhelmed with so many physical or mental ills which I cannot alleviate, then I become exceedingly sorrowful; but I trust in Christ, who knows my heart. And so I say, “Woe to the man who trusts in men rather than in Christ.”

-- Saint John of God from a letter

Saint John of God's patronage: against alcoholism; against bodily ills; against sickness; alcoholics; bookbinders; booksellers; dying people; firefighters; heart patients; hospitals; hospital workers; nurses; publishers; printers; sick people; the mentally ill; and Tultepec, Mexico.




Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Blessed Brother Solomon Le Clerq Quote



As for us, we hold to what we believed ten and twenty years ago; to what our forefathers believed one hundred years ago, and one thousand years ago, and to that which the whole Catholic world has always believed. –

-- Blessed Brother Solomon Le Clerq




Monday, May 04, 2015

Saint Francis de Sales Quote

Saint Francis de Sales

If you intend to serve God, prepare your soul for temptation, for it is an infallible truth that no one is exempt from temptation when he has truly resolved to serve God.

-- Saint Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales' patronage: against deafness; authors; Baker, Oregon; Catholic press; confessors; deaf people; educators; journalists (proclaimed on 26 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI); teachers; writers (proclaimed on 26 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI); diocese of Annecy, France; diocese of Baker, Oregon; archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio; diocese of Columbus, Ohio; diocese of Houma-Theibodaux, Louisiana; diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa; diocese of Wilmington, Delaware; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; and the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.




Sunday, May 03, 2015

Saint Anthony Mary Claret Quote

Saint Anthony Mary Claret


When I am before the Blessed Sacrament I feel such a lively faith that I can't describe it. Christ in the Eucharist is almost tangible to me...When it is time for me to leave, I have to tear myself away from His sacred presence.

-- Saint Anthony Mary Claret

Saint Anthony Mary Claret's patronage: Catholic press; Claretians; Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; weavers; Textile merchants; savings; Dioceses of the Canary Islands; Claretian students; Claretian educators; Claretian educational institutions; and technical and vocational educators.





Saint James the Lesser Quote



Be doers of the Word and not just hearers, lest you deceive yourselves. The hearer who does not become a doer is like that one who looked at himself in the mirror. He looked and then promptly forgot what he was like. But those who fix their gaze on the perfect law of freedom and hold onto it, not listening and then forgetting, but acting on it, will find blessing on their deeds.

-- Saint James the Lesser from The Epistle of James 1: 22-25

Saint James the Lesser's patronage: dying people; apothecaries; druggists; fullers; hatmakers; hatters; milliners; pharmacists; Uruguay; Andora, Italy; Cornaredo, Italy; Diso, Italy; Frascati, Italy; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; San Giacomo Filippo, Italy; Selvino, Italy; and Venegono Inferiore, Italy.





Saturday, May 02, 2015

Saint Athanasius the Great Quote

Saint Athanasius the Great


Brethren, how fine a thing it is to move from festival to festival, from prayer to prayer, from holy day to holy day. The time is now at hand when we enter on a new beginning: the proclamation of the blessed Passover, in which the Lord was sacrificed. We feed as on the food of life, we constantly refresh our souls with his precious blood, as from a fountain. Yet we are always thirsting, burning to be satisfied. But he himself is present for those who thirst and in his goodness invites them to the feast day. Our Savior repeats his words: If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

-- Saint Athanasius the Great

Saint Athanasius the Great's patronage: justice and truth; handicapped; and orthodoxy.




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saint John Vianney Quote

Saint John 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 Vianney

Saint John Vianney's patronage: confessors; Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney; parish priests (proclaimed on 23 April 1929 by Pope Pius XI); all priests (proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI during the year of priests); archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa; diocese of Kamloops, British Columbia; archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas; diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana; and archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.




Saint Catherine of Siena Quote

Saint Catherine of Siena


Whenever you think God has shown you other people's faults, take care: your own judgment may well be at fault. Say nothing. And if you do attribute any vice to another person, immediately and humbly look for it in yourself also. Should the other person really possess that vice, he will correct himself so much the better when he sees how gently you understand him, and he will say to himself whatever you would have told him.

-- Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena's patronage: against bodily ills; against fire; against illness; against miscarriages; against sexual temptation; against sickness; against temptations; fire prevention; firefighters; nurses; nursing services; people ridiculed for their piety; sickness; sick people; sexual temptation; Theta Phi Alpha sorority; Europe (declared on 1 October 1999 by Pope John Paul II); Italy; diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA; diocese of Gamboma, Congo; diocese of Macau, China; Siena, Italy; and Varazze, Italy.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saint Vincent Ferrer Quote

Saint Vincent Ferrer


Do you wish to study to your advantage? Let devotion accompany all your studies. Consult God more than your books. Ask Him to make you understand what you read. Never begin or end your study except by prayer. Science is a gift of God. Do not consider it merely the work of your own mind and effort.

-- Saint Vincent Ferrer

Saint Vincent Ferrer's patronage: brick makers; builders; Calamonaci, Italy; Casteltermini, Agrigento, Italy; construction workers; fishermen (Brittany); Leganes, Philippines; diocese of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain; orphanages (Spain); pavement workers; plumbers; and tile makers




Friday, April 24, 2015

Saint Philip Neri Quote

Saint Philip Neri


Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast.

-- Saint Philip Neri

Saint Philip Neri's patronage: Gravina, Italy; archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy; Rome, Italy; United States Army Special Forces; Mandaluyong, Philippines; Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest; laughter; humor; and joy




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier Quote

Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier


If you always love one another, if you always uphold one another, you will be capable of working wonders!

-- Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier's patronage: Good Shepherd Sisters; travellers.




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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quote

Saint Augustine of Hippo


The Kingdom of Heaven, O man, requires no other price than yourself. The value of it is yourself. Give yourself for it and you shall have it.

-- Saint Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo's patronage: against sore eyes; against vermin; brewers; printers; theologians; diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut; diocese of Ida, Philippines; diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan; diocese of Laredo, Texas; diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida; diocese of Superior, Wisconsin; diocese of Tucson, Arizona; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; San Austin, Ibiza, Spain; and Valletta, Malta


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saint Josemaria Escriva Quote

Saint Josemaria Escriva


Paradox: Sanctity is more attainable than learning. But it is easier to be a scholar than to be a Saint.

-- Saint Josemaria Escriva

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer's Patronage: Opus Dei



Monday, April 20, 2015

Saint Conrad of Parzham 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 humility. 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 contains all sweetness and relish. O my Jesus, mercifully grant me pardon for the faults and ingratitude 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 a spiritual communion by him





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