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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Quote

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Icon- PD-1923

Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not lawful to baptize or give communion without the consent of the bishop. On the other hand, whatever has his approval is pleasing to God. Thus, whatever is done will be safe and valid.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Saint Ignatius of Antioch's patronage: Church in eastern Mediterranean; Church in North Africa; throat diseases.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saint Gerard Majella Quote

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?

Saint Gerard Majella

Saint Gerard Majella's patronage: Children (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; and Muro Lucano, Italy.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saint Teresa of Avila Quote

Saint Teresa of Avila by Father Juan de la Miseria - PD-1923

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that is we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight. All blessings come to us through our Lord. He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila's patronage: sickness; against headaches; against heart disease; chess; lacemakers; loss of parents; opposition of Church authorities; Požega, Croatia; those in need of grace; religious; sick people; those ridiculed for their piety; Spain; Talisay City, Cebu; those named Teresa, Theresa, Teresita, Terry, Tessa, Teresina, and Tracy.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Quote

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre - PD-1923

Every time you hear the clock strike; remember that you are not master of the coming hour; and think at the same time of all that our Saviour endured in order that you might possess eternal life.

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre's patronage: Unmarried men (bachelors); rejects; mental illness; mentally ill people; people rejected by religious orders; insanity; beggars; hobos; the homeless; pilgrims

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Saint Clare of Assisi Quote

Saint Clare of Assisi - PD-1923

Beware of allowing yourself to be cast down by adversity or puffed up by prosperity; faith renders the soul humble in success and constant amid reverses.

-- Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Clare of Assisi's patronage: Embroiderers; eye disease; eyes; gilders; goldsmiths; gold workers; good weather; laundry workers; needle workers; Santa Clara Indian Pueblo; telegraphs; telephones; television; television writers.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Saint Anthony of Padua Quote

Baby Jesus with Saint Anthony of Padua - PD-1923

How many Christians weep over temporal misfortunes, and yet are insensible to the loss of their immortal souls! They avoid going near a corpse, and yet delight daily in the company of sinners.

-- Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua's patronage: Against shipwrecks; against starvation; against starving; American Indians; amputees; animals; asses; barrenness; boatmen; Brazil; diocese of Beaumont, Texas; domestic animals; elderly people; expectant mothers; faith in the Blessed Sacrament; Ferrazzano, Italy; fishermen; harvests; horses; Lisbon, Portugal; lost articles; lower animals; mail; mariners; oppressed people; Padua, Italy; paupers; poor people; Portugal; pregnant women; sailors; seekers of lost articles; shipwrecks; starvation; starving people; sterility; swineherds; Tigua Indians; travel hostesses; travellers; watermen.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pope Saint John XXIII Quote

Pope Saint John XXIII

Man has the right to live. He has the right to bodily integrity and to the means necessary for the proper development of life, particularly food, clothing, shelter, medical care, rest, and, finally, the necessary social services. In consequence, he has the right to be looked after in the event of ill health; disability stemming from his work; widowhood; old age; enforced unemployment; or whenever through no fault of his own he is deprived of the means of livelihood.

Pope Saint John XXIII from his encyclical "Pacem In Terris"

Pope Saint John XXIII's patronage: Papal delegates; Patriarchy of Venice; Second Vatican Council; Christian unity; Diocese of Bergamo; Sotto il Monte; Valsamoggia; Italian Army

Monday, October 09, 2017

Saint Daniel Comboni Quote

Saint Daniel Comboni - PD-1923
Saint Daniel Comboni

We will have to labor hard, to sweat, to die: but the thought that one sweats and dies for love of Jesus Christ and the salvation of the most abandoned souls in the world, is far too sweet for us to desist from this great enterprise.

Saint Daniel Comboni

Saint Daniel Comboni's patronage: Missionaries; Aid workers; Comboni Missionary Sisters; Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Blessed John Cardinal Henry Newman Quote

Blessed John Cardinal Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais- PD-1923

We have been born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. The Lord Jesus Christ gave His Spirit to His Apostles; they in turn laid their hands on those who should succeed them; and these again on others; and so the sacred gift has been handed down to our present Bishops, who have appointed us as their assistants, and in some sense representatives.

Blessed John Cardinal Henry Newman from his writings

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Saint Simeon Senex Quote

Saint Simeon Senex - PD-1923

Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.

Saint Simeon Senex from Luke: 2: 34-35

Saint Simeon Senex: The man who, in Luke 2, picked up the Infant Jesus and gave the blessing known as the Nunc dimittis.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Saint Louis de Montfort Quote


I have just said that to say the Rosary to advantage one must be in a state of grace “or at least be fully determined to give up mortal sin;” first of all, because, if it were true that God only heard the prayers of those in a state of grace it would follow that people in a state of mortal sin should not pray at all. This is an erroneous teaching which has been condemned by Holy Mother Church, because of course sinners need to pray far more than good people do. Were this horrible doctrine true it would then be useless and futile to tell a sinner to say all, or even part of his Rosary, because it would never help him.”

-- Saint Louis de Montfort

Saint Louis de Montfort's patronage: preachers; Brothers of Saint Gabriel; Company of Mary; Daughters of Divine Wisdom

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Saint Bruno of Cologne Quote


For the devil may tempt the good, but he cannot find rest in them; for he is shaken violently, and upset, and driven out, now by their prayers, now by their tears of repentance, and now by their almsgiving and similar good works.

- Saint Bruno of Cologne

Saint Bruno of Cologne's patronage: diabolic possession; Ruthenia; Germany; Calabria; monastic fraternities; Carthusians; trade marks; possessed people.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Saint Faustina Kowalska Quote

Saint Faustina Kowalska

Act in such a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God; give, then, generously to others. They should take leave of you with their hearts filled with joy, even if they have no more than touched the hem of your garment.

Saint Faustina Kowalska

PD-Art (PD-old-70)
Divine Mercy

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Saint Francis of Assisi Quote


Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi's patronage: against fire; animals; Catholic Action; dying alone; ecology; environment; families; fire; lacemakers; merchants; peace; zoos; Italy; Assisi, Italy; Colorado; Sante Fe, New Mexico; archdiocese of San Francisco, California; archdiocese of Denver, Colorado; archdiocese of Sante Fe, New Mexico; diocese of Salina, Kansas.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Saint Théodore Guérin Quote

Saint Théodore Guérin - PD-1923

If ever this poor little Community becomes settled, it will be established on the Cross; and that is what gives me confidence and makes me hope, sometimes even against hope.

Saint Théodore Guérin

Saint Théodore Guérin's patronage: Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette,Indiana; The Knights of Columbus of Indianapolis, Indiana; the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Quote on Guardian Angels

Guardian Angel - PD-1923

Brethren, we will love God's angels with a most affectionate love; for they will be our heavenly co-heirs some day, these spirits who now are sent by the Father to be our protectors and our guides. With such bodyguards, what are we to fear? They can neither be subdued nor deceived; nor is there any possibility at all that they should go astray who are to guard us in all our ways.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

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

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Quote

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux - PD-1923

Above all it’s the Gospels that occupy my mind when I’m at prayer; my poor soul has so many needs, and yet this is the one thing needful. I’m always finding fresh lights there, hidden and enthralling meanings.

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux's patronage: Gardens of Vatican City; Missionaries; France; Russia; radio care-a-thons; florists and gardeners; loss of parents; the Russicum; Alaska; foreign missions; pilots; against tuberculosis; AIDS sufferers; illness; Australia; France; Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska; Diocese of Fresno, California; Diocese of Juneau, Alaska; Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Saint Jerome Quote

Saint Jerome - PD-1923

No one should think that I mean to explain the entire subject matter of this great book of the prophet Isaiah in one brief sermon, since it contains all the mysteries of the lord. It prophesies that Emmanuel is to be born of a virgin and accomplish marvelous works and signs. It predicts his death, burial and resurrection from the dead as the Savior of all men. Whatever is proper to holy Scripture, whatever can be expressed in human language and understood by the human mind, is contained in the book of Isaiah.

Saint Jerome from a commentary on Isaiah

Saint Jerome's patronage: Archeologists; archivists; Bible scholars; librarians; libraries; schoolchildren; students; translators; City of Saint-Jérôme, Quebec; diocese of Saint-Jérôme, Quebec; Taos Indian Pueblo

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz of Manila Quote

I am a Catholic and wholeheartedly do accept death for God; Had I a thousand lives, all these to Him shall I offer.

-- Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz's patronage: The Philippines; Filipinos; Overseas Filipino Workers and migrant workers; the poor; separated families; Filipino youth; Chinese-Filipinos; Filipino altar servers; Tagalogs; Archdiocese of Manila.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Saint Vincent de Paul Quote

Saint Vincent de Paul

As it is most certain that the teaching of Christ cannot deceive, if we would walk securely, we ought to attach ourselves to it with greatest confidence and to profess openly that we live according to it, and not to the maxims of the world, which are all deceitful. This is the fundamental maxim of all Christian perfection.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul's patronage: charitable societies; charities; horses; hospitals; leprosy; lost articles; prisoners; volunteers; spiritual help; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory; Vincentian Service Corps; Madagascar; diocese of Richmond, Virginia; volunteers.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc Quote


The surrendered soul has found paradise on earth, since she enjoys that sweet peace which is part of the happiness of the elect.

Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc

Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc's patronage: Sisters of the Cenacle

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Blessed Herman the Cripple Quote

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy. Hail my life, my sweetness and my hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve! To you do we send up our sighs; mourning and weeping in this vale of tears! Turn, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy toward me, and after this, our exile, show to us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus Christ! Clement, loving, sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Blessed Herman the Cripple the author of "Salve Regina" and "Alma Redemptoris Mater".

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek Quote

Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek

When I was born, my mother laid me on a bed of straw, and I desire no better pallet when I die, asking only to be in the state of grace and worthy of salvation.

Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Quote

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often. Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life and without You I am without fervor. Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light and without You I am in darkness. Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will. Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You. Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much and alway be in Your company. Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You. Stay with me, Lord, as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of Love. Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close and life passes, death, judgment and eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile! Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need You. Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart. Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love. Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more. With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen.

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina from his Prayer After Holy Communion

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina's patronage: Civil defense volunteers; Adolescents; Pietrelcina; Stress relief; Italy; Malta

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saint Bede the Venerable Quote on Saint Matthew

"Saint Matthew"
-- by James Tissot

Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him: "Follow me.” Jesus saw Matthew, not merely in the usual sense, but more significantly with his merciful understanding of men. He saw the tax collector and, because he saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him, he said to him: “Follow me.” This following meant imitating the pattern of his life – not just walking after him. Saint John tells us: “Whoever says he abides in Christ ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” “And he rose and followed him.” There is no reason for surprise that the tax collector abandoned earthly wealth as soon as the Lord commanded him. Nor should one be amazed that neglecting his wealth, he joined a band of men whose leader had, on Matthew’s assessment, no riches at all. Our Lord summoned Matthew by speaking to him in words. By an invisible, interior impulse flooding his mind with the light of grace, he instructed him to walk in his footsteps. In this way Matthew could understand that Christ, who was summoning him away from earthly possessions, had incorruptible treasures of heaven in his gift.

Saint Bede the Venerable from a homily

Saint Matthew's patronage: Accountants; bankers; bookkeepers; customs officers; security guards; stock brokers; tax collectors; Salerno, Italy.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn Quote

Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn

This is my last hour of life, listen to me attentively: if I have held communication with foreigners, it has been for my religion and for my God. It is for Him that I die. My immortal life is on the point of beginning. Become Christians if you wish to be happy after death, because God has eternal chastisements in store for those who have refused to know Him.

Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn

Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn's patronage: Korea; Korean Clergy

Trivia note: Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn was the first native Korean priest.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Saint Jerome Quote

Thank God I am deemed worthy to be hated by the world.

Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome's patronage: archeologists; archivists; Bible scholars; librarians; libraries; school children; students; translators

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saint Joseph of Cupertino Quote


Clearly, what God wants above all is our will which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of grace from God from whom all good things come that he does this. The will is what man has as his unique possession.

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Saint Joseph of Cupertino's patronage: air travellers; astronauts; aviators; paratroopers; pilots; students; test takers.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saint Robert Bellarmine Quote

Saint Robert Bellarmine

It is not difficult for one seal to make many impressions exactly alike, but to vary shapes almost infinitely, which is what God has done in creation, this is in truth a divine work.

Saint Robert Bellarmine

Saint Robert Bellarmine's patronage: canon lawyers; canonists; catechists; catechumens; archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio.


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