Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
they need to be lived
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Friday, January 29, 2016
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool,
the hard rock into springs of water. - Psalm 114: 7,8
St Francis of Assisi
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"In the fulfillment of your duties,
She received the last sacraments with great fervor, and was rapt in ecstasy. While pronouncing the holy name of Jesus, she departed this life on January 27, 1540, in the very hour that had been foretold to her.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
and gave Himself up for us, an offering
and a sacrifice, as a fragrant aroma. - Ephesians 5:2
"God is so good to me. I (Columba Marmion)
live now on my daily Communion.
All the morning I walk in the strength
of that divine food, and from the afternoon
I live on the thought of the following Communion,
for It strengthens us according
to our desires and preparations.
His life becomes ours, the source of all our activity. "
Excerpt from Abbot Columba Marmion
by Fr Raymond Thibaut
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
In his presence are majesty and splendor, strength and honor
in his holy place. (Today's Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 96: 1,6)
France ~ 1567-1622
Author of Introduction to the Devout Life (a must-read)
and A Treatise on the Love of God
Co-Founder of Sisters of the Visitation
Patron of authors, writers, deaf persons
a.k.a. the "Gentleman Saint"
(due to his patience and gentleness)
FEAST DAY - January 24
“Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise. God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand, God will carry you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.” ~ St Francis de Sales
Click here: On Re-reading St. Francis de Sales - Crisis Magazine
St Francis de Sales, pray for us!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
help us to receive Jesus worthily." - Msgr Louis-Gaston de Ségur
impulses of angelic love
for the Queen of the angels.
She has given us Flesh of her flesh and
"Hail white lily of the ever peaceful and glorious Trinity!
Hail, effulgent rose, the delight of Heaven,
Of whom the King of Heaven was born
and by whose milk He was nourished!
Nourish our souls by the effusions of thy Divine influences."
(Known as the "Hail Mary of Gold")
Friday, January 22, 2016
(or January 23, when the 22nd falls on a Sunday) shall be
observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the
dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion,
and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the
right to life. --- General Instruction of the Roman Missal (U.S.), 2003, n. 373
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
be able to find the support that will keep it united in the face
of today's threats and will preserve it as a bastion of life,
steadfast against the culture of death." - St John Paul II
Thursday, January 21, 2016
how to conquer the world,
with all of its fallacies, fervors, and fears." - St Augustine
Patron: young girls, chastity, engaged couples
Whenever a man wished to marry Agnes,
she would always say, "Jesus Christ is my only Spouse."
Click here: St. Agnes - YouTube (2 mins)
A Roman maid of tender years … St Agnes died for Christ … Steadfast in faith, and ever chaste … She could not be enticed … Although the pagans tortured her … Their efforts were in vain … As piously and patiently … She gloried in her pain … Not even all their insults and … Humiliating acts … Could cause her vigil of the soul … To lessen or relax … When she was only thirteen years … She died beneath the sword … True to her vow to be a spouse … And virgin of our Lord … And now her soul is honored as … The little lamb of Christ … This Roman maid who kept the faith … And nobly sacrificed. Excerpt from: Poem Portraits of the Saints, James Metcalfe (pg 28)
Hither, hither, now repair;
Bonny Agnes, let me see,
The lad who is to marry me.