Thursday, March 8, 2012

Above all things

“Love our Lord Jesus Christ
in the Eucharist
above all things in the world.”

St. John of God
Portugal (1495-1550)
Religious, Founder of Order of Hospitallers
Patron of Heart Patients
Motivation Scripture:  "Whatsoever you do to one of these
the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to Me."
Feast Day  - March 8

Murillo's St John of God

“So many poor people come here that I very often wonder how we can care for them all, but Jesus Christ provides all things and nourishes everyone. Many of them come to the house of God, because the city of Granada is large and very cold, especially now in winter. More than a hundred and ten are now living here, sick and healthy, servants and pilgrims. Since this house is open to everyone, it receives the sick of every type and condition: the crippled, the disabled, lepers, mutes, the insane, paralytics, those suffering from scurvy and those bearing the afflictions of old age, many children, and above all countless pilgrims and travelers, who come here, and for whom we furnish the fire, water, and salt, as well as the utensils to cook their food. And for all of this no payment is requested, yet Christ provides.” ~ St John of God

More on St John of God, incl 2 min Utube with Fr James Kubicki, SJ

St John of God, ora pro nobis!

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