Monday, September 3, 2012

Holy places

I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. ~ Psalm 122:1-2

 Non enim pro locis res, sed pro bonis rebus loca amanda sunt –
"Things are not to be loved for the sake of a place,
but places are to be loved
for the sake of their good things."

Pope St Gregory the Great
Italy ~ 540-604
Doctor of the Church
Compiled Antiphony (chants of Church used for Liturgy)
Established Schola Cantorum (Rome's training school for choristers)
Patron:  Teachers
Feast Day - September 3

"When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them
what is theirs, not ours. More than performing works of mercy,
we are paying a debt of justice."~ St Gregory the Great

More on St Gregory, incl YouTube

 St Gregory, ora pro nobis!

American Federal Holiday
First Monday in September

"Work is not only good in the sense that it is useful or something to enjoy; it is also good as being something worthy, that is to say, something that corresponds to man's dignity, that expresses this dignity and increases it. ... Work is a good thing for man - a good thing for his humanity  - because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfillment as a human being and indeed in a sense becomes 'more a human being.'" ~ Bl John Paul II, Laborem Exercens #9

Prayer after Work  ~ composed by Fr Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Most merciful Father, thank you for this day of work with all its achievements as well as its burdens.  Thank you for all the successes, the challenges, and even the difficulties that it brought to me.  Your Son once said to His Apostles, "Come by yourselves to an out-of-the-way place and rest a little." Thank you for this gift of rest.  May this time be a chance for me to renew my gratitude for all your blessings.  In your great compassion and generosity, please be mindful of those who are out of work.  And help me to do a better job tomorrow.  I ask this through Christ our Lord.

 St Joseph, patron of the Worker, pray for us!

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