Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Putting the devil to flight...

"The priest says, 'In the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit', thus declaring that he offers the sacrifice 
by the authority of the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity."- St Alphonsus

"Let the sign of the cross be continually made 
on the heart, on the mouth, on the forehead, at table, at the bath, 
in bed, coming in and going out, in joy and sadness, sitting, standing, 
speaking, walking ... in short, in all our actions. Let us make it on
our breasts and all our members, that we may be entirely covered 
with this invincible armor of Christians." - St Gaudentius

 The greeting of every Mass:

In the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

"The devil is afraid of us when we pray
and make sacrifices.  He is also afraid
when we are humble and good. 
He is especially afraid when
we love Jesus very much. 
He runs away when
we make the sign of the cross."

St Anthony the Abbott
a.k.a. - Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert,
Anthony the Anchorite
"Patriarch of Monks"
251-356 (105 y/o)
Feast Day - January 17

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St. Anthony's talents at spiritual direction were famous, and many people traveled to the desert to seek his advice.  St Athanasius, who knew Anthony and wrote his biography, said, "Anthony was not known for his writings nor for his worldly wisdom, nor for any art, but simply for his reverence toward God."

 Click here: The Thirty-Eight Sayings of St Anthony the Great

St Anthony of the Desert, pray for us!

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