Friday, March 3, 2017

Consuming zeal for souls...

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,
serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:11-12


"The offspring of this intensity of love
for our Eucharistic Lord
should be a consuming zeal for the 
gathering of souls into the fold of Christ.”

St Katharine Drexel
American ~ 1858 - 1955
Heiress, educator, founder of schools
Entered religious life at age 31
Foundress - Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
aka 'the anti-Margaret Sanger'
FEAST DAY - March 3


“And here is the passive way – to be filled unto the fullness of God. 
The passive way – I abandon myself to it, not in a multiplicity of trials, 
extraordinary penances accomplished, practices of great works – 
but in peaceful abandonment to the tenderness of Jesus
which I must try to imitate, and by being in constant union 
with His meek and humble heart."  - St Katharine Drexel

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"Union with God alone gives us life and abundance of life.
We are not sufficient in ourselves." - St Katharine Drexel

"O Mary, make me endeavor, by all the means in my power,
to extend the kingdom of your Divine Son and offer incessantly 
my prayers for the conversion of those who are yet in darkness
or estranged from His fold."  St Katharine Drexel 

"The patient and humble endurance of the cross - whatever nature 
it may be - is the highest work we have to do."- St Katherine Drexel  

Top painting: The Good Shepherd ~ Minerva Teichert

St Katharine Drexel, pray for us!

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