Saturday, August 4, 2018

The hungry soul: satisfied...

"All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice 
of the Mass because they are the works of men; 
but the Mass is the work of God.  Martyrdom is nothing in comparison 
for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; 
but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man."  - St John Vianney

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"A mortal man, a creature
feeds himself, satiates himself, 
with his God, 
taking him for his daily bread, 
his drink ...
O miracle of miracles! ... 
O love of loves! ... 
O joy of joys!"

St John Vianney
France ~ 1786-1859
Universal patron of priests
Ability to read souls
Patron of Confessors
Feast Day - August 4 

Remain humble, remain simple.  The more you are so,
the more good you will do." St John Vianney

"Oh, how I like those little mortifications that are seen by nobody,
such as rising a quarter of an hour sooner, rising 
for a little while in the night to pray!" St John Vianney

"Prayer is the inner bath of love
into which the soul plunges itself." - St John Vianney

St John Vianney, pray for us!
St John Vianney, pray for priests!

Let us offer a prayer for priests today...

Sanctify to Thyself, O my Lord, the hearts of Thy priests, 
that by the merits of Thy sacred humanity, 
they may become living images of Thee, 
children of Mary, and full of the fire of the Holy Ghost, 
that they may guard Thy house, 
and defend Thy glory, 
and that through their ministry 
the face of the earth may be renewed, 
and they may save those souls 
which have cost Thee all Thy blood. Amen

Francis Cardinal Spellman (1954)

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