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St. Francis XavierI do not love You because You can give me paradise or condemn me to hell, but because You are my God. I love You because You are You.
Quote from Flannery O’ConnorYou do not write the best you can for the sake of art, but for the sake of returning your talent increased to the invisible God to use or not use as He sees fit.
Another quote from Flannaery O’ConnorDon’t let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story-just like the typewriter was mine.
Saint Benedict’s Prayer BookGrant, O Lord, that none may love You less this day because of me; that never word or act of mine may turn one soul from Thee; and, ever daring, yet one more grace would I implore, that many souls this day, because of me, may love Thee more. Amen.
St. Therese of Lisieux: Everything is GraceEverything is a direct effect of our Father's love.....difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul's miseries, her burdens.....her needs.......everything because through them, she learns humility and realizes her weakness. Everything is grace because everything is God's gift. Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events, to the heart that loves, all is well.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla on medicine:We touch Jesus in the bodies of our patients: in the poor, the young, the old, children..........
St. Gianna Beretta Molla on work:We are apostles, and if we do not want our work to be in vain, but to be effective, there is only one method that will not fail: prayer. We must pray with faith, hope, charity, humility, devotion and reverence.....work can be prayer.....if we offer to the Lord all the actions that we perform, so that they might serve His glory.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the CrossDo you want to be totally united to the Crucified? If you are serious about this, you will be present, by the power of the Cross, at every front, at every place of sorrow, bringing to those who suffer comfort, healing, and salvation.
St. John BoscoHealth is God's great gift, and we must spend it entirely for Him. Our eyes should see only for God, our feet walk only for Him, our hands labor for Him alone; in short, our entire body should serve God while we still have the time. Then, when He shall take our health and we shall near our last day, our conscience will not reproach us for having misused it.
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Also posted at Catholic Insight The inspiration for my New Year’s resolution came to me as I cautiously steered my car along a snow-covered, traffic-snarled road on my morning commute. The snow continued to fall, the roads were a congested … Continue reading
Posted at Catholic Insight Earlier this year I made the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. I had known about the Total Consecration for a few years through friends who had completed it. I even had the book, Preparation for … Continue reading
What is it about summertime that inspires us to do more reading? Is it the longer daylight hours, the more relaxed vibe or do the sun’s rays make us feel more energetic? Regardless of the reasons, I’m awfully glad for … Continue reading
Also posted at The New Evangelist/Companions of the Cross In this month of June which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we remember St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who belonged to the Order of the Visitation. It was to … Continue reading
Our Associate Pastor gave another great homily at Saturday morning Mass. He spoke about growth in the spiritual life. Father explained that one way to gauge how well we are progressing in the spiritual life is through our relationships with … Continue reading
Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15) Usually, the word “hope” is used in a secular context. “I hope mom makes pizza … Continue reading
It’s Sunday Snippets time once again over at This That and The Other Thing: Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival, hosted by RAnn. I’m contributing the posts I wrote this week: Seeking More: My Summer Reading – reading that’s good … Continue reading