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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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September 5 is the Feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Here is an excerpt from the book, Mother Teresa: In My Own Words. The lepers, the dying, the hungry, the ones sick with AIDS: they are all Jesus. … Continue reading
Mildred (not her real name) is about to celebrate birthday # 101. There’s going to be a party in her honour, organized by the ladies in her coffee club. There will be much laughter and great conversation, presided over by … Continue reading
As Christians, we are called to witness to the Gospel not just for one hour on Sundays at Church, but throughout our whole lives: at work, at play, alone or in the company of others. Jesus instructs us: let your … Continue reading
This past summer, three of my regular patients died. In the client population I care for, complex illnesses, poor prognosis and greatly advanced age are the norm. Yet when someone whom I have come to know passes away, it still … 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
“How do you do it?” That’s a question I often get asked, right up there with “what’s for dinner?” Sometimes, especially when I’m feeling super stressed, I ask myself the same thing. Raising kids while managing a career and keeping … Continue reading
Summer’s over. The vacation is quickly becoming a sweet but distant memory. School bus schedules have been memorized; uniforms have been replenished, repaired and are hanging in the closet. I’ve bought some new lunchbags, pens, pencils, binder paper. It’s the … Continue reading
I was asked to set up a clinic at a retirement residence. The new administration wanted the foot care needs of their residents addressed. I’m always a little nervous when I go into a facility for the first time. I … Continue reading
The text message from #2 came in at 8:08 a.m. just as I was heading out the door. “Incident report!” #2 is in her third year of a 4 year nursing degree programme. A scholarship recipient and placed in the … Continue reading
This post was inspired by Rebecca Hamilton, a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, who blogs at Public Catholic. Check her out. She’s terrific. It’s National Nurses Week in Canada, a time to celebrate our time-honoured profession, the “caring profession.” I love being an … Continue reading