Eternal Praise

July 23

July 23

Feast of St. Bridget, Religious (1303 – 1373)

Eternal praise be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ, for the time you endured on the cross the greatest torments and sufferings for us sinners. The sharp pain of your wounds fiercely penetrated even to your blessed soul and cruelly pierced your most sacred heart until finally you sent forth your spirit in peace, bowed your head, and humbly commended yourself into the hands of God your Father, and your whole body remained cold in death.

                                                                                                -St. Bridget Read the rest…

To Keep on Searching

July 22

July 22

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

    “The one whom she sought outwardly was the one who inwardly taught her to keep on searching.”

                                                                        -St. Gregory the Great about St. Mary Magdalene Read the rest…

Preaching

July 21

July 21

Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor (1559 – 1619)

The preaching of the word of God is necessary for the spiritual life, just as the planting of the seed is necessary for bodily life. Preaching, therefore, is a duty that is apostolic, angelic, Christian, divine.

                                                                       - St. Lawrence of Brindisi Read the rest…

Doing Good to Our Neighbor

July 19

July 19

From our neighbor are life and death. If we do good to our neighbor, we do good to God; if we cause our neighbor to stumble, we sin against Christ.

                                                                                    -St. Anthony the Great Read the rest…

Crushing the Glory of the World

July 18

July 18

We crush the head of the serpent when we scorn and trample underfoot the glory of the world, the praises and vanities and all the other pomps of pride.”

                                                            -St. Marie of the Incarnation Read the rest…

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

JULY 16

July 16

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Kindly Mother of our Redeemer; great portal of heaven ever open, the sea’s far-shining star:

O succour thy people who though fallen strive to rise again. O thou who brought forth to all nature’s wonder, nature’s Lord, thine own Creator: Mother yet a Virgin ever more, who at Gabriel’s speaking didst receive the Ave: Towards us sinners show thy pity.

Today’s Reflection:

What special petition do I wish to entrust to Mary’s Immaculate Heart on this her feast day?

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God Loves All People

July 14

July 14

I want to be like you – Christian. You help me to believe I am special when you say God loves all people, no matter how different they are.

                                                            -St. Kateri Tekakwitha

                                                            “Lilly of the Mohawks”

 Today’s Reflection:

To what extent do I help people believe they are special, no matter how different they are? Who can I help in this way today?

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