The Fire of the Holy Spirit

April 23

St. George, Martyr (280-303)

“As for Saint George, he was consumed with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Armed with the invincible standard of the cross, he did battle with an evil king and acquitted himself so well that, in vanquishing the king, he overcame the prince of all wicked spirits, and encouraged other soldiers of Christ to perform brave deeds in his cause.”

 –From a homily of St. Peter Damian on St. George

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Let me Know You and Love You

April 21

St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor (1033-1109)

“O God, let me know you and love you so that I may find my joy in you; and if I cannot do so fully in this life, let me at least make some progress every day, until at last that knowledge, love and joy come to me in all their plentitude.

–A prayer of St. Anselm

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April 16, 2018

April 16

“Faith: avoid defeatism and sterile lamenting about the religious situation of your countries, and get on with the job with effort and move … many people. Hope: God does not lose battles.”

–St. Josemaria Escriva, paraphrase reported in In Conversation with God, Volume 2, by Francis Fernandez
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