Powers of the Soul

February 27

February 27

The love of talk distracts all the powers of our soul from God and fills them with earthly objects and impressions like a vessel of water which cannot be clear and settled while you are continually stirring the earthly particles from the bottom.

                                                                      — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Read the rest…

Providing a Patron

February 24

February 24

Very well, I will be a saint. I will provide a patron for those who bear my name.

                                                                        –Blessed Dina Belanger

 For Reflection:

At age eight, Dina Belanger said this in response to a teacher who told her the Church had no St. Dina. Am I willing to “provide a patron” for those who bear my name? What positive step can I take today to make that happen?

  (Quote from Graceful Living)

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Strength

February 23

February 23

Feast of St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr  (D. 155)

Leave me as I am. The one who gives me strength to endure the fire will also give me strength to stay quite still on the pyre, even without the precaution of your nails.

                                                            –St. Polycarp at his martyrdom Read the rest…

In serenity

February 21

February 21

Feast of St. Peter Damien, Bishop and Doctor (1007 – 1072)

In serenity, look forward to the joy that follows sadness.  Hope leads you to that joy and love enkindles your zeal.

                                                                                    –St. Peter Damien Read the rest…

You will not be overcome

February 20

February 20

He did not say: You will not be troubled; you will not be tempted; you will not be distressed. But He said: You will not be overcome.

                                                                         –St. Julian of Norwich Read the rest…