Rosary

April 30-2

April 30

Feast of St. Pius V, Pope

On Praying the Rosary

 “… seeing that the Church militant, which God has placed in our hands, in these our times is tossed this way and that by so many heresies, and is grievously troubled and afflicted by so many wars, and by the depraved morals of men, we also raise our eyes, weeping but full of hope, unto that same mountain, whence every aid comes forth, and we encourage and admonish each member of Christ’s faithful to do likewise in the Lord.”

–Pope St. Pius V Read the rest…

Love and Sorrow

April 29

April 29

Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor (1347 – 1380)

 “You asked for suffering…You were, in effect, asking for love and light and knowledge of the truth. For suffering and sorrow increase in proportion to love” When love grows, so does sorrow … Endure courageously, then.

From The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena Read the rest…

Praying to our Blessed Lady

April 28

April 28

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (1673 – 1716)

“… the greatest saints, the souls richest in graces and virtues, shall be the most assiduous in praying to our Blessed Lady, and in having her always present as their perfect model for imitation and their powerful aid for help.”

–St. Louis de Montfort from True Devotion Read the rest…

Grace after Tribulation

April 26

April 26

 “Our Lord and Savior lifted up his voice and said with incomparable majesty: ‘Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation. Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase.’”

                                                                       – St. Rose of Lima Read the rest…

Faithfulness

April 25

April 25

Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist

 “The Church, which has spread everywhere, even to the ends of the earth, received the faith from the apostles and their disciples.”

                                                                                    –St. Irenaeus Read the rest…

Living Faith

April 24

April 24

Feast of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr (1578 – 1622)

 “What is it that today makes true followers of Christ cast luxuries aside, leave pleasure behind, and endure difficulties and pain? It is living faith that expresses itself through love. It is this that makes us put aside the goods of the present in the hope of future goods. It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.”

–St. Fidelis Read the rest…

Worldly Possessions

April 23

April 23

Feast of St. George, Martyr (? – 303?)

 

 “Saint George was a man who abandoned one army for another: he gave up the rank of tribune to enlist as a soldier for Christ … Clearly what he did serves to teach us a valuable lesson: if we are afraid to strip ourselves of worldly possessions, then we are unfit.”

 

                                               –St. Peter Damian on St. George Read the rest…

The Value of Good Works

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April 22, 2004
“A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things.”
                                                                        ~St. John of the Cross Read the rest…

Finding Joy in God

April 21

April 21

Feast of 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.”

                                                                            –St. Anselm Read the rest…