Where the Mother is, there also is the Son


June 17

Meditate often on the sorrows of the holy Mother, sorrows inseparable from those of her beloved Son. If you seek the Cross, there you will find the Mother and where the Mother is, there also is the Son.
                                                                        -St. Paul of the Cross

Deeper Needs and Greater Destinies


June 15

The great women always recall us to the deeper needs and the greater destinies; and so they try to save the world from the shallow, the slick, the facile, and the cruel, and to show us that the world of men is not meant to be either a battlefield or a laboratory, but a family.
                                                                                    –Gerald Vann, O. P.

Prayer


June 14

“Give up prayer, and you no longer see the inwardness of things; you see only the surface. And with nothing to go by but effects, statistics, and evidence supplied by natural perceptions, you arrive at the wrong conclusions.”
                                                                        -Dom Hubert Van Zeller

A Unique Quality of Woman


June 11

“A quality unique to woman is her singular sensitivity to moral values and an abhorrence of all which is low and mean; this quality protects her against the dangers of seduction and total surrender to sensuality.”

-St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Not for the perfect ones


June 10

       “Yes, we are all sinners, but let us never forget that we are saved sinners. It is obvious that we are going to stumble a million times between our birth and death. But when we look at the Gospel, we see immediately that God came, not for the perfect ones, but for sinners. That means each one of us.”
— Catherine Doherty

Immaculate Heart of Mary


June 9

The Daily Offering to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
“O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.
I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians;
I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.”