Daily Gracelines ADVENTure Day 30

December 31
Day 30: Daily Gracelines:
Today is the final day of our ADVENTure with Mary
Theme: The third Sunday of Advent is all about JOY.  The third week of Advent begins on Guadete Sunday.  We are reminded of His birth and coming, and we await rejoicing!
Grace: I pray for the grace of joy as I await my Lord!  Regardless of what happens this week, I will rejoice in God.

Reflection: “May the Virgin Mary, whom today we venerate with the title of Mother of God, help us to contemplate the face of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. May she sustain us and accompany us in this New Year: and may she obtain for us and for the whole world the gift of peace. Amen!”

Challenge: Where is God leading you in 2019? Spend time with the Lord this week asking Jesus and Mary to send you the grace of wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Generous and Saving Effects of Prayer

January 31

Prayer is powerful! It fills the earth with mercy. The mercy and clemency obtained through the power of prayer will always produce its generous and saving effects in people.

                                                                        -St. Frances Cabrini Read the rest…

Dryness and Aridity

January 30

Dryness and aridity may be a trial sent from God. Bear it patiently. Remain humbly at his feet. Assure Him simply that you wish only what is pleasing to Him.

                                                            -St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier Read the rest…

Nourish Your Soul

January 29

Sometimes when I find myself spiritually in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly an Our Father or a Hail Mary. These prayers alone console me. They nourish my soul.

                                                                        -St. Therese of Lisieux Read the rest…

Leaving Your Thoughts at the Door

January 28

Leave at the door of the place where you are going to converse with God all extraneous thoughts, saying, with St. Bernard, “O my thoughts, wait here. After prayer we shall speak about other matters.

                                                                        -St. Alphonsus Liguori Read the rest…

Rooted in Charity

January 27

“Mothers and sisters most dear to me in Christ: in the first place strive with all your power and zeal to be open.  With the help of God, try to receive such good counsel that, led solely by the love of God and an eagerness to save souls, you may fulfill your charge.  Only if the responsibilities committed to you are rooted in this twofold charity will they bear beneficial and saving fruit.”

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Delight in Him

January 25

Meditation is the mother of the love of God, and contemplation is the daughter of the love of God. Contemplation is nothing other than taking delight in the goodness of Him Whom we have learned to know in meditation, and Whom we have learned to love by means of this knowledge.

                                                                        -St. Francis de Sales Read the rest…