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How idle it is to call certain things Godsends-as if there was anything else in the world.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
A Daily Dose
Features quotes and thoughts from near and far and from readers and sources unknown, along with related scripture verses. The more we put ourselves in a position for faith, the we find ourselves in a position for God's grace. Thanks for being here and catching a daily dose and sharing your faith and grace with us!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2017


No one heals himself by wounding another.

St. Ambrose

 

Colossians 3:13c

as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2017


The bible never once said 'Go figure it out.'

God has already done that.

Trust in His way, His will.

 

Romans 12:1-2

I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2017


Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.

St. Teresa of Calcutta

 

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the LORD has made;let us rejoice in it and be glad.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017


If you don’t deny yourself you will never be a soul of prayer.

St. Josemaría Escrivá

 

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017


Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential.

St. Padre Pio Pietrelcina

 

Luke 1:46-53

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.

The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him. He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY JUNE 5, 2017


It is only necessary to say energetically 'I will,' and all will go well.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Romans 15:1-3

We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, 'The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.'

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2017


Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

Pope St. John Paul II

 

Psalm 143: 8-12

Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Save me, O Lord, from my enemies; I have fled to you for refuge. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life. In your righteousness bring me out of trouble. In your steadfast love cut off my enemies, and destroy all my adversaries, for I am your servant." 

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017


Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

C. S. Lewis

 

Psalm 119:30-31

The way of loyalty I have chosen;I have kept your judgments.I cling to your testimonies, LORD;do not let me come to shame.


A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2017


God is always faithful in His promises, but He often surprises us in the way He fulfills them.

Pope Benedict XVI

 

Proverbs 23:26

My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017


The blessed lady, Mother of our Savior, may well be called a morning, since before her there was none without sin. After her, the most clear sun Christ Jesus showed his light to the world.
St. John Fisher


Ecclesiastes 11:5

Just as you do not know how the life breath enters the human frame in the mother’s womb, so you do not know the work of God, who is working in everything.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017


You have yet many things which you must give up, and unless you resign them entirely to God you will not obtain that which you ask.
Thomas à Kempis 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:14a

In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; God has made the one as well as the other.


A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017


When we appeal to the throne of grace we do so through Mary, honoring God by honoring His Mother, imitating Him by exalting her, touching the most responsive chord in the Sacred Heart of Christ with the sweet name of Mary.

St. Robert Bellarmine

 

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.


A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017 

MEMORIAL DAY


A United States national holiday for us all to stop and remember with sincere gratitude, pride and faith all those who have served and died for our country and the freedom we have to live in it today.

May this day be filled with memories of those gone before us who have brought our country this far as they gave their lives for our peace, our faith and our freedom. May God bring them comfort, rest and peace.

 

Joshua 1:9

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 


It is in the company of Jesus that you work for the glory of God."
St. John Baptist de la Salle

 

The Galatians 5:22-26

fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another." 

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017 


Humility is the pathway to knowledge.

Blessed Fulton Sheen

 

Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, disgrace comes; but with the humble is wisdom.


A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 


By meditating on the Incarnation, our devotion is kindled, and by remembering the example of God’s Mother, we are encouraged to lead a life of virtue. Such virtues are best achieved in the evening. We are weary after the day’s work and worn out by our distractions. The time for rest is near, and our minds are ready for contemplation.

St. Bede the Venerable

 

Jeremiah 29:12

When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 


It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.

Hans Urs von Balthasar

 

1 Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 


By the way, if you get mad at your Mac laptop and wonder who designed this demonic device, notice the manufacturer's icon on top: an apple with a bite out of it.

Peter Kreeft

 

Genesis 3:2-3

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 


Be peace-loving. Peace is a precious treasure to be sought with great zeal. You are well aware that our sins arouse God’s anger. You must change your life, therefore, so that God in his mercy will pardon you. What we conceal from men is known to God. Be converted, then, with a sincere heart. Live your life that you may receive the blessing of the Lord. Then the peace of God our Father will be with you always.

St. Francis of Paola

 

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017 


The world offers you comfort; but you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness.

Pope Benedict XVI

 

Deuteronomy 28:1

If you diligently obey the voice of the LORD, your God, carefully observing all his commandments which I give you today, the LORD, your God, will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 


There are two the things the devil is deadly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament.

St. John Bosco

 

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 


Do not seek to be regarded as somebody, don't compare yourself to others in anything. Leave the world, mount the cross, discard all earthly things, shake the dust from off your feet.
St. Barsanuphius

 

Ephesians 1:3-6

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017 


I have been all things unholy; if God can work through me, He can work through anyone.

St. Francis of Assisi

 

2 Samuel 22:26-28

With the loyal you show yourself loyal; with the blameless you show yourself blameless; with the pure you show yourself pure, and the with the crooked you show yourself perverse. You deliver a humble people, but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 


Faith is a habit of the mind whereby eternal life is begun in us, making the intellect assent to what is non-apparent.

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 


For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray - that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy.
St. Faustina Kowalska

 

Ephesians 2:4-7

But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017 


Heaven is filled with converted sinners of all kinds, and there is room for more.
St. Joseph Cafasso

 

Luke 6:45

The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017 


Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them, every day begin the task anew.
St. Francis de Sales

 

Job 19:25-26

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017 


Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword; wear humility rather than fine clothes.

St. Dominic

 

Psalm 34:15-18

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 


We must faithfully keep what we have promised. If through human weakness we fail, we must always without delay arise again by means of holy penance, and give our attention to leading a good life and to dying a holy death. May the Father of all mercy, the Son by his holy passion, and the Holy Spirit, source of peace, sweetness and love, fill us with their consolation.

St. Colette

 

John 8:31-32

Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, 'If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 


Have caution in not allowing yourself to be struck down by adversity nor becoming vain by prosperity.

St. Clare of Assisi

 

Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 


As we choose what ails us, we choose also what fails us. Let us then choose to walk in as much light as Christ gives us.

 

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 


We are all sinners but God heals us with an abundance of grace, mercy and tenderness.

Pope Francis

 

2 Corinthians 12:9

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017 


Wherever God has put you that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much love we put into it.

St. Mother Teresa

 

Ephesians 4:1

I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 


There will be those days we face Goliaths in our lives that God will call us to find the David within us.

 

1 Samuel 17:46-47

Today the LORD shall deliver you into my hand; I will strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will feed your dead body and the dead bodies of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field; thus the whole land shall learn that Israel has a God. All this multitude, too, shall learn that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves. For the battle belongs to the LORD, who shall deliver you into our hands

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 


While the world changes, the cross stands firm.
St. Bruno

 

1 Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 


Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.
St. Catherine of Siena

 

Proverbs 2:6-8

The Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly, guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his faithful ones.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 


Whenever I go to the chapel, I put myself in the presence of our good Lord, and I say to Him, 'Lord, here I am. Tell me what You would have me do.' If He gives me some task, I am content and I thank Him. If He gives me nothing, I still thank Him since I do not deserve to receive anything more than that. And then, I tell God everything that is in my heart. I tell Him about my pains and my joys, and then I listen. If you listen, God will also speak to you, for with the good Lord, you have to both speak and listen. God always speaks to you when you approach Him plainly and simply.
St. Catherine Laboure

 

Luke 6:27-31

But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. ... Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017 


Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed.

St. Camillus

 

Colossians 3:14-15

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 


Since Christ Himself has said, 'This is My Body' who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?”

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

 

John 6:55-56

For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017 


Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist. but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

G. K. Chesterton

 

2 Chronicles 30:9

If you return to the LORD, your kinfolk and your children will find mercy with their captors and return to this land. The LORD, your God, is gracious and merciful and he will not turn away his face from you if you return to him.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 


Let us not hear words of contempt or condone, but only words of love and mercy that invite us to conversion.

Pope Francis

 

Joel 2:13

Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, and relenting in punishment.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 


Let us strive to make constant progress: we ought to feel great alarm if we do not find ourselves advancing, for without doubt the evil one must be planning to injure us in some way; it is impossible for a soul that has come to this state not to go still farther, for love is never idle. Therefore it is a very bad sign when one comes to a standstill in virtue.

St. Teresa of Avila

 

Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 


The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.

St. Vincent de Paul


Romans 12:3

For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 


Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

St. Augustine


Isaiah 58:10

If you lavish your food on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;then your light shall rise in the darkness,and your gloom shall become like midday

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 


We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

 

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 


The last degree of love is when He gave Himself to us to be our Food; because He gave Himself to be united with us in every way.

St. Bernardine of Siena

 

John 6:55-56

For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 


Here is a rule for everyday life: Do not do anything which you cannot offer to God.

St. Jean Marie Vianney

 

Proverbs 2:1-5

My child, if you accept my words and treasure up my commandments within you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding; if you seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures—then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 


Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls."

St. Rose of Lima

 

Matthew 10:32-33

Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven."

A DAILY DOSE     DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 


Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hands are crowned with mercy.'”

Diary of St. Faustina

No. 301

 

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn the meaning of the word, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’

I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.

A DAILY DOSE     EASTER SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 


The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

St. Mother Teresa

 

Romans 13:10

Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.

A DAILY DOSE     EASTER FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 


Remember, you will be faulted not because you are ignorant against your will, but because you neglect to seek out what makes you ignorant.

St. Augustine

 

Psalm 119:11-12

In my heart I treasure your promise, that I may not sin against you. Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes.


A DAILY DOSE     EASTER THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 


I urge you with all the strength of my soul to approach the Eucharistic Table as often as possible. Feed on this Bread of the Angels from which you will draw the strength to fight inner struggles."

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

 

John 6:32-33

So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

A DAILY DOSE     EASTER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017 


If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first with all your heart. Ask him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire.

St. Vincent Ferrer

 

Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.This is the greatest and the first commandment.The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."

A DAILY DOSE     EASTER TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017 


It is not the finest wood that feeds the fire of Divine love, but the wood of the Cross.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

1 Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

A DAILY DOSE     EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017 


How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate! In the cross there is no mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise: it is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death but life, not darkness but light. This tree does not cast us out of paradise, but opens the way for our return.

St. Theodore the Studite

 

Romans 14:7-9

None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself.For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

A DAILY DOSE     EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017 


O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages." 

St. John Chrysostom

 

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

And when this which is corruptible clothes itself with incorruptibility and this which is mortal clothes itself with immortality, then the word that is written shall come about 

“Death is swallowed up in victory.

Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sinand the power of sin is the law.

But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

A DAILY DOSE     HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017 


This is the most blessed Sabbath on which Christ sleeps, but on the third day he shall rise again. Therefore, O Lord our God, we sing to you a hymn, a song to your burial: By your burial you have opened for us the gates of life, and by your death you have slain death and hell. O God, our deliverer, blessed are you!

 

Romans 6:4

We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.

A DAILY DOSE     GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 


The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting man was nailed to ; yet it was mightier than the world and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.

Augustus William Hare

 

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 


Therefore, my brother, scorned as you are by men, lashed as it were by God, do not despair. Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let words of thanks break from your lips.

St. Peter Damian

 

Matthew 10:27-28

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 


I urge you to remain steadfast in faith, so that at last we will all reach heaven and there rejoice together."

St. Andrew Kim Taegon

 

Ecclesiastes 7:20-21

Surely there is no one on earth so righteous as to do good without ever sinning. Do not give heed to everything that people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you; your heart knows that many times you have yourself cursed others.

 

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 


Do not look for the faults of your friend. Do not repeat the shortcomings of your neighbors in your talk. You are not the judge of creation. You do not have dominion over the earth. If you love righteousness, admonish your soul and yourself. Be the judge of your own sins, and chastise your own transgressions.

St. Ephrem the Syrian

 

Psalm 18:7

In my distress I called upon the LORD and cried out to my God; from his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017 


At each step we can admire the grandeur, the power, the goodness of God. How bountifully He provides for all our wants—I would even say for our pleasures!

St. Théodore Guérin

 

Isaiah 66:2

Thus says the Lord: 'Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool; what is the house which you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.'" 

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017 


Faith is like a bright ray of sun light.

It enables us to see God in all things as well as all things in God.

St. Francis de Sales

 

John 14:27-28

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017 


When we work, we work. When we pray, God works

 J. Hudson Taylor

 

Habakkuk 3:19

God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 


It is no mere coincidence that both the words ‘sin’ and ‘lie’ have ‘I’ in the center of each. Setting ourselves apart from them, we find ourselves in Him.

 

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017 


Prayer and life are co-extensive: you pray as you live, and you live as you pray

Alex Rebello

 

Hebrews 12:14

Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 


All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 


The most potent prayer before God is the prayer of action.

Fr. John Hardon

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

If then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 


If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

Romans 15:5-6

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 


If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbor, you should approach God first with all your heart. Ask him simply to fill you with charity, the greatest of all virtues; with it you can accomplish what you desire.

St. Vincent Ferrer

 

Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.This is the greatest and the first commandment.The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 


No man can attain to the knowledge of God but by humility. The way to mount high is to descend.

Blessed Giles of Assisi

 

John3:30

He must increase; I must decrease.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 


May we never risk the life of our souls by being resentful or by bearing grudges.

St. Gregory of Nyssa

 

Proverbs 23:17

Do not let your heart envy sinners, but only those who always fear the LORD

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017 


Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done.

St. Martin de Tours

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18-19

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Do not quench the Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017 


When you die you don’t want people to just say, “He was a good guy” or “She was a nice girl”. You want them to say, “WHOA. That was intense!”
Fr. Mike Schmitz

 

Luke 9:23

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017 


The company you keep helps determine the trouble you meet.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
C.S. Lewis

 

Galatians 5:13

For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.

A person is never so empty as when he is full of self.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017 


Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.

St. Mother Teresa

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017 


By your work you show what you love and what you know.

St. Bruno

 

1 Peter 5:6

So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 


Do not lose courage considering your own imperfections.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 


People hate the truth for the sake of whatever it is that they love more than the truth.

They love truth when it shines warmly on them, and hate it when it rebukes them.

St. Augustine

 

John 18:37-38

So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?"

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 


We've been taught that God did not make the world for no reason, but for the sake of the human race. As I said before, he takes pleasure in those who imitate his attributes, and is displeased with those who embrace what is worthless, whether in word or deed.

St. Justin Martyr

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 


Extend your mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His Mercy from us?

St. Vincent de Paul

 

Psalm 51:3-4

Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love; in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions. Thoroughly wash away my guilt; and from my sin cleanse me

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 


Pray with great confidence, with confidence based on the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray."

St. Louis De Montfort

 

Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017 


When God breathed His Spirit into Adam, it was not only to make him a living creature. That same Holy Spirit also gave him insight into the things of God. We, as creatures, cannot hope to understand the mysteries of our faith on our own, but with the gift of the Spirit we have an insight into those mysteries from within our own hearts.

St. Francis de Sales

 

John 14:26

The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017 


Now there's no one who approaches God with a true and upright heart who isn't tested by hardships and temptations. So in all these temptations see to it that even if you feel them, you don't consent to them. Instead, bear them patiently and calmly with humility and longsuffering.

St. Albert the Great

 

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017 


The only cure for sagging or fainting faith is Communion.

J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Luke 14:15

One of his fellow guests on hearing this said to him, “Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.”

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 


The most potent prayer before God is the prayer of action.

Fr. John Hardon

 

James 5:16

The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 


This is the great work of man: always to take the blame for his own sins before God and to expect temptation to his last breath.

St. Anthony of the Desert

 

Colossians 4:2-6

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. . . . Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 


The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.

Pope St. Gregory I

 

1 John 3:18

Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 


Since Christ Himself has said, 'This is My Body' who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

 

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017 


Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

Ephesians 3:17-19

And that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 


Where there is no love, put love -- and you will find love.

St. John of the Cross

 

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world. And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 


In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.
St. John of the Cross

 

James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 


Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

St. Augustine

 

Sirach 2:4

You that fear the Lord, trust in him, and your reward will not be lost.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 


Instead of someone getting on your nerves, they could be giving you an opportunity for holiness.

 

Philippians 2:5

Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 


I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.

St. Faustina

 

Mark 5:36

Do not be afraid; just have faith

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 


Act, and God will act, work and He will work.

St. Joan of Arc

 

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen hands that are feeble, make firm knees that are weak. Say to the fearful of heart: Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 


Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us. What we really are consists in what God knows us to be.
St. John Berchmans

 

Ephesians 3:18-19

I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017 


It is by endurance that you will secure possession of your souls (Luke 21:18). The possession of a soul means the undisturbed mastery of oneself, which is the secret of inner peace, as distinguished from a thousand agitations which make it fearful, unhappy, and disappointed. Only when a soul is possessed can anything else be enjoyed. Our Lord here meant patience in adversity, trial, and persecution. At the end of three hours on the Cross, He would so possess His soul that He would render it back to the Heavenly Father.

Fulton J. Sheen

 

Ephesians 3:18-19

I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017 


He does not come down from Heaven each day to stay in the gold ciborium. He comes down to find another Heaven He cherishes infinitely more than the first, the Heaven of our souls, made in His image, living temples of the Most Blessed Trinity!

St. Therese of Lisieux

 

John 6:38

Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 


Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.
St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

1 John 2:3-6

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, 'I have come to know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 


It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name.
St. Ignatius of Antioch

 

2 Timothy 2:24-26

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth, and that they may escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 


Put aside your hatred and animosity. Take pains to refrain from sharp words. If they escape your lips, do not be ashamed to let your lips produce the remedy, since they have caused the wounds. Pardon one another so that later on you will not remember the injury. The recollection of an injury is itself wrong. It adds to our anger, nurtures our sin and hates what is good. It is a rusty arrow and poison for the soul. It puts all virtue to flight."

St. Francis of Paola

 

1 John 1:5-7

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

A DAILY DOSE     ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 


The fast of Lent has no advantage to us unless it brings about our spiritual renewal. It is necessary while fasting to change our whole life and practice virtue. Turning away from all wickedness means keeping our tongue in check, restraining our anger, avoiding all gossip, lying and swearing. To abstain from these things— herein lies the true value of the fast.

St. John Chrysostom

 

1 Peter 1:13-16

Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.'