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A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014


Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.

St. Pope John Paul II

 

Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom; whatever else you get, get understanding.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014


The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.

St. Pope John XXIII 

 

John 3:30

He must increase; I must decrease.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014


What do you possess if you possess not God? 

St. Augustine

 

Acts 17:26-27

He made from onethe whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions,so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014


Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. 

G.K. Chesterton

 

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits and I hope for his word

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014


The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. 

Louis Pasteur 

 

2 Samuel 22:31 

God’s way is unerring; the LORD’s promise is tried and true;he is a shield for all who trust in him.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014


Patience is the companion of wisdom. 

St. Augustine 

 

James 3:13 

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014


The most fundamental need we have in our lives is to beg God for His forgiveness.

Fr. John Hardon 


Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. 

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014


Let us never give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day. Do not give in to pessimism and discouragement. We have the firm certainty that the Holy Spirit gives the Church with His mighty breath, the courage to persevere and also to seek new methods of evangelization, to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Pope Francis


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, AUGUST 22, 2014


Though we may think otherwise, God cannot not love us.

 

Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. 

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014


The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. 

Pablo Casals 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good both for each other and for all.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014


Of course we cannot bring about an experience of God through our own efforts. Such can only be given to us. It is sheer gift. But when we wait with open hands and undefended heart, God DOES come. We do experience God's presence. We have God's word on it. 

Peter G. Van Bremen 

 

Jeremiah  29:13-14 

When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find Me with you, says the Lord.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014


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 


Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014


Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven.

Pope St. Pius X

 

John 6:32-35

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.” 

So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014


If you judge people, you have no time to love them. 

Blessed Mother Teresa


1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014


You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for your mother.... God is one and Christ is one, and his Church is one; one is the faith, and one is the people cemented together by harmony into the strong unity of a body.... If we are the heirs of Christ, let us abide in the peace of Christ; if we are the sons of God, let us be lovers of peace.

St. Cyprian 


Romans 8: 16-17

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION 


The Mother of Emmanuel ought to be the first of creatures in sanctity and in beauty. If it became her to be free from all sin from the very first, and if such as was her beginning, such was her end--her conception immaculate and her death an assumption--if she died, but revived and is exalted on high, what is befitting in the children of such a Mother, but an imitation, of her devotion, her meekness, her simplicity, her modesty, and her sweetness?

Blessed John Henry Newman

 

Luke 1:39-42

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014


A faithful leader knows when to release her hold on the world and the world's ways. Because every godly leader understands she is just a servant using her natural gifts while waiting to be ushered into God's purpose and presence. 

Victoria Lowe

 

1 Corinthians 4:20-21

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a gentle spirit?

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014


Christ, like a skillful physician, understands the weakness of men. He loves to teach the ignorant and the erring he turns again to his own true way. He is easily found by those who live by faith and to those of pure eye and holy heart, who desire to knock at the door, he opens immediately.

St. Hippolytus

 

Matthew 18:19-20

Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014


God is more faithful to us, than we are to ourselves.

Peter G. Van Breemen


John 10:10

I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. 

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014


Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.

St. Clare of Assisi

 

Proverbs 1:33

But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm. 

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014


We can never attain to perfection while we have an affection for any imperfection. 

St. Francis de Sales 

 

Isaiah 40: 28-31 

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is God from of old, creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny. He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. 

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014


The peace in our hearts leads to the trust in ours souls, then to the faith in our God.


Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014


A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. 

It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.

St. Dominic de Guzman

 

Hebrews 12:2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014


Even if all the saints and every single creature should abandon you, Jesus will always be near you, whatever your need.

St. Cajetan

 

1 Peter 5:6 

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014


Once you begin to believe there is help 'out there,' you will know it to be true. 

St. Bartholomew 

 

John 14:1 

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014


One day in a moment of great crisis, I came to understand the words of my [dying] father, 'If I die, it will be glory; if I live, it will be grace.' That faith was his evening star--the faith in a power greater than man.

William O. Douglas from


Ephesians 2:7-8

…that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014


God speaks to us, without ceasing, by His good inspirations; He sends us good thoughts, good desires. In youth, in old age, in all the misfortunes of life, He exhorts us to receive His grace, and what use do we make of His warnings? At this moment, even, are we cooperating rightly with grace?

St. John Vianney

 

2 Corinthians 6:1-2

Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says:  “In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

C.S. Lewis


John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014


God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis


Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014


Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, we who are receiving the unshakable kingdom should have gratitude, with which we should offer worship pleasing to God in reverence and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.