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A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015


I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the Church has done so often in human history.

Cardinal Francis George

 

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015


Darkness can only be scattered by light; hatred can only be conquered by love.

Pope St. John Paul II

 

John 12:35-36

Jesus said to them, “The light will be among you only a little while. Walk while you have the light, so that darkness may not overcome you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015


We become what we love.

Who we love shapes what we become.

St. Clare of Assisi

 

1 John 4:17

In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015


People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains.

At the huge waves of the seas.

At the long course of the rivers.

At the vast compass of the ocean.

At the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.

St. Augustine

 

Psalm 139:14

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015


If we wish to keep peace with our neighbor, we should never remind anyone of his natural defects.

St. Philip Neri

 

Romans 15:1-2

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him.

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015


Life on earth, however desirable and good in itself, is not the final purpose for which man is created; it is only the way and the means to that attainment of truth and that love of goodness in which the full life of the soul consists. It is the soul, which is made after the image and likeness of God.

Pope Leo XIII

 

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015


By being calm we show that we trust in God.

 

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015


I don't think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.

Nicholas Sparks

 

Hebrews 11:1

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidenceof things not seen.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015


Never be hurried in anything. Do all things calmly and in a spirit of repose. Do not lose your inward peace even if everything seems to be going wrong.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015


The Church is intolerant in principle because she believes; she is tolerant in practice because she loves.

The enemies of the Church are tolerant in principle because they do not believe; they are intolerant in practice because they do not love.

Rev. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

 

James 4:4

Adulterers! Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015


Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. 

Mother Teresa

 

Philippians 2:4

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015


The longest journey you'll ever take is from your head to your heart.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015


A single act of love makes the soul return to life. Let us often make use of this means.

St. Maximilian Kolbe

 

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015


The saints, every one of them, did not all begin well. But they all ended well.

St. John Vianney

 

Romans 5:4

And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015


Many of us spend our time-our whole lives-running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.

St. Bartholomew

 

Romans 8:18

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015


See the Catholic Church not by those who barely live its spirit but by the example of those who live closest in it.

Blessed Fulton Sheen

 

John 17:9-10

I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine; all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015


In the joyous moments, praise God.

In the difficult moments, seek God.

In the quiet moments, trust God.

In every moment, thank God.

 

Lamentations 3:23, 27-28

Great is thy faithfulness.

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone in silence when he has laid it on him

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015


Prayer cleanses us of expectations and allows holy will, providence, and life itself an entry. What could be more worth the effort or the non-effort?

Thomas Moore

 

2 Timothy 2:26

and that they may return to their senses out of the devil’s snare, where they are entrapped by him, for his will.

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015


True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.    

St. Jerome

 

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.


A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015


Leave the broken, irreversible past in God's hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.

Oswald Chambers

 

Philippians 1:21

For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015


Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

 

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.Your every act should be done with love.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015


Many would be willing to have afflictions provided that they not be inconvenienced by them.

St. Francis de Sales

 

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       SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015


I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.

Dorothy Day

 

1 John 4:8

Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015


Joy and sorrow are this ocean and in their every ebb and flow
Now the Lord a door has opened that all Hell could never close
Here I'm tested and made worthy tossed about but lifted up
In the reckless raging fury that they call the love of God.

Rich Mullins

 

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.

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015


The love of man and woman, capable of generating life, is a sign that points to God.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

 

1 John 4:7

Let us love one another,1 for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God2 and knows God.3

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015


I have been driven many times to my knees, by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Jeremiah 29:12

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

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015


God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.

St. John Vianney

Luke 18:1

Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015


Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.

Pope Paul VI

 

2 John 1:12

Although I have much to write to you, I do not intend to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and to speak face to face so that our joy may be complete

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015


If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.

Thomas Merton

 

Matthew 10:28

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015


Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God's sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.
Thomas à Kempis

 

2 Timothy 2:12

If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015


I realize that I am unable, unworthy and incapable of anything, but if You Lord wish it, You can make me do marvelous things... I no longer have anything of my own, I am entirely Yours, and Yours in the way that You love best.

St. Bartholomea Capitanio

 

James 4:7-8,10

Give in to God: resist the devil, and he will run away from you. The nearer you go to God, the nearer he will come to you. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.