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A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016


God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to allow no evil to exist.

St. Augustine

 

Isaiah 45:22

Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016


The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming others and no one thinks about reforming himself.

St. Peter of Alcantara

 

Psalm 51:13

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016


How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

 

Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016


If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you. Especially anticipate the needs of those who are ashamed to beg. To make them ask for alms is to make them buy it.

St. Thomas of Villanova

 

Ephesians 6:18

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016


Subtract self and selfishness to add God into your life and soul.

Fr. John Lombardi

 

2 Corinthians 8:8-9

I say this not by way of command, but to test the genuineness of your love by your concern for others. For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich.


A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016


There is nothing which edifies others so much as charity and kindness, by which, as by the oil in our lamp, the flame of good example is kept alive.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Titus 2:7

Show yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect, with integrity in your teaching, dignity

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016


Aug 26

Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.

St. Gregory of Nazianzus

 

James 4:7-8

So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.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      THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016


Seek what unites, not what divides.

St. Pope John XXIII

 

Romans 12:16

Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016


Talking about bulls is not the same as facing them in the ring.

Mexican Proverb

 

1 John 2:4-6

Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. This is the way we may know that we are in union with him: whoever claims to abide in him ought to live just as he lived

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016


The truth is we all need God. Like a fish that doesn’t know it is in water, the water is still vital for its existence. 

Carrie Gress 

 

Romans 9:16 

So it depends not upon a person’s will or exertion, but upon God, who shows mercy

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016


Look then at the high dignity that by God’s mercy belongs to our state in life. Obedience raise us beyond the limits of our littleness and puts us in harmony with God’s will. In boundless wisdom and care, His will guide us to act rightly. 

St. Maximilian Kolbe 

 

Psalm 100:3 

Know that the LORD is God,he made us, we belong to him,we are his people, the flock he shepherds.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016


The poor stretch out the hand, but God receives what is offered. 

St. Peter Chrysolgous 

 

Hebrews 13:16 

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind. 

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016


Charity is only as warm as those who administer it. 

Dorothy Day 

 

Proverbs 19:17 

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. 

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016


There is no redemption from hell. 

Pope Paul III 

 

Psalm 62: 2-3 

My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation. 

God alone is my rock and salvation,my fortress; I shall never fall. 

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016


As much as it hurts to let go, it often hurts more to hold on.

 

2 Timothy 2:15

Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation.

 

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016


You proceed from a false assumption… I have no ego to bruise.

Leonard Nimoy

 

Proverbs 11:2

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

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016


No peace without justice, no justice without forgiveness: I shall not tire of repeating this warning to those who, for one reason or another, nourish feelings of hatred, a desire for revenge or the will to destroy. 

Pope St. John Paul II 

 

Psalm 103:10-13 

He has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our wrongs deserve. For as the heavens tower over the earth, so his mercy towers over those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016


It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. It was fitting that she, who had carried the Creator as a child at her breast, should dwell in the divine tabernacles…it was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and the Handmaid of God. 

St. John Damascene 

 

Luke 1:46-48 

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.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016


Love never says ‘I have done enough.’ 

St. Marie-Eugenie de Jesus  

 

1 Corinthians 13:7-8a 

It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016


We are learning a great many clever things. The next great task will be to learn not to do them. 

G.K. Chesterton 

 

Philippians 4:9

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016


Be ever so engaged so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied. 

St. Jerome 

 

Hebrews 3:12-13 

Take care, brothers, that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God. 13Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,” so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.

 

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. 

Blessed Mother Teresa 

 

Hebrews 13:2 

Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.

 

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016


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

St. Augustine. 

 

Proverbs 9:10 

The beginning of wisdom is fear of the LORD,and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

 

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016


The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and those who nourish themselves with this honey produce sweet fruit. 

St. Anthony Padua 

 

James 3:13 

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016


By word of mouth, by letters, by miracles, and by the example of his own life, St. Paul bore the name of Jesus wherever he went. He praised the name of Jesus 'at all times,' but never more than when 'bearing witness to his faith.'” 

St. Bernadine of Sienna 

 

2 Timothy 1:8 

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016


Let us trust in Him who has placed this burden upon us. What we ourselves cannot bear let us bear with the help of Christ. For He is all-powerful, and He tells us: 'My yoke is easy, and my burden light. 

St. Boniface 

 

Matthew 11:28-30 

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016


When we have to reply to anyone who has insulted us, we should be careful to do it always with gentleness. A soft answer extinguishes the fire of wrath.

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

 

Proverbs 12:13

By the sin of their lips the wicked are ensnared, but the just escape from a tight spot.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016


In the tumult of passions and of adverse circumstances, there arises the dear hope of God’s inexorable mercy. Let us hurry confidently to the tribunal of penance where He, with fatherly anxiety, waits for us. 

St. Padre Pio 

 

Matthew 9:12-13 

He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words; I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016


I often think that when we come to adore the Lord, we would receive everything we ask for, if we would ask with living faith and with a pure heart. 

St. John Vianney 

 

Psalm 27:4 

One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: to dwell in the LORD’s house all the days of my life, to gaze on the LORD’s beauty, to visit his temple.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016


There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant and virtue endures: they are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other. 

St. Peter Chrsyologus 

 

Daniel 9:3-4 

I turned to the Lord God, to seek help, in prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. I prayed to the LORD, my God, and confessed, “Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your covenant and show mercy toward those who love you and keep your commandments and your precepts!

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016


Abortion does not end the life of a potential human being; it ends the life of an actual human being with great potential. 

Bryan Kemper 

 

Jeremiah 1:5 

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016


As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ. 

St. Cyril of Alexandria 

 

John 6:54 

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I will raise him on the last day.