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A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015


A sure way for a Christian to grow rapidly in holiness is a conscientious effort to carry out God's will in all circumstances and at all times.

St. Vincent de Paul

 

Colossians 3:12

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015


Jesus has given us His Father to be our Father, making us children of the very Father of Whom He is the Son. He has given us His Holy Spirit to be our own spirit, and to teach, rule, and conduct us in all things.

St. John Eudes

 

John 14:25-26

I have told you this while I am with you.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    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015


If we are worth anything, it is not because we have more money or more talent, or more human qualities. Insofar as we are worth anything, it is because we are grafted on to Christ's life, his cross and resurrection. That is a person's measure.

Archbishop Oscar Romero

 

James 1:5-6

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015


I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining. I work, I suffer, and I love with no other witness than his heart. Anyone who is not prepared to suffer all for the Beloved and to do his will in all things is not worthy of the sweet name of Friend, for here below, Love without suffering does not exist.

St. Bernadette of Lourdes

 

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    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015


Open your hearts to the love God instills . . . God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Romans 5:5

God has poured out his love into our hearts. 

A DAILY DOSE    ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015


Through fasting and praying, we allow Christ to come and satisfy the deepest hunger that we experience in the depths of our being: the hunger and thirst for God.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

 

Matthew 6:1-4

Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. ‘So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015


On the day you cease to change, you cease to live.

Anthony de Mello SJ

 

Job 37:14

Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015


Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

Cardinal John Henry Newman

 

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015


I don't know of anything more beautiful than to co-operate with God in the salvation of souls.

Blessed Mary Theresa Ledochowska

 

Philippians 1:15-16

Of course, some preach Christ from envy and rivalry, others from good will.The latter act out of love, aware that I am here for the defense of the gospel

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015


It is not sinners, but the wicked who should despair; it is not the magnitude of one's crime, but contempt of God that dashes one's hopes.

St. Peter Damian

 

1 John 1:8-9

If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves,and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015


John is born of an old woman who is barren; Christ is born of a young woman who is a virgin. That John will be born is not believed, and his father is struck dumb; that Christ will be born is believed, and he is conceived by faith.

St. Augustine

 

Luke 2:15-18

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015


God wills only our good; God loves us more than anybody else can or does love us. His will is that no one should lose his soul, that everyone should save and sanctify his soul… God has made the attainment of our happiness, his glory.

St. Alphonsus de Ligouri

 

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

The last word, when all is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this concerns all humankind;because God will bring to judgment every work, with all its hidden qualities, whether good or bad.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015


For the man who loves God, it is sufficient to please the one he loves, and there is no greater recompense to be sought than the loving itself, for love is from God by the very fact that God himself is love.

Pope St. Leo the Great

 

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015


As water extinguishes fire, so prayer extinguishes the heat of the passions.

St. John Chrysostom

 

Proverbs 15:29

The LORD is far from the wicked, but hears the prayer of the just.

 

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015


Stumbling blocks or stepping stones—the choice is yours.

 

1 John 2:10

Whoever loves his brother remains in the light, and there is nothing in him to cause a fall.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015


If I were worthy of such a favor from my God, I would ask that he grant me this one miracle: that by His grace He would make of me a good man.    

St. Ansgar

 

Proverbs 3:3-6

Do not let love and fidelity forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Then will you win favor and esteem before God and human beings. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; in all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015


Do good while you still have time.

St. John Bosco

 

Titus 3:4

But let our people, too, learn to devote themselves to good works to supply urgent needs, so that they may not be unproductive. 

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015


All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be.

St. Francis de Sales

 

2 Corinthians 7:1

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015


Lord, my creator, you have protected me since I was in the cradle. You have taken me from the love of the world and given me patience to suffer.

St. Agatha of Sicily

 

Romans 5:3-5

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    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015


Labor without stopping; do all the good works you can while you still have the time.

St. John of God

 

James 1:22

Be doers of the word and not merely hearers.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 


No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or get all the credit for doing it.

Andrew Carnegie

 

Matthew 20:28

Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 


Forty days after Christmas, the Church celebrates this stirring joyful mystery that, in a certain way, anticipates both the sorrow of Good Friday and the joy of Easter. In the Eastern Tradition, this day is called the 'Feast of the Meeting,' because in the sacred space of the Temple of Jerusalem, the meeting takes place between God's graciousness and the expectation of the chosen people.

Pope Saint John Paul II

 

Luke 2:29-30

Now, Master, you may let your servant goin peace, according to your word,for my eyes have seen your salvation

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015 


Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.

Garrison Keillor

 

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.