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A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017


The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Paulo Coelho

 

Ephesians 6:10-12

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 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

 

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017


God is Love. We eventually have to ask ourselves the question; why was Love nailed to a cross?

St. Pope John Paul II

 

1 John 4:9-11

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017


Peace is defined as harmony among those who are divided. When, therefore, we end the civil war within our nature and cultivate peace within ourselves, we become at peace.

St. Gregory of Nyssa

 

John 16:33 

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017


Our Savior went to the wedding feast to make holy the origins of human life.

St. Cyril of Alexandria

 

Ecclesiastes 4:12

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017


Nothing but self-will can separate us from God

St Alphonsus Ligouri

 

Ezekiel 18:30-32

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed against me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel?  For I have no pleasure in the death of any one, says the Lord GOD; so turn, and live.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017


We stumble and fall constantly even when we are enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen. 

Thomas Merton

 

Isaiah 40:28

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.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017


Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them. 

Francis de Sales

 

Sirach 3:17-20 

My son, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find mercy in the sight of God. Many are lofty and famous, but to the humble he reveals his plan. For great is the power of the Lord; by the humble he is glorified.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017


The Cross is the way to Paradise, but only when it is borne willingly. 

St. Paul of the Cross 

 

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. 

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017


One should not say that it is impossible to reach a virtuous life; but one should say that it is not easy. Nor do those who have reached it find it easy to maintain.

St. Anthony of the Desert

 

Sirach 11:22

God’s blessing is the lot of the righteous, and in due time their hope bears fruit.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017


As the pilot of a vessel is tried in the storm; as the wrestler is tried in the ring, the soldier in the battle, and the hero in adversity: so is the Christian tried in temptation.

St. Basil the Great

 

James 1:13

No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017


If we wish to be pleasing to Christ, then let us bear one another’s burdens and in charity pray for one another, for God is in each of us, and each of us is in God.

Thomas à Kempis

 

Galatians 6:2-3

Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deluding himself.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017


Trials, tribulation, anguish, anxiety are permitted by the very One Who gives peace.

Blessed Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

Wisdom 2:5-6

For in fire gold is tested, and the chosen, in the crucible of humiliation. Trust in God, and he will help you; make your ways straight and hope in him.


A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017


When you and I love God or one another, by virtue of our baptism, we love of the same quality as Christ. 

Archbishop Allen Vigneron 

 

1 Timothy 2:5 

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus 

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017


If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its Master's presence. And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back and place it again in Our Lord's presence, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour would be very well employed.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Wisdom 6:11

Desire therefore my words; long for them and you will be instructed.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017


We have received baptism, entrance into the Church, and the honor of being called Christians. Yet what good will this do us if we are Christians in name only and not in fact?

St. Andrew Kim Taegon

 

Colossians 1:13-14

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017


Cheerfulness and joy were Our Lady’s strength. This made her a willing handmade of God… If we are to be true handmaids of the Lord, then we too, each day, must go cheerfully in haste over the hills of difficulties.

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Luke 1:46-47

And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017


You must accept your cross; if you bear it courageously, it will carry you to heaven.

St. John Vianney

 

Wisdom 14:7

For blessed is the wood by which righteousness comes.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017


Even when there seems to be no reason, that is another reason to pray.

 

Deuteronomy 3:22

Do not fear them, for it is the LORD, your God, who will fight for you.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017


If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. 

If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything.

St. Bonaventure

 

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017


God places more value on good will in all we do than on the works themselves. Therefore, whether we give ourselves to God in the work of contemplation or whether we serve the needs of our neighbor by good works, we accomplish these things because the love Christ urges us on.

St. Lawrence Justinian

 

Sirach 15:18-19

Immense is the wisdom of the LORD; mighty in power, he sees all things. The eyes of God behold his works, and he understands every human deed. 

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017


If more Catholics spent more time in Eucharistic adoration, I think two things would happen: many who have abandoned the regular practice of the faith might well rediscover it. And those who have acquired the bad habit of arriving late for Mass and leaving early might want to linger instead — to spend time with the Lord who thirsts for our Love.

Archbishop William E. Lori 

 

John 6:53

Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017


God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.

C.S. Lewis 

 

John 1:2-4

He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017


There are in truth three states of the converted: the beginning, the middle, and the perfection. In the beginning, they experience the charms of sweetness; in the middle, the contests of temptation; and in the end, the fullness of perfection.

Pope St. Gregory I 

 

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     SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017


Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love. 

St. Teresa of Avila 

 

1 John 5:14

And we have this confidence in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017


When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus. 

St. Rose of Lima 

 

Hebrews 6:10 

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017


Jesus Christ, may your death be my life and in your dying may I learn how to live.
May your struggles be my rest, Your human weakness my courage. 
Your embarrassment my honor, Your passion my delight.
Your sadness my joy, in Your humiliation may I be exalted.
In a word, may I find all my blessings in Your trials.
Amen.

St. Peter Faber

 

2 Corinthians 2:10-11

Any one whom you forgive, I also forgive. What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, to keep Satan from gaining the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017


Jesus never scolded anyone coming to Him seeking mercy. 

St. Leonard of Port Maurice 

 

Matthew 9:13 

Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017


Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. 

St. Francis de Sales 

 

Titus 3:5 

He saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017


Until we have a passionate love for our Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament, we shall accomplish nothing. 

St. Peter Julian Eymard 

 

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017


Do not be afraid to be holy! Have the courage and the humility to present yourselves to the world determined to be holy, since full, true freedom is born from holiness.

St. Pope John Paul II


Hebrews 12:14

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

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017


Just get to know God better. Because God is faithful, the better you know Him, the more you will trust Him.

John Ortberg


2 Timothy 3:14-17

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.


A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016


No one reaches the kingdom of heaven except by humility.

St. Augustine

 

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016


If you spend more time praying for people instead of talking about them, you’ll get far better results.

 

Proverbs 14:25

The truthful witness saves lives,but whoever utters lies is a betrayer.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016


In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.

Pope Benedict XVI

 

John 6:53–56

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him"

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016


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

St. Martin de Tours

 

Matthew 6:10

Thy kingdom come,Thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016


It is better to be silent and a Christian, than to talk and not be a Christian. It is good to teach—if the teacher also acts.

St. Ignatius of Antioch


Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016


Darkness is scattered only by light.

Light is made brighter by our faith.

Faith made more evident by our prayer.


Jude 1:20-21

But you beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit.

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      SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2016


It's Christmas time every time you let God love others through you.

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Matthew 1:21

She will bear a son and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sin