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A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016


The crown of victory is promised only to those who engage in the struggle.

St. Augustine

 

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.


A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016


Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

 

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016


Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit.

St. Lucy

 

John 15:13

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016


The Our Father contains all the duties we owe to God, the acts of all the virtues and the petitions for all our spiritual and corporal needs.

St. Louis de Montfort

 

Matthew 6:10-13

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016


Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven. 

St. Rose of Lima

 

1 John 5:5

Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016


Tribulation is a gift from God — one that he especially gives His special friends. 

St. Thomas More

 

Mark 4:17

But they have no root; they last only for a time. Then when tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016


We are lifted up above earthly things by two wings: simplicity and purity. 

Thomas à Kempis 

 

Psalms 119:130 

The revelation of your words sheds light, gives understanding to the simple.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016


some things are '...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.'

Shakespeare

 

Isaiah 32:6

For the fool speaks folly, his heart plans evil: Godless actions, perverse speech against the LORD, letting the hungry go empty and the thirsty without drink.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016


Be faithful in little things for in them lies our strength. 

Blessed Mother Teresa 

 

John 11:40 

Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?”

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016


I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where the true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God himself. 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 

 

Hebrews 11:6 

But without faith it is impossible to please him for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016


Rich is the mercy of our God and abundantly does he bestow grace upon grace on those who love Him.

St. Elizabeth of Schonau 

 

John 1:16 

From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016


He who has God and everything has no more than he who has God alone. 

C. S. Lewis 

 

John 3:30 

He must increase, but I must decrease.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016


With his love, what a father can best give to his children is the faith that they can succeed. 

 

Colossians 3:21

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016


Fatherhood is a vocation in God’s service, to be not held lightly or frivolously, but with the serious determination of serious men.

Fr. Lawrence Lovasik

 

Psalm 103:13

As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016


He became what we are that He might make us what He is.

St. Athanasius the Great

 

John 6:38

because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016


We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves. For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds. 

Pope St. Clement I 

 

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? 

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. 

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016


First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

Thomas à Kempis 

 

Psalm 29:11

May the LORD give might to his people; may the LORD bless his people with peace!

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016


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

Fr. John Hardon 

 

Ephesians 1:7

In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016


God takes pleasure to see you take your little steps; and like a good father who holds his child by the hand, He will accommodate His steps to yours and will be content to go no faster than you.

St. Francis de Sales 

 

Psalm 86:11

Teach me thy way, O LORD, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016


Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet.

St. Augustine 

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016


Our lives do not get better by chance. 

Our lives get better by change. 

 

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      THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016


We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials. 

St. Teresa of Avila 

 

Isaiah 41:10 

Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

 

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016


What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? 

Thomas Merton 

 

Colossians 4:5-6 

Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you know how you should respond to each one.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016


You have never begrudged the martyrs their triumph but rather trained them for it. And so I am asking you to be consistent with the lessons you teach them. Just beg for me the courage and endurance not only to speak but also to will what is right, so that I may not only be called a Christian, but prove to be one. For if I prove myself to be a Christian by martyrdom, then people will call me one, and my loyalty to Christ will be apparent when the world sees me no more. 

St. Ignatius of Antioch 

 

Revelation 2:10 

Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

 

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016


Cease fighting. Lay down your arms, for we are told in Scripture not to render evil for good but to overcome evil by good. 

St. Boniface 

 

Romans 12:21 

Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016


For even if I am aware of many sins, what does it matter? Where sin abounded, grace has overflowed. And if the Lord’s mercies are from all ages forever, I too will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux 

 

Psalm 145:8

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in mercy.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 4 , 2016


Love begins in the heart-in our thoughts- and is usually expressed initially in our words. But it must not stop there; it must be lived out in our actions.

Fr. Andrew Apostli

 

Colossians 3:14-15

And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. 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      FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS


Keep looking at the Sacred Heart.

Why worry? You are His.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016


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 the Great

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016


Who except God can give you peace? 

Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart? 
St. Gerard Majella

 

Numbers 6:24-26

The LORD bless you and keep you!

The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!

The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!