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A Daily Dose May 31, 2011


Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did. St. Maximilian Kolbe

Luke 1:46-49

And Mary said: "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. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

 

A Daily Dose May 30, 2011


The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. St. Augustine

Ecclesiastes 3:8

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

A Daily Dose May 29, 2011


Those who live according to the spirit of the world are fond of pleasures and ease; but those who live according to the Spirit of God, study to purchase the kingdom of heaven by pain and tribulation. St. Conon the Elder

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.

 

A Daily Dose May 28, 2011


A good life is not necessarily a successful life.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Luke 1:49

The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name

 

A Daily Dose May 27, 2011


Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. Alphonse de Lamartine

Psalm 91:2

Say to the LORD, "My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust."

 

A Daily Dose May 26, 2011


Sufferings are a kind of paradise to him who suffers them with patience, while they are a hell to him who has no patience.

St. Philip Neri

Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence; it will have great recompense.

You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.

 

A Daily Dose May 25, 2011


A gentle maiden, having sheltered a God in her womb, asks as its price peace for the world, salvation for those who are lost, and life for the dead. St. Peter Chrysologus

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

A Daily Dose May 24, 2011


We can only really understand ourselves when we can see ourselves in everyone else Tolstoy

James 3:9

With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God

 

A Daily Dose May 23, 2011


Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a lofty vocation, God adorns the person chosen with all the gifts of the Spirit needed to fulfill the task at hand. St. Bernardine of Siena

Psalm 116:121-14

What may I give to the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will take the cup of salvation, and give praise to the name of the Lord. I will make the offering of my oath to the Lord, even before all his people.

 

A Daily Dose May 22, 2011


No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills; and the desire of one will be the desire of all; and the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God.

St. Anselm of Canterbury

John 6:40

For this is the will of God that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day

 

A Daily Dose May 21, 2011


Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve our God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Ezekiel 36:27-28

I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees.

You shall live in the land I gave your fathers; you shall be my people, and I will be your God

 

A Daily Dose May 20, 2011


We may well be surprised at some of the people we meet in heaven. But not as surprised, perhaps, as they will be to see us.

John 14:2

In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?

 

A Daily Dose May 19, 2011


Of all the things we have to do in this life, here is the hardest task, to die well. Sacred Space

Ecclesiastes 3:10-12

I have considered the task which God has appointed for men to be busied about.

He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men's ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.

I recognized that there is nothing better than to be glad and to do well during life.

 

A Daily Dose May 18, 2011


All our goodness is a loan; God is the owner.

St. John of the Cross

Psalm 116: 12-14

What may I give to the Lord for all the good things he has done for me?

I will take the cup of salvation, and give praise to the name of the Lord.

I will make the offering of my oath to the Lord, even before all his people.

 

A Daily Dose May 17, 2011


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein

John 10:79

So Jesus said again, Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

 

A Daily Dose May 16, 2011


Idleness is a pestilence to a Christian man; we ought always therefore to be doing something, especially when we are alone in our rooms, lest the devil should come in and catch us idle. St. Philip Neri

Psalm 34:2-4

I will bless the LORD at all times; praise shall be always in my mouth. My soul will glory in the LORD that the poor may hear and be glad.

Magnify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.

 

A Daily Dose May 15, 2011


Knock knock

Who’s there?

Jesus.

Great… is this a good visit or a bad one?

There are no bad visits from Me.

Revelations 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.

 

A Daily Dose May 14, 2011


Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess. John W. Gardner

Lamentations 3:23-26

They are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness. My portion is the LORD, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Good is the LORD to one who waits for him, to the soul that seeks him; It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the LORD.

 

A Daily Dose May 13, 2011


O Most Holy Virgin Mary

-Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary.

By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

Luke 1:42-43

"Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

 

A Daily Dose May 12, 2011


Unless we rely on God's power within us, we will yield to the pressures around us. Source Unknown

Ephesians 4:20-24

That is not how you learned Christ, assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God's way in righteousness and holiness of truth.

 

A Daily Dose May 11, 2011


If the world is cold make it your business to build fires.

Horace Traubel

Luke 24:32

"Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?"

 

A Daily Dose May 10, 2011


The trouble with quotes over the Internet is that you never know if they are genuine. Abraham Lincoln

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

 

A Daily Dose May 9, 2011


In my experience the bad days have been exceptions rather than rules. But some people face a lifetime of adversity… What if Romans 8:28 were more than a cliché? What if it always worked? Would it make a difference to you?

Robert J. Morgan

Romans 8:28

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

 

A Daily Dose May 8, 2011


Blessed are they who put themselves in the hands of Jesus. He will put himself in their hands.

Philippians 4:9

Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you.

 

A Daily Dose May 7, 2011


On a particularly difficult day a nurse prayed: 'O God, where are you? Why don't you send help?' 'I did,' God replied, 'I sent you. And as long as it takes, I will be with you whenever and wherever you honor human life.' Fr. James Krings

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who are his"

 

A Daily Dose May 6, 2011


To the servant of God… every place is the right place, and every time is the right time. St. Catherine of Siena

Hebrews 10:25

We should not stay away from our assembly, as is the custom of some, but encourage one another and this all the more as you see the day drawing near.

 

A Daily Dose May 5, 2011


Let married people remain on their cross of obedience, which is in marriage. It is best and most practical cross for them and one of the most demanding, in that there is almost continual activity.St. Francis de Sales

Hebrews 10:23-24

Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy.

We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.

 

A Daily Dose May 4, 2011


We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek-Jesus, her Son. St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Luke 1:26-28

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.

And coming to her, he said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you."

 

A Daily Dose May 3, 2011


"For twenty centuries she has been called blessed by people in all walks of life: intellectuals, illiterates, kings, warriors, tradesmen, men and women, infants and elderly: Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women." Francis Fernandez

Luke 1:46-49

And Mary said: "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.

The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

A Daily Dose May 2, 2011


The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

William Blake

Hebrews 8:12

For I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sins no more.

 

A Daily Dose May 1, 2011


Talent is God-given; be humble.

Fame is man-given; be grateful.

Conceit is self-given; be careful.

John Wooden

James 4:8, 10

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds.

Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.

 

 
 
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