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A Daily Dose  Friday, May 31, 2013


One of the most beautiful moments in history was that when pregnancy met pregnancy -when child bearers became the first heralds of the King of Kings…Nothing so provokes the service of the needy as the consciousness of one's own unworthiness when visited by the grace of God. The handmaid of the Lord becomes the handmaid of Elizabeth. This is precisely what took place in the Visitation.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 

Luke 1:41-45

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “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? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

A Daily Dose  Thursday, May 30, 2013


When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down.

St. Josemaria Escriva

 

Luke 1:49-50

The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.

A Daily Dose  Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.

Blessed  Mother Teresa

 

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.

A Daily Dose  Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Keep praying, but be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your prayers.

William Culbertson

 

James 1:5-6

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously andungrudgingly, 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  Monday, May 27, 2013


Every day is the right day for the lost sheep to return to the care of the tender shepherd who calls to it and goes out to seek it with great longing. Any day, any week, a sinner may return to God.

Blessed Pope John XXIII

 

Proverbs 10:9

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

A Daily Dose  Sunday, May 26, 2013


Do I measure my worth—who I am, what I do—by what I have or by what I give away?

 

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

A Daily Dose  Saturday, May 25, 2013


Do not pursue spectacular deeds. What matters is the gift of yourself, the degree of love that you put into each one of your actions.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

1 Timothy 4:15-16

Be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to everyone.Attend to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in both tasks, for by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.

A Daily Dose  Thursday, May 23, 2013


St. Augustine says that it is the great fault of men to want to enjoy things which they are only meant to use, and to use those which they are only meant to enjoy.

We ought to enjoy spiritual things, and only use those which are material; but when we turn the use of these latter into enjoyment, the reasonable soul becomes degraded to a mere brutish level.

From Intro to a Devout Life, St. Francis de Sales

 

Proverbs 4:10-13

Hear, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life shall be many. On the way of wisdom I direct you, I lead you on straight paths.

When you walk, your step will not be impeded, and should you run, you will not stumble. Hold fast to instruction, never let it go; keep it, for it is your life.

A Daily Dose  Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Lord, may I appreciate all that you send my way today.

The will of God is not to send us the disaster, but to send us the disaster to overcome.

Rabbi Kushner

 

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

A Daily Dose  Tuesday, May 21, 2013


The Church needs resolute, consistent, and faithful witnesses who, in the face of widespread doubts and disbelief on many levels in society today, will show in word and deed their commitment to the ever living Christ.

Blessed Pope John Paul II

 

James 2:12-13

Always speak and act as men destined for judgment under the law of freedom. Merciless is the judgment on the man who has not shown mercy; but mercy triumphs over judgment.

A Daily Dose   Monday, May 20, 2013


Isaiah 2:5

House of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!

 

The best way to become like God is to grow in our knowledge and love of Jesus of Nazareth. In the process, I will come to love Jesus and become more like him.

William A. Barry, S.J.

 

Proverbs 16:3

Entrust your works to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

A Daily Dose   Sunday, May 19, 2013


Temptations, discouragement and unrest are the wares offered by the enemy. Remember this: if the devil makes noise, it is a sign that he is still outside and not yet within. That which must terrify us is his peace and concord with the human soul. That which comes from Satan begins with calmness and ends in storm, indifference and apathy.

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

 

John 7:16-17

Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not my own but is from the one who sent me. Whoever chooses to do his willshall know whether my teaching is from God or whether I speak on my own.

A Daily Dose  Saturday, May 18, 2013


Think about God who rejoices the heart and not about vain things which pollute the heart.

St. Felix of Cantalice

 

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

A Daily Dose  Friday, May 17, 2013


God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

 

1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

A Daily Dose  Thursday, May 16, 2013


It is God's law that we should provide ourselves with bread by sowing corn, and with wine by planting vines; so has he ordained that we should receive the graces necessary to salvation by means of prayer: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find (Matthew 7:7).

St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

Luke 6:38

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Holiness is not perfection according to human criteria; it is not reserved for a small number of exceptional persons. It is for everyone; it is the Lord who brings us to holiness, when we are willing to collaborate in the salvation of the world for the glory of God, despite our sin and our sometimes rebellious temperament.

Blessed Pope John Paul II

 

Hebrews 12:12-14

So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

A Daily Dose  Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Prayer is a means of bringing you to a point where you will accept what God wants.

Norman Vincent Peale

 

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  Monday, May 13, 2013


The greatest sin of our generation is that it has lost all sense of sin.

Pope Pius XII

 

Galatians 3:22

But scripture confined all things under the power of sin, that through faith in Jesus Christ the promise might be given to those who believe

A Daily Dose  Sunday, May 12, 2013  Mother's Day


A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go

 

Proverbs 31:28-29

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her

A Daily Dose  Saturday, May 11, 2013


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

A Daily Dose  Friday, May 10, 2013


Return thanks to God for all your spiritual graces, natural gifts and every other good that you possess, attributing nothing to yourself.

St. John of Avila

 

James 1:16-18

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers:all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. He willed to give us birth by the word of truth that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

A Daily Dose  Thursday, May 9, 2013


Lord, hear our prayers.

God recognizes the cry of my heart as prayer.

There is no doubt about it, prayer is a marvelous exchange.

Macrina Wiederkehr

Psalm 69:33-35

See, you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, take heart! For the LORD hears the poor, and does not spurn those in bondage. Let the heaven and the earth praise him, the seas and whatever moves in them!

A Daily Dose  Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.

Albert Schweitzer

 

Psalm 118:19-20

Open the gates of righteousness; I will enter and thank the LORD. This is the LORD’s own gate, through it the righteous enter.

A Daily Dose  Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy–let us pray.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Psalm 4:2

Answer me when I call, my saving God. When troubles hem me in, set me free; take pity on me, hear my prayer.

A Daily Dose   Monday, May 6, 2013


The beginning of all holiness is humbly admitting that without God we can do nothing, but that, with, in, and through Him, everything is possible!
St. Therese of Lisieux

 

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, 'For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.'

A Daily Dose    Sunday, May 5, 2013


God alone should be the object of our will and intellect. God alone should be present during our conversations; God alone in all our actions. Nothing should remain that smacks of the world, that savors of the flesh and senses.
St. Gaspar Bertoni

 

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    Saturday, May 4, 2013


Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Victor Hugo

 

1 Corinthians 14:32-33

Indeed, the spirits of prophets are under the prophets’ control,since he is not the God of disorder but of peace.

A Daily Dose   Friday, May 3, 2013


Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.

St. Francis de Sales

 

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

A Daily Dose   Thursday, May 2, 2013


The National Day of Prayer was created by an act of Congress in 1952. In 1988, Congress modified the statute, 36 U.S.C. § 119, to fix the date of observance: 'The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.' That's all the bill says.

Michael Kessler

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.Do not quench the Spirit.

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?