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A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016


Mercy, in the person of a woman, is a most fruitful mother of souls snatched from perdition. This same virtue appears in the form of a woman because the sweetest Mercy arose in feminine chastity, in the body of Mary.

St. Hildegard von Gingen

 

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 believethat what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016

MEMORIALDAY


The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.

St. Edith Stein

 

John 12:26

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016 


Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.

St. Ephraem

 

Psalm 41:13

In my integrity may you support me and let me stand in your presence forever.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016 


Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step: only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road. 

Dag Hammarskjold 

 

Hebrews 12:1-2 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 


Seek what unites, not what divides 

Pope St. John XXIII 

 

Matthew 18:19-20 

Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 


O Holy Spirit, love of God, infuse Thy grace, and descend plentifully into my heart; enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling, and scatter there Thy cheerful beams…” 

St. Augustine 

 

1 Corinthians 12:3 

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit”

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016


Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. 

Pope St. John Paul II 

 

James 3:13 

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 


By word of mouth, by letters, by miracles, and by the example of his own life, Saint Paul bore the name of Jesus wherever he went. He praised the name of Jesus 'at all times,' but never more than when 'bearing witness to his faith.' 

St. Bernadine of Siena 

 

Romans 12:3 

For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

 

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 


Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self. 

Blessed Mother Teresa 

 

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 


There is no place for selfishness—and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice. 

St. Pope John Paul II 

 

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 


Learn the heart of God from the word of God. 

Pope St. Gregory I

 

Romans 12:2

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 


However, always remember to focus on God when trying to ament your life, not self. Trust in His mercy. Give Him praise under all conditions. 

St. Francis de Sales 

 

Romans 5:21 

So that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016


Throw yourself upon God’s mercy, crying: my love and stronghold, my protector and liberator, in whom my heart has put its hope. 

Blessed Alcuin 

 

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      WEDESDAY, MAY 18, 2016


Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person. 

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Proverbs 13:4

The appetite of the sluggard craves but has nothing,but the appetite of the diligent is amply satisfied.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016


Strange as it may sound, we can choose joy.

Fr. Henri Nouwen

 

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016


It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey. 
St. Ignatius

Acts 5:32

We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016


The spirit of Pentecost: practicing holiness on ordinary days in our ordinary ways with extraordinary grace.

Acts 2:12-13
They were all astounded and bewildered, and said to one another, "What does this mean?"
But others said, scoffing, "They have had too much new wine."

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016


Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
G.K. Chesterton

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 


To forgive oneself—no, that doesn't work. We have to be forgiven. 

But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive. 

Dag Hammarskjold

 

Luke 7:47

So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great loveBut the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 


Whoever fixes his eyes upon himself gives no light. 

St. Thomas Aquinas 

 

Matthew 5:14-16 

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016 


There's a difference between dying to one's self and killing one's self. 

 

Romans 8:12-13 

Consequently, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 


We must not give only what we have; we must give what we are. 

Cardinal Mercier 

 

John 3:30

He must increase, but I must decrease.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 


This Blood that but one drop of has the power to win all the world forgiveness of its world of sin. 

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

Ephesians 1:7-10

In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016 

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!


       

 

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 


To be silent when we are impelled to utter words injurious to God or to our neighbor, is an act of virtue; but, to be silent in confessing our sins, is the ruin of the soul.

St. Alphonsus De Liguori

 

1 John 1:8-10

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. If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 


One loving spirit sets another on fire.

St. Augustine 

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016 


Allow the light and the healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives. In that way, all those who come in contact with you will discover the loving kindness of God.

Pope St. John Paul II

 

1 Peter 4:10

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 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

 

Jeremiah 29:12

When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016 


Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcino

 

Romans 5:1-2

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 


Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will.

St. John of Avila

 

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him”

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 


The purpose of marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus Christ instituted. Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God.

St. Josemaría Escrivá

 

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.