Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
If we do this we will NEVER be lost
above shared from
Thursday, August 28, 2008
There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he lived his life,
whether his path led away from or toward God.
The tears of his mother,
the instructions of Ambrose and,
most of all,
God himself speaking to him in the Scriptures redirected Augustine's
love of life to a life of love.
"When we pray, we speak to God. When we read, God speaks to us."
Icon painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna (Siena)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
St. Monica is remembered as an example of patience and perserverance in prayer. Through her constant prayer, her pagan husband became a Christian before his death, and her son, St. Augustine, became one of the greatest saints of the Church.
When this holy card was produced her feast day must have been May 4th (the printers published that on the left side of the card) but now, it is celebrated on August 27th.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
O breathe on me,
O breathe on me,
French words mean ..."I shall penetrate your heart with a great abhorrence of sin."
Sunday, August 24, 2008
St. Therese of Lisieux
The Latin words on the book mean, "The Gospel According to Matthew," who names Bartholomew as one of the Apostles.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
By making use of this bridge,
St. James of Nisibis
Queen of Angels .....pray for us
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Referred to as the "Pope of the Eucharist", he advocated frequent Communion for adults, sacramental preparation for children, and instruction in catechism for everyone. It was by his desire that the Eucharistic Congress of 1905 be held in Rome.
Pius X reformed the liturgy, promoted clear and simple homilies, and brought Gregorian chant back. He reorganized the Roman curia, worked against the modern antagonism of the state against the Church. He helped to draft the New Code of Cannon law, issues in 1917. He encouraged Scripture reading by all the faithful.
Pope Pius X died on August 20, 1914 at Vatican City from natural causes aggravated by worries over the beginning of World War I and was buried under the altar of the Chapel of the Presentation, Saint Peter's basilica.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
"Mary is my great treasure.
She is my All after Jesus
She is my honor, my tenderness, and the storehouse of my virtues!
I do everything in and through her."
St. Louis Grignion de Montfort
French words mean this ...In Our Lady's halo: "Fear nothing."At the bottom: "The Pilgrim. 'O Mary, I will walk with confidence under your protection.'"
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
German couplet is this ..."In Trier, of you I thought,and to you this souvenir I've brought."
Friday, August 15, 2008
Our Lady states in response to a question asked
if she went to Heaven before or after death:
Thursday, August 14, 2008
"No one in the world can alter truth.
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
"Knight of the Immaculata"
Mary appeared to him when he was ten years old and offered him the choice of two symbolic crowns, the white of chastity and the red of martyrdom. He chose them both.
Mostly known for offering his life in the Nazis concentration camp in place of a condemned fellow prisoner who had a family. He died two weeks later of a cruel death by starvation.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
St. Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea, Ireland
(This is not my personal holy card...used with approval)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Come to Me for I am meek and humble of heart
and you will find rest for your souls.
"He's got the whole world in His hands....." (from a 1958 popular song)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Scholar of the Church
Daughter of Abraham
Daughter of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Canonized in Rome on October 11, 1998
"Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God's hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child."
Edith Stein was born to a Jewish family at Breslau on October 12, 1891. Through her passionate study of philosophy she searched after truth and found it in reading the autobiography of St Teresa of Jesus. In 1922 she was baptised a Catholic and in 1933 she entered the Carmel of Cologne where she took the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was gassed and cremated at Auschwitz on August 9, 1942, during the Nazi persecution and died a martyr for the Christian faith after having offered her holocaust for the people of Israel. A woman of singular intelligence and learning, she left behind a body of writing notable for its doctrinal richness and profound spirituality. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II at Cologne on May 1, 1987, and canonized at Rome twelve years later.
(above taken from here)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Soothe Your suffering ones.
Pity Your afflicted ones,
And all for Your loves sake."
French words have the following meaning:
Sunday, August 3, 2008
"Be firm in your resolutions;
Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Double click the prayer below to see it in larger print.
Thank you Father for those who have served, those who are serving, and those who will serve. We are blessed with their dedication.