Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pope St. Clement 1 of Rome.......August 30

"Without love, nothing is pleasing to God."

Pope St. Clement 1 of Rome

French words:

"His Holiness Clement XII. Lorenzo Corsini, born in Florence, elected pope in 1730, died in 1740, gave his name to a chapel in [the Cathedral of] St. John Lateran."

Pope Clement XII canonized St. Vincent de Paul and published the first papal document condemning Freemasonry.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Your Highest Work..........August 29

"The patient and humble endurance of the cross-whatever nature it may be-is the highest work we have to do."

Saint Katharine Drexel

Friday, August 28, 2009

Feast of St. Augustine.................August 28

"Thou hast created us for Thyself,
and our heart is not quiet
until it rests in Thee. "

St. Augustine

Read about St. Augustine

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Extra Post

The other day I received an email asking about
a certain military card. I am sorry to say I lost
the message and can't reply via email. So, I
thought I'd just post this here and hope she
comes back and finds this.

Please email me again. Thank you.


Blood of Christ..........August 27

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony,
save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,
save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness,
save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,
save us.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Queen of the Missions..........August 26

People all over the world come to Jesus through Mary.
Mary always leads everyone to Jesus.
Pray for the missionaries that they might bring all people to Christ.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Feast of St. Louis of France........August 25

"In order to avoid discord,
never contradict anyone
except in case of sin or
some danger to a neighbor;
and when necessary to contradict others,
do it with tact and not with temper."

Saint Louis

Monday, August 24, 2009

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart........August 24

"Let Christ always abide in your heart by the fire of his love."

St. Peter Damian

French words mean:
"Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us."

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Elevation of Host..........August 23

"My eyes, I have filled with Jesus upon
Whom I have fixed them at the
Elevation of the Host at Holy Mass
and I do not wish to replace Him
with any other image."

St. Colette

Latin words mean,
"Do this in memory of Me."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Queenship of Mary........August 22

"Because the virgin Mary was raised to such a lofty dignity as to be the mother of the King of kings,
it is deservedly and by every right that the Church has honored her with the title of 'Queen'."

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

On October 11, 1954, His Holiness, Pope Pius XII, in his encyclical letter, "Ad Caeli Reginam" decreed and instituted the feast of the Queenship of Mary to be celebrated throughout the world every year. Likewise, he decreed that on that feast "there be renewed the consecration of the human race to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

from: St. Joseph WEEKDAY MISSAL, volume 2

Friday, August 21, 2009

St. Pius X ..............August 21

His last will and testament bears the striking sentence:
"I was born poor,
I have lived in poverty,
and I wish to die poor."

St. Pius X

Read about St. Pius X

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Christ's Blessings..........August 20

"God will give us all blessings which were promised us through Christ."

St. Justin Martyr

French words:

"For the poor, if you please!
To relieve the sufferings of the body, give your excess.
To relieve those of the soul, give your compassion."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Give Jesus To Others..........August 19

"Mary, my dearest mother, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, so full of love and humility, that I may receive Jesus as you did-and go in haste to give him to others."

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Prayer ..............August 18

Let your angel guide you in prayer.

"Prayer is the raising of the mind to God.
We must always remember this.
The actual words matter less."

Bl. Pope John XXIII

German words:

"May the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul unto everlasting life."

Monday, August 17, 2009

Alpha and Omega...........August 17

Alpha and Omega are the first and the last letters, respectively, of the Greek alphabet. They have been employed from the fourth century as a symbol expressing the confidence of orthodox Christians in the scriptural proofs of Our Lord's divinity. This symbol was suggested by the Apocalypse, where Christ, as well as the Father, is "the First and the Last" (ii, 8); "the Alpha and Omegain Scripture), the first and the last, the beginning and the end" (cf., xxii, 13; i, 8).

Taken from here

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Action and Deeds...........August 16

"Our actions have a tongue of their own;
they have an eloquence of their own,
even when the tongue is silent.
For deeds prove the lover more than words."

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

[At the top:] "Prepare yourself"
[At the bottom:] "By devoting your life to giving aid to the poor."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Assumption of the Virgin Mary.......August 15

"I hold that Mary is now with Christ
and in Christ.
She is in Christ, because
"in Him we live and move and have our being." She is with Christ,
because she has been assumed into glory."

St. Augustine

Friday, August 14, 2009

Forgiveness.............August 14

"If we pray to the Lord to forgive us,
we ourselves must be forgiving."

St. Polycarp

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jesus Washes Peter's Feet.......August 13

The wonderful lesson of washing others' feet, which symbolizes our serving others with humility and without imposing our own conditions.
Jesus tells us to emulate His actions in this simple ceremony: "For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you"

(John 13:15).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Burning Heart............August 12

"Belief and faith are proved by works,
not by simply saying that one believes,
but real actions and by a
heart burning with love."

St. John Chrysostom

Latin words at top,
"God so loved the world," words that are part of John 3:16.
German words below mean,
"A faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people,"
words that are part of Hebrews 2:17.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

St. Clare of Assisi......August 11

RDF - Thank you for the reminder that today is also the feast day of St. Philomena.
Click here to read about St. Philomena

"Totally love Him,
Who gave Himself totally for your love."

St. Clare

Wonderful information and quotes available from Catholic Fire

(At the top:)
"St. Claire, Virgin and First Abbess of the Poor Clares -- Feast, August 12"

(At the bottom:)
"Assisi Is Miraculously Rescued. As the saint raised the Sun of justice above the walls that the enemies were already attacking, it seemed that a lightning bolt suddenly resounded. They were all turned over, knocked down, and blinded."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Union With God............August 10

"Mary is the echo of God.
If we say "Mary,"
she will answer "God."
That is why union with her
is always followed by union with God."

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

Sunday, August 9, 2009

St. Teresa Benedicta, (Edith Stein).....August 9

"Love will be our Eternity"
(Edith Stein)

Dear St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross,
martyr of Auschwitz,
scholar of the Church,
embracer of the Cross of Christ-like love,
daughter of Abraham,
daughter of Our Lady of Mount Carmell,
you who abide deeply in the hearts of the
Messiah and His Mother,
please pray for us.

In the first card ...1. We see a skull and a cloud (of poisonous gas?) coming across the Auschwitz railroad tracks.2. We see Jesus wearing a death-camp uniform and holding a scroll with some Hebrew characters and a citation to Isaiah 42:1, which reads, "Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations."3. St. Teresa wears a Star of David while holding the "Son of David" and standing on a paten, symbolic of uniting her sacrifice with the Holy Sacrific of the Mass.
In the second card ...1. Not easily seen, unless one clicks on the card to magnify it, are the rows of barbed wire behind the saint.2. To the left and right of her head are the Greek letters that spell, "Hagia Edith" (Saint Edith).3. Hovering is the Star of David containing the German word, "Jude" (Jew).4. At the bottom, where I had expected to see "St. Teresa," we have a mixture of German and Polish: "Edith Stein von" (Edith Stein of) "Oswiecim" (the Polish name for Auschwitz).

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Feast of St. Dominic..........August 8

"Arm yourself with prayer
rather than a sword;
wear humility
rather than fine clothes."

St. Dominic

Friday, August 7, 2009

Turn to Mary..........August 7

"Rest assured that the more you turn to Mary in your prayers, meditations, actions, and sufferings...the more surely you will discover Jesus."

St. Louis de Montfort

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Transfiguration of the Lord......August 6

Peter, James and John
witness the Transfiguration of Jesus.
He becomes as dazzling as the sun.
His Father in the heavens identifies Jesus
as his Son.

"This is my beloved Son on whom my favor rests. Listen to him."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chalice of Salvation............August 5

"I place within the chalice the souls of all my relatives for whom I should pray;
the souls of those for whom I may have forgotten to pray;
the souls most devout to the Sacred Heart and the Blessed Virgin;
the souls of the most abandoned,
Jesus, when Thou changest the wine into Thy Precious Blood,
change these poor souls from their place of suffering into Eternal Happiness."

From MARY'S CALL, page 45

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4.......... St. John Vianney

Patron of Parish Priests

"Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil.
Fertilize the soil ever so richly,
it will remain barren
unless fed by frequent rains."

St. John Vianney

Read about St. John Vianney

Monday, August 3, 2009

Forgive Your Enemies...........August 3

"We must forgive others,
for on no other condition will our own sins be forgiven.
It is as simple as that.
There can be and there will be no mercy
toward us unless we ourselves are merciful.
The real test of the Christian then
is not how much he loves his friends,
but how much he loves his enemies."

Bishop Fulton Sheen

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Talk Too Much?...............August 2

If we turn a deaf ear to God,
He turns a deaf ear to us.
Proverbs 28:9

"St. Paul tells us that faith comes from listening. (Most people make the same mistake with God that they do with their friends;
they do all the talking.)

God has things to tell us which will enlighten us--we must wait for Him to speak."

Bishop Fulton Sheen

German words on the card:
"He who is not with Me is against Me"
(part of Luke 11:23).

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Devotion to Mary.............August 1

"Many will not let devotion
to the Blessed Virgin even take root in their hearts. But blessed is the person
who accepts this grace and keeps it.
Such a devotion dwells in all
who are the Lord's heritage--
in all who will praise Him eternally in heaven."

St. Alphonsus Liguori

French words:
"Mary, your name itself is a prayer,
a sign of peace and of pardon,
of mercy and of hope."