Wednesday, September 30, 2009

St. Jerome Feast Day........September 30

"Save your soul in saving others."
St. Jerome

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Feast of Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael...September 29

The memorials of Gabriel (March 24) and Raphael (October 24) were added to the Roman calendar in 1921. The 1970 revision of the calendar joined their feasts to Michaels (September 29).

I am only showing Archangel Raphael's holy card today.

"I am Raphael, one of the seven angels, who stand before the Lord."
Tobit 14:15

His mission in Scripture is to guide.
Read Old Testament Book of Tobit to learn of the
healing of blindness (cataracts) with fish gall.

(Protestants don't have the Book of Tobit.)

Last years post of the three archangels can be
by clicking here

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Beuron Sacred Heart of Jesus.........September 28

"Tell Jesus everything.
If you have some troubles,
if your heart is full of hope....
confide even those worries that
you date not say to anyone.
Tell Jesus everything."

Blessed James Alberione

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Carry Your Cross..........September 27

Little headaches, little heartaches
Little griefs of every day
Little trials and vexations.
How they throng upon our way.
Yet all life is formed of small things.
Little leaves make up the trees.
Many tiny drops of water blending
Make the mighty seas.
Asking him for grace sufficient
To sustain us through each loss
And to treasure each small suffering
As a splinter from His cross.

(parts taken from MARY'S CALL, p.56)

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Who Comes and Who Goes?.............September 26

"Christ comes to visit me in the Holy Eucharist
I repay the visit by going to find Him in the poor."

Blessed PierGiorgio Frassati,
Italian, Dominican Tertiary,
20th century

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Confidence............September 25

"Let us run to Mary,
and, as her little children,
cast ourselves into her arms
with a perfect confidence."

Saint Francis de Sales

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Good Shepherd...........September 24

"The good shepherd goes looking for the one sheep, and on finding it 'rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine.' God's love does not reach out to us generically, but individually, one by one. Our love should do the same.

Who is that one sheep God wants me to find today?"

MY DAILY VISITOR, November/December 2007

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

St. Padre Pio..........September 23

Read about St. Padre Pio

"Do you think the Lord gave them to me for a decoration?"

St. "Padre" Pio of Pietrelcina
(when asked if the stigmata
were painful)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Call on Christ...............September 22

"I will remember how St. Peter,
at a blast of wind, began to sink because
of his lack of faith,
and I will do as he did:
Call upon Christ and pray to him for help.
And then I trust he will place his holy hand on me and in the stormy seas
hold me up from drowning."

St. Thomas More

German words mean, "Rescued by God the Savior."

Monday, September 21, 2009

St. Matthew Feast Day..........September 21

He proclaimed the Good News
by his life and by his word.
Our faith rests upon his witness
and that of his fellow apostles.

From SAINT OF THE DAY, (St. Anthony Messemger Press)... p.251

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pray for the Missions..............September 20


"Pray for the many spiritual and material needs of your families,
your communities,
the whole Church,
and all of humanity.
Indeed, prayer is the first and greatest work of charity that we must do for our
brothers and sisters."

Pope John Paul II
(thanks Janette)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

St. Joseph...........September 19

The Litany to St. Joseph ends with the words "He made him the lord of His household and prince over all His possessions." It is believed that the same way that Jesus was obedient to His parents during life, and denied them nothing, Jesus does in Heaven. Therefore, do not ever be relucant to ask Joseph for his patronage in any need.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Prisoner in the Tabernacle..........September 18

(Today's words taken from an earlier post)

I have not seen your face today,
Where were you?
A hundred others came to pray,
Where were you?
From out My prison I have gazed!
At thousands who have, kneeling, praised -
I wanted YOU.

I wanted you - you did not come,
Where were you?
I waited there, in silence, dumb -
Where were you?
Ah! Could you not one moment spare?
Ah! Surely you a little care!
I wanted you.

Bishop Sheen did a daily holy hour.
Click below to read why.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Desire..........September 17

"Pray for the desire
to have the desire you had
when you fell in love with Jesus and Mary."

(homily from a local priest)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Into His Arms.............September 16

"Cast yourself into the arms of God
and be very sure that if he wants anything of you,
he will fit you for the work
and give you strength."

St. Phillip Neri

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.........September 15

Mary and Joseph took the Child Jesus to the Temple. Simeon,inspired by the Holy Spirit, met them and told Joseph and Mary of the great sufferings of Jesus and Mary. He told Mary that a sword would pierce her heart. How great was the shock to Mary's heart at hearing the sorrowful words.

The angel told Joseph to flee with Mary and the Child Jesus because of what might happen to Jesus. Consider the sorrow of Mother Mary when she and Joseph had to suddenly flee by night to protect child Jesus in that land of exile.

How dread was the grief of Mary when she realized the Child Jesus was not with them. With sorrow in their hearts, Mary and Joseph returned to Jerusalem to look for the Child Jesus.

Mary meets Jesus, with the crown of thorns adorned His head! Blood ran down His face! A heavy cross on His back! Wounded, His whole body covered with bleeding wounds! Consider, the tremendous grief of Mother Mary as their eyes met.

The Sorrow of the Mother seeing her beloved Son cruelly nailed to the cross. She stood at the foot of the cross. Behold Thy Mother! Let us resolve always to look upon Mary as our Mother and remember that she never fails her children.
Ponder the bitter sorrow of Mary when the body of her dear Son was lowered from the cross and placed in her arms. Her Heart was pierced with a sword and His Heart was pierced with a lance. O mournful Mother, our hearts are softened with sorrow upon seeing such affliction.

What grief for the Mother to accompany her Son's Body to the grave,as she gazed a last time on the lifeless body of her Son, and the great stone was rolled to seal the entrance to the tomb.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Black Lace Symbol Holy Card........September 14

my God,
because you are mine,
I lack nothing."

St. Gertrude the Great

German words -
"In the Cross there is Salvation."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Christ Is............................September 13

"The Christ of Bethlehem
is the Christ of Galilee,
is the Christ of the Crucifixion,
is the Christ of the Resurrection, is the Christ of the Eucharist."

John Cardinal O'Connor

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Holy Name of Mary...........September 12

Jesus, enable us to love Mary
as you do.
Mary, help us to love Jesus,
as you do.

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.


Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11

“Time is passing.
Yet, for the United States of America,
there will be no forgetting September the 11th.
We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief.
We will remember the fire and ash,
the last phone calls,
the funerals of the children.“

George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Prayer That is Answered..........September 10

"If anyone thinks that prayers are never answered, let him offer a prayer to the Lord that some suffering be sent to save a soul."

Bishop Fulton Sheen

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Life of Action..........September 9

"Remember that the Christian life is one of action, not speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well."

St. Vincent Pallotti

Translation of French words:

"The Canticle of Alms, or the Blessing promised for works of charity. 'When you assist your brethren, it is I who present your good works before the Most High.' (Words of the angel of Tobiah)" [The angel's name is St. Raphael
Please read comments below to read
John's excellent addition.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birth of Mary..........September 8

"Let us celebrate with joy
the birth of the Virgin Mary,
of whom was born the Sun of Justice....
Her birth constitutes the hope
and the light of salvation
for the whole world....
Her image is light
for the whole Christian people."
(From the Liturgy)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day..........September 7

"He who labors as he prays
lifts his heart to God with his hands."
(St. Benedict of Nursia)

"Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world's golden store,
From each idol that would keep us,
Saying, 'Christian, love Me more'.

In our joys and in our sorrows,
Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures,
'That we love Him more than these'.

Artist - Cicely M. Barker
Words - Cecil Frances Alexander (1823-95)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

King of Kings............September 6

"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore."
(Isaiah 9:6,7)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Feast of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta...September 5

"If we pray,
we will believe;
If we believe, we will love;
If we love, we will serve."

Bl. Mother Teresa

Conscience vs. Reputation.......September 5

"Conscience and reputation
are two different things.
Your conscience depends on you,
your reputation depends
on your neighbor's estimation of you."

St. Augustine

[On the scroll held by Jesus:]
"Go into my vineyard."

[Below the image:]
"May the Lord Almighty direct our days and our actions in His peace."

The first quotation consists of words that everyone will recognize as coming from a parable in the Gospel.

The second quotation consists of the words of a blessing that was used at the end of a former "hour" of the Divine Office (called "Prime").

Friday, September 4, 2009

Who Points the Way?..............September 4


Follow the Star.
The Star of Bethlehem
and the Star of the Sea.

Here is the meaning of the card's German words:

"In the storm, look up to the star.
In the storm, trust in God the Lord!"


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Feast of St. Gregory the Great.........September 3

Pope and Doctor of the Church
Patron of Teachers

"He who would climb to a lofty height
must go by steps, not leaps."

Pope St. Gregory the Great

Read about St. Gregory

The Italian words on the card say, "St. Gregory the Great, Protector of the City of Manduria."


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Death Dream..........September 2

I dreamt death came the other night
And Heaven's gate swung wide.
An Angel with halo bright
Ushered me inside.
And there! To my astonishment,
Stood folks I'd judged and labeled
As "quite unfit": "of little worth",
And "Spiritually disabled".
Indignant words rose to my lips,
But never were set free,
For every face showed stunned surprise -
Not one expected ME!
(unknown author)

"By this holy anointing and by His most tender mercy, may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the power of sight or hearing."

Please click on "comments" below and read John's words regarding the translation.
Thank you.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pray For The Missions..........September 1

Dearest Jesus,

Please send us people who love You
and want to share their love with others.

There are so many in this world who
have never heard of You.

Give strength and blessings to those
who already are working to
bring the Good News to Your children.

Missionaries need our prayers and
we beg you to give them what
You know they need.

Thank you Lord.