Thursday, January 31, 2008

Feast of St. John Bosco

Patron of Editors.
"Apostle of Youth"

His life's work was consecrated to the care of young boys and girls. He educated both the body and the soul.

To read more about St. John Bosco click here

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prayer or Meditation

"Prayer is when you talk to God;
meditation is when you listen to God."

Diana Robinson

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mary, Jesus and Saints

O Christ,
O Wisdom, Word, and Power of God! Guard our life,
Guide our steps through the prayers and intercession of the glorious Mother of God,
the ever-virgin Mary,
and of all your saints.

St. John Chrysostom

Bl. Herman Joseph (boy holding apples), St. Stephen of Hungary (King), St. Charles Borromeo (Kneeling Cardinal), St. Dominic (holding lily), St. Anselm (Standing Bishop), St. Nothburga (Sickle over her head).
Thanks To Fr. Carrella for naming the saints in the picture.

Monday, January 28, 2008

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

Patron of Schools. Greatest writing work..."SUMMA THEOLOGICA".

Pray the Lord gives us graces to understand what St. Thomas taught and to imitate what he lived.

Known as the “Angelic Doctor,” he was declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Saint Pius V; and by Pope Leo XIII in 1880 was declared Patron of Catholic Schools. Pope Pius XI declared him Doctor of the Most Holy Eucharist. He is Patron of the Confraternity of the Angelic Warfare.
To read more about St. Thomas Aquinas click here

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Priest with Paten

"Accept, holy Father..."
(addressed to God the Father)

From the Latin text of the "Offertory" of the Extaordinary Form of the Roman Rite of the Mass (which is similar to the "Preparation of Gifts" in the Ordinary Form of the Rite).

Thanks to John for translation and explanation.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Priest with Host

"I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving...."

Modern translation, from Hebrew.

Word "Host" comes from Latin "hostia," which means "sacrificial Victim (Jesus)
There is no "host" before the consecration; there is only "altar bread." Through the consecration, the bread becomes a Host (now capitalized).

Thanks go to John for translation and information above.

Always good to learn something new.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mary our Mother

We have in heaven the heart of a mother,
The Virgin, our Mother,
who at the foot of the Cross
suffered as much as possible
for a human creature,
understands our troubles and consoles us.

Saint Leopold Bogdan Mandic

Thursday, January 24, 2008

St. Francis de Sales Feast Day

Patron of the Catholic Press.

He practiced his own axiom, "A spoonful of honey attracts more flies than a barrel full of vinegar."

"The person who possesses Christian meekness is affectionate and tender towards everyone."

St Francis de Sales

To read about St. Francis de Sales click here

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Carpenter Angels

"Keep the joy of loving God
in you heart
and share this joy with all you meet,
especially your family.
Be holy."

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mary Mother of Jesus

You never think of Mary without Mary thinking of God on your behalf.
Neither do you ever praise and honor God without Mary praising and honoring God in union with you.

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

Thanks to D.S. for gifting me with this holy card.
Such a beauty.

Monday, January 21, 2008

St. Agnes Feast Day

This is a virgin's birthday;
let us follow the example of her chastity.
It is a martyr's birthday;
let us offer sacrifices;
it is the birthday of holy Agnes:
let men be filled with wonder,
little ones with hope,
married women with awe,
and the unmarried with emulation.

From SAINT OF THE DAY, p. 19

To read more about St. Agnes click here

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fears, Hopes and Dreams

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.

Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Come to Jesus through Mary with the Rosary.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Angel and Child

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when adults
are afraid of the light.


Friday, January 18, 2008

The Reason For Adversities

"See to it that you're not suddenly saddened

by the adversities of this world,

for you don't know the good they bring,

being ordained in the judgments of God

for the everlasting joy of the elect."

St. John of the Cross

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Angel Friends

Make friends with the angels,
who though invisible are always with you.
Often invoke them,
constantly praise them,
and make good use of their help
and assistance in all your
temporal and spiritual affairs.

Saint Francis de Sales

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

King of Heaven

"The sovereigns of the earth do not always grant audience readily;
on the contrary, the King of Heaven, hidden under the eucharistic veils, is ready to receive anyone..."
St. Alphonsus Liguori

Be sure to double click on this card to see it closer.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Run To Jesus

"And in every disappointment,
great or small,
let your heart fly directly to your dear Savior,
throwing yourself in those arms
for refuge against every pain and sorrow.
Jesus will never leave you
or forsake you.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Monday, January 14, 2008


"You may call God Love;
you may call God Goodness;
but the best name for God
is Compassion."

Meister Eckhart

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Baptism of Jesus

"This is my beloved Son,
with whom I am well pleased."

Mark 1:13

John the Baptist and Jesus were killed by those who did not recognize who they truly were. Make an effort to see Christ in all you meet today and to be Christ to those who need your help.

from Day by Day Through Advent With Mother Teresa

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Established the Congregation of Norte Dame

"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."

William Ward

To read about St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress and educator, click

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Chalice

"Almighty Father,
I place the Precious Blood of Jesus
before my lips before I pray,
that my prayers may be purified
before they ascent
to Your divine altar."

St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pelican, Symbol for Christ

The pelican is an ancient symbol for Christ. The pelican has been known to tear into it's own flesh to use as food for it's young. Shedding blood for it's own.
Christ did that also.

To read more about Pelicans click here
Go to article posted
October 27, 2007

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jesus Gives Communion

"Since Christ Himself has said
'This is My Body'
who shall dare to doubt
that it is
His Body?"

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Flight to Egypt

Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod.

This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, "Out of Egypt I have called my son."

Matthew 2:13-18

Monday, January 7, 2008

Joseph Has a "Dream"

When the wise men had departed, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
"Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt,
and remain there until I tell you;
for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him."

Matthew 2:13-18

Sunday, January 6, 2008


The Three Kings offer the Infant God
the gold of a life full of love and fidelity,
the frankincense of a prayerful faith,
the myrrh of our sorrows,
tears and sufferings
which we unite to His own.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Church Visit

Whenever I pass a church,
I always make a visit.
So when I die,
The Lord my God,
Won't have to say
"Who is it?"

Pray only on days that end with a "Y."

After posting this holy card, John kindly left this address where you can learn more about The Basilica of Our Lady of Fourviere. click here

Friday, January 4, 2008

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day

"Faith lifts the staggering soul on one side,
hope supports it on the other.
Experience says it must be,
and love says—let it be."

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Holy Name of Jesus

"And when eight days were fulfilled for His circumcision, His Name was called Jesus, the Name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb."
(Luke 2,21)

" that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth and under the earth,..... "
(Phil. 2,8)

"Whatever you do in word or in work, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."

(Col. 3,17)

click here to read about the Holy Name of Jesus

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Shepherds


The Shepherds understood the word
that had been spoken to them
concerning this Child
and returned glorifying
and praising God.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God


Lord, bless this year.

Our Lady of Light
Spouse of the Holy Spirit,
Obtain, O obtain for me the grace
of an intimate union with Jesus!