Monday, June 30, 2008

Beuron Sacred Heart..........June 30

"Our Beloved does not need our brilliant deeds
nor our beautiful thoughts.
If He wanted sublime concepts,
has He not the angels,
who surpass in knowledge the greatest geniuses
of the world?"

St. Therese of Lisieux

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Feast of St. Peter and Paul..........June 29th

O God,
this day is sacred because of the martyrdom
of your apostles Peter and Paul.
May your Church follow the
teachings of these two saints
in every respect, for from them she received
the faith in the beginning.
Through our Lord.

Latin words mean, "But we preach Christ crucified."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Will of the Soul..........June 28

One ship drives east, and another west
With the self-same winds that blow:
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
Which decides the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways
of fate:
As the voyage along through life;
'Tis the will of the soul
That decides the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The ship's banner says, "Foreign Missions."
At the bottom: "Star of the Sea, pray for us and for sailing missionaries."

Friday, June 27, 2008

Our Lady of Japan..........June 27

O Mary, you are forever connected with Jesus
as His Mother and as His closest disciple.
Let me never hesitate to honor you
for in doing so
I am honoring your Divine Son.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Birds Sing..........June 26

"The other day--the little birds were singing in the woods. I began to weep. Poor little creatures, I thought within myself, the good God has made you to sing, and you sing. Yet man, who was created that he might love God, loves Him not!

St. John Vianney

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

God's Company..........June 25

"Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us. If a man wants to be always in God's company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us."

St. Isidore of Seville

The Latin words on the card mean,
"Go, teach all nations"

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nativity of John the Baptist..........June 24

Jesus said "Among those born of women there had not risen a greater than John the Baptist."

The Baptist practiced virtues of purity, penance, and incessant prayer and selfless humility.

"He must increase, but I must decrease."

Can we "bear witness" to our friends and neighbors?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Be Watchful..........June 23

Card dated 1858
(guess they liked to paint Jesus
with long hair)

"Be watchful and vigilant. It is by design that Jesus concealed the last day from us.
He wants us to be on the lookout for Him every day of our lives.

St. Augustine

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rays of Sun..........June 22

The sun's rays light up the world
without separating themselves from the sun.

In like manner,

the Son of God comes down to earth to enlighten us without separating himself from the Father with Whom He is entirely one.

St. Anthony of Padua

Saturday, June 21, 2008

St. Aloysius Gonzaga..........June 21

To read about St. Aloysius click here

He who wishes to love God does not truly love Him if he has not an ardent and constant desire to suffer for His sake."

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Friday, June 20, 2008

He is Waiting for You....June 20

"Nowhere on earth are you more welcomed,
no where on earth are you more loved,
than by Jesus,
living and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament... He is really there in person waiting just for you."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

[At the top:] The pause on the journey -- or the daily visit.
[At the bottom:] It is only there that my heart is at rest. Everything is taken away from my sight before that tabernacle. If someone were to ask me, "Where is your happiness?" -- I would answer, "Look! Jesus, through a miracle, has placed His home in the midst of my exile."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Adore Jesus June 19

"Adore Jesus through Jesus Himself;
that is the most perfect adoration.
He is both
God and Man,
your Savior and Brother."

St. Peter Julian Eymard

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mother of Mercy..........June 18

"Have recourse to that dear Mary who is the Mother of Mercy.

She will take you into her Son's presence and use her Motherly intercession with Him on your behalf, so that He will be merciful toward you."

St. Catherine of Siena

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tabernacle..........June 17

Jesus are you there?

"What is faith save to believe
what you do not see?"

St. Augustive of Hippo

"Oh, a splendor very surely, dear Lord!"

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hummel Guardian Angel..........June 16

"Happy the soul who after obeying
the counsels of her Guardian Angel,
shall be led by him to heaven."

St. Louis of Gonzague

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day..........June 15


A model for fathers, Saint Joseph is invoked as a protector of the family.

Almighty God, You entrusted you Son, Jesus, and His blessed mother, Mary, to the faithful care of Joseph.

We ask that St. Joseph also protects and guides all the earthly "fathers" we remember today.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mary and Jesus..........June 14

"Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,
Come with thy Babe to me;
Though the world be cold, my heart shall hold
A shelter for Him and for thee."

(A Notre Dame Hymn)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua..........June 13

"Happy the man whose words come from the Holy Spirit and not from himself."

Saint Anthony of Padua

Go here
to read more about St. Anthony

The German words mean this:
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pain..........June 12

"Pain that is not offered up is wasted pain."

Bishop Sheen

I believe that the German words mean this:
"Suffer patiently, and your bed of pain will give you joy and bliss."

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Cross..........June 11

The Cross is the way to paradise, but only when it is borne willingly.

St. Paul of the Cross

The Latin words mean, "Show yourself to be a mother."The French words mean, "Show that you are my mother."
Thanks again to John for translations.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Let The Storm Come..........June 10

"The Church is like a great ship
being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship,
but to keep her on her course."

St. Boniface of Mainz

Monday, June 9, 2008

Happines..........June 9

"Happiness is inward,
and not outward;
and so,
it does not depend on what we have,
but on what we are."

Henry Van Dyke

Dear Lord,

Let me be all that YOU want me to be.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Confession..........June 8

"Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is mercy. Believe it firmly, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God."

St. Isidore of Seville

The German words mean this:"I absolve you of your sins in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (Roman Ritual)"

Thanks to John for translation

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Devotion to Mary..........June 7

"Devotion to the Blessed Virgin in no way detracts from the glory of God.
Rather it leads us directly back to that Author of all good who has willed her to be so great and so pure."

Pope Pius XII

Friday, June 6, 2008

Wishes..........June 6

"When we hear people talk of riches, honors and amusements of the world, let us remember that all things have an end, and let us then say: "My God, I wish for You alone and nothing more."

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Perfection..........June 5

"God does not ask of us perfection of tomorrow, nor even of tonight, but only of the present moment."

St. Madeline Sophie Barat

The Latin words mean, "Hail, o Queen, our life, sweetness, (and) hope."

Translation thanks to John

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Host..........June 4

"I adore the host which Jesus instituted

to be forever the memorial of His death.

I adore my Savior who was crucified,

dying and entombed on Calvary."

St. Katherine Drexel

(thank you Janette)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mother Nealis, Walk with Jesus......June 3

Just a closer walk with thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea;
Daily walking close to thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

I am weak, but thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk; let me walk close to thee.

Unknown Author
Traditional Folk Song

Latin for "Permit the little children ..."
Translation thanks to John.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Silence..........June 2

Let us adore Jesus in our hearts, who spent 30 years out of 33 in silence; who began his public life by spending 40 days in silence; who often retired alone to spend the night on a mountain in silence. He who spoke with authority, now spends his earthly life in silence. Let us adore Jesus in the eucharistic silence.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Blessing of Fishing Boats..........June 1

"We shall steer safely through every storm so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God."

St. Francis de Sales