Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Invitation..........September 30

There is a door to your heart and Jesus is knocking on it.
He can 't open it against your will.
He wants to lead you through the door
to the Father's house in heaven.
Will you open your heart to Him
and receive His Invitation?

Monday, September 29, 2008

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

St. Michael - Patron of Policemen and Paramedics. His name means "Who is like to God". Michael protects.

St. Gabriel - Patron of Communications Workers, his name means "man of God". Gabriel announces.

St. Raphael - Patron of Travelers, his name means "God has healed". Raphael guides.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jesus in the Evergreens..........September 28

Teach O teach us, Holy Child
By Thy Face so meek and mild,
Teach me to resemble Thee
In Thy sweet humility.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Forgiveness..........September 27

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness."

From "LIGHT FROM HEAVEN by Jan Karon
French words have the following meaning:
At the top: The Christmas Communion
At the bottom: Mass at Dawn ... The birth of Jesus in our hearts ... "To all who received Him, who believed in His name, He gave power to become children of God.
[John 1:12]"

Friday, September 26, 2008

Visits to the Blessed Sacrament.......September 26

Take advantage of your short time on earth.
Do those things that will lead you to eternal life.
Come to Me frequently before the Blessed Sacrament, especially when you are hurting with worry,
fear, anxiety and pain and suffering of any kind.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pray..........September 25

"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 (1920-2005)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Feast Day..........September 23

"I want to be only a poor Friar who prays... Pray, hope and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer... Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should speak to Him only with your heart..."
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our Mother..........September 22

"When Mary became the Mother of Jesus, true God and true Man, she also became our Mother.

In His great mercy, Jesus wished to call us His brothers and sisters, and by this name He constituted us adopted children of Mary."

St. John Bosco

Sunday, September 21, 2008

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

Apostle and Evangelist
Patron of Bankers
One of the twelve Apostles and the author of the first Gospel.

"Love is shown in your deeds not in your words."

Father Jerome Cummings

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Star of the Sea..........September 20

Pray for thy children,
Who call unto thee;
Sinless and beautiful Star of the Sea.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Heart of Jesus..........September 18

"It is such a folly to pass one's time fretting instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus."

St. Therese of Lisieux

(This is a 5-fold booklet holy card.
This means you open the first page to the left, the second page to the right, two smaller pages, and then the larger picture in the middle. Be sure to double click to see it enlarged.)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Holy Communion..........September 12

"Holy Communion keeps me full of joy.
Without the constant presence of our divine Master
in my humble chapel,
I should never have been able to continue
to link my life with the lepers of Molaka'i."

Blessed Damien Joseph De Veuster of Molaka'i

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering September 11th, 2001

Do not allow yourselves to be overly saddened by the unfortunate accidents of this world.

You are not aware of the benefits that they bring and by what secret judgment of God they are arranged for the eternal joy of the Elect.

St. John of the Cross

Father of wisdom, help us to accept all earthly misfortunes with the sure knowledge that good will come from them. Let me never despair but trust in Your Providence that governs all things.

Every Day Is A Gift p. 58

Not my personal holy card.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Charity..........September 10

"The bread in your box belongs to the hungry;
the cloak in your closet belongs to the naked;
the shoes you do not wear belong to the barefoot;
the money in your vault belongs to the destitute....."

St. Basil the Great

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baptism..........September 9

Baptism is a Sacrament which cleanses us from original sin, makes us Christians, children of God, and heirs of heaven.

A child is a precious gift from God
And baptism is God's gift wrapping

Your darling little angel
Was sent from Heaven above
As you celebrate his (her) christening
You're surrounding him (her) with love

Monday, September 8, 2008

Birthday of Blessed Virgin Mary..........September 8

Mary was born to be the mother
of the Saviour of the world,
the spiritual mother of all men,
and the holiest of God's creatures.

In Mary all human nature is exalted.
We rejoice in her birthday,
as the Church has done from the earliest times.

(taken from the Maryknoll Missal)

Italian words ... "The miraculous image of the most holy infant Mary, which is venerated in the mother-house of the Sisters of Charity of Milan, was crowned on May 31, 1904."

History and Devotion to Maria Bambina
Thank you Easter

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Eucharistic Adoration..........September 7

"Eucharistic adoration is the greatest of actions.
To adore is to share the life of Mary on earth
when she adored the Word Incarnate
in her virginal womb,
when she adored Him in the Crib,
on Calvary,
in the divine Eucharist."

St.Peter Julian Eymard

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Martin Sisters..........September 6

"Touching someone's heart
in just a little way
makes the days go by much brighter"
Sister Mary Ruth, follower of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Beatification Prayer for Martin Sisters
Oh Eternal Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and Giver of Life. Graciously hear my humble prayer. Thank you for the grace you gave your daughters Mother Agnes of Jesus, Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart, Sister Francoise- Therese, and Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face. Deign to grant me, according to your will, the grace of intercession through (the Martin Sisters). (Make Your Request)
I pray that they may soon be numbered among your saints so that they may be glorified by your church here on earth, I humbly pray faithfully in your Name. Amen

(Our Father/Hail Mary/Glory be to the Father)

Thank you Ron

Friday, September 5, 2008

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

Dear Lord,
We thank you for having Mother Teresa among us in our lifetime to witness her service to the poor and unwanted. The Christ-like example of beloved Mother Teresa and her followers in the Order of the Missionaries of Charity are an inspiration to all Christians. We pray the Holy Spirit continues to inspire her followers in their sorely needed ministry.

"It is God's work that has done it, not my work.
I am like a pencil in His hand...
the pencil has only to be used."

Mother Teresa

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Bread of Love..........September 4

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

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our Choice..........September 3

"We can believe what we choose.
We are answerable for what we choose to believe."

Venerable John Henry Newman

The German words mean, "Jesus raises the daughter of Jairus."
The Italian words (from Luke 8:52) mean, "Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to School with Jesus.......September 2

Many students go back to school the day after Labor Day.

"...Jesus our only teacher...thank you for bringing me this far...."
Nicholas of Cusa

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lamb of God..........September 1

Christ has redeemed us with His blood
and has made us a kingdom
for the Lord, our God.