Friday, October 31, 2008

Prodigal Son..........October 31

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"If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, "I repent," forgive him."

"Stretch out your hand!
Let no human soul wait for a benediction."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Madlener Nature..........October 30

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Pay honor to God in His Home (the Church),
in His Garden (which is Nature)
and in His Family, (which is our fellowmen).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Son of God..........October 29

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"The Son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of men could be sons of God."

St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shepherdess or Shepherd?..........October 28

"We must accomplish all our actions
through Mary, with Mary, and in Mary.
In that way, we will also accomplish them all
through Jesus, with Jesus, and in Jesus."

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

French translation -
"The faithful ewe cannot stray; she stays at His feet."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Look to Faith..........October 27

Put aside the notion that faith, or religion, is a guarantee against trouble. No, it is rather a guide and a help during it.

Difficulties and hardships and sickness and death lie ahead on every man's road, and there is no detour around them.

Look to Faith not for freedom from troubles, but for courage to cope with them.

German Translation -
"All the sorrows of our souls find a sure remedy in the Heart of Jesus."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trinity..........October 24

"I believe in the existence of God--
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I cannot fathom the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.
I simply believe."

from "AN HOUR WITH JESUS", Volume II

Thursday, October 23, 2008

See God..........October 23

"O Holy angels,
make me see God on the altar
as you see Him in heaven."

Blessed Brother Andre

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

God's Promise..........October 22

God never promised us a life without pains,
suffering or sadness.
He did promise to love and be with us forever.

French translation -
At the top:"All generations will call me Blessed."At the bottom:"O you Ages, speak! ... Which one among you has not praised, loved, and glorified the Blessed Virgin Mary?"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Presence of Jesus...........October 21

Each time that you go to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, you touch His Heart with your faith.
Each holy hour that you make in the Presence of Jesus releases His power and graces upon you,
your family, your parish, your diocese,
and the world.
This is why our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, said that "the Church and the world
have a great need of Eucharistic Adoration."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Say to God..........October 20

When we do something we dislike,
let us say to God:
'My God, I offer you this in honor of the
moment when you died for me.'

St. John Vianney

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Prayer..........October 19

"Persevere in prayer.
Persevere, even when your efforts seem barren.
Prayer is always fruitful."

St. Josemaria Escriva

Prayer is just talking with Jesus.
Therefore, Mary prayed.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist..........October 18

(not a holy card but a wonderful bookplate picture)

Patron of Physicians and Artists.
He was a simple man, made great by his mission.
The greatness we achieve in our own lives will have the same source:
faithful commitment to Christ and love for our fellow man.

Symbolized by an ox bull or calf - a figure of sacrifice, service and strength. Luke's gospel starts on the temple duties of Zacharias in the temple; it represents Jesus' sacrifice in the Passion, and Christ as priest (this also represents Mary's obedience). Christians should be prepared to sacrifice themselves for salvation

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hummel, Praying..........October 17

"We do not cease praying
so long as we continue to do good.
The prayer of the heart and of good deeds
has more value than the prayer of the lips."
St. Augustine

Thursday, October 16, 2008

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque - St. Gerard Majella


Sorry to say that I made a mistake in posting St. Margaret Mary Alacoque a few days too early. Today, Thursday, October 16th is her feast day. Please scroll down to the 13th for the post that should have been here today. Sorry about that.

Meanwhile, I will still post St. Gerard. I wonder if there are any women out there in blogdom who want to have a child. If so, please pay special attention to dear St. Gerard.

Thank you,


My reliquary of St. Gerard (bone chip inside flower)

Read about Relics

Prayer to St. Gerard
Patron of Motherhood
O good St. Gerard powerful intercessor before God and wonder-worker of our day; I call upon thee and seek thy aid. Thou who on earth didst always fulfill God's design help me to do the Holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life, from whom all paternity proceedeth to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to the Kingdom of His glory in the world to come. Amen

Read about St. Gerard

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

St. Teresa of Jesus..........October 15

St. Teresa of Avila

"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers."

"Whether you have much or have little, the Lord requires everything."

“Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which He looks
Compassion on this world
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”

attributed to Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, monastic reformer, mystic, writer

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hummel Three Kings Adoring..........October 14

Sing to the Lord a new song:
the Prince of Peace is born, allellluia.

"We saw His star at the rising and have come to pay Him homage."

Matthew 2:2

Monday, October 13, 2008

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque......October 13

Chosen by God
to reveal to the Christian World
the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

"What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ
only when He caresses us,
and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us.
This is not true love.
Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart."

Thanks to Jean for the quote.

Translation of French words.

At the top: The Revelation of the Sacred Heart
At the bottom: The apparition of Our Lord to the blessed Margaret Mary [Alacoque], religious sister of the Order of the Visitation of St. Mary [the BVM] at the Monastery of Paray-le-Monial.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Do Things in HIS Name..........October 12

"Lord, help me to do great things
as though they were little,
since I do them with your power;
and little things
as though they were great,
since I do them in your name."

John Ortberg

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Preacher..........October 10

"If I had only one sermon to preach
it would be a sermon against pride."

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Translation of French words:
At the top: The Church comes from the Heart of Jesus.
Around the Heart: "Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. What would it profit a man if he were to gain the whole world but lose his soul?"
At the bottom: The Church is a school. The Heart of Jesus is the Teacher.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Morris Katz, Artist..........October 9

You can do something I can't do.
I can do something you can't do.
Together let us do something beautiful for God.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Effort..........October 8

We are responsible for the effort,
not the outcome.
We set the sail;
God makes the wind.

French words…
At the top: The boat of the holy Infant Jesus
At the bottom: The angels guided the divine boat…but Jesus kept vigil…to pray and to bless!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Lady of the Rosary..........October 7

"Love the Madonna and pray the rosary,
for her rosary is the weapon
against the evils of the world today."

by St. Padre Pio

Monday, October 6, 2008

St. Joseph and the Crying Jesus..........October 6

“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us
their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others;
but our holy patron St. Joseph
has the power to assist us in all cases,
in every necessity,
in every undertaking.”

St. Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vision of the Church..........October 5

Saint John Bosco's dream/vision.
"One of the pillars to save the Church in St. John Bosco's dream was the Eucharist. May Jesus in the Eucharist be the center of the lives of each of us."

Fr. Tommy Lane

To read the story of this
card, use the scroller

In a vision, the Lord showed St. John Bosco the dangers threatening the Church. He saw the Church, Ship of Peter, surrounded by a loyal flotilla, locked in mortal combat with superior forces which repeatedly brought it to the edge of annihilation. At a crucial moment, the Holy Father fell mortally wounded. The enemy, sensing victory, closed in for the kill.

Suddenly two columns surged from the depths of the ocean. One was surmounted by a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament - "Salvation of Believers;" the other by a statue of Mary Immaculate – "The Help of Christians."

The sight of the columns and the election of a new Pope caused the enemy to unleash a last blistering attack to prevent the Pontiff from anchoring the Church between the two pillars. The assailant's plan failed, and their attack turned into a rout and total disaster.

The Pope and his faithful defenders found safety anchored between the two columns. The winds subsided and the sea grew calm. The victory was complete.

St. John Bosco assures us that when the Church is battered by enemies from within or from without, salvation can only come from JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST, MARY, THE HELP OF CHRISTIANS, and THE POPE, the Vicar of Christ on earth.

The dreams/visions of St. John Bosco are published in the book DON BOSCO'S DREAMS, Salesiana Publishers, 148 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801 ($9.90)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.....October 4

" Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless
as when he is well and can be of service to him.
And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off
as when he is by his side,
and who would say nothing behind his back
he might not, in love,
say before his face."

St. Francis of Assisi

To read about St. Francis click here

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eternal Love..........October 3

"Jesus the Eternal Love comes to live on earth;
let us receive Him with open hearts..."

Father Tesniere

The German words mean "Christchild in the Host".

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Feast of Guardian Angels..........October 2

"O Guardian Angel, cover me with your wings;
O Friend, illumine my path;
direct my footsteps
and be my protection--just for today."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.....October 1

"Trials help greatly to detach us from earth.
They make us look to God,
rather than to this world."
St. Therese of Lisieux