Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

*Jesus My Source..........November 29

Happiness keeps you sweet,
Trials keep you strong,
Sorrows keep you human,
Failures keep you humble,
Success keeps you glowing,
But only God keeps you going.

From an e-mail

Friday, November 28, 2008

*Come to Jesus..........November 28

In Loving Thee I Will Suffer With Thee

O Mary, grant me the graces God intends for me this day. Then offer to your Divine Son all the good works that I do as a result of these graces.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

*Thanksgiving Day..........November 27

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who visit this blog. I am so very thankful to all who stop by and hopefully receive some inspiration or enjoyment. You are all in my prayers today.
God bless you all.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Oh, God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry.
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless.
When I have a warm home,
help me to remember the homeless.
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer.
And remembering, help me
to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.

Samuel F. Pugh

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

*O Holy Angels..........November 26

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

Blessed Brother Andre

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

*Bring a Basket..........November 25

When you go to Communion
Jesus wants to give you so many graces.
Too bad some people come with a thimble
instead of a bushel basket.


Monday, November 24, 2008

*Come to Me..........November 24

"........come to me........learn from me."
Matthew 11:28-29

Go to Him, He is the way, the truth, and the life.
Go to Him, learn how He lived and what He thought.
Go to Him, He will teach you the way to God.
Go to Him if you are weary of life.
Go to Him, He will lift your burdens.
Go to Him if you want clarity and direction for your life.
Go to Him, He will comfort you and give rest to your soul.

Translation at the top: "God is stern only toward the ungrateful."At the bottom: "Bless my love, which has protected you. ... And see how these souls are to be pitied. ... They do not even know that they have a heart capable of loving their God!"

Sunday, November 23, 2008

*Feast of Christ the King.......November 23

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon his throne;
All kingdoms of the earth resound
in praise of Him alone.
Awake my soul and sing,
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy risen King
For all eternity.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

*St. Cecilia..........November 22

"Like any good Christian,
Cecilia sang in her heart, and sometimes with her voice. She has become a symbol of the Church's conviction that good music is an integral part of the liturgy,
of greater value to the Church than any other art. "

Above taken from Saint of the Day

Read about St. Cecilia

This particular series of holy cards, called "Cielo", features an art form where only the main character is in color. The background behind the main person is all in black and white.

Friday, November 21, 2008

*Presentation of Mary..........November 21

"Tradition tells us that the Blessed Virgin Mary was vowed to God by her parents, St. Joachim and St. Ann, and taken by them to the temple when she was three years old

PRAYER.......Today we celebrate the glorious memory of the most holy Virgin Mary. Grant, Lord, that through her intercession we too may receive many graces from Your superabundant bounty. Amen "

From......"Lives of the Saints"

Read about The Presentation

Translation - French words:
"THE PRESENTATION OF MARY AT THE TEMPLE. Mary heard the voice of her Well-Beloved. She understood that He wanted her for Himself and, obedient to His voice, she came to dedicate herself to Him without reserve."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"This is My Body"..........November 20

"He is everything for everybody,
every time,
and every way.
He is God,
He is faithful.
I am His, and He is mine!
He said it and that settles it.
God is in control,
I am on His side,
and that means all is well with my soul."


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

*Confession.........November 19

"The sin of the century
is the loss of the sense of sin."

"I have never heard a confession
that was worse than the first one I made
when I returned to the Church."

quotes from Father John Corapi, SOLT
(Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

*Our Lady of the Aborigines..........November 18

"Let Mary never be far from your lips or heart.
And to obtain the fruit of her prayers,
do not forget the example of her life.
With her support, you will never fall.
Beneath her protection, you will never fear.
Under her guidance, you will never tire.
And with her help, you will reach your heavenly goal."

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Monday, November 17, 2008

St. Elizabeth of Hungary........November 17

Patroness of the Franciscan Third Order and of all Catholic Charities.

You taught St. Elizabeth to recognize
and serve Christ in the poor.
Grant, through her intercession,
that we may always lovingly serve the needy
and the oppressed.
from: "Lives of the Saints"

Read about St. Elizabeth

The following comes from Janette. Thank you. It's just too precious not to pass on.

St Elizabeth of Hungary, when she was a little girl and used to play about the palace with her companions, would always pick a spot near the chapel so that every now and then, without being noticed, she might stop by the chapel door, kiss the lock, and say to Jesus, "My Jesus, I am playing, but I am not forgetting You. Bless me and my companions. Goodbye."

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Heavy Cross..........November 14

He Has Loved Us All
O Divine crucified One,
when my strength leaves me,
when the cross weighs heavily upon me,
I fall,
do Thou raise me up.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini......November 13


"Sanctity does not consist in doing great and conspicuous things, but in doing well all that Jesus desires of us."

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

First US citizen to become a saint.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blessed Sacrament.........November 12

"You may be sure that of all the moments of your life,
the time you spend before the divine Sacrament
will be that which will give you
more strength during life
and more consolation at the hour of your death
and during eternity."

St. Alphonsus

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blessed or Happy..........November 11

Happy are the pure of heart for they shall see God.
Happy the peacemakers; they shall be called sons of God.
Happy are they who suffer persecution for justice' sake; the kingdom of heaven is theirs....

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward
will be great in heaven.

Matthew 5:8-10, 12

Monday, November 10, 2008

Good Shepherd..........November 10

"My Jesus, how good it is to love you!
Let us be as two friends,
neither of whom can every bear
to offend the other. "

St. John Vianney

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pray for Children..........November 9

"Pray also for your brothers and sisters
and for all the children of the world,
especially those who are poor and hungry.
Pray for those who do not know Jesus
and for those who are alone and sad."
Pope John Paul II

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tenderness of Mary..........November 8

If you are looking for the Lord, you will find Him. Go to your "tender mother". She will lead you to her Son.

French translation -
"The Tenderness of Mary. Mary is my Mother. How could I not love her"

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sacred Heart of Jesus..........November 7

"The sacred heart of Christ is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure."
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque's vision of Jesus

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Cowboy with Rosary..........November 5

"My soul, it is good
to seek God as one who is hidden,
for you come very close to Him
when you see Him as being higher
and deeper than anything you can reach."

St. John of the Cross

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Virgin..........November 3

"If you meet the Virgin on the road,
invite her into your house.
She bears the word of God."

St. John of the Cross

French translation -
"King of Holy Patience, teach us to suffer with Thee."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

All Souls Day..........November 2

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a continuation of Our Lord's sacrifice on the Cross. His sacrifice on the Cross, merited our redemption. And the sacrifice of the Mass applies the fruits of Calvary to souls on earth and in purgatory.

"The dead are aided by alms, by the prayers of the Church, and by the Sacrifice of the Mass."

St. Augustine

German translation -
"Lord, grant them eternal rest, and may eternal light shine upon them!"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

All Saints Day..........November 1

I will not be able to respond to any comments for another day. Please continue to leave remarks for the inspiration/enjoyment of other viewers. Thank you all.

The Saints are the sinners
who keep on trying.

All in heaven are saints.

The picture to the right is from the dust jacket of a book by my very good friend, Fr. Eugene Carrella. The book is titled HOLY CARDS by Barbara Calamari and Sandra Dipasqua.

May all the Saints in Heaven pray for us.