Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Points the Way to Jesus..........June 30

"We have a heavenly mother
who helps us
and she is most beautiful and spiritual:
she leads us to Jesus! "

(author unknown)

"May my divine Son crucified be for you the Way,
the Truth,
and the Life
that will lead you to happiness."

Monday, June 29, 2009

*Preach Christ Crucified.............June 29

Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul

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."

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Prayer..........June 28

"Prayer ascends
and mercy descends.
High as are the heavens
and low as is the earth,
God hears the voice of man."

St. Augustine of Hippo

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I Am Your Child...............June 27

"I do not tremble when I see my weakness,
for the treasures of a mother
belong also to her child,
and I am your child,
O dear Mother Mary."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Friday, June 26, 2009

*Adam and Eve..........June 26

"Through a woman (Eve)
a curse fell upon the earth;
through a woman (Mary)
as well there returned to the earth a blessing."

St. Peter Damian

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Irish Blessing...............June 25

May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you
every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.

"Ave, Maris Stella" is Latin for "Hail, Star of the Sea"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Birth of John the Baptist............June 24


Amen, I say to you,
among those born of women
there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven
is greater than he.

Matthew 11:11

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts..........June 23


A scout is trustworthy.
A scout is loyal.
A scout is helpful.
A scout is friendly.
A scout is courteous.
A scout is kind.
A scout is obedient.
A scout is cheerful.
A scout is thrifty.
A scout is brave.
A scout is clean.
A scout is reverent.

On my honor I will do my best: to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law: to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

On my honor, I will try: to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times, to obey the Girl Scout laws.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Our Lady of Grace.............June 22

"Mary gave being and life to the Author of all grace.
That is why she is called the Mother of Grace."

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

O Mary, you are the Mother of Grace which is the life of God in us. Obtain from your Divine Son the grace I need as well as the grace sorely needed by the Church and the world.

from "Mary Day by Day"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

*Father's Day.............. June 21


"Dear God,

.........Please catch me in your
landing net to take my final sleep;
And then,
Oh God,
may I be judged as big enough to keep."

Pearl Nodge

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Immaculate Heart of Mary..........June 20


"By his own will Christ was dependent on Mary during Advent: he was absolutely helpless; he could go nowhere but where she chose to take him; he could not speak; her breathing was his breath; his heart beat in the beating of her heart.

Caryll Houselander from The Reed of God

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus..........June 19


"Let us rest our hearts in God alone.......He is our peace, our consolation and our glory."

St. Padre Pio

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What Do You Believe?..........June 18

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

Ven. John Henry Cardinal Newman

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

*Prayer For Discernment..........June 16

All highest, glorious God,
cast your light
into the darkness of my heart.
Give me right faith,
firm hope,
perfect charity
and profound humility
with wisdom and perception, O Lord,
so that I may do what is truly Your holy will.
(St. Francis of Assisi)

Artwork by Mary Hilger,

(card given for supporting Redeemer Radio, Catholic Radio AM 1450 WLYV) Ft. Wayne, IN

Monday, June 15, 2009

St. Germaine Cousin................June 15

Patron for victims of child abuse.

"Dear God,
please don’t let me be too hungry or too thirsty.
Help me to please my mother.
And help me to please you. "

Prayer of St. Germaine

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Corpus Christi..........June 14

Corpus Christi - Body of Christ

'You are the Body of Christ. In you and through you the work of the incarnation must go forward. You are to be taken. You are to be blessed, broken and distributed, that you may be the means of grace and vehicles of eternal love.'

Source: St Augustine, Mark Stibbe in BreakOut p77

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

*Good Shepherd..........June 12

"Good Shepherd,
seek me, a lamb,
and do not overlook me in my wanderings."

Byzantine Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Thursday, June 11, 2009

*Jesus the Carpenter..........June 11

"Come to me,
all you that labor and are burdened
and I will refresh you."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

*St. Joseph and Jesus..........June 9

"Though you have recourse
to many saints as your intercessors,
go especially to St. Joseph,
for he has great power."

St. Teresa of Avila

Monday, June 8, 2009

*Monstrance..........June 8

"Behold, my God,
I come to adore You,
to praise, thank, and love You,
and to keep You company with all the angels."

St. John Vianney

Sunday, June 7, 2009

*Trinity Sunday..........June 7

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Saturday, June 6, 2009

*Mother of God..........June 6

"O Mary,
if the Holy One born of your womb
is really incaranate,
then you, must truly be called the Mother of God.
For you have,
in absolute truth,
brought forth God!"

St. Saphronius

Friday, June 5, 2009

*Christ the King..........June 5

"The hour has sounded for joyful chants: Alleluia
Let us praise God with our life,
with our voice,
with our heart,
and with our deeds."

St. Augustine

Thursday, June 4, 2009

*Stay With Me Lord..........June 4

Stay with Me, Lord
(taken from Saint Pio of Pietrelcina)

"Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have you present so that I do not forget you.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need your strength, that I may not fall so often........."

Here is the meaning of the French words on the card:[At the top:]"The Morning Greeting"[At the bottom:]"My sweet Jesus! If love shackles Thee to the tents of mortal men, love also brings me back this morning to the foot of Thy sacred altar."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

*Nature of Mary.........June 3

"It is the nature of Jesus Christ
to lead us surely to the Father.
In the same way,
it is the nature of the Blessed Virgin
to lead us surely to Jesus.

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

Sancta Virgo Virginum, O[ra] P[ro] N[obis]" means "Holy Virgin of Virgins, Pray for Us," a petition from the Litany of Loreto

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

*Passion - Compassion.........June 2

"The whole world is indebted to Jesus for His Passion.
all of us are indebted
to our Lady for her compassion."

St. Albert the Great

Monday, June 1, 2009

*Sacred Art, Murillo...............June 1

"Genuine sacred art

draws man to adoration,
to prayer
and to the love of God.
Creator and Saviour,
the Holy One and the Sanctifier."

Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2502

Artist - B.E. Murillo
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