Thought for the Day – August 25
St Louis was strong-willed, strong-minded. His word was trusted utterly and his courage in action was remarkable. What is most remarkable was his sense of respect for anyone with whom he dealt, especially the “humble folk of the Lord.” To care for his people he built cathedrals, churches, libraries, hospitals and orphanages. He dealt with princes honestly and equitably. He hoped to be treated the same way by the King of Kings, to whom he gave his life, his family and his country.
St Louis Pray for us!
August 25 – Quote of the Day
“Dear son, have a tender pitiful heart for the poor, and for all those whom you believe to be in misery of heart or body, and, according to your ability, comfort and aid them with some alms.”
~~~~~ St Louis IX King of France to his eldest Son, Philip ~~~~~
One Minute Reflection – August 25
The servant of the Lord…..must be an apt teacher, patiently and gently correcting those who contradict him….2 Tim 2:24-25
REFLECTION – All who undertake to teach must be endowed with deep love, the greatest patience and, most f all, profound humility. They must perform their work with earnest zeal. Then, through their humble prayers, the Lord will find them worthy to become fellow workers with Him in the cause of truth……St Louis IX King of France (Saint of the Day)
PRAYER – Dear Lord, help me to teach others about You by my example as well as my words. Grant that I may spread Your truth and Your light wherever I go. St Louis, Pray for us! Amen
Our Morning Offering – August 25
Prayer inspired by St. Louis’ Last Instructions
to his Eldest Son, Philip.(Perhaps Philip prayed thus)
O God, we love You.
We want to do nothing to displease You.
If we have troubles, let us thank You.
If we don’t, we also humbly thank You.
Let us look for ways to grow closer to You,
whether in Confession, prayer, or at Mass.
Let us open our hearts to afflicted people
and do what we can to comfort them.
Let us look for ways to improve our society.
Thank You for friends who help us bear
our burdens and help us grow in holiness.
Let us turn away from gossip or swearing.
Let us always do what is right for those
we serve and promote peace among our neighbours.
Let us be quick to defend our Faith.
O Holy Trinity, all You holy saints,
please defend us from all evils.
Please give us grace to do Your will always,
so that You are honoured
and so we may be with You forever.