Quote/s of the Day – 23 May – “Mary’s Month” – Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter, Readings: Acts 18: 23-28, Psalms 47: 2-3, 8-9, 10, John 16: 23-28
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father,
in my name, he will give you.”
“Do not have Jesus Christ on your lips
and the world in your heart.”
St Ignatius of Antioch (c 35-c 108)
“Prayer is the light of the soul,
giving us true knowledge of God.
It is a link mediating between God and man.
By prayer the soul is borne up to heaven
and in a marvellous way embraces the Lord.
This meeting is like that of an infant
crying on its mother’s breast
and seeking the best of milk.
The soul longs for its own needs
and what it receives,
is better than anything
to be seen in the world.”
“You can set up an altar to God
in your minds by means of prayer.
And so, it is fitting to pray at your trade,
on a journey,
standing at a counter
or sitting at your handicraft.”
St John Chrysostom (347-407)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“In the morning let your first act be
to greet My Heart and to offer Me your own.
Whoever, breathes a sigh toward Me,
draws Me to himself.”
Jesus to St Matilda/Mechtilde of Hackeborn
“How many things Jesus tells us in our heart,
when we stand at His feet,
if we are careful to listen to His Voice!”
“In silence, in listening to His Word,
the Lord waits for us
to make His Voice heard.
To take it with us
as we walk the streets …”
Blessed Giovanni Maria Boccardo (1848-1913)
“Prayer is the rest of the soul,
the refreshment of those who are hungry
and thirsty for justice;
it is the sweet conversation of a son
with the most tender of fathers;
of a friend with the most fond of friends;
prayer is the strength,
the happiness of life on earth. “
Blessed Edoardo Giuseppe Rosaz (1877-1903)
“The stillness of prayer
is the most essential condition
for fruitful action.
Before all else,
the disciple kneels down.”