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Thought for the Day – 13 July – Accepting the Will of God

Thought for the Day – 13 July – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Accepting the Will of God

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“Why are we so often dissatisfied and so easily unsettled by ordinary events?
Why does a small measure of success, pleasure, or human praise go to our heads and disturb our peace of soul?
Why does suffering failure, or humiliation, makes us sad and dispirited?
It is because we forge, that everything comes to us from God.

The inscrutable designs of Divine Providence have ordained that our mortal lives should be interwoven with joyful and sorrowful events.
There is joy, so that we may realise, that God is infinitely good and may experience on earth, the reflection of His beauty.
There is sorrow, so that we may remember, that “here we have no permanent city but we seek for the city that is to come” (Heb 13:14).
We should not be too elated by worldly pleasure and success but, should be grateful to God, for giving them to us.
On the other hand, we should not lose heart, nor rebel, when we experience suffering or humiliation.
These also come from God and He has a reason for sending them to us.
Even if we do not know the reason, we should retain our confidence, that the Providence of God, arranges everything for our true welfare.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci 

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Quote/s of the Day – 13 July – “Whoever loses his life, for my sake, will find it.” Matthew 10:39

Quote/s of the Day – 13 July – “Month of the Precious Blood” – Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year A, Readings: Isaiah 1:10-17, Psalm 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23, Matthew 10:34–11:1

“Whoever finds his life, will lose it
and whoever loses his life, for my sake, will find it.”

Matthew 10:39

matthew 10 29 whoever finds hislife will lose it and whoever loses his life for my sake - 13 july 2020

“Do not say,
this happened by chance,
while this came to be of itself.”
In all that exists’
there is nothing disorderly,
nothing indefinite,
nothing without purpose,
nothing by chance …
How many hairs are on your head?
God will not forget one of them.
Do you see how nothing,
even the smallest thing,
escapes the gaze of God?”

St Basil the Great (329-379)
Father & Doctor of the Church

do-not-say-this-happened-by-chance-st-basil-the-great-13-july-2019-no-2 and 13 july 2020

“The Lord is near,
do not be anxious
about anything!”

St Augustine (354-430)
Great Western Father and Doctor of Grace

An excerpt from his Sermon 171

the lord is near do not be anxious about anything - st augustine 13 july 2020

“In God’s name let us go on bravely.”

St Joan of Arc (1412-1431)

in-gods-name-st-joan-of-arc-30-may-2020 and 13 july 2020

“We must offer ourselves to God,
like a clean, smooth canvas
and not worry ourselves,
about what God
may choose to paint on it
but at each moment,
feel only the stroke of His brush.”

Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)

we must offer ourselves to god like a clean smooth canvas - st jean pierre de causade abandonment div prov-11may 2020

“Consider the shortness of time,
the length of eternity
and reflect how everything here below
comes to an end and passes by.
Of what use is it, to lean upon,
that which cannot give support?”

St Gerard Majella (1726-1755)

consider-the-shortness-of-time-st-gerard-majella-16-oct-2019 and 13 july 2020

“We are blind,
left to ourselves,
we should take the wrong way, 
we must leave it to Him.”

St John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

we are blind - st john henry newman 13 july 2020

“I trust in God
and wish nothing else
but His will.”

St Zygmunt Szcesny Felinski (1822-1895)

i-trust-in-god-st-zygmunt-felinski-17-sept-2019-1 and 13 july 2020

“Do not be preoccupied
with the future,
God is in charge of it.”

St Léonie Françoise De Sales Aviat (1844-1914)

do-not-be-preoccupied-with-the-future-st-leonie-aviat-10-jan-2020 and 13 July 2020

“The glance of God is like a fortifying dew,
a luminous ray, which fertilises and expands –
let us work without noise and without rest,
let us work before God’s eyes,
before God alone!”

Bl Luigi Orione (1872-1940)

the glance of god - bl luigi orione 13 july 2020

“My past, O Lord, to Your mercy,
my present, to Your love,
my future, to Your Providence.”

St Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)

my-past-o-lord-to-your-mercy-st-pio-23-sept-2019 and 13 july 2020

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One Minute Reflection – 13 July – ‘Your love for your family would indeed fall short if you did not lead them to God…’

One Minute Reflection – 13 July – “Month of the Precious Blood” – Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year A, Readings: Isaiah 1:10-17Psalm 50:8-916-172123Matthew 10:34–11:1 and the Memorial of Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos (1845-1926) Priest

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me…” … Matthew 10:37

REFLECTION – “It is to those who are on fire with love or, rather, those He wants to set on fire with this love, that our Saviour addresses these words.   For our Saviour has not done away with but regulated, the love we owe to parents, spouse, children.   He did not say: “Those who love them” but “Those who love them more than me”…  Love your father but love the Lord even more, love him who brought you into the world but love yet more He who gave you being.   It was your father who brought you into the world but it was not he who created you, since he did not know, when he bred you, who you would be or what you would become.   It was your father who fed you but he is not the origin of the food that staunched your hunger.   Finally, your father must die if you are to inherit his goods but you will share the inheritance God intends for you, while living with Him eternally.

So love your father but not more than you love your God, love your mother but love still more the Church who has begotten you into eternal life…  Indeed, if you owe such gratitude to those who begot you for mortality, what kind of love do you owe to those who begot you for eternity?   Love your spouse, love your children as God does, to lead them to serve God together with you and then, when you are reunited, you will not be afraid of being separated.   Your love for your family would indeed fall short if you did not lead them to God…matthew-10-37-whoever-lovs-father-or-mother-so-love-your-father-but-not-more-st-augustine-15-july-2019 and 13 july 2020

Take up your cross and follow the Lord.   Your Saviour Himself, wholly God as He was in the flesh, clothed with your flesh, He, too, showed human feelings when He said – “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me,” (Mt 26:39)…  The servant’s nature with which He clothed Himself for your sake, caused His human voice, the voice of His flesh, to be heard.   He took your voice so as to express your weakness and give you His strength… and to show you, whose will to prefer.”… St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor of the Church – Sermon 344, #2-3the servant's nature with which he clothed himself - st augustine 13 july 2020

PRAYER – God our Father, we are Your children and You have set us aside to come home to You by the light of the way of Your divine Son. Grant we pray, that we may grow in faith and love daily, by the intercession of Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos and may be a light of love, to all around us, as he was.   We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.bl mariano de jesus euse hoyos pray for us 13 july 2020

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Our Morning Offering – 13 July – O God, Be With Us By St Benedict

Our Morning Offering – 13 July – “Month of the Precious Blood” – Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

O God, Be With Us
By St Benedict (c 480-547)

O God,
from Whom to be turned,
is to fall,
to Whom to be turned,
is to rise,
and in Whom to stand,
is to abide forever,
grant us in all our duties,
Your help,
in all our perplexities,
Your guidance,
in all our dangers,
Your protection,
and in all our sorrows,
Your peace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ameno god be with us by st benedict 13 july 2020

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Saint of the Day – 13 July – Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos (1845-1926) Priest

Saint of the Day – 13 July – Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos (1845-1926) Priest, Defender of the Poor, children, the sick and the rural communities – born on 14 October 1845 at Yarumal, Diocese of Antioquía, Colombia and died on 13 July 1926 at Angostura, Antioquia, Colombia of natural causes.    Fr Mariano had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin’s Most Holy Rosary.  Patronages – against cancer, of Rural labourers.  Blessed Mariano was the first Colombian to be Beatified.Blessed-Mariano-de-Jesus-Eues-Hoyos

Mariano de Jesús Euse Hoyos was born on 14 October 1845 as the eldest of seven children to Pedro Euse and Rosalía de Hoyos Echeverri during an uncertain period of anti-religious sentiment.   He was Baptised on 15 October and received the Sacrament of Confirmation in 1847.   His great-grandfather Pedro Euse hailed from France.

In 1860 he entered the College of Saint Joseph of Marinilla where he studied mathematics and passed all his studies with excellent results.From the age of sixteen in 1861, he harboured the desire of becoming a Priest and was then entrusted to the care of his Priest uncle Firmino Hoyos – the Parish Priest of Girardota – and received from him a cultural and spiritual formation.   He commenced his studies for the Priesthood on 3 February 1869 at a new Seminary opened in Mendellin and was Ordained on 14 July 1872.   He began his clerical career as a curate to his uncle until his uncle died in January 1875 when he was transferred to Yarumal in 1876.

In 1878 he was assigned as a Parish Priest in Angostura and spent the remainder of his life there.   It was there that he became well aware of the parish difficulties such as the construction of an appropriate parish church.   He became well noted for being a simple and effective preacher and tended to the social and spiritual needs of the poor of the region with a particular emphasis on rural labourers;   he often called the poor “Christ’s nobles.”   His particular Parish was in an area that civil war often plagued – in which neither side favoured the faith – so he had to several times hide in caves in the area to escape the fighting. The Priest also encouraged popular devotions such as the Sacred Heart and encouraged recitation of the Holy Rosary amongst families.

He became bedridden in mid-June 1926 with a serious infection and later died in the first few hours of 13 July 1926.   He had been stricken – on 12 July – with enteritis.   He said on his deathbed:  “I have already lived long enough.   Now my greatest desire is to be united to my Jesus.BL MARIANO DE JESUS BODY

Pope John Paul II granted his final approval to the cure of Fr Rafael Gildardo Velez Saldarriaga (born 1912) from Medellin, as being a credible miracle on 26 March 1999 and Beatified Father Mariano on 9 April 2000.

Father Mariano knew how to integrate himself totally in the life of the people, sharing in the sorrows and joys of all.   For all of them he was a diligent Father, teacher and trustworthy counsellor and a faithful witness of Christ’s love among them.  The poor, whom he called ‘Christ’s nobles,’ were his favourites.   He never hesitated to use his own goods to alleviate the penury and indigence of the weakest.   He frequently visited the sick and was available at all times of the day and night to help them.   He took care of children and youth with infinite gentleness and simplicity to lead them on the road of good habits and prudence. – Vatican Information Office

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Marian Feasts and Memorials of the Saints – 13 July

St Henry (972-1024) Holy Roman Emperor (Optional Memorial)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/saint-of-the-day-13-july-st-henry-ii-holy-roman-emperor/

Our Lady of Grace of Valsorda:  Read about Our Lady of Valsorda here: http://mariancalendar.org/madonna-delle-grazie-di-valsorda-/-our-lady-of-grace-of-valsorda-garessio-valsorda-italy/

Our Lady of Soccorso/Our Lady of Help:   Read here: http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/03/beating-the-devil-the-madonna-del-soccorso/

Bl Anne-Andrée Minutte
St Arno of Würzburg
Bl Barthélemy Jarrige de la Morelie de Biars
Bl Berthold of Scheide
Blessed Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodríguez Santiago (1918–1963)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/07/13/saint-of-the-day-13-july-blessed-carlos-manuel-cecilio-rodriguez-santiago-1918-1963/

St Clelia Barbieri (1847-1870)
St Clelia’s Story:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/13/saint-of-the-day-13-july-saint-clelia-barbieri-1847-1870-foundress-of-the-congregation-of-the-little-sisters-of-the-mother-of-sorrows/

St Dogfan
Bl Élisabeth Verchière
St Emanuele Lê Van Phung
St Esdras the Prophet
St Eugene of Carthage
Bl Ferdinand Mary Baccilleri
St Iosephus Wang Kuiju
Bl James of Voragine
Bl Jean of France
St Joel the Prophet
Bl Louis-Armand-Joseph Adam
Blessed Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos (1845-1926)
Bl Marie-Anastasie de Roquard
Bl Marie-Anne Depeyre
Bl Marie-Anne Lambert
St Mildred of Thanet
St Muritta of Carthage
St Myrope
St Paulus Liu Jinde
St Salutaris of Carthage
St Sarra of Egypt
St Serapion of Alexandria
Serapion of Macedonia
Bl Thérèse-Henriette Faurie
Bl Thomas Tunstal
St Turiaf

Martyrs of Cyprus – 300 saints: 300 Christians who retired to Cyprus to live as cave hermits, devoting themselves to prayer and an ascetic life devoted to God. Tortured and martyred for their faith and their bodies dumped in the various caves in which they had lived. We know the names of five of them but no other details even about them – Ammon, Choulélaios, Epaphroditus, Eusthénios and Héliophotos. They were beheaded in the 12th century on Cyprus and their bodies dumped in the cave where they had lived and only rediscovered long afterwards.

Martyrs of Philomelio – 31 saints: 31 soldiers martyred for their faith in the persecutions of prefect Magno, date unknown. The only name that has come down to us is Alexander. In Philomelio, Phrygia (in modern Turkey).