Quote/s of the Day – 5 October – the Memorial of Blessed Raymond of Capua OP (c 1330-1399) “The Second Founder,” Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos CSsR (1819-1867), Blessed Bartholomew Longo (1841-1926) “Apostle of the Holy Rosary”
keep away from the beast of boasting
and concern for one’s reputation,
for these destroy and weaken,
every good work.”
Bl Raymond of Capua (c 1330-1399)
“It is only through suffering
that we become holy.
And to become holy is our only purpose in life,
our only preparation for heaven.”
TOP 10 Practical Guide to Holiness
- Go to Mass with deepest devotion.
- Spend a half hour to reflect upon your main failing
and make resolutions to avoid it.
- Do daily spiritual reading for at least 15 minutes,
if a half hour is not possible.
- Say the rosary every day.
- Also daily, if at all possible, visit the Blessed Sacrament
and toward evening, meditate on the Passion of Christ for a half hour.
- Conclude the day with evening prayer
and an examination of conscience over all the faults & sins of the day.
- Every month make a review of the month in confession.
- Choose a special patron every month
and imitate that patron in some special virtue.
- Precede every great feast with a novena, that is, nine days of devotion.
- Try to begin and end every activity with a “Hail Mary.”
Bl Francis Xavier Seelos CSsR (1819-1867)
“The Rosary could very well be called,
the poem of human redemption.”
“The Rosary is the prayer dearest to Mary,
most loved by the Saints,
most frequently used by Christian peoples,
most honoured by God with astounding wonders,
most enriched with great promises,
by the Virgin.”
Bl Bartholomew Longo (1841-1926) “Apostle of the Holy Rosary