Quote/s of the Day – 12 October – “Month of the Holy Rosary” and the Memorial of St Serafino of Montegranaro OFM Cap (1540-1604)
“Be constant in secret prayers
which God, Who indeed sees in secret,
rewards in the open.
Hold fast to this exercise
of a most excellent way of life.
that you may ﬁnd hidden treasure
in the day of need.”
St Basil the Great (329-379)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“I have nothing,
just a Crucifix and a Rosary
but with these,
I hope to benefit the Friars
and become a Saint.”
Said by St Serafino upon entering the Novitiate
“… [I] resolved to recite a Rosary
for anyone who caused me trouble.
Then I heard the voice
from the Tabernacle say,
‘Your prayers for those
who mortify you,
are very pleasing to Me.
In exchange, I am ready
to grant you many graces.‘”
Saint Serafino prayed each day:
“Holy Mother, pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour Crucified.”