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Thought for the Day – 18 July – Everlasting Salvation

Thought for the Day – 18 July – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Everlasting Salvation

More than anything else, it is necessary to look after our eternal salvation.
In comparison with this, all other business is unimportant.
Our personal salvation is the only thing which is absolutely essential in our lives.
Let us meditate on this momentous fact which has converted so many sinners and filled Heaven with Saints.

If I lose my soul, what use will ,money or success be to me?
What good will be human learning or worldly pleasure?
All this will pass away, whereas only my good actions will weigh the balance of Divine Justice in my favour.

Let us think of our sins, which are unfortunately so numerous and of our good actions, which are probably far fewer in number.
It will be tragic for us if the weight of our sins should carry us towards damnation.
It is still in our power, to guard against this by leading lives of penance and sanctity.

“Strive … by good works, to make your calling and election sure” (2 Pet 1:10).”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/07/14/thought-for-the-day-14-july-everlasting-salvation/

Posted in DIVINE MERCY, JULY - The MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, QUOTES on HEAVEN, QUOTES on HOPE, QUOTES on SUFFERING, The MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD

Quote/s of the Day – 18 July – St Camillus

Quote/s of the Day – 18 July – “The Month of the Precious Blood” – St Camillus de Lellis MI (1550-1614) Confessor, Priest and Founder the Order of the Ministers of the Sick, or simply as the “Camillians,” known as “The Giant of Charity.”

“My hope is placed
in Your Divine Mercy
through Your Precious Blood
.”

I do not put a penny’s value on this life
if only our Lord will give me
a tiny corner in Paradise.

The happiness to which I aspire
is greater than anything on earth.
Therefore, I regard with extreme joy,
whatever pains and sufferings
may befall me here.”

St Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614)

MORE:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/14/quote-s-of-the-day-14-july-st-camillus-de-lellis/

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One Minute Reflection – 18 July – ‘ … This is the kind of love that renews us. …’

One Minute Reflection – 18 July – “The Month of the Precious Blood” – St Camillus de Lellis MI (1550-1614) Confessor, Priest and Founder the Order of the Ministers of the Sick, or simply as the “Camillians,” known as “The Giant of Charity.” – 1 John 3:13-18, John 15:12-16

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12

REFLECTION – “This commandment that He is giving them, is a new one, the Lord Jesus tells ,is disciples. Yet was it not contained in the Old Law, where it is written: You shall love your neighbour as yourself? Why does the Lord call it new, when it is clearly so old? Or is the commandment new because it divests us of our former selves and clothes us with the new man? Love does indeed renew the man who hears, or rather obeys its command but only that love, which Jesus distinguished from a natural love, by the qualification – As I have loved you.

This is the kind of love that renews us. When we love as He loved us, we become new men, heirs of the new covenant and singers of the new song. My brothers, this was the love, which even in bygone days, renewed the holy men, the Patriarchs and Prophets of old. In later times, it renewed the blessed Apostles and now, it is the turn of the Gentiles. From the entire human race throughout the world, this love gathers together into One Body, a new people, to be the Bride of God’s Only Son. She is the Bride of whom it is asked in the Song of Songs: Who is this who comes clothed in white? White indeed are her garments, for she has been made new and the source of her renewal, is none other, than this new commandment.

And so, all her members make each other’s welfare their common care. When one member suffers, all the members suffer with him and if one member is glorified, all the rest rejoice. They hear and obey the Lord’s Words: A new commandment I give you, that you love one another, not as men love one another for their own selfish ends, nor merely on account of their common humanity but because. they are all gods and sons of the Most High. They love one another as God loves them, so that they may be brothers of His only Son. He will lead them to the goal that alone will satisfy them, where all their desires will be fulfilled. For when God is all in all, there will be nothing left to desire.

This love is the gift of the Lord who said: As I have loved you, you also must love one another. His object in loving us, then, was to enable us to love each other. By loving us Himself, our mighty Head has linked us all together, as members of His Own Body, bound to one another by the tender bond of love.” – St Augustine (354-430) Bishop of Hippo, Great Western Father and Doctor of the Grace, (Excerpt from his Tractates on the Gospel of John, 65).

PRAYER – O God, Who endowed St. Camillus with a special gift of charity for the help of souls struggling in their final agony, pour upon us, we beseech Thee, by his merits, the spirit of Thy love, so that at the hour of our death, we may be found worthy to overcome the enemy and attain the heavenly crown. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen (Collect).

Posted in DOCTORS of the Church, FATHERS of the Church, JULY - The MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, Our MORNING Offering, PRAYERS of the SAINTS, PRECIOUS BLOOD PRAYERS, The MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, The PASSION

Our Morning Offering – 18 July – Pardon Lord, I Ask By St Ambrose

Our Morning Offering – 18 July – “The Month of the Most Precious Blood”

Pardon Lord, I Ask
By St Ambrose (340-397)
Father and Doctor of the Church

Lord Jesus Christ,
Who stretched out Your Hands
on the Cross
and redeemed us by Your Blood,
forgive me, a sinner ,
for none of my thoughts
are hidden from You.
Pardon I ask,
Pardon I hope for,
Pardon I trust to have.
You, Who are full of pity and mercy,
spare me and forgive.
Amen

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Saint of the Day – 18 July – St Scariberga of Yvelines (c 495-c 550)

Saint of the Day – 18 July – St Scariberga of Yvelines (c 495-c 550) Chaste wife and widow of St Arnulf of Bishop of Tours, Recluse. Born in c 495 in Gaul (in modern France) and died in c 550 in the forest of Yvelines in France of natural causes. Also known as – Scariberg, Scariberge.

The holy Scariberga was born around 495 in Gaul. She was descended from a noble family and the sources call her a niece of the first Christian Frankish King, Clovi I (481-511).

While still young, her uncle married her to Saint Arnulf , later the Bishop of Tours and Martyr. When Arnulf became a Bishop, he also gave his chaste wife, Scariberg, the veil.

When Arnulf was murdered in 535, she had him buried at the place where his Martyrdom had happened, in the forest Yvelines in Aquilina between Paris and Chartres. Over his grave she built a cell, where she lived the rest of her life in prayer and meditation.

She died around the middle of the 5th century. Her memorial day is today, the same day as her husband but 2 October is also mentioned.

Around Arnulf’s tomb grew the present Municipality of Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines in the department of Yvelines in the Île-de-France region.

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Notre-Dame-de-Bonne Délivrance / Our Lady of Good Deliverance (14th Century), Schwarzen Madonna / Black Madonna of Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland (853) and Memorials of the Saints – 18 July

Notre-Dame-de-Bonne Délivrance / Our Lady of Good Deliverance (14th Century): 18 July
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/18/notre-dame-de-bonne-delivrance-our-lady-of-good-deliverance-schwarzen-madonna-black-madonna-of-einsiedeln-schwyz-switzerland-853-and-memorials-of-the-saints-18-july/

Schwarzen Madonna / Black Madonna of Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland (853) – First Sunday after Our Lady of Mount Carmel:
ALSO:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/18/notre-dame-de-bonne-delivrance-our-lady-of-good-deliverance-schwarzen-madonna-black-madonna-of-einsiedeln-schwyz-switzerland-853-and-memorials-of-the-saints-18-july/

St Camillus de Lellis MI (1550-1614) Confessor, Priest and Founder the Order of the Ministers of the Sick, or simply as the “Camillians,” known as “The Giant of Charity.”
He was Canonised by Benedict XIV in 1746 and later, in 193, named – along with Saint John of God – as one of the two main co-patrons of nurses and nursing associations.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/07/14/saint-of-the-day-14-july-st-camillus-de-lellis-m-i/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/14/saint-of-the-day-14-july-st-camillus-de-lellis-m-i-1550-1614-the-giant-of-charity/

St Symphorosa and her seven sons / Also known as – The Martyrs of Tivoli – 8 Saints: A widow, St Symphorosa and her seven sons ( Crescens, Eugene, Julian, Justin, Nemesius, Primitivus and Stracteus) Martyred in Tivoli, Italy in the 2nd-century persecutions of Hadrian.

St Aemilian of Dorostorium
St Alanus of Sassovivo
St Alfons Tracki
Blessed Angeline of Marsciano
Bl Arnold of Amiens
St Arnold of Arnoldsweiler
St Arnoul the Martyr

St Arnulf of Metz (c 580-640) Bishop of Metz, France, Monk, Miracle-worker, widower and father. Celestial Patron of Brewers.
His Lifestory:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/07/18/saint-of-the-day-18-july-saint-arnulf-of-metz-c-580-640/

St Athanasius of Clysma
Bl Bernard de Arenis
Bl Bertha de Marbais

St Bruno of Segni OSB (1049-1123) Benedictine Bishop, Confessor, Missionary, Papal Advisor, Theologian.
About St Bruno:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/07/18/saint-of-the-day-18-july-st-bruno-of-segni-o-s-b/

St Edburgh of Bicester (Died c 620) Abbess, Nun, Pr5incess
St Elio of Koper

St Frederick of Utrecht (c 815 – c 838) Martyr Bishop
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/18/saint-of-the-day-18-july-st-frederick-c-815-c-838-martyr/

St Goneri of Treguier
St Gundenis of Carthage
Bl Herveus
St Marina of Ourense
St Maternus of Milan
St Minnborinus
St Pambo of the Nitrian Desert
St Philastrius of Brescia
St Rufillus of Forlimpopoli

St Scariberga of Yvelines (c 495-c 550) Chaste wife of St Arnulf of Bishop of Tours, Nun, Recluse.

St Simon (Szymon) of Lipnica OFM Cap (1435/1440-c 1482) Priest of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
His Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/07/18/saint-of-the-day-18-july-saint-simon-of-lipnica-1435-1440-c-1482/

St Theneva
St Theodosia of Constantinople

Martyrs of Silistria – 7 Saints: Seven Christians who were Martyred together. No details about them have survived but the names – Bassus, Donata, Justus, Marinus, Maximus, Paulus and Secunda. They were martyred in Silistria (Durostorum), Moesia (in modern Bulgaria), date unknown.