Quote/s of the Day – 21 June – “Month of the Sacred Heart” – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Readings: Jeremiah 20:10-13, Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35, Romans 5:12-15, Matthew 10:26-33
“What I tell you in the dark, say in the light
and what you hear whispered,
proclaim on the housetops.
And do not fear those who kill the body
but cannot kill the soul.”
“When the farmer leaves his home
to go out and gather the harvest,
he is brimming over with joy
and shining with happiness.
He thinks neither of the suffering
nor the difficulties that he might encounter…
Christ says, lend me your tongue
and you will see the ripe grain
going into the king’s granaries.”
St John Chrysostom (347-407)
Father & Doctor
“Everyone without God,
has a dead soul.
You, who bewail the dead,
rather, should bewail sin.
St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace
“Someone who truly follows the Lord
wants everyone to follow Him,
which is why he turns to his neighbour
with kind attentions, prayers
and proclamation of the Gospel.
… Jesus loves the one who follows Him.”
St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
“You would be very ashamed,
if you knew what the experiences you call,
setbacks, upheavals, pointless disturbances
and tedious annoyances really are.
You would realise that your complaints about them,
are nothing more nor less,
than blasphemies – though that never occurs to you.
Nothing happens to you except by the will of God
and yet [God’s] beloved children curse it,
because they do not know it, for what it is!”
Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)
Prayer for Submission to Divine Providence
By St Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811)
My God, I do not know
what must come to me today.
But I am certain
that nothing can happen to me
that You have not foreseen, decreed
and ordained from all eternity.
That is sufficient for me.
I adore Your impenetrable
and eternal designs,
to which I submit with all my heart.
I desire, I accept them all
and I unite my sacrifice to that of
Jesus Christ, my Divine Saviour.
I ask in His name
and through His infinite merits,
patience in my trials
and perfect and entire submission,
to all that comes to me
by Your good pleasure.
“Do not be afraid!
God will show you,
to the hour and moment,
what you should say
and what you should do.”
St Léonie Françoise De Sales Aviat
“Let us remain unafraid in all dangers,
trusting calmly, in the Divine
Providence, that watches over us day and night.”
St Joseph Freinademetz (1852-1908)
“We have the Providential love of God as our guide.
When there is a ship at sea and heads towards the port,
nobody doubts that it is led by a pilot
and one could doubt that there is a God
who guides the universe
only because He cannot be seen?
By His Providential Love,
God arranges and regulates events,
regulates everything, with gentleness and wisdom.
I advise you to abandon yourself completely
into the hands of Divine Providence. “
Blessed Edoardo Giuseppe Rosaz (1877-1903)
“We must never be afraid.
We never walk alone.
Jesus walks ahead.”
Msgr Alex Rebello
Diocese of Wrexham, Wales