Quotes of the Day – 14 December
“In giving us His Son, His only Word,
He spoke everything to us at once
in this sole Word – and He has no more to say…
because what He spoke before to the prophets in parts,
He has now spoken all at once by giving us
the ALL Who is His Son.”
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road
he treads on, he must close his eyes
and walk in the dark.”
“Those who trust in themselves
are worse than the devil!”
“At the end of your life,
you will be judged by your love.”
~~~ ST JOHN OF THE CROSS (Saint of the Day)
One Minute Reflection – 14 December
Lead a life worthy of the Lord
and pleasing to him in every way….
Multiply good works of every sort…..
REFLECTION – Strive uneasingly to be pleasing to God and ask Him to accomplish His will in you.
Love Him with all your might; you owe Him a great deal!………….St John of the Cross (Saint of the Day)
PRAYER – God of power and might, let me do always the things that are pleasing to You. For You are my Greatest Benefactor and my Sole Good. St John of the Cross Pray for us that we may achieve total commitment and love for God. Amen
One Minute Reflection – 13 December
Be on your guard,
stand firm in the faith,
be courageous, be strong…..1 Cor 16:13
REFLECTION – “If you were to lift my hand to your idol and so make me offer against my will, I would still be guiltless in the sight of the true God, who judges according to the will and knows all things. If now, against my will, you cause me to be polluted, a twofold purity will be gloriously imputed to me. You cannot bend my will to your purpose; whatever you do to my body, that cannot happen to me.”……….St Lucy (Saint of the Day)
PRAYER – Father in heaven, teach me to store up a treasury of merits for eternity. Grant that I may use this earthly life to be person You want me to be. St Lucy, pray for us that we too may chieve courage and true love for God, that we may become lights of love in this world and thus obtain the crown of glory for all eternity. Amen
One Minute Reflection – 12 December
Who is this that comes like the dawn ….. as awe-inspiring as bannered troops?…..Song 6:10
REFLECTION – Mary is an arsenal of graces and she comes to the aid of her clients. She sustains, strengthens and revives us by the heavenly favours that she heaps on us…..St Paulinus
PRAYER – Lord Jesus Christ my Lord, help me to become a devoted client of Your holy Mother Mary. Through Your grace, may I receive the spiritual strength she has promised to all her clients. May I, in simplicity, like St Juan Diego, become her vessel to share Your Light of Love throughout my world. Our Lady of Gaudulupe Pray for us! Amen
One Minute Reflection – 10 December
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind………..Lk 10:27
REFLECTION – Love for Christ pierced Mary’s heart in such a way that no part of it was left unkindled.
Mary thus fulfilled the first commandment of love in all its fullness and without the slightest imperfection…………..St Bernard
PRAYER – O Mother! You, who carried the Divine Saviour in your immaculate womb and lived with Him in the Holy House that we venerate on the Loreto Hill, grant us the grace to seek Him and imitate His example, He who leads us to salvation. Our Lady of Loreto work miracles in us all! Amen
One Minute Reflection – 8 December
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your strength and with all your mind ………………Lk 10:22
REFLECTION – Love for Christ pierced Mary’s heart in such a way that no part
of it was left unkindled.
Mary thus fulfilled the first commandment of love in all its fullness and without the
slightest imperfection…………St Bernard
PRAYER – Heavenly Father, help me to imitate Your Immaculate Daughter Mary in her love
for You. Grant me the grace to love You as much as I can all my life. O Mary Immaculate,
Pray for us!
“The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God. …
I do not worship matter. I worship the Creator of matter
who became matter for my sake, who willed to take His abode in matter,
who worked out my salvation through matter.
Never will I cease honoring the matter which wrought my salvation! I honour it
but not as God. Because of this I salute all remaining matter with reverence
because God has filled it with his grace and power.
Through it my salvation has come to me.”
“The saints must be honoured as friends of Christ
and children and heirs of God. Let us carefully
observe the manner of life of all the apostles,
martyrs, ascetics and just men who announced
the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their
faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering
and perseverance unto death so that we may also
share their crowns of glory.”
“Angels are intelligent reflections of light,
that original light which has no beginning.
They can illuminate.
They do not need tongues or ears,
for they can communicate without speech, in thought.”
~~~ St John Damascene – Father and Doctor of the Church (Saint of the Day)