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Quote/s of the Day – 21 April – St Anselm

Quote/s of the Day – 21 April –  The Memorial of St Anselm ‬OSB (1033-1109)

Doctor of the Church

“God has promised pardon
to him that REPENTS
but He has NOT
promised repentance
to him that sins.”

god has promised pardon to him that repents but - st anselm 21 april 2020

“A single Mass offered
for oneself during life,
may be worth more,
than a thousand celebrated
for the same intention, after death.”

a single mass offered for oneself during life - st anselm - 21 april 2020

“Remove grace
and you have nothing,
whereby to be saved.
Remove free will
and you have nothing,
that could be saved.”

remove grace and you have nothing - st anselm 21 april 2020

“It is impossible to save one’s soul
without devotion to Mary
and without her protection.”

St Anselm (1033-1109)
Doctor of the Church

it is impossible to save one's soul with devotion to mary - st anselm 21 april 2020

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Our Morning Offering – 21 April – O Lord, Draw Near In Troubles and Perils

Our Morning Offering – 21 April – Tuesday of the Second week of Easter and the Memorial of St Anselm ‬OSB (1033-1109) Doctor of the Church

O Lord, Draw Near
In Troubles and Perils
By St Anselm ‬(1033-1109)
Doctor of the Church

O Lord,
we bring You
the troubles and perils
of peoples and nations,
the sighing of prisoners and captives,
the sorrows of the bereaved,
the needs of strangers,
the helplessness of the weak,
the tiredness of the weary,
the failing powers of the aged.
O Lord, draw near to each,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

o lord draw near in troubles and perils - st anselm 21 april 2020

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Memorials of the Saints – 21 April

St Anselm (of Canterbury) OSB (1033-1109) Doctor of the Church (Optional Memorial)
St Anselm!
https://anastpaul.com/2017/04/21/saint-of-the-day-21-april-st-anselm-of-canterbury-doctor-of-the-church/


St Abdechalas
St Anastasius I of Antioch
St Anastasius of Sinai
St Apollo of Nicomedia
St Apollonius the Apologist
St Arator of Alexandria
St Beuno Gasulsych
St Conrad of Parzham (1818-1894)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/04/21/saint-of-the-day-21-april-st-conrad-of-parzham-ofm-cap-1818-1894/

St Crotates of Nicomedia
St Cyprian of Brescia
St Felix of Alexandria
St Fortunatus of Alexandria
St Frodulphus
St Isacius of Nicomedia
Bl John Saziari
St Maelrubba of Applecross
St Román Adame Rosales (1859-1927) Priest and Martyr of the Cristero War
St Silvius of Alexandria
St Simeon of Ctesiphon
St Vitalis of Alexandria
Bl Vitaliy Bayrak
Bl Wolbodó of Liège

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Our Morning Offering – 29 August – Do, What I Cannot.

Our Morning Offering – 29 August – The Beheading of St John the Baptist

Do, What I Cannot
By St Anselm (1033-1109) Doctor of the Church

Lord, my heart is before You.
I try
but by myself,
I can do nothing.
Do, what I cannot.
Admit me
to the inner room
of Your love.
I ask.
I seek.
I knock.
You have made me ask,
make me receive.
You have enabled me to see,
enable me to find.
You have taught me to knock,
open to my knock.
Amendo what i cannot st anselm - 29 aug 2019.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 13 April 2017 – Friday of the Second Week of Eastertide

Our Morning Offering – 13 April 2017 – Friday of the Second Week of Eastertide

O Lord My God
St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) Doctor of the Church

O Lord my God.
Teach my heart this day
where and how to find You.
You have made me and re-made me,
and You have bestowed on me
all the good things I possess,
and still I do not know You.
I have not yet done
that for which I was made.
Teach me to seek You,
for I cannot seek You
unless You teach me,
or find You
unless You show yourself to me.
Let me seek You in my desire;
let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find You by loving You;
let me love You when I find You.
Ameno lord my god - st anselm - 13 april 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 31 August

Our Morning Offering – 31 August

O LORD MY GOD
By Saint Anselm

O Lord my God.
Teach my heart this day
where and how to find You.
You have made me and re-made me,
and You have bestowed on me
all the good things I possess,
and still I do not know You.
I have not yet done
that for which I was made.
Teach me to seek You,
for I cannot seek You
unless you teach me,
or find You
unless You show Yourself to me.
Let me seek You in my desire;
let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find You by loving You;
let me love You when I find You. Ameno lord my god - st anselm

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Our Morning Offering – 23 May

Our Morning Offering – 23 May

MARY, I BEG YOU
By St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
Magnificent Doctor
Marian Doctor

Mary, I beg you,
by that grace through which
the Lord is with you
and you will to be with him,
let your mercy be with me.
Let love for you always be with me,
and the care for me be always with you.
Let the cry of my need,
as long as it persists,
be with you,
and the care of your goodness,
as long as I need it,
be with me.
Let joy in your blessedness
be always with me,
and compassion for my wretchedness,
where I need it,
be with you.
Amenmary-i-beg-you-st-anselm-23 may 2017

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Thought for the Day – 21 April – St Anselm of Canterbury – “Magnificent Doctor” / “Father of Scholasticism”

Thought for the Day – 21 April – St Anselm of Canterbury – “Magnificent Doctor” / “Father of Scholasticism”

As a young boy in Aosta, Italy, Anselm thought of being a priest.    His father, angered by this desire, introduced his son to court life. Anselm forgot about his vocation.    But in 1060, Anselm learned of Lanfranc, the leader of monasticism in Normandy, France. Anselm entered Lanfranc’s monastery at Bec.    Three years later, Anselm became a prior, or head and began to publish his writings on the existence of God.

LanfrancLanfranc at St Dunstan's, Canterbury

What is it about these great Saints! The perseverance, the zeal and the prolific and endless gifts for all of us. So many lessons to be learnt, so many prayers to be said to them appealing for their intercession! The greatest lesson perhaps is their uncompromising gift of self to God, through thick and thin, in health and in suffering, in the good and the bad times, it is only God who counts and the glory of the Kingdom.

St Anselm, please pray for us all!

 

 

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Quote/s of the Day – 21 April

Quote/s of the Day – 21 April

“God has promised pardon to him that repents
but he has not promised repentance to him that sins.”

ST ANSLEM - GOD HAS PROMISED PARDON

“O supreme and unapproachable light!
O whole and blessed truth, how far You are from me,
who am so near to You!
How far removed You are from my vision,
though I am so near to Yours!
Everywhere You are wholly present
and I see You not.
In You I move and in You I have my being
and I cannot come to You.
You are within me
and about me
and I feel You not.”

O supreme and unaproachable light! - St Anselm

“God often works more by the life of the illiterate
seeking the things that are God’s,
than by the ability of the learned
seeking the things that are their own.”

GOD OFTEN WORKS MORE - ST ANSELM

“For I do not seek to understand in order to believe
but I believe in order to understand.
For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.”

FOR I DO NO SEEK TO UNDERSTAND-ST ANSELM

“Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved.
Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved.”

remoe grace - st anselm

“A single Mass offered for oneself during life
may be worth more than a thousand celebrated
for the same intention after death.”

“No one will have any other desire in heaven
than what God wills;
and the desire of one will be the desire of all;
and the desire of all and of each one
will also be the desire of God.”

no one will have-st anselm

ST ANSELM OF CANTERBURY (1033-1109)
Archbishop of Canterbury, O.S.B.
Doctor magnificus (Magnificent Doctor);
Doctor Marianus (Marian Doctor)

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Our Morning Offering – 21 April

Our Morning Offering – 21 April

PRAYER FOR THE GRACE OF LOVE By St Anselm of Canterbury

We love You, O God
and desire to love You more and more.
Grant that we may love You as we wish to love You
and as we should love You. O dearest Friend
who has loved us so deeply and redeemed us;
come and take Your place in our hearts.
Watch over our lips, our steps and our deeds
and we no longer fear for soul and body.
Yes, give us love, most precious of gifts,
which knows no enemies.
Give our hearts that pure love
borne of Your love for us,
that we may love others as You love us.
O most loving Father of Jesus Christ
from whom all love flows,
grant that our hearts, frozen in sin
and grown cold toward You,
may be warmed in the divine glow.
Help and bless us in Your Son. O blessed Lord,
You have commanded us to love one another,
give us the grace that, as we have received
Your unmerited favours,
we may love all persons in You and for You.
We implore your clemency for all people
but particularly for our friends whom You have given us.
Love them, Source of Love and instill in them
a thorough love of Yourself,
that they may seek, utter and do nothing
save what is pleasing to You. Amen

PRAYER FOR THE GRACE OF LOVE BY ST ANSELM

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Saint of the Day – 21 April – St Anselm of Canterbury- Doctor of the Church

Saint of the Day – 21 April – St Anselm of Canterbury- Doctor of the Church (1033-1109) Doctor magnificus (Magnificent Doctor), Doctor Marianus (Marian Doctor), “Father of Scholasticism” – Monk, Prior, Abbott, Archbishop, Theologian, Philosopher – Attributes – His mitre, pallium and crozier, his books, Benedictine monk admonishing an evil-doer, Archbishop, performing an exorcism on a monk, with Our Lady appearing before him, a ship, representing the spiritual independence of the Church.Anselm was born in or around Aosta in Upper Burgundy sometime between April 1033 and April 1034.   At the age of fifteen, Anselm desired to enter a monastery but, failing to obtain his father’s consent, he was refused by the abbot.   The illness he then suffered has been considered a psychosomatic effect of his disappointment but upon his recovery he gave up his studies and for a time lived a carefree life.beautiful st anselm archbishop

Following the death of his mother, probably at the birth of his sister Richera, Anselm’s father repented his earlier lifestyle but professed his new faith with a severity that the boy found likewise unbearable.   Anselm, at age 23, left home with a single attendant crossed the Alps and wandered through Burgundy and France for three years.   His countryman Lanfranc of Pavia was then prior of the Benedictine abbey of Bec;  attracted by the fame of his fellow countryman, Anselm reached Normandy in 1059.   After spending some time in Avranches, he returned the next year.   His father having died, he consulted with Lanfranc as to whether to return to his estates and employ their income in providing alms or to renounce them, becoming a hermit or a monk at Bec or Cluny. Professing to fear his own bias, Lanfranc sent him to Maurilius, the Archbishop of Rouen, who convinced him to enter the abbey as a novice at the age of 27.   Probably in his first year, he wrote his first work on philosophy, a treatment of Latin paradoxes called the Grammarian.   Over the next decade, the Rule of Saint Benedict reshaped his thought.

st anselm sml

Because of the physical closeness and political connections, there was frequent travel and communication between Normandy and England and Anselm was in repeated contact with Church officials in England.    He was chosen as reluctant Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 109 – officials had to wait until he was too sick to argue in order to get him to agree.

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“Anselm Assuming the Pallium in Canterbury Cathedral” from E M Wilmot-Buxton’s 1915 Anselm

As bishop he fought King William Rufus’s encroachment on ecclesiastical rights and the independence of the Church, refused to pay bribes to take over as bishop and was exiled for his efforts.    He travelled to Rome, Italy and spent part of his exile as an advisor to Pope Blessed Urban II, obtaining the pope’s support for returning to England and conducting Church business without the king’s interference.    He resolved theological doubts of the Italo-Greek bishops at Council of Bari in 1098.st anselm snip

In 1100 King Henry II invited Anselm to return to England but they disputed over lay investiture and Anselm was exiled again only to return in 1106 when Henry agreed not to interfere with the selection of Church officials.    Anselm opposed slavery and obtained English legislation prohibiting the sale of men.   He strongly supported celibate clergy and approved the addition of several saints to the liturgical calendar of England.

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He died on Holy Wednesday, 21 April 1109.   His remains were translated to Canterbury Cathedral and laid at the head of Lanfranc at his initial resting place to the south of the Altar of the Holy Trinity (now St Thomas’s Chapel).   During the church’s reconstruction after the disastrous fire of the 1170s, his remains were relocated, although it is now uncertain where.Anselm v.Canterbury,Porträt/Kupferstich - Anselm of Canterbury, Portrait / Copper engraving - Anselme de Cantorbéry, portrait / Gravure

Anselm was one of the great philosophers and theologians of the middle ages and a noted theological writer.   He was far more at home in the monastery than in political circles but still managed to improve the position of the Church in England.    Counsellor to Pope Gregory VII.   Chosen a Doctor of the Church in 1720 by Pope Clement XI.

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Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610-1662) – The Meeting of the Countess Matilda and Anselm of Canterbury in the Presence of Pope Urban II (1637-1642), oil on canvas, Galleria dei Romanelli, the Vatican.
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Our Morning Offering – 23 December

Our Morning Offering – 23 December

We love You, O God
and desire to love You more and more.
Grant that we may love You
as we wish to love You
and as we should love You.
O dearest Friend who has loved us
so deeply and redeemed us;
come and take Your place in our hearts.
Watch over our lips, our steps and our deeds
and we no longer fear for soul and body.
Yes, give us love, most precious of gifts,
which knows no enemies.
Give our hearts that pure love borne of
our love for us, that we may love others
as You love us.
O most loving Father of Jesus Christ
from whom all love flows, grant that our hearts,
frozen in sin and grown cold toward You,
may be warmed in the divine glow.
Help and bless us in your Son.
Amen
Excerpt from a Prayer of St Anselm of Canterbury

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Our Morning Offering – 22 December

Our Morning Offering – 22 December

I beseech You, O my God,
that I may know You,
love You
and rejoice in you.
If in this life I cannot do these things fully,
grant that I may at the least progress in them
from day to day.
Advance in me the knowledge of You now,
that in the life to come it may be complete.
Increase in me the love of You here,
that there it may be full. O God of truth:
I pray that I may obtain that which You promise,
that my joy may be made full.
And in the meantime,
let my mind meditate on it;
let my soul hunger after it
and my whole being long for it,
till at last I enter into the joy of my Lord,
who is God, blessed forever. Amen.

St. Anselm of Canterbury

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