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Quote of the Day – 7 August – ‘..Give yourself to Him..’

Quote of the Day – 7 August – The Memorial of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

“Do not receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament
so that you may use Him as you judge best
but give yourself to Him
and let Him receive you in this Sacrament,
so that He Himself, God your Saviour,
may do to you and through you, whatever He wills.”

St Cajetan (1480-1547)do-not-receive-christ-in-the-blessed-sacrament-st-cajetan-7-august-2018 and 2019.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 7 August – Look down, O Lord

Our Morning Offering – 7 August – The Memorial of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

Look down, O Lord
By St Cajetan (1480-1547)

Look down, O Lord, from Your sanctuary
and from the high habitation of heaven
and behold this sacred oblation
which our great High Priest,
Your holy Servant, the Lord Jesus,
immolates unto You for the sins of His brethren
and be propitious to the multitude of our iniquities.
Behold, the voice of the blood of Jesus,
our brother, cries to You from the Cross.
Graciously hear, O Lord,
be appeased, O Lord, hearken and do?
Delay not for Your own sake, my God,
because Your name is invoked upon this city
and upon Your people
and do with us according to Your mercy.
Amenlook down o lord - st cajetan - 7 august 2019.jpg

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Memorials of the Saints – 7 August

St Pope Sixtus II (Died 258) Martyr (Optional Memorial)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/07/saint-of-the-day-7-august-st-pope-sixtus-ii-martyr/

St Cajetan (1480-1547) (Optional Memorial)

About St Cajetan:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/saint-of-the-day-7-august-st-cajetan-founder-of-the-theatine-order-the-father-of-providence/

St Afra of Augsburg
Bl Agathangelus Nourry
St Albert of Trapani O.Carm. (c 1240-1307)
Bl Cassian Vaz Lopez-Neto
St Claudia of Rome
St Donat
St Donatian of Chalons-sur-Marne
St Donatus of Arezzo
St Donatus of Besancon
Bl Edmund Bojanowski
Bl Edward Bamber
St Faustus of Milan
St Hilarinus of Ostia
St Hyperechios
Bl John Woodcock
Bl Jordan Forzatei
St Julian of Rome
St Miguel de la Mora
Bl Nicholas Postgate
St Peter of Rome
Bl Thomas Whitaker
Bl Vincent de L’Aquila
St Victricius of Rouen

Martyred Deacons of Rome – 6 saints: A group of deacons who were martyred with Pope Saint Sixtus II. We know nothing about them but their names and their deaths – Agapitus, Felicissimus, Januarius, Magnus, Stephen and Vincent. They were
beheaded on 6 August 258 in a cemetery on the Appian Way, Rome, Italy.

Martyrs of Como – 6 saints: A group of Christian soldiers in the imperial Roman army. Martyred in the persecutions of Maximian. We know little else but the names – Carpophorus, Cassius, Exanthus, Licinius, Secundus and Severinus. c.295 on the north side of Lake Como, near Samolaco, Italy. Their relics in the church of San Carpoforo, Como, Italy.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War: 10 Beati
Bl Dalmacio Bellota Perez
Bl Diodorus Hernando Lopez
Bl Francisco Gargallo Gascón
Bl Luis Villanueva Montoya
Bl María del Carmen Zaragoza y Zaragoza
Bl María Rosa Adrover Martí
Bl Rafaél Severiano Rodríguez Navarro
Bl Tomás Carbonell Miquel

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Quote/s of the Day – 7 August – The Memorial of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

Quote/s of the Day – 7 August – The Memorial of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

“If you want Christ to love you
and help you, you must love Him
and always make every endeavour to please Him.
Do not waver in your purpose
because even if all the saints
and every single creature were to abandon you,
He will always be near you,
no matter what your needs may be.”if-you-want-christ-to-help-you-st-cajetan-7 aug 2017

“Do not receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament
so that you may use Him as you judge best
but give yourself to Him
and let Him receive you in this Sacrament,
so that He Himself, God your Saviour,
may do to you and through you, whatever He wills.”

St Cajetan (1480-1547)do not receive christ in the blessed sacrament - st cajetan - 7 august 2018

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One Minute Reflection – 7 August – Today’s Gospel: Matthew 14:22–36

One Minute Reflection – 7 August – Tuesday of the Eighteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year B – Today’s Gospel: Matthew 14:22–36

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?”   And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.   And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”…Matthew 14:31-33jesus immediately reached out his hand - matthew 14 31-33 - 7 aug 2018

REFLECTION – “Today’s Gospel reminds us that faith in the Lord and in His Word does not open a way for us where everything is easy and calm, it does not rescue us from life’s storms.   Faith gives us the assurance of a Presence, the presence of Jesus who encourages us to overcome the existential tempests, the certainty of a hand that grabs hold of us so as to help us face the difficulties, pointing the way for us even when it is dark.

Faith, in short, is not an escape route from life’s problems but it sustains the journey and gives it meaning.   This episode offers a wonderful image of the reality of the Church throughout the ages – a boat that, as she makes the crossing, must also weather contrary winds and storms which threaten to capsize her.   What saves her are not the courage and qualities of her men, the guarantee against shipwreck is faith in Christ and in his Word.   This is the guarantee, faith in Jesus and in His Word.   We are safe on this boat, despite our wretchedness and weaknesses, especially when we are kneeling and worshipping the Lord, like the disciples who, in the end, fell down before Him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God!”...Pope Francis – Angelus, 13 August 2017faith in short is not an escape route - pope francis - 7 aug 2018

PRAYER – Almighty God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, You enabled St Pope Sixtus II and his companions to lay down their lives for Your Word and to bear witness to Jesus, never fearing as they were tossed around in the tempest but always trusting in Your saving grace.   Give us a ready and true faith, the courage to profess it and to hold tightly to the hand of Your Son in all of life’s storms.   May the prayers of St Pope Sixtus, his companions and St Cajetan, fill us with strength.   We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord, with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.st pope sixtus II - pray for us - 7 aug 2018st-cajetan-pray-for-us.7 aug 2017

 

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Our Morning Offering – 6 August – The Memorial of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

Our Morning Offering – 6 August – The Memorial of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

Look down, O Lord
Prayer of St Cajetan (1480-1547)

Look down, O Lord, from Your sanctuary
and from the high habitation of heaven
and behold this sacred oblation
which our great High Priest,
Your holy Servant, the Lord Jesus,
immolates unto You for the sins of His brethren
and be propitious to the multitude of our iniquities.
Behold, the voice of the blood of Jesus,
our brother, cries to You from the cross.
Graciously hear, O Lord,
be appeased, O Lord, hearken and do?
Delay not for Your own sake, my God,
because Your name is invoked upon this city
and upon Your people
and do with us according to Your mercy.
Amenlook down o lord - prayer of st cajetan - 7 aug 2018

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Quote/s of the Day – 1 November – – The Solemnity of All the Saints

Quote/s of the Day – 1 November – – The Solemnity of All the Saints

“If we only got to heaven,
what a sweet and easy thing it will be there,
to be always saying with the angels and the saints,
‘Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus.’”

St Philip Neri (1515-1595) if we only got top heaven - st philip neri - all saints day 2017

...”But do not forget that all the saints
cannot endear you to Christ
as much as you can yourseIf.
It is entirely up to You!”

St Cajetan (1480-1547) Founder of the Theatinesbut do not forget that all the saints cannot endear you to christ - st cajetan

“Remember the sufferings of Christ,
the storms that were weathered…
the crown that came from those sufferings
which gave new radiance to the faith…
All saints give testimony to the truth
that without real effort,
no-one ever wins the crown.”

St Thomas à Becket (1118-1170)remember the sufferings - st thomas a becket - 1 nov 2017

“God creates out of nothing.
Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure but He does.
what is still more wonderful,
He makes saints out of sinners.”

Soren Kierkegaardgod creates out of nothing - soren kierkegaard - 1 nov 2017