Posted by: livingscripture | September 26, 2016

26th Monday in Ordinary Time

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Morning Offering

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

“Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, man receives the new life of Christ. Now we carry this life ‘in earthen vessels’, and it remains ‘hidden with Christ in God’. We are still in our ‘earthly tent’, subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.”
— (CCC
Posted by: livingscripture | September 25, 2016

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Morning Offering

SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

“Consider God’s charity. Where else have we ever seen someone who has been offended voluntarily paying out his life for those who have offended him?”
— St. Catherine of Siena

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world—mercy triumphed over justice. My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant.”
— St. Faustina Kowalska
Posted by: livingscripture | September 24, 2016

25th Saturday in Ordinary Time

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Morning Offering

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

“We should take as a maxim never to be surprised at current difficulties, no more than at a passing breeze, because with a little patience we shall see them disappear. Time changes everything.”
— St. Vincent de Paul

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“When we come into church from the outside our ears are filled with the racket of the city, the words of those who have accompanied us, the laboring and quarreling of our own thoughts, the disquiet of our hearts’ wishes and worries, hurts and joys. How are we possibly to hear what God is saying? That we listen at all is something; not everyone does. It is even better when we pay attention and make a real effort to understand what is being said. But all this is not yet the attentive stillness in which God’s word can take root. This must be established before the service begins, if possible in the silence on the way to church, still better in a brief period of composure the evening before.”
— Msgr. Romano Guardini
Posted by: livingscripture | September 23, 2016

25th Friday of Ordinary Time

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

“Love Our Lady and make her loved; always recite the Rosary and recite it as often as possible.”
— St. Padre Pio

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Always be impartial and just in your deeds. Put yourself into your neighbor’s place, and him in yours, and then you will judge fairly . . . Frequently, therefore, examine your heart, whether it is so disposed towards your neighbor, as you would have his disposed towards you, were you to change places; for this is the true test.”
— St. Francis de Sales
Posted by: livingscripture | September 22, 2016

25th Thursday in Ordinary Time

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

“Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.”
— St. Thomas Aquinas

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“All our perfection consists in being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus Christ; and therefore the most perfect of all devotions is, without any doubt, that which the most perfectly conforms, unites and consecrates us to Jesus Christ. Now, Mary being the most conformed of all creatures to Jesus Christ, it follows that, of all devotions, that which most consecrates and conforms the soul to Our Lord is devotion to His holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to Mary, the more it is consecrated to Jesus.”
— St. Louis De Montfort
Posted by: livingscripture | September 21, 2016

25th Wednesday in Ordinary Time

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Prayer is greatly aided by fasting and watching and every kind of bodily chastisement. In this regard each of you must do what you can. Thus, the weaker will not hold back the stronger, and the stronger will not press the weaker. You owe your conscience to God. But to no one else do you owe anything more except that you love one another.”
— St. Augustine
Posted by: livingscripture | September 20, 2016

25th Wednesday in Ordinary Time

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.”
— St. Maximilian Kolbe

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“There is another reason also why the soul has traveled safely in this obscurity; it has suffered: for the way of suffering is safer, and also more profitable, than that of rejoicing and of action. In suffering God gives strength, but in action and in joy the soul does but show its own weakness and imperfections. And in suffering, the soul practices and acquires virtue, and becomes pure, wiser, and more cautious.”
— St. John of the Cross
Posted by: livingscripture | September 19, 2016

25th Monday of Ordinary Time

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.”
— St. Teresa of Avila

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Prayer is the duty of every moment. We ought always to pray, said our Lord. And what He said, He did; therein lay His great power. Action accompanied His words and corresponded with them. We must pray always in order to be on our guard. Our life, both of body and soul, our natural and supernatural life, is like a fragile flower. We live surrounded by enemies. Ever since man rejected the Light that was meant to show him the way, everything has become for us an obstacle and a danger; we live in the shadow of death.”
— Dom Augustin Guillerand
Posted by: livingscripture | September 18, 2016

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

“The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart.”
— St. Philip Neri

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“As we have seen, there is sometimes a big difference between what God is actually asking of us, and what we imagine he is asking. We won’t have the grace to do what God is not asking of us. But for what he is asking, he has promised us his grace: God grants what he commands. When God inspires us to do something (if it really is God who is the source of the inspiration), at the same time he supplies the ability to do it, even if it is beyond our capacity or scares us at the start. Every motion that comes from God brings both the light to understand what God intends, and the strength to accomplish it: light that illuminates the mind, and strength that gives power to the will.”
— Fr. Jacques Philippe
Posted by: livingscripture | September 17, 2016

24th Saturday of Ordinary Time September 17, 2016

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

“The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.”
— St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“You have never begrudged the martyrs their triumph but rather trained them for it. And so I am asking you to be consistent with the lessons you teach them. Just beg for me the courage and endurance not only to speak but also to will what is right, so that I may not only be called a Christian, but prove to be one. For if I prove myself to be a Christian by martyrdom, then people will call me one, and my loyalty to Christ will be apparent when the world sees me no more. Nothing you can see is truly good. For our Lord Jesus Christ, now that he has returned to his Father, has revealed himself more clearly. Our task is not one of producing persuasive propaganda; Christianity shows its greatness when it is hated by the world.”
— St. Ignatius of Antioch

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