Posted by: livingscripture | August 25, 2015

21st Tuesday in Ordinary Time

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”
— St. Augustine
Meditation of the Day
“Whenever we receive Communion, we enter into communion with the Holy Trinity. Did anybody ever tell you that? With each reception of Holy Communion, we experience, already here on earth, the same divine activity that we will one day experience in all its fullness in heaven—the divine activity of love eternally taking place within the Trinity . . . God wants to live his triune life in us. We are called to be dwelling places for the Holy Trinity and to enter into a personal relationship with each of the persons in God.”
— Vinney Flynn
Posted by: livingscripture | August 24, 2015

21st Monday in Ordinary Time

“A soul which does not practise the exercise of prayer is very like a paralyzed body which, though possessing feet and hands, makes no use of them.”
— St. Alphonsus Liguori
Meditation of the Day
“Oh, what awesome mysteries take place during Mass! One day we will know what God is doing for us in each Mass, and what sort of gift He is preparing in it for us. Only His divine love could permit that such a gift be provided for us.”
— St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
Posted by: livingscripture | August 23, 2015

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The works of God are not accomplished when we wish them, but whenever it pleases Him.”
— St. Vincent de Paul
Meditation of the Day
“If the soul will analyze the desire it has of happiness, and the idea of happiness that presents itself to it, it will find that the object of this idea and of this desire is only and can only be God. This is the impression that the soul bears in the depths of its nature; this is what reason will teach it if it will only reflect a little, and this is what neither prejudice nor passion can ever entirely efface.”
— Fr. Jean Nicholas Grou
Posted by: livingscripture | August 22, 2015

Queenship of Mary

“Let all nations know that Thou art God alone, and that Jesus Christ is Thy Son, and that we are Thy people and the sheep of Thy pasture.”
— St. Clement
Meditation of the Day
“Let us say boldly with St. Bernard that we have need of a mediator with the Mediator Himself, and that it is the divine Mary who is the most capable of filling that charitable office. It was through her that Jesus Christ came to us, and it is through her that we must go to Him. If we fear to go directly to Jesus Christ, our God, whether because of His infinite greatness or because of our vileness or because of our sins, let us boldly implore the aid and intercession of Mary, our Mother. She is good, she is tender, she has nothing in her austere and forbidding, nothing too sublime and too brilliant. In seeing her, we see our pure nature.”
— St. Louis de Montfort
Posted by: livingscripture | August 11, 2015

19th Tuesday in Ordinary Time

“To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them.”
— St. Thomas Aquinas

 

Meditation of the Day
“We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business. He orders an operation which involves cutting away part of our body and we accept it. We are grateful to him and pay him a large fee because we judge he would not act as he does unless the remedy were necessary, and we must rely on his skill. Yet we are unwilling to treat God in the same way! It looks as if we do not trust His wisdom and are afraid He cannot do His job properly. We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily make a mistake—a mistake which may cost us our life—and protest when God sets to work on us. If we could see all He sees we would unhesitatingly wish all He wishes.”
— Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure
Posted by: livingscripture | August 10, 2015

19th Monday in Ordinary Time

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux

 

Meditation of the Day
“When we generously accept God’s Word, especially in the Commandments, we are doing God’s Will in all things. To live the Will of God is the greatest sacrifice and personal denial.”
— Rev. Thomas J. Donaghy
Posted by: livingscripture | August 9, 2015

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.”
— Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

Meditation of the Day
“Natural love is sufficient for earthly parents, but the love which our saint bore to Jesus, as His appointed father, was not a mere human love, it was also a supereminently divine love; for, in loving his Son he was exercising the most perfect love of God; since He whom he called his Son was at the same time his God.”
— Edward Healy Thompson
Posted by: livingscripture | August 8, 2015

18th Saturday of Ordinary Time

“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”
— St. Teresa of Avila

 

Meditation of the Day
“The human soul, by its very nature, is endowed with the faculty of knowing God and the capacity for loving Him. The intelligence of the soul, transporting itself above all that is created and finite, has power to raise itself even to the contemplation of that Being who alone is uncreated and infinite, who is the source of all good and all perfection; it is able to form of Him an idea that is clear and accurate and indelible. The will of the soul is made to love this sovereign Good, which the understanding presents to it. The desires of the soul, which no created object can ever satisfy and which reach far beyond the limits of this life, tend necessarily toward a Good that is supreme, eternal, and infinite, and which alone can content the soul and make it happy.”
— Fr. Jean Nicholas Grou
Posted by: livingscripture | August 7, 2015

18th Friday in Ordinary Time

“When we go to confession, we ought to persuade ourselves to find Jesus Christ in the person of our confessor.”
— St. Philip Neri
Meditation of the Day
“Our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His Grace as it does through the greatest . . . Just as the sun shines equally on the cedar and the little flower, so the Divine Sun shines equally on everyone, great and small. Everything is ordered for their good, just as in nature the seasons are so ordered that the smallest daisy comes to bloom at its appointed time.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux
Posted by: livingscripture | August 6, 2015

18th Thursday in Ordinary Time

“Where there is no obedience there is no virtue, where there is no virtue there is no good, where there is no good there is no love, where there is no love, there is no God, and where there is no God there is no Paradise.”
— St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

 

Meditation of the Day
“Let us every day do our best to advance in God, and to be unsparing with the transitory possessions we are going to leave behind us in this world. Let us pay attention to Abraham’s faith, because he was also our father. Let us imitate his devotion and faith. We are Christians, and strangers on earth. Let none of us be frightened; our native land is not in this world.”
— St. Augustine

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