Archive: 2015 ()

Novena To My Father

August 30 St. Jeanne Jugan (1792-1879) orn in northern France during the French Revolution—a time when congregations of women and men religious were being suppressed by the national government, Jeanne would eventually be highly praised in the French academy for her community’s compassionate care of

Posted 08/30/2015 02:25 AM

Novena To The Child Mary

August 29 Martyrdom of John the Baptist The drunken oath of a king with a shallow sense of honor, a seductive dance and the hateful heart of a queen combined to bring about the martyrdom of John the Baptist. The greatest of prophets suffered the fate of so many Old Testament prophets before him: rej

Posted 08/29/2015 04:56 AM

Prayer To The Holy Wounds Of Jesus For The Church

August 28 St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But really to get to know the man is a rewarding experienc There quickly surfaces the intensity with which h

Posted 08/28/2015 09:29 AM

Biblical Rosary-Meditation On The Luminous Mysteries

1) The Baptism Of Jesus In The Waters Of The River Jordan 2) The Wedding At Cana 3) The Annunciation Of The Kingdom 4) The Transfiguration 5) The Last Supper

Posted 08/27/2015 03:04 PM

If You Are Unhappy, Do Not Blame Me!

August 27 St. Monica (322?-387) The circumstances of St. Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to any of these temptations. Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who

Posted 08/27/2015 01:10 AM

Prayer Of Abandonment To The Father

August 26 St. Joseph Calasanz (1556-1648) From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately smiled and frowned on the work of Joseph Calasanz. A priest with university training in canon law and theology, respected for his wisdom and administrative exp

Posted 08/26/2015 12:08 AM

Prayer To The Father

August 25 St. Louis of France (1226-1270) Louis was strong-willed, strong-minded. His word was trusted utterly, and his courage in action was remarkable. What is most remarkable was his sense of respect for anyone with whom he dealt, especially the “humble folk of the Lord.” To care for his people h

Posted 08/25/2015 11:19 AM

Holy Father, I Abandon Myself To You

August 24 St. Bartholomew “Like Christ himself, the apostles were unceasingly bent upon bearing witness to the truth of God. They showed special courage in speaking ‘the word of God with boldness’ (Acts 4:31) before the people and their rulers. With a firm faith they held that the gospel is indeed t

Posted 08/24/2015 12:58 PM