Thursday, July 15, 2010

United to suffer

“You must be joined together in a close union of mind and heart, which is stronger and far more formidable to the world and to hell than are the armed forces of a great nation to its enemies. Evil spirits are united to destroy you; you must be united to crush them. The avaricious are united to make money and amass gold... and silver; you must combine your efforts to acquire the eternal treasures hidden in the Cross. Pleasure-seekers unite to enjoy themselves; you must be united to suffer.” ~ St. Louis de Montfort

Monday, July 12, 2010

Quote about our Lord's Baptism

The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism.

~St. Ambrose of Milan

I've never seen this quote, but I think it is so beautiful and quite profound.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Vessels of God's compassionate love for others

"We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God´s compassionate love for others. "

~ St. Clare of Assisi

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

May we pray for each other?

I am finding it difficult to blog and write a column for, so I've decided to make this blog mostly one of prayer. Every now and then, there may be a thought or quote thrown in.

I've prayed about this because I've thought about shutting the blog down. I pray for my readers, past, present and future, so the thought came to me, to ask what your needs are. I'm asking each of you to respond to the requests you see here with prayer too. In a sense we will all be praying for each other. For now, I'm making this post a general prayer request post. Later, maybe we can categorize special needs. If you need a prayer partner, please leave a comment with your prayer request. You don't have to leave your name or name people. God knows who we are all!

I'll start with a prayer intention.

God, our Father, please give peace and understanding to all who read these words. Give them eyes of faith, a heart of hope and the reality of Your love. Shower them with your grace, and keep your angels around them. Watch over those they love. Also Father, please grant special graces to those who have nobody to pray for them. Lead them in Your Spirit and light to their place in Your Kingdom through Jesus' most Sacred Heart. Amen
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