Monday, November 20, 2017

Daily Thought For November 20, 2017

Pray And Don't Lose Heart

If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to say, pray always and do not lose heart.

St. Augustine

Friday, November 17, 2017

Daily Thought For November 17, 2017

Tending Your Own Garden

Don't sow your desires in someone else's garden; just cultivate your own as best you can; don't long to be other than what you are, but desire to be thoroughly what you are. Direct your thoughts to being very good at that and to bearing the crosses, little or great, that you will find there. Believe me, this is the most important and least understood point to the spiritual life. We all love according to what is our taste; few people like what is according to their duty or to God's liking. What is the use of building castles in Spain when we have to live in France?

St. Francis de Sales

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Daily Thought For November 16, 2017

In Praise Of The Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, the life that gives life: You are the cause of all movement. You are the breath of all creatures. You are the salve that purifies our souls. You are the ointment that heals our wounds. You are the fire that warms our hearts. You are the light that guides our feet. Let all the world praise you.

St. Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Daily Thought For November 15, 2017

Are You A Canal Or A Reservoir?

If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. For a canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus communicates, without loss to itself, its superabundant water. In the Church at the present day, we have many canals, few reservoirs.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Daily Thought For November 14, 2017

A Grave Warning From A Great Philosopher

Unless we regain the art of silence and insight, the ability for nonactivity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our culture and ourselves.

Josef Pieper

Monday, November 13, 2017

Daily Thought For November 13, 2017

The Power of Prayer

They who pray with faith have fervour and fervour is the fire of prayer. This mysterious fire has the power of consuming all our faults and imperfections, and of giving to our actions, vitality, beauty and merit.

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini (Memorial is Today)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Daily Thought For November 12, 2017

Press Forward & Fear Nothing

If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.

St. Katharine Drexel