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Daily Thought For October 18, 2020

Keep Alert & Stand Firm In Your Faith"Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous. Let all that you do be done in love" (1 Cor 16:13-14). But what does it mean to be courageous? It means to overcome evil in all its forms. The worst evil is sin, which causes all sorts of suffering and can even lurk within us, negatively affecting our behaviour. And so, while it is right to be committed to the struggle against evil in its public and social manifestations, the first duty of believers is to fight against sin, the root of all the forms of evil which can take root in the human heart, and to resist its enticements with God's help.Be assured that God does not hinder or waste your youth, nor does he disturb your happiness. On the contrary! Far from imposing limitations, God's power gradually brings about the growth of the whole person in body, mind and heart, a deepening of faith and the expansion of your love for yourselves, for your neighbour and for all earthly…

Daily Thought For October 17, 2020

Authenticity & SpeechIt is better to be silent and be real than to talk and not be real.St. Ignatius of Antioch

Daily Thought For October 16, 2020

Rooted In ChristLook upon yourself as a tree planted beside the water, which bears its fruit in due season; the more it is shaken by the wind, the deeper it strikes its roots into the ground." St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Daily Thought For October 15, 2020

Let Us Be Mindful of Christ's LoveIf Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that if we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight.  Many, many times I have perceived this through experience. The Lord has told it to me. I have definitely seen that we must enter by this gate if we wish his Sovereign Majesty to reveal to us great and hidden mysteries. A person should desire no other path, even if he is at the summit of contemplation; on this road he walks safely. All blessings come to us through our Lord. He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example.  What more do we desire from such a good friend at our side? Unlike our friends in the world, he will n…

Daily Thought For October 14, 2020

Pray Constantly In The Power of The Holy SpiritWe must pray without ceasing, in every occurrence and employment of our lives - that prayer which is rather a habit of lifting up the heart to God as in a constant communication with Him.St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Daily Thought For October 13, 2020

Be BraveStart being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’ look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Thought For October 12, 2020

The Grace of the Present MomentDo not look back to the past, nor forward to the future. Claim only the present, for it holds God's will.St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Daily Thought For October 11, 2020

Called By Name To HappinessGod has created all things for good; all things for their greatest good; everything for its own good. What is the good of one is not the good of another; what makes one man happy would make another unhappy. God has determined, unless I interfere with His plan, that I should reach that which will be my greatest happiness. He looks on me individually, He calls me by my name, He knows what I can do, what I can best be, what is my greatest happiness, and He means to give it me.St. John Henry Newman

Daily Thought For October 10, 2020

Litany of Trust
From the belief that I have to earn Your love Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that I am unlovable Deliver me, Jesus. From the false security that I have what it takes Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that trusting You will leave me more destitute Deliver me, Jesus. From all suspicion of Your words and promises Deliver me, Jesus. From the rebellion against childlike dependency on You Deliver me, Jesus. From refusals and reluctances in accepting Your will Deliver me, Jesus. From anxiety about the future Deliver me, Jesus. From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past Deliver me, Jesus. From restless self-seeking in the present moment Deliver me, Jesus. From disbelief in Your love and presence Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being asked to give more than I have Deliver me, Jesus. From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of what love demands Deliver me, Jesus. From discouragement Deliver me, Jesus.
That You are con…

Daily Thought For October 9, 2020

Let Us Have Faith That Banishes All FearLet us have this faith which banishes all fear. We have besides us, facing us, in us, our Jesus, our God who loves us infinitely, is all-powerful, knows what is best for us, tells us to seek the kingdom and that the rest will be given to us.Blessed Charles de Foucauld
God Calls & EquipsCast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if he wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.St. Phillip Neri

Daily Thought For October 7, 2020

Our Lady of the RosaryThe Pope calls the Rosary the “school of Mary.” This does not mean, as those unacquainted with the Rosary may suppose, that Mary is the goal or object of this prayer. On the contrary, the “school of Mary” has for its entire curriculum and focus the person of Jesus Christ. Who spent more time looking upon Jesus than Mary, as she watched her beloved child slowly grow into a strong young man? Who spoke to Jesus more than Mary? Who was present with Him more than anyone else? Who modeled trust and faith in Jesus more than Mary? The Holy Father tells us: “As we contemplate each mystery of her Son’s life, she invites us to do as she did at the Annunciation: to ask humbly the questions which open us to the light, in order to end with the obedience of faith: ‘Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word’ (Lk. 1:38)” (RVM 14). By taking up this Marian prayer, we are, in a sense, transported to Mary’s side, so that like her, we too can “cont…

Daily Thought For October 6, 2020

Turn Quickly To PrayerMY CHILD, I am the Lord Who gives strength in the day of trouble. Come to Me when all is not well with you. Your tardiness in turning to prayer is the greatest obstacle to heavenly consolation, for before you pray earnestly to Me you first seek many comforts and take pleasure in outward things. Thus, all things are of little profit to you until you realize that I am the one Who saves those who trust in Me, and that outside of Me there is no worth-while help, or any useful counsel or lasting remedy.Thomas à Kempis. (1996). The Imitation of Christ (p. 160). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems.

Daily Thought For October 4, 2020

Do Unto OthersIf we truly love our neighbors, we refrain from saying anything prejudicial to them. We support everyone as we would like to be supported. We try to give the example that we would like to receive from others. We excuse and forgive the blunders of others as we would like ours to be forgiven and excused. We rejoice in the happiness of others and are sorrowful in their pains, just as we would like them to respond to us in ours. We graciously help others in their needs both by prayer and actual service because in this way we truly show our good-will and love. St. Jane de Chantal

Daily Thought For October 3, 2020

The Joy of DiscipleshipJesus promised his disciples three things—that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.G.K. Chesterton

Daily Thought For October 2, 2020

The Greatest FriendshipGood friends find pleasure in one another's company. Let us know pleasure in the company of our best Friend, a Friend who can do everything for us, a friend who loves us beyond measure. Here in the Blessed Sacrament we can talk to him straight from the heart. We can open our souls to him, tell him what we need, beg him for powerful graces. We are perfectly free to approach the King of the universe with full confidence and without fear.St. Alphonsus Liguori