“I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.”
“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.” -Saint Teresa of Avila
Holy Mother of God, pray for us!
“The Glory of God is always found in movements of love, in communication of live, never in static routine, cramped piety (...). The Spirit is wind, fire, light, water, Glory: the unexpected, the transformation, the self-communicating, the self-outpouring Power that shapes by embracing and not letting go.” -Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angels, Patron of our American-Cassinese Congregation, of the Order of Saint Benedict.
“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels “Bless the Lord, all you his angels, mighty in power, fulfilling his word, and heeding his voice.”
“We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking him for them.” -Saint Vincent de Paul
“Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.” -Song of Songs 4:16.
“Someone asked Abba Anthony, ‘What must one do in order to please God?’ The old man replied, ‘Pay attention to what I tell you: whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Keep these three precepts and you will be saved.’”
Today we commemorate Our Lady of Sorrows.
O wondrous Cross, the healer of wounds, the restorer of health!
“The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire; it hath bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt.” -John Chrysostom