Thought for the day…


                                                                                 Week of Aug 19, to Aug 25, 2018


Sun.  Aug 19,                          Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time 


                              Help us become holy that we may help others grow in holiness.


       Servant of God, Bishop William Giaquinta

                                     Suggestion:  Pray for the grace needed to respond to your call to holiness.


Mon. Aug 20,                                Feast of St. Bernard

                         The true measure of love is love without measure.

                                                                                                                                   Saint Bernard


                                          Suggestion:   Don’t compare what you do for others to what they do for you.


Tue.  Aug 21,                                       Feast of St. Pius X

                        Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly

                        or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver.


                                                                                                                                  St. Paul to the 2Cor 9:7

                                       Suggestion:   Do everything with your whole heart.



Wed.  Aug 22,                          Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                         Run on courageously, gently driven as Mary was-I mean seeking always

                         God’s honor and the salvation of souls.

                                                                                                                                St Catherine of Siena


                                              Suggestion:   Pray the first Joyful Mystery and meditate on its message.


Thu. Aug 23,                                         Feast of St. Rose of Lima

                                 Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven...because

                                  without the burden of affliction it is impossible to reach the height of Grace and the

                                  gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.

                                                                                                                                   Saint Rose of Lima


                                   Suggestion: The Lord will always be with you to help carry your cross


Fri. Aug 24                                  Feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle

                       Take my yoke upon you…for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

                                                                                                          Matthew 11:29-30

                           Suggestion: Embrace the cross you are given and HE will be there to help.


     Feast of Sts. Louis and Joseph Calasanz

Sat. Aug 25     I wish to abandon myself to the Father’s Will…in order to be an instrument

                                      for the holiness of others.  

                                                                                    Servant of God, Bishop William Giaquinta


                                       Suggestion: Pray for the grace to die to self so that you do HIS Will not yours.   

Sun.  Aug 26,                             Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time


                         Almighty Creator  transform us with the power of your Love. 


       Servant of God, Bishop William Giaquinta


                                  Suggestion:  Are you grateful for the people God puts in your life to help you?


Mon. Aug 27,                                      Feast of St. Monica


                         Nothing is far from God                        

                                                                                     Saint Monica


                                    Suggestion:  Lord, thank you for being a Father we can always count on.


Tue.  Aug 28,                                        Feast of St. Augustine

                        Because God has made us for Himself our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.


                                                                                                                                               St. Augustine


                                Suggestion:   Take some quiet time today and rest in silence with the Lord.


Wed.  Aug 29,                       Feast of the Passion of St. John the Baptist

                        Then the power of love transforms the lover into the Beloved and the Beloved into the lover.


                                                                                                                                Blessed Angela of Foligno

                                             Suggestion:    Today be loving and kind to all you meet.            


Thu. Aug 30,     To the thirsty I will give a gift from the spring of the life-giving water.   


                                                                                                                  Rev 21:6

                                              Suggestion:  Meditate on scripture and see what God is telling you.


Fri. Aug 31,      God is Love                                             

                                                                                                                                                    John 4:8

                                       Suggestion:   If you don’t love you can’t experience God.


Sat. Sep 1,       I believe in you Father, God of love, whose love for us is infinite and who asks of us in turn a response of total love.

                                                                                    Servant of God, Bishop William Giaquinta


                                       Suggestion:   Send me the grace so I can love totally all you put in my path.


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