Wednesday, June 29, 2011

His own love

For the victims of love, it seems to me that there will be no judgment, but rather that God will hasten to reward with eternal delights His own love, which He will see burning in their hearts.
--Saint Therese of Lisieux

Monday, June 27, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Dear Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Meekness is properly of the heart. It is the safety valve of anger; it keeps the hot blood of the heart at a normal temperature.
--Reverend Francis P. Donnelly, S.J. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
--Edna Buchan

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
--Holy Scripture

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

(Happy 13th birthday, Mary!)

A book is like a garden

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
--Edna Buchan

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Feast of Corpus Christi

"I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you."
--Words of Our Blessed Lord, Saint John 14, 18.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Keep some souvenir of your past, or how will you ever prove that it wasn't all a dream?
--Ashleigh Brilliant

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
--Ed Cunningham

Monday, June 20, 2011


Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
--Marcel Proust

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
--Rev. Fulton J. Sheen 

Thursday, June 16, 2011


It is confidence, and confidence alone, that must lead us to Love.
--St. Therese of Lisieux

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
--George MacDonald

Monday, June 13, 2011


We may trust God with our past as heartily as with our future.
--George MacDonald

Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

Someone may ask how the Virgin gave birth to the Savior. She begot Him as a blossom emanates perfume. The blossom of the vine remains incorrupt after it has given off its perfume, and so likewise, faith leads us to believe that the modesty of the Virgin—the modesty with which She gave birth to the Savior—was not violated.
--words of Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony, pray for us.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Time is but a shadow

Time is but a shadow, a dream; already God sees us in glory and takes joy in our eternal beatitude.
--Saint Therese of Lisieux

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The friend of her husband

The first duty of the wife is to study to be in every way she can the companion, the help, and the friend of her husband.
--Reverend Bernard O'Reilly in The Mirror of True Womanhood

Monday, June 6, 2011

Holy Communion

When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee.
--Saint Jean Vianney

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The marvel of divine charity

There precisely is the marvel of divine charity: God loves us first in Jesus Christ, and enables us to love Him in return in Jesus Christ; so that charity is God's gift calling forth man's gift.
--Jean Mouroux

Saturday, June 4, 2011

To be happy

To be happy is the perfection of an intellectual nature.
--Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friday, June 3, 2011

The first mark of love

The first mark of love that comes to us from on high is this--it is an absolute and magnificent gift.
--Jean Mouroux

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sooner or later

Let us lay up for ourselves a store of lofty thoughts, energy, and strong, intense affection, and then we may be sure that sooner or later, perhaps without our being aware of it, the overflow will reach the hearts of others.
--Elizabeth Leseur