Daily Thought from the Saints
"Let every knee bend before Thee, O greatness of my God, so supremely humbled in the Sacred Host. May every heart love Thee, every spirit adore Thee and every will be subject to Thee!"
— St. Margaret Mary
Daily Scripture Verse
"My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways."
"Oh, how sweet and pleasant to that soul and to Me is holy prayer, made in the house of knowledge of self and of Me, opening the eye of the intellect to the light of faith, and the affections to the abundance of My charity, which was made visible to you, through My visible Only-begotten Son, who showed it to you with His blood! Which blood inebriates the soul and clothes her with the fire of divine charity, giving her the food of the Sacrament . . . that is to say, the food of the Body and Blood of My Son, wholly God and wholly man, administered to you by the hand of My vicar, who holds the key of the Blood."
— St. Catherine of Siena
Daily Catholic Wisdom
You say: it is finished, and you bowed your head in silence. It was finished, your path as a man on earth. From the beginning your throne of glory was prepared for you at the right side of the Father, and you ascended thereto. But you did not separate yourself from the earth. You were united to it for all time.
—St. Edith Stein
quoted in Fr. Florian Racine’s book, “Could You Not Watch with Me One Hour?”
Rev. Herbert Yost, C.S.C.
Lord, what must we do to be saved? How best can we do the work of God? The answer lies in listening to you, and not to the world’s cacophony which pulls us in a thousand different directions. Please help us to hear you more clearly today. Amen.
The Abbot’s Daily Lectio Divina
Abbot Austin Murphy, O.S.B., St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, IL
The fear of the LORD is pure,
The statutes of the LORD are true,
all of them just.
How can the fear of the Lord endure forever? In heaven, there is no more fear. Perhaps this line in the psalm means that the fear of the Lord endures forever in its fruit. That is, it has an everlasting effect. By fearing God, we humble ourselves before God, so as to enter into a right relationship with Him. And that right relationship with God, brought about by fearing God, will continue in heaven for all eternity.
Lord, may I fear You, so as to be humble before You. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.