Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Prayer for Safe Travel

O almighty and merciful God, Who hast commissioned Thy angels to guide and protect us, command them to be our assiduous companions from our setting out until our return; to clothe us with their invisible protection; to keep us from all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of falls and bruises; and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially from sin, to guide us to our heavenly home. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity.

There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is Vanity.

There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

[M]y advice to you, my friends, is to turn aside occasionally from troubled and anxious pondering on the paths you may be treading, and to travel on smoother ways where the gifts of God are serenely savored, so that the thought of him may give breathing space to you whose consciences are perplexed.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

St. Therese of Lisieux

More than ever, I understand that the smallest events of our life are conducted by God; He is the One who makes us desire and who grants our desires.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

St. John Vianney

Prayer is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.