Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Photo: Lavender Lilacs

Prayer: Catherine de Hueck Doherty

You know of my impatience. You know how quickly I tire of all resolutions; how impatient I am about lack of progress; how green distant grass looks to me. O Jesus, help me to be patient, to plod and not to be always snatching at stars. Teach me to plod daily through small irritations and discouragements, knowing it is for you.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Photo: Boston, Massachusetts

Prayer: Catherine of Siena

Self-knowledge is the swelling in which we discover our own lowliness, and this makes us humble. There we find the knowledge of God’s goodness, too, and in this light a warmth, a fire of love, is born in us – so gentle that all the bitterness becomes sweet, everything weak grows strong, and all the ice of selfish love melts away.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Photo: Late Spring Blossoms

Prayer: Antiochus

O Holy Spirit, purify and cleanse me from all sin and sanctify my soul. Kindle in my soul the fire of your love. Instruct, direct, and defend me in all things. Give me strength against all fears. Bestow on me a true faith, a firm hope, and a sincere and perfect love.