Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photo: Flying High

Prayer: Theoleptos of Philadelphia

Suffering plants the vine of endurance, endurance brings forth the grape of proof that we have stood the test, and this proof produces the wine of hope, and hope makes the heart rejoice because it beholds the happiness that is to come as if it were at hand.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Photo: Boston's Brickworks

Prayer: Patrick

Whatever will come my way, whether good or bad, may I accept it calmly and always give thanks to God, who has ever shown me how I should believe in God, unfailing and without end.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Photo: Birch Bark

Prayer: Francis Xavier, S.J.

It is not the actual physical exertion that counts towards one’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but by the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Photo: Shades of Violet

Prayer: Elizabeth of the Trinity

Mary, your attitude is the model for all interior souls, in whose depths God has also chosen to dwell. Following your example, may we bring the same kind of peace, the same kind of recollection to everything we do. Help us to act in such a way that through God’s presence in us, the most trivial things in our days may be divinized.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo: Variety of Colors

Prayer: Cyprian of Carthage

We pray to the Lord without duplicity, in tune with one another, entreating God with sighs and tears. We pray that peace may very soon be restored to us, that help reach us in our dangers and draw us from our dark retreats, and that God’s gracious promises find fulfillment. May we see after the rain, fair weather; after the darkness, light; after these storms and tempests, a gentle calm.