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“The task for a Christian is to drown evil in an abundance of good. It is not a question of negative campaigns, or of being anti anything. On the contrary, we should live positively, full of optimism, with youthfulness, joy and peace. We should be understanding with everybody, with the followers of Christ and with those who abandon him, or do not know him at all.

— But understanding does not mean holding back, or remaining indifferent; it means being active.

St Josemaría Escrivá, Furrow, 865.


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Confidence is courage divinely reinforced. Have confidence in the providence of God. Shake off excessive worry and exercise a little confidence in God’s merciful providence. God condescends to use our powers if we don’t spoil His plans by ours!
– Venerable Solanus Casey (1870-1957), Capuchin priest, potential Feast day July 31

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The Secret of Therese

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Help all without discrimination, friend and foe alike. Everyone is our neighbor.
– Blessed Angela Truszkowska (1825-1899), Feast day October 10

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The world has grown old; the human race is adrift. Well, yes, if we abandon humanity to its natural course, to its fatal direction. No, if the power from on high that is preserved in the religion of Jesus and in His Church is poured out anew on all ranks of the human race and restores them to life.
– Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek (1800-1862), Bishop, Feast day September 24

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Always be faithful to God in keeping the promises made to Him and do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish. Know that the saints were always sneered at by the world and the worldly; and they have trampled and triumphed over the world and its maxims.
– Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), Capuchin priest, Feast day September 23

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St Kateri


July 14 is the feastday of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha patron of the environment and ecology. She was the daughter of a Mohawk Warrier. She had a life of trial from 4 years old, losing her parents and brother to chicken pox and she survived but with her body disfigured by the chicken pox. She was adopted by family but discovered Jesus and was soon baptized. She suffered a lot of hostility because of her faith and zeal, but she still pursued her christian faith, attending Mass, helping the elderly, sick and poor. Due to poor health she passed away at the age of 24 years.

Her canonization was attributed to a miraculous cure of a little boy Jake aged 5 years, who in 2006 had an accident and was infected seriously by the flesh eating bacteria. He was critically ill and underwent intensive treatment and surgeries. A priest was called to pray for him at the hospital and it so happened that the parish was holding a novena to Blessed Kateri at that time. The priest asked the congregation of the church to pray for Jake. He was miraculously cured. St Kateri was canonized in 2012.

Saint Kateri pray for us!

Here is a photo of Pope Benedict giving Holy Communion to Jake the boy who was cured, at the canonization ceremony in Rome in 2012.


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