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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


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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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“God most powerful!
No evil can resist you because you are goodness itself,
no smallness can oppose you for you are greatness;
no time, for you are eternity;
no weakness, for you are power;
no ignorance, for you are wisdom;
no hate, for you are love;
no vice, for you are virtue;
no falsehood, for you are truth;
no suffering, for you are glory;
no imperfection, for you are perfection itself.
Therefore can anything resist, deflect, or diminish you? “
– Blessed Raymond Lull (1234-1316), martyr, Feast day June 30

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Faith seeks understanding. I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.
– Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Benedictine abbot, Doctor of the Church, Feast day April 21

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Holy Jesus, as the prioress of her Dominican convent, Saint Agnes of Montepulciano served her sisters as if she were serving You personally. She believed that You—and not herself—was the one who was really in charge of the convent. In everything she did, she put You first and found great satisfaction in doing difficult penances and in humbling herself toward others. I ask her to pray for the right attitude in the way I treat people. Remind me that it is always You whom I serve, and give me eyes that can see You when I look at everyone else. Teach me how to put You in charge of my home, my job and my ministry.
Saint Agnes, pray for me. Amen.
– Saint Agnes of Montepulciano (1268 – 1317), Dominican prioress, Feast day April 20

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6a4113eba39b54c2d1ce30909b714028Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us.
Both are good when both are possible.
Otherwise, prayer is better than reading.
If a man wants to be always in God’s company, he must pray regularly and read regularly.
When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us.
– Saint Isidore of Seville (560-636), Bishop, Doctor of the Church, Feast day April 4

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