"God is the friend of silence. We need to find God, but we cannot find Him in noise, in excitement. See how nature, the trees, the flowers, the grass grow in deep silence. See how the stars, the moon and the sun move in silence. The more we receive in our silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. Silence gives us a new way of looking at everything. We need this silence to touch souls. The important things is not what we say but what God says to us and what He says through us." - Mother TeresaRead More
In the evening, it is advisable to have a short devotional period before supper, when you place yourself before Jesus Christ, crucified. Rekindle the thoughts from your morning meditation and let your soul breathe forth acts of love, humility and contrition. Present your petitions with all confidence.
The examination of conscience should be made before you go to bed. It should contain four points:
1. Thank God for having kept you throughout this day.
2. Examine your conduct as you look back at the whole day. Reflect, for instance, on where, with whom and in what works you have been engaged.
3. If you see that you have done some good, thank God for it. If you have done anything wrong, in thought, word or deed, ask pardon from the Divine Majesty with a resolution to confess at the first opportunity. You must also make careful amendment for anything wrong.
4. Finally, recommend yourself, body and soul, to God's providence, along with the Church, the nation, your relatives and friends. Ask Mary and the angels and saints to watch over you and for you. Then with God's blessing take the rest he has decreed as necessary.
Source: Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de SalesRead More
1. He who is devout to the Blessed Mother will certainly never be lost. - St. Ignatius of Antioch
2. May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing. - St. Padre Pio
3. Him whom the heavens cannot contain, the womb of one woman bore. She ruled our Ruler; she carried Him in whom we are; she gave milk to our Bread. - St. Augustine
4. If the hurricanes of temptation rise against you, or you are running upon the rocks of trouble, look to the star-call on Mary! - St. Bernard of ClairvauRead More