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Daily Reflection – March 28

“These means, press, radio, television, etc., so prodigiously developed, should be utilized to spread the message of Christ. Make friends and servants of them, but don’t be enslaved by them.”
– Rev. Joseph Jamet, C.M.

– How do I use mass media, Lord? Am I attached to them, or do I use them to spread your word? If changes are needed, give me the courage to make them.

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Daily Reflection – March 27

“Those who have the management of anything are obliged to manage it well and to use it faithfully, because it belongs to our good God, in as much as it belongs to the poor.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– I will approach my work, today, with renewed energy, Lord, and make it a matter of conscience to carry it out responsibly.

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Daily Reflection – March 26

“Our Lord’s sufferings made his words fruitful, and your crosses will do the same to the holy seed that you sow in hearts.”
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Sometimes, Lord, I fail to see your loving hand in the events of each day, especially the painful ones. When will I learn to rely on you and not on myself?

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Daily Reflection – March 25

“I see nothing more common than poor results from things done with precipitation.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Heavenly Father, slow me down and calm my steps when impatience to succeed causes me to look for quick and easy solutions.

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Daily Reflection – March 23

“You must not be surprised or frightened by one bad year or by several. God is infinitely rich. Until now, nothing has been wanting to you, why fear for the future?”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, when I reflect on all you have done for me in the past and continue to do for me now, I put all my confidence in you as to the future.

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Daily Reflection – March 22

Writing to his students, Bl. Frederic wrote:

“Gentlemen, have faith in the era in which you are living. If you see that the old walls of Christian civilization fall down destroyed, trust that new, solid parapets will be raised for your protection and defense. For this civilization, which has cost a great deal for the Martyrs, Saints, and Popes to build will never perish. With these words of hope, I bid you goodbye.”
– Bl. Frederic Ozanam

– Lord, you are the God of all hope. When I feel tired or depressed, I will remember the great price you paid that I may have hope.

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Daily Reflection – March 21

“Duplicity is not pleasing to God and to be truly simple we should propose to ourselves no other end but to please God alone.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Heavenly Father, I ask for a conscience that is sensitive to all the nuances of honesty and truthfulness. Forgive my past failures in this regard.

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Daily Reflection – March 20

“If our abode is on Calvary, let us be assured that Jesus crucified is pleased to see us there.”
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Lord, when I reflect on how much you were wiling to give to redeem me, the sufferings I have to endure seem so very small in comparison.

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Daily Reflection – March 19

“When we are satisfied that we have done everything in our power for the happy issue of any affair, we should preserve our tranquility and peace, whatever may be the result.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– How hard it is for me to remain at peace when everything around me seems to be falling apart. At those times comfort me with your healing presence, and bring peace to my soul.

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