Daily Reflection

“By drawing closer to the poor, we draw closer to God. And we students must draw closer to God a little more every day, or we’ll find ourselves falling away from him.”
– Bl. Frederic Ozanam

– Lord, true peace and serenity come from serving you in others. May my love be strong enough to triumph over my weaknesses.

Daily Reflection

“Usually, God wills to save men [and women] through men [others]; Our Lord, himself, became man to save all.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, help me to care for others as you have cared for me. May no opportunity for an encouraging word or a listening ear pass me by today.

Daily Reflection

“You must give the sick their remedies and nourishment at the proper time.” (CCD X:554)
– St. Vincent de Paul

If healing or a cure is to take place, the plan of care for the sick must be strictly kept. Lord, help me to be diligent in carrying out what is prescribed for me or to those in my care.

Daily Reflection

“The past is no longer in our power; the present is in our power, but the future is not. Let us take the opportunity of giving ourselves utterly and completely to God.”
– St. Catherine Laboure

– Heavenly Father, I want so much to give up my attachment to the past, especially to past hurts and guilt, which weigh me down and prevent my living the present to the fullest. I ask this grace in your most powerful name.

Daily Reflection

“Be watchful that nothing in your use be damaged or spoiled.” (CCD 13a:441)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Heavenly Father, create in me a careful spirit that I may treat with respect whatever is mine to use, because ultimately it belongs to the poor.

Daily Reflection

“Sloth begets sin in the soul and disease in the body.” (SW 587)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Lord, never let my own ease or selfishness come before fulfillment of my obligations to family or to you.

Daily Reflection

“Grace has its moments. Let us abandon ourselves to the providence of God and be very careful not to run ahead of it.” (CCD 2:499)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, I want to make every moment of the present count. Create in me a great sensitiveness to your grace working in others and in me, so no opportunity for good will be neglected today.

Daily Reflection

“Without prayer, I should be of little service.” (CW 1:259)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Before beginning my work today, I will take a few moments to reflect and listen to you speaking within me.

Daily Reflection

“I hope Our Lord will give you a share in the patience He practiced, not only in enduring fatigue but in seeing Himself abandoned by many who began to follow Him, even by the apostles, through no fault of His but because of their heedlessness.” (CCD 6:282-283)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, I recall the situations and persons that seem to trigger unjustifiable anger in me and beg you to heal me of this fault.

Daily Reflection

“You will be judged not on efficiency and success, though these must be sought for, but on love; and your professional work must be the channel through which you express your love.”
– Rev. Joseph Jamet, C.M.

– Lord, your ways are not my ways. Sometimes I find myself caught up with being successful and competitive. Help me to keep a proper balance with your love as my first motivation.

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