Daily Reflection

“Blessed are they who wear themselves out for Charity.” (CCD 5:499, 11:357, 13a:195)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, give me a generous heart, always ready to give freely without counting the cost.

Daily Reflection

“If God is the center of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.” (CCD 12:15)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, I am grateful for the difference you make in my life. Use me, today, that others may see your presence within me and be drawn to you.

Daily Reflection

“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.

Daily Reflection

“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.” (CCD X:245)
– 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.

Daily Reflection

“Our Lord’s sufferings made his words fruitful, and your crosses will do the same to the holy seed that you sow in hearts.” (CCD 5:547)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– 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?

Daily Reflection

“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.

Daily Reflection

“He is with me and what can I fear? I look neither behind nor before, only up.” (CW 1:225, 432)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Lord, with you at my side, fear has no place in my life. Increase my faith in you.

Daily Reflection

“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?” (CCD 7:171)
– 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.

Daily Reflection

– 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.

Daily Reflection

“Duplicity is not pleasing to God and to be truly simple we should propose to ourselves no other end but to please God alone.” (CCD 4:471)
– 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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