Daily Reflection

“Whatever may happen, you must not fret but rise above it and remain in peace. No harm can befall you if God does not will it; and if he permits it, it will be for a good end since, to those who serve Him, all things turn out for the best.” (CCD 8:297-298)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, help me to rise above disappointments. Don’t allow me to yield to useless anxiety but in faith, believe that whatever happens will glorify you and help me to grow.

Daily Reflection

“Keep your heart at rest. Never can you find a surer way of obtaining all your desires than that of leaving all to God, who delights to grant the wishes even for this life, if you are full of confidence.” (CW 2:66)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Lord, you know the most secret desires of my heart. In peace, I offer them up to you, knowing that you will grant whatever is best for me.

Daily Reflection

“My greatest confidence is in God and not in human industry.” (CCD 6:432-433)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, when I rely on you, I am never disappointed. Thank you for your indwelling presence within me!

Daily Reflection

“We must submit to all that God wants from us and from those belonging to us; therefore, give yourself once more to Him to be entirely, with all that belongs to you, under the conduct of the Divine Providence.” (SW 413)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Lord, I will offer to you all that I have and am, knowing your love for me is boundless and your divine providence will protect me from all harm.

Daily Reflection

“May God increase your strength and may he make you share more and more in his spirit.” (CCD 6:336)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, no matter how busy my day, I will make space for reflective silence.

Daily Reflection

“To enjoy we must love; and to love we must sacrifice.” (CW 2:161)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Sometimes loving you, Lord, demands sacrifice. Grant me the strength to give without counting the cost.

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“Our Lord, eternal and infinite, is the splendor of glory, the fountainhead and source of all grace and beauty.” (CCD 13a: 41)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, I will be content to rest in the shelter of your wings and sing your praises!

Daily Reflection

“Let us labor together at God’s work with great meekness and humility; these are solid virtues.” (SW 391, 397)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Contrary to what we may think, it takes a lot of strength to act with calm gentleness in the face of adversity. Help me to grow in the practice of meekness and humility and make them a part of my life, Lord.

Daily Reflection

“I beg Our Lord that he may be the object of your thoughts and the rule of your actions.” (CCD 8:350)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, you are “the way, the truth and the life” for me. I direct all my thoughts and actions to you.

Daily Reflection

“If we had even a tiny hint of this love, would we remain with our arms folded? Would we allow to perish those whom we could assist? Oh no, charity cannot remain inert and inactive.” (CCD 12:216)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, the needs of the poor are so great. Today, I will find an opportunity to personally go out to someone in need.

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