Daily Reflection – July 19

“We must receive with respect whatever God presents to us, and then examine the situation with its circumstances in order to do what is most expedient.” – St. Vincent de Paul In resolving situations in my work, Lord, nothing can be accomplished...

Daily Reflection – July 18

“Let us patiently bear the contradictions and repugnances we encounter in the discharge of duty, since our actions are thereby rendered more agreeable to God.” – St. Louise de Marillac Teach me, Lord, the discipline of patience, which I find harder...

Daily Reflection – July 17

“Today’s efforts will make tomorrow’s easier.” – St. Vincent de Paul How easy it is for me to put off what is difficult and waste time on non-essentials. Lord, teach me to discipline myself and keep my priorities straight, that your work...

Daily Reflection – July 16

“What can shut us out from the love of Him, who will ever dwell within us through love?” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Heavenly Father, soften my heart when anger closes me off from those who have upset me. Help me to overlook and forget these incidents...

Daily Reflection – July 15

“There is no charity without justice, nor does it permit us to do more than we reasonably can.” – St. Vincent de Paul Working for the poor without also doing what I can to root out the causes of injustice to them is not very effective. This truth...

Daily Reflection – July 14

“Sufferings well received will prove our passport to eternity.” – St. Louise de Marillac Suffering the pain of misunderstanding is hard to bear. Heal, O Lord, the broken and troubled relationships in my life. Teach me to forgive as you want me to...