Daily Reflection

“Affability and meekness are very powerful virtues in gaining souls to God.” (CCD 11:57-58)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Heavenly Father, today, I will try to be pleasant and gentle with those who are suffering, remembering how patient and forgiving you are with me.

Daily Reflection

“Continue to be edification to the neighbor, the consolation of the afflicted and the solace of the sick.” (SW: 601)
– St. Louise de Marillac

“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted, and rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18

Daily Reflection

“Condescension in evil or dangerous matters is not a virtue; it is a weakness and a disorder.” (CCD 11:59)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Be present, Lord, when my desire to be thought well of tempts me to take the easy way out and not challenge what I know is a wrong course of action. Give me the courage to do what is right.

Daily Reflection

“Your steadiness of conduct will never injure you, even in the minds of those who act differently from you, for all will respect and esteem you more for persevering in what you know to be your duty.” (CW 1:224)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Help me, Lord, to remain at peace when I have done all I can do in a situation, knowing that you are always ready to support me.

Daily Reflection

“In order to acquire a solid habit of any virtue, it is necessary to form good resolutions on the particular acts of this virtue and be faithful in executing them.” (CCD 2:217)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, only you can give me the courage to change the things within me that need changing because your steadfast love for me is so great!

Daily Reflection

“When we think that we have done our duty well, we believe that we have earned some credit and we wait for a reward. However, Charity is gratuitous; it is its own reward.”
– Rev. Joseph Jamet, C.M.

– Lord, help me to understand the truth of these words and not expect personal recognition for everything I do.

Daily Reflection

“We cannot be guilty of an excess in true hope, which can never be too great because it is founded on the goodness of my God and the merits of Jesus Christ.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Dear Lord, when I am immersed in trouble and imagine the worst possible outcome, I will place all my trust in you.

Daily Reflection

“Your health is a gift of God; use it therefore with pleasure and joy for this life in the service of the poor.” (SW: 450)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Lord, how precious is the gift of health and the strength it provides me to do my work. I praise you for these gifts.

Daily Reflection

“We must redouble our efforts and our ordinary duties on certain occasions when the service of God requires it; then, God will not fail to increase also our strength and our courage.” (CCD 7:197)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, when your service requires extraordinary effort, my willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ is often rewarded with peace and joy. Thank you for this.

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.

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