August 29 – Beheading of John the Baptist

Beheading of John the Baptist

listenO Divine Savior, Saint John the Baptist was zealous in his preaching about the need to repent because he wanted everyone to be reconciled with You.  So strong was his conviction that he could not keep silent, even when he knew his honesty came with a cost.  I ask him to intercede for me as I identify the sins in my world.  Help me to speak up when You want me to get involved—in the pro-life movement, in helping our society elect holy men to political office, in challenging others to let go of their attachments to money and possessions for the sake of the needy, and in fighting evil wherever it abounds.  Saint John, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Jeanne Jugan (1792-1879)
Feast day August 29

quoteIt is so good to be poor, to have nothing, to depend on God for everything.”

quoteJesus is waiting for you in the chapel. Go and find him when your strength and patience are giving out, when you feel lonely and helpless. Say to him: ‘You know well what is happening, my dear Jesus. I have only You. Come to my aid….’ And then go your way. And don’t worry about knowing how you are going to manage. It is enough to have told our good Lord. He has an excellent memory!”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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