February 7 – Blessed Giles Mary-of-Saint-Joseph


O Generous God, Blessed Giles Mary-of-Saint-Joseph (1729-1812) served as a lowly porter in a monastery.  He accepted his work with humility out of devotion to You.  When assigned the responsibility of distributing food and alms to the poor, he gave generously yet never ran out, thanks to the aid of Saint Joseph.  Blessed Giles, pray with Saint Joseph for my own desire to be a giver.  I submit to God my finances; may I tithe what I receive and give offerings even greater than this, yet never run out.  I also submit my time; may I serve others and still have enough time for my own needs and that of my family.  Blessed Giles Mary-of-Saint-Joseph, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Blessed Pope Pius IX (1792-1878)
Feast day February 7

quoteHoly water has a special power to defend us against all attacks of the devil. When we make the sign of the cross with holy water, we gain each time an indulgence of one hundred days.”

quoteMary, with the ever merciful affection so characteristic of her maternal heart, wishes, through her efficacious intercession with God, to deliver her children from the sad and grief-laden troubles.”

Blessed Rosalie Rendu (1786-1856)
Feast day February 7

quoteIf you want someone to love you, you must be the first to love, and if you have nothing to give, give yourself.”


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

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