January 14 – Saint Macrina the Elder

Saint Macrina the Elder

Generous God, as a testament of Saint Macrina the Elder’s great holiness and loving devotion to family, two of her grandchildren became saints: Basil, whom she raised, and Gregory of Nyssa.  I place into her intercession my own grandchildren—be they born or unborn, of my flesh or spiritual.  Guard them against financial poverty and the impoverishment of the soul.  Pray that I become a better example of the joys of serving You.  Let me not teach them anything that is contrary to Your will.  Help me to pass down my faith as a legacy that will last them throughout all eternity.  Saint Macrina, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Blessed Peter Donders (1809-1887)
Feast day January 14

quoteThe Holy Will of God and perfect obedience in all things have always been my consolation, and I hope that it may still be so at the hour of my death.”


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

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