January 18 – Saint Charles of Sezze


Sweet Jesus, Saint Charles of Sezze knew what it meant to have a lowly job.  As a child, he worked as a shepherd, and as a Franciscan lay brother, he served in a variety of menial positions at friaries, doing whatever was asked of him.  In this, he discovered great joy and a close relationship with You.  I offer up to You all those tasks I have to do that I don’t like, the ones that seem pointless, the chores I find distasteful and the duties that others demand of me.  Teach me to be cheerful and not complain as I do my work.  In each moment of these jobs, help me to experience Your wonderful Presence.  Saint Charles, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Charles of Sezze (1613-1670)

quoteI have been a great sinner and have received a sea of graces from His Divine Majesty. Everyone will clearly see the grandeur of His unlimited mercy.”

Blessed Jaime Hilario (1898-1931)
Feast day January 18

quoteThe day you learn to surrender yourself totally to God, you will discover a new world, just as I am experiencing. You will enjoy a peace and a calm unknown, surpassing even the happiest days of your life.”

Blessed Maria Teresa Fasce (1881-1947)
Feast day January 18

quoteI love Him even if it costs much. I love Him because it is worth much. I love Him at all cost.”


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

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