January 19 – Saint Marguerite Bourgeous


O Holy Spirit, Saint Marguerite Bourgeous (1620-1700) gave away her inheritance to family members and departed for Canada, where she founded the Congregation of Notre Dame.  She helped people survive when food was scarce, opened a vocational school, and taught young people how to run a home and farm.  Holy Spirit, I give to You my interest in serving Your Kingdom. Help me not to be so attached to my possessions, my lifestyle, and my career that I fail to help those in need.  If Jesus calls me to change direction and travel a new path, help me trust Him enough to follow Him anywhere.  Saint Marguerite, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Saint Joseph Sebastian Pelzer (1842-1924)
Feast day January 19

quoteGod Himself mercifully directed my steps. I can only ascribe this to myself insofar that I prayed and worked so as not to bury the talents given me by God but rather to use all of them in the service of God.”


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

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