July 17 – Saint Alexius

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listenPrecious Lord, Saint Alexius (4th century) ran away from home disguised as a beggar in order to pursue his vocation.  Later, he returned as a beggar, keeping his true identity hidden, but his parents who were kind to the needy invited him in.  For seventeen years they let him live in a corner under their stairs, seeing him only as a homeless man.  There, he prayed and taught the Faith to children.  I ask him to intercede for the homeless.  Lead them to ministries and organizations that will supply their needs and draw out the gifts they can offer.  O Jesus, fill my heart with Your kindness toward them.  Saint Alexius, pray for us.  Amen.



Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quoteIf you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself. You have a duty to worship God, not because He will be imperfect and unhappy if you do not, but because you will be imperfect and unhappy.”


 

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

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