October 30 – Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

listenBeloved Jesus, Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez was a devout Christian who had to rethink his belief in You when his business went bad and then his wife and daughter died.  Rather than giving up on You and losing faith, he prayed, did penance for his sins, and received the Sacraments more often.  Doing this, he began to find new direction for his life.  I ask him to pray for me when I am in sorrow and for all those I know who are suffering the loss of loved ones or job security.  O God, help us to grow in trusting You.  Do not let us languish in despair, but teach us to place our hope in You for all our needs.  Saint Alphonsus, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez (1532-1617)

quoteWith those who are perfect and walk with simplicity, there is nothing small and contemptible, if it be a thing that pleases God; for the pleasure of God is the object at which they alone aim, and which is the reason, the measure, and the reward of all their occupations, actions and plans.”

Blessed Maria T. of Saint Joseph (1855-1938)
Feast day October 30

quoteLet us rest in the Divine Heart like little children in the arms of their father. “


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

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