April 21 – Saint Anselm of Canterbury


listenPrecious Savior, Saint Anselm of Canterbury actively fought against slavery in England, even getting politically involved and obtaining legislation that made it illegal to sell human beings.  I ask him to intercede for people today who are enslaved in some way—in countries where slavery is still accepted, in family members and friends who are in bondage to addictions, in myself where sin has entrapped me, and in workplaces where there are people I care about who are being mistreated and made to work in illegal conditions.  Lord Jesus, deliver us into the freedom You won for us on the Cross.  Saint Anselm of Canterbury, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

quoteFaith seeks understanding. I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.”

quoteIn your mercy heal us, in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness, for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.”

quoteFrom the moment of her fiat, Mary began to carry all of us in her womb.”


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

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