June 26 – Saint Anthelm


listenGod of Heaven, Saint Anthelm (1033-1109) strayed from You when he got caught up in Church politics, seeking leadership positions to increase his power and authority.  However, during a visit to a monastery, the attitude of service he witnessed changed his heart.  Resigning from his office, he joined that monastery.  I ask him to pray for the people in my diocese, town, and nation who are controlled by a desire to gain positions of status for their own personal benefit.  Help us all, dear God, to discover that our truest and best successes come only from knowing Your love and living a life of service.  Saint Anthelm, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975)
Feast day June 26

quoteOn this earth, when we receive an important person, we bring out the best: lights, music, formal dress. How should we prepare to receive Christ into our souls? Have you ever thought how we would behave if we could only receive Him once in a lifetime?”

quoteThe Lord has the right to be glorified by us at every moment …. So if we waste time we are robbing God of his glory.”

quoteYour prayers cannot stop at mere words. It has to lead to deeds and practical consequences.”


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

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