May 20 – Saint Bernardine of Siena


listenLoving Lord, Saint Bernardine of Siena preached about Your mercy during a time when the Church was embattled by divisions.  His preaching skills were so great and caused so many conversions, I ask him to intercede for speakers, advertisers, public relations and communications personnel, writers, publishers, and all in my church who employ the tools of persuasion.  Jesus, You are the Word of God; teach us to use words to advance Your kingdom of love rather than to tear people down or to build fear.  Help us to be Your voice of mercy, reconciling enemies and healing the wounded.  Saint Bernardine of Siena, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444)

quotePrayer is the raising of the mind to God. When we pray we go to meet Christ, who is coming to us. If our Creator and Savior comes from heaven with such great love, it is only fitting that we should go to meet Him. And this is what we do when we spend some time in prayer.”

quoteThe Name of God is awesome; in it is found the ardor of the flame which consumes, the wrath which chastises, the weight which crushes; but all these things have been tempered in the wellspring of mercy by Jesus Christ Who was smitten with love for us in the womb of the Virgin Mary.”

quoteYou must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many, on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!”


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

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