May 30 – Saint Ferdinand III of Castile


listenChrist the King, Saint Ferdinand III of Castile (1201-1252) was a great administrator who had very deep faith.  His friendship with You inspired him to be a just ruler, and he pardoned those who attacked his throne.  I ask him to pray for the leaders and administrators who have been criticized unfairly by the public, eroded of authority by power-grabbers, and persecuted by the ungodly for their Christ-like ways.  Give them Your strength, Lord Jesus, and help them to forgive — and forgive again.  Bring peace to their battlefields, and grant them respite when they grow weary of imitating You.  Saint Ferdinand III of Castile, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Joseph Marello (1844-1895)
Feast day May 30

quoteReturning to God’s house, you will find new proofs of his paternal love. Having experienced your weakness, you will find in Him alone the strength to rise again and persevere in doing good. How unfortunate you would be if you had not returned to that merciful Father!”

quoteBut first let me again urge you to pray and pray very much without worrying about anything else. He who is worried and full of anxiety in his work does an offense to God and does not say the Our Father from the heart.”


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

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