July 31 – Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Good Savior, Saint Ignatius was wounded in battle and had to spend months in recovery. He wanted to pass the time reading adventure books about knights, but all he could find were biographies on the saints. Reading these, he felt challenged to do what the saints had done. I ask him to pray for people to make good choices in reading material. Take away from me and my loved ones, O Lord, any interest in books and magazines that do not contribute to our relationship with You, and do the same with all forms of entertainment. Increase in us a desire to learn from the biographies of saints. Saint Ignatius, pray for us. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
If you seek peace and tranquility, you will certainly not find them so long as you have a cause for disturbance and turmoil within yourself.”
After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan’s temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he’ll have an incentive to leave you alone.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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