October 9 – Saint John Leonardi

Saint John Leonardi

listenBlessed Redeemer, Saint John Leonardi (15411609) was a priest who was very active in ministry with a special concern for the youth, the hospitalized, and the imprisoned.  He formed a new congregation of priests in honor of the Blessed Mother to increase the fruits of this work.  I ask him to pray for the outreach ministries in which I’m involved, that through dedication and Your help, O Lord, my efforts will yield an abundant harvest.  Surround me with those who have the same calling.  Increase in all Christian ministries the number of people who get involved.  Bless outreach programs with sufficient laborers for the field.  Saint John, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Cardinal Saint John H. Newman (1801-1890 A.D.)
Feast day October 9

quoteIn a higher world it can be otherwise, but here below, to live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed many times.”

quoteA civilized age is more exposed to subtle sins than a rude age. Why? For this simple reason, because it is more fertile in excuses and evasions. It can defend error, and hence can blind the eyes of those who have not very careful consciences. It can make error plausible, it can make vice look like virtue.”

quoteTo holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.”

Also by Saint John Newman:


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

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