September 5 – Saint Lawrence Justinian

Saint Lawrence Justinian

listenO Holy Spirit, Saint Lawrence Justinian (1381-1456) decided at a very young age that he was going to grow up to become a saint, but his mother — unsuccessfully — tried to discourage him because she thought he was aiming too high.  I ask him to pray for my own lofty goals; show me which goals You have placed in my heart and let no obstacle nor opinion stop me from reaching that goal.  I also ask him to intercede for the children whose ideas of their futures seem naive and impractical.  Help us to encourage them to have great dreams and to find strength and endurance for fulfilling Your will for them.  Saint Lawrence, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
Feast day September 5

quoteWithout prayer, I could not fulfill the work that is mine to do, not even for half an hour. I draw my strength from God by prayer.”

quoteIf you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.”

quoteSuffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close that He can kiss you.”


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

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