July 19 – Saint Macrina

Saint Macrina

listenDear God, Saint Macrina (324-379) helped her mother raise nine brothers and sisters.  One of her brothers was Saint Basil the Great, and he obtained for his mother and sister a manor in which to live.  Because of their spirituality, many women came to live with them to learn how to grow in holiness.  I ask Saint Macrina to pray for retreat centers and other buildings that are used for helping people on their spiritual journeys.  May the types of programs they provide be always what You inspire, O Lord, and make it possible for everyone to participate whether they can afford the cost or not.  Saint Macrina, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Saint Arsenius the Great (d.449)
Feast day July 19

quoteStrive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.”


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

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