May 14 – Saint Matthias


listenHoly Spirit, before You descended on the disciples, You chose Saint Matthias to replace Judas as the twelfth apostle.  This was the beginning of the apostolic succession and a reminder to us today that You are the One who calls men to the priesthood.  I ask Saint Matthias to pray for an increase of vocations.  Open our ears, O Lord, to hear the invitation to become who You created us to be.  Teach us to put away the deceptions of the world that distract us from knowing Your choice for our career paths, and help us to overcome the obstacles that keep us from following Your command. Saint Matthias, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Maria Mazzarello (1837-1881)
Feast day May 14

quoteHave love in your hearts but repress the tendency to appear devout.”

Saint Michel Garicoits (1797-1863)
Feast day May 14

quoteWhat does Our Lord preach to us? Tenderness everywhere–in the Incarnation, His holy Childhood, the Passion, in the Sacred Heart, in every inch of His person, both internally and externally, in His words, in His looks… What must be the foremost characteristic of our spiritual life? Christian tenderness. Without this tenderness, we will never possess this spirit of generosity with which we must serve God.”


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

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