June 14 – Saint Methodius of Constantinople


listenLoving God, Saint Methodius of Constantinople worked hard to unify and reconcile opposing sides within the Church.  He traveled to Rome to seek the Pope’s help, but during his absence he was exiled.  Seven years later, he returned home and continued to work for unity.  I ask him to pray for the Christian Church, which is so disunified today.  Lord Jesus, be our source of unity.  Inspire the members of all denominations to desire reconciliation and to appreciate what we do have in common.  Help us to grow in love with each other, serving the Kingdom of God side by side, hand in hand.  Saint Methodius of Constantinople, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Methodius (d. 847)

quoteThe beginning of every good action has its foundation in our wills, but the conclusion is of God.”

Saint Joseph the Hymnographer (810-886)
Feast day June 14

quoteI know not how to praise Your mercy and Your love; but deign my soul from earth to raise and learn from You above.”


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

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