September 14 – Saint Notburga

Saint Notburga

listenHeavenly Lord, Saint Notburga (c.1265-1313) served as a maid for a nobleman, and then she went to work for a peasant family.  She discovered that she preferred working for the poor and devoted the rest of her life to this.  I ask her to pray for me when I have opportunities to work for those who cannot afford my services.  Help me, O God, to consider people as a higher priority than money, not basing my services on what they can pay, but on whether or not I can supply what they’re needing.  When I am the one who cannot afford others’ services, be generous with me, too, dear Lord.  Saint Notburga, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quoteChristianity, unlike any other religion in the world, begins with catastrophe and defeat. Sunshine religions and psychological inspirations collapse in calamity and wither in adversity. But the Life of the Founder of Christianity, having begun with the Cross, ends with the empty tomb and victory.”


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

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