October 20 – Saint Paul of the Cross

Saint Paul of the Cross

listenBlessed Redeemer, Saint Paul of the Cross had a devotion to Your Passion since early childhood and grew up adoring the Blessed Sacrament.  Before he was ordained, You set him to work forming a new religious community, the Passionists, with the mission of preaching the glory of Your cross.  I ask him to pray for my home, my parish, ministry teams, and other communities to which I belong.  O Jesus, may Your holy cross always remind us to make sacrifices for the sake of love.  Bind us together in service and unity.  Teach us to lead others to salvation and to reflect on Your Passion.  Saint Paul, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Paul of the Cross (1694-1775)

quoteEntrust yourself entirely to God. He is a Father, and a most loving Father at that, who would rather let heaven and earth collapse than abandon anyone who trusted in Him.”

quoteIf we cannot spend much time at prayer, no matter: to act well is always to pray well. Be attentive to your duties, and at the same time be attentive to God by frequently purifying your heart in the immense ocean of divine love.”


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

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