December 21 – Saint Peter Canisius

Saint Peter Canisius

Lord Jesus Christ, You gave Saint Peter Canisius a vision of Your Sacred Heart.  He felt great sadness as he realized that You suffer when Your love is despised, ignored, and rejected.  From then on, he offered up all his work as a sacrifice of devotion to Your Sacred Heart.  I ask him to pray for me when my love for another person is misunderstood or rejected.  I ask him to pray for everyone I know who has experienced unrequited love.  O passionate Lord, help us to continue giving love no matter how long we have to wait for it to be accepted.  Heal our broken hearts with a stronger touch of Your love.  Saint Peter, pray for us.  Amen.

QUOTES by Saint Peter Canisius

Has anybody the right to criticize us even if we seem to be beside ourselves with joy today over the birthday of our King? If the princes and rulers of this world are privileged to make merry over the sons of their flesh, what a mountain of reasons we have for exulting over the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Savior!

You told me to drink from this fountain, inviting me, that is, to draw the waters of my salvation from your wellsprings, my Savior. I was most eager that streams of faith, hope, and love should flow into me from that source.

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