Holy Spirit, Giver of Life, Saint Peter Chanel (1803-1841) became a priest at a time when many had lost interest in the Faith. Assigned to a parish that was spiritually dead, he discovered that frequent prayer and daily Mass kept him from becoming discouraged. In just three years of working to inspire people to get excited about Jesus and His Church again, the parish came alive with spiritual fervor. I ask Saint Peter to intercede for my parish. Lord, enliven the people who don’t have much enthusiasm, and give a spiritual hunger to those who don’t attend Mass. Bring renewed life to the Church. Saint Peter Chanel, pray for us. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962)
Feast day April 28
The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.”
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort (1673-1716)
Feast day April 28
It is the Spirit of God which animates you and prompts you. Henceforth, then, be without fear and follow your inspirations.”
What, then, does God look upon with pleasure and delight? It is the man who is fighting for Him against riches, against the world, hell and himself, the man who is cheerfully carrying his cross.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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