August 12 – Saint Porcarius of Lérins

Saint Porcarius

listenOur Father, the monastery in which Saint Porcarius of Lérins (d.732)  lived was attacked by heathen invaders.  Knowing they were about to be slaughtered, the monks prayed together and encouraged each another to endure their suffering because of their love of Christ.  I ask them to intercede for those being persecuted today, including the unborn children who are in danger of being aborted.  Pray for the conversion of the enemies of the Faith, that they may learn to respect the value of all persons.  Teach us to protect human life from the moment of conception until the moment of death.  Saint Porcarius and companions, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Jeanne de Chantal (1572-1641)
Feast day August 12

quoteHold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.”

Blessed Karl Leisner (1915-1945)
Feast day August 12

quoteMy heart wanders here and there, until it rests in You, O my God! You, Lord, are order, beauty, the deepest peace. You give the peace that the world cannot give…. Without the love of God and joy in my soul, I will accomplish nothing. With God, I will have everything in me! Give me the strength, Lord!”


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

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