August 9 – Saint Romanus

Saint Romanus

listenDear Savior Jesus Christ, Saint Romanus Ostiarius (d.c. 258) was a Roman soldier who was impressed by the sanctity of Saint Lawrence when the latter refused to turn over the Church’s treasury to the empire.  As he watched Saint Lawrence endure his punishment with courage and love for his enemies, he asked to be baptized into the same faith.  Saint Romanus, pray for the students in religious education classes, and for the candidates and catechumens of RCIA programs.  O Lord, bless what they learn, and inspire them with an increased hunger to know You and become full participants in the Church community.  Saint Romanus, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Teresa B. of the Cross (1891-1942)
Feast day August 9

quote[W]e do not know whether we shall experience the end of this year. But if we drink from the fount of the Savior each day, then each day will lead us to throw off the burdens of life easily and cheerfully at some time when the call of the Lord sounds.”

quoteGod is there in these moments of rest and can give us in a single instant exactly what we need. Then the rest of the day can take its course, under the same effort and strain, perhaps, but in peace.”

quoteLet go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. Tackle the day’s work that he charges you with, and he will give you the power to accomplish it.”


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

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