Gracious God, Saint Rose-Philippine Duchesne handled very difficult work as a missionary in the new world of America, overcoming many obstacles while opening convents and dealing with the different languages and customs of the people. She continued to accept these challenges even into her 70s. I ask her to pray for the challenges I’m confronting, that I am renewed by Your love and encouraged by Your guidance. Enliven me so that I never run out of energy for doing the work You call me to accomplish. O Lord, remove any obstacles that threaten the work or show me how to overcome them. Saint Rose-Philippine, pray for me. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769-1852)
We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.”
Saint Odo of Cluny (879-942)
Feast day November 18
Divine mercy is always available; it awaits the hour of our conversion. Oh ineffable heart of divine mercy! God persecutes faults but protects sinners.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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