Dear Father, Saint Sigfrid of Sweden (d.1045) suffered the beheading of his nephews by pagans, but when his king decided to execute the murderers, he stood up against capital punishment, and their lives were spared. I lift up to You all the people on Death Row; may they experience Your forgiveness and the pardon of the people they offended. I ask Saint Sigfrid to pray for their executions to be stopped. I also put into Your hands the legislators who decide whether or not to end capital punishment. Inspire those who are working to influence their votes; may they be as effective as Saint Sigfrid was with his king. Saint Sigfrid, pray for us. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)
Feast day February 15
If your confidence were as great as it ought to be, you would not worry about what may happen to you, you would place it all in God’s hands, hoping that when He wants something of you, He will let you know what it is.”
The greater [my sins] are, the worse they seem to me, the more willingly will I give them to him because the offering will be all the more worthy of his mercy.”
Pray Our Lord to strengthen your heart and fill it so completely with His love that you will love Him only and desire to be loved by Him alone. Pray to God so that we may all love Jesus Christ above all things and that we may love Him only in all things.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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