April 11 – Saint Stanislaus of Cracow

listenMost Holy Redeemer, Saint Stanislaus of Cracow (c.1030-1079) dedicated himself to the formation of clergy, and he became popular as a spiritual adviser.  I ask him to intercede for the priests I know, including those in my parish, and to pray for clergy throughout the world.  Lord Jesus, motivate them to take time for friendships, retreats, spiritual direction, prayer and meditation with the saints, and pilgrimages that will enhance their relationships with You.  Heal their wounds and deliver them from their fears.  Help them reach their full potential as Your representatives here on Earth.  Fill them with zeal for their ministry.  Saint Stanislaus of Cracow, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Barsanuphius of Gaza (d.540)
Feast Day April 11

quoteDo not seek to be regarded as somebody, don’t compare yourself to others in anything. Leave the world, mount the cross, discard all earthly things.”

Saint Gemma Galgani (1878-1903)
Feast Day April 11

quoteIf I saw the gates of Hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I should not despair, I should not lose hope of mercy, because I should trust in Thee, my God.”

quoteYou see, my God, if You give so many graces, so many gifts, so many favors, to a soul who could compensate You with a good store of virtue, so many benefits might be repaid; but if You give them thus to me, it can only be done by a plea for mercy.”


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

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