March 23 – Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo


listenGod of Love, Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo had an unwavering desire to build his parish into a community of believers who imitate Christ.  When he was asked to become an archbishop, he refused the honor, but when he learned about the poor condition of the people in the archdiocese, he took the position in order to help them.  Inspire me, O Lord, to accept opportunities of position and authority for the sake of distributing Your love and support.  Anoint my Christian friendships and parish organizations so that we may grow as a community of faithful followers who imitate Jesus in serving others.  Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo (1538-1606)

quoteTime is not our own, and we must give a strict account of it.”

Saint Rafqa (1832-1914)
Feast day March 23

quoteYou have to understand very well that Jesus descends on the altar when the priest says the Holy words. At that time, bend your heads and contemplate the Lord hidden in the host and wine.”


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

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