September 16 – Saints Cornelius & Cyprian

 Saints Cornelius and Cyprian

listenGracious God, Saints Cornelius and Cyprian dealt with terrible persecutions. Saint Cornelius was pope and he anguished over the sufferings of his people.  Saint Cyprian was his friend and said, “Let us relieve burdens and afflictions by mutual love.”  He ministered to the Pope by pointing out that not a single Christian had given up the Faith.  I ask these saints to pray for the relationships in my life, that we will give caring support to each other as we pass through trials.  O Lord, help us to remember that You have given friends to us as gifts, because You don’t want us to carry our crosses alone.  Thank you for these treasures!  Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Cyprian of Carthage (200-258)

quoteWhatever a man prefers to God, that he makes a god to himself.”

quoteO the delight of that heavenly kingdom where there is no fear of death! O the supreme and endless bliss of everlasting life! … There the merciful are rewarded, those who fulfilled the demands of justice by providing for the poor. In obedience to the Lord’s command, they turned their earthly patrimony into heavenly treasure.”

Servant of God Cardinal F.X. Van Thuan (1928-200)

quoteEvery step on the road to holiness is a step of sacrifice in the performance of one’s mission in life.”


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

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