Quote: May 28

“I see that faith is a gift of God to be diligently sought and earnestly desired, and groan to him for it in silence, since our Savior says I cannot come to him unless the Father draws me.”

~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
When my daily agenda is too full and a multitude of noisy distractions surround me, it is hard to hear your invitation to come apart and rest in you. Be with me as I once more reorder my priorities. Without you, nothing else matters.

Quote: May 27

“God always blesses humble beginnings more than those that make a big stir!”

~ St. Vincent de Paul

Forgive me, Father, for the times I’ve made a big show of things, forgetting that the good I do needs only to be seen by you.

Quote: May 26

“ … to give of one’s means is nothing if one does not give oneself, and employ every moment of one’s life, and even expose it to danger for the love of God, in serving the poor.”

~ St. Louise de Marillac

Lord, you have been so generous to me. Show me how to serve without counting the cost.

Quote: May 25

“It is an obligation for us to inconvenience ourselves for the service of the Poor.”

~ St. Vincent de Paul

Sometimes the poor can be very demanding and want their needs met at the most inconvenient times. When these situations arise, remind me, Lord, that I am their servant.

Quote: May 24

“How can we live an interior life until some of our natural rubbish is removed?”

~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Lord, I want to be whole. Heal whatever in me is broken. In spite of the pain I sometimes feel in my life, I appreciate the freedom you give me to experience it and still place all my trust in you.

Quote: May 23

“The more you give to Our Lord, the more blessings you will receive. His yoke is sweet to him who embraces it willingly.”

~ St. Vincent de Paul

Today, Lord, in thanksgiving for your many blessings. I will find a little time to spend with a lonely or forgotten person.

Quote: May 22

“Do not overburden yourself with rules and practices; strengthen yourself to fulfill well those you have, especially as regards your daily actions and employments; in short, let your greatest concern be to do well what you do.”

~ St. Vincent de Paul

Lord, sometimes my days are so hectic. I need your guidance in my decision making so that what I do is really necessary and for your glory and not my own