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 March, 2007  
 

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Sunday, March 11, 2007
Third Sunday of Lent (Total Consecration - Day 19)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15
Psalm 103:1-4, 6-8, 11
1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12
Luke 13:1-9

To pray for those who are in mortal sin is the best kind of almsgiving. For the love of God, always remember such souls when you pray.

-- St. Teresa of Avila

Monday, March 12, 2007
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 20)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Kings 5:1-5
Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3-4
Luke 4:24-30

To think ourselves imperfect, and others perfect---- that is happiness. That creatures recognize we are without virtue takes nothing from us, makes us no poorer; it is they who by this lose interior joy; for there is nothing sweeter than to think well of our neighbor.

-- St. Therese of Lisieux

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day21)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Daniel 3:25, 34-43
Psalm 25:4-9
Matthew 18:21-35

Our Lord and Savior lifted up his voice and said with incomparable majesty: "Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation. Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase. Let men take care not to stray and be deceived. This is the only true stairway to paradise, and without the cross they can find no road to climb to heaven." When I heard these words, a strong force came upon me and seemed to place me in the middle of a street, so that I might say in a loud voice to people of every age, sex and status: "Hear, O people; hear, O nations. I am warning you about the commandment of Christ by using words that came from his own lips: We cannot obtain grace unless we suffer afflictions. We must heap trouble upon trouble to attain a deep participation in the divine nature, the glory of the sons of God and perfect happiness of soul."

-- St. Rose of Lima

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 22)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
Matthew 5:17-19

To purposely allow one's mind to wander in prayer is sinful and hinders the prayer from having fruit.

-- St. Thomas Aquinas

Thursday, March 15, 2007
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 23)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Jeremiah 7:23-28
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
Luke 11:14-23

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits.

-- St. Philip Neri

Friday, March 16, 2007
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 24)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hosea 14:2-10
Psalm 81:6-11, 14, 17
Mark 12:28-34

O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me forget myself entirely so to establish myself in you, unmovable and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you, O my unchanging God, but may each minute bring me more deeply into your mystery! Grant my soul peace. Make it your heaven, your beloved dwelling and the place of your rest. May I never abandon you there, but may I be there, whole and entire, completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over to your creative action.

-- Prayer of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity.

Saturday, March 17, 2007
St. Patrick, Bishop (Commemoration) (Total Consecration - Day 25)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hosea 6:1-6
Psalm 51:3-4, 18-21
Luke 18:9-14

We cannot be sure whether we are loving God, although we may have good reason that we are. But we can know quite well whether we are loving our neighbor.

-- St. Teresa of Avila

 

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