In darkness, at times of tribulation and distress of the spirit, Jesus is with you. In such a state you see nothing but darkness, but I can assure on God’s behalf that the light of the Lord is all around you and pervades your spirit…You see yourself forsaken and I assure that Jesus is holding you tighter than ever to His divine Heart. - Padre Pio
St. Cecilia - Martyr, Patroness of Church Music; Feast: November 22 St. Cecilia, glorious Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ, I admire the courage with which you professed your faith in the face of severe persecution, and the generous love with which you offered your life in witness to your belief in the Blessed Trinity. I thank God with you for the wonderful graces He had bestowed upon you to make your life holy and pleasing to Him even in the midst of the wealth that was yours.
St. John Vianney on following Christ: "You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions" "I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures." "If people would do for God what they do for the world, what a great number of Christians would go to Heaven."
Divine Mercy Novena 2013 (begins on Good Friday, March 29) This is the Novena that leads to the Feast of Divine Mercy - each day is a prayer for a specific set of souls. This was the prayer given to St Faustina, from Jesus.
Today we are happy to start the nine day novena prayer to Saint Padre Pio. Please join us on this first day and check back daily for the next days prayer. God bless. Day 1 - Beloved St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have had the signs of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ on your body. You have carried this stigmata for everyone, enduring both the physical and mental sufferings that racked your soul and body in a continual sacrifice. We beg you to pray for us, so that we will be able to…