"Lord, teach me to be generous: to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek to rest; to labour and to ask for no reward save that of knowing I do your holy will. Amen."
- Saint Ignatius of Loyola
|St Ignatius of Loyola|
A little snippet into the life of St Ignatius of Loyola:
|Ignatius keeps vigil at Montserrat, offering up his earthly sword for that of a heavenly one. |
This picture is taken from this website: The Life of St Ignatius Loyola
by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) 1577 - 1640)
by Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)
And as March is the month of St Joseph!!! a little something from St Alphonsus Liguori to spur us on in our devotion to St Joseph:
Ite ad Joseph!!!
|Ite ad Joseph: St Joseph's heart, is so pure, so holy. Our Lord Jesus Christ chose him as His father on earth!|
Since we all must die, we should cherish a special devotion to St. Joseph, that he may obtain for us a happy death. All Christians regard him as the advocate of the dying who had honoured him during their life, and they do so for three reasons:
1) because Jesus Christ loved him not only as a friend, but as a father, and on this account his mediation is far more efficacious than that of any other Saint.
2) because Saint Joseph has obtained special power against evil spirits, who tempt us with redoubled vigour at the hour of death.
3) the assistance given Saint Joseph at his death by Jesus and Mary obtained for him the right to secure a holy and peaceful death for his servants. Hence, if they invoke him at the hour of death he will not only help them, but he will also obtain for them the assistance of Jesus and Mary.
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne, Therese, I love You; Save Souls!
Jesu mitis et humilis Corde, fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)
Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori.
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