August 2005

Month of the Pardon of Assisi and Assumption of Our Lady

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
The souls that love God are ready for anything.
Pardon of Assisi
Serve the Lord with joy and trust in Him.
Open your heart to Divine Hope.
Prayer for Vocations
Simplicity is very pleasing to God.
5    1st† Friday
Keep faith alive in your heart, and keep it sprinkled with charity.
6    †1st Saturday
Don't dwell on foolish and groundless doubts.
Your judgement will be mistaken if you have a one-sided view of things.
It is enough for you to be united to God with your will.
Complaining is a voluntary vice that kills charity.
Padre Pio's Ordination 1910

Let us expect every good from heaven.
Human beings turn their backs. God never does.
Go to the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and open your heart to Him.
Any goods we have, we have received from God.
Get rid of bitterness and let gentleness enter your heart.
†† Assumption BVM

Discouragement belongs to the children of this world.
Our passions increase as our love for the world increases.
Souls are saved above all† through prayer.
Make an examination of your conscience every evening.
Sorrow for ours sins is the penance that pleases God the most.
A well-lived life leads to eternal life.
Let us pray to the Lord that His kingdom will come.
Satan is always trying to† upset things.
Unite your heart with the Heart of Jesus.
A sure sign of your love is how much you are willing to suffer for the One you love.
Try to appreciate the value of good holy reading.
May Jesus immerse you in the splendor of His immortal youthfulness.
Be careful not to will what God does not will.
Don't ever sit down at table without thanking God for His blessings.
Consider yourself as you are: nothing, miserable, perverse.
Humility is the recognition of our nothingness.
Let us detach ourselves from this world filled with lies.


Peace Prayer:†††††

Lord, make me a channel of your peace;† where there is hatred let me bring your love, where there is injury, your pardon, where there is doubt, true faith in you; where there is despair in life let me bring hope,† where there is darkness, only light, and where there is sadness, ever joy; O Master grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled, as to console;† to be understood, as to understand,† to be loved, as to love with all my soul!† For it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, in giving of ourselves that we receive, and in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen††


(Recite the entire prayer as an act of entrustment to God and resignation to His Holy Will)

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without meaning and hope.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I can hear Your voice and follow you.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You ever more, and to be always in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be always faithful to You.†
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I wish it to be a place of consolation for You, a dwelling of Your love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late; the days are coming to a close and life is passing.

Death, judgement and eternity are drawing near. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way, for that I need You. It is getting late and death approaches. I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need you, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

Stay with me, Jesus, because in the darkness of life, with all its dangers, I need You.

Help me to recognize You as Your disciples did at the Breaking of the Bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses darkness, the power which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.†

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death I want to be one with You, and if not by Communion, at least by Your grace and love.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolations because I do not deserve them, but I only ask for the gift of Your Presence. Oh yes! I ask this of You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I seek You alone, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and I ask for no other reward but to love You more and more, with a strong active love.

Grant that I may love You with all my heart while on earth, so that I can continue to love you perfectly throughout all eternity, dear Jesus.

(Every day recite the following prayer)

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina You were generously endowed by God, the Giver of all good gifts, with the gifts of the Spirit, signing your body as a living witness to the saving Passion and Death of Jesus, His Son. Many looked upon the reflection of the Crucified Jesus in your body and experienced anew Godís saving mercy. Through your ministry, God reconciled penitents to Himself and invited them to taste His sweetness in the Holy Eucharist. Through your powerful intercession before God, pray for us, that we may follow your example of prayer and penance and come to follow more closely †our Risen Lord, so that one day we may rejoice with you in that kingdom where God calls all His faithful children to live in the light of His love and eternal peace. Pray for us Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God of mercy and love, you called St. Pio of Pietrelcina to extend the mystery of the cross visibly into the lives of sinners and sufferers, that they might be converted to believe in the Gospel. Through his intercession, strengthen all believers in the willingness to take up the cross daily and follow Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.