1 - There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.
2 - Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints – they are your public.
3 - We put pride into everything like salt. We like to see that our good works are known. If our virtues are seen, we are pleased; if our faults are perceived, we are sad. I remark that in a great many people; if one says anything to them, it disturbs them, it annoys them. The saints were not like that – they were vexed if their virtues were known, and pleased that their imperfections should be seen. More…
Most holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to thee who art the Mother of my Lord, the queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day. More…
O eternal God, the Creator of all things, remember the infidel peoples whom Thou hast created in Thine own image and likeness.
Lord, behold how, to Thy dishonor, hell is being filled with these souls.
Bear in mind that Thy Son Jesus suffered a most cruel death for their salvation. More…
O most loving Jesus, deign to let me pour forth my gratitude before Thee, for the grace Thou hast bestowed upon me in giving me to Thy holy Mother through the devotion of Holy Bondage, that she may be my advocate in the presence of Thy majesty and my support in my extreme misery.
Alas, O Lord! I am so wretched that without this dear Mother I should be certainly lost. Yes, Mary is necessary for me at Thy side and everywhere that she may appease Thy just wrath, because I have so often offended Thee; that she may save me from the eternal punishment of Thy justice, which I deserve; that she may contemplate Thee, speak to Thee, pray to Thee, approach Thee and please Thee; that she may help me to save my soul and the souls of others; in short, Mary is necessary for me that I may always do Thy holy will and seek Thy greater glory in all things. More…
Pope St. Clement I is the patron saint of mariners, sailors, marble-workers, stone-cutters, and sick children.
His feast day is celebrated on November 23rd.
We beg you, Master,
be our help and strength.
Save those among us who are oppressed,
have pity on the lowly,
and lift up the fallen.
Heal the sick, More…