July 11 St. Benedict

“Each one, according to his condition, ought to exert himself for the salvation of souls, for this exercise lies at the root of holy will, and whatever he may contribute, by words or deeds, toward the salvation of his neighbor, is virtually a prayer…”

-St. Catherine of Siena

 

I did not realize in those days that one had to go through much suffering to become a Saint, but God soon brought this home to me…

-St. Therese of Lisieux

 

Prayer of Adoration and Petition 

I adore You, O Jesus, true God and true Man, here present in the Holy Eucharist, as I humbly kneel before You and unite myself in spirit with all the faithful on earth and all the Saints in heaven. In heartfelt gratitude for so great a blessing, I love You, my Jesus, with my whole soul, for You are infinitely perfect and all worthy of my love. Give me the grace nevermore in any way to offend You. Grant that I may be renewed by Your Eucharistic presence here on earth and be found worthy to arrive with Mary at the enjoyment of Your eternal and blessed presence in heaven.

Amen.