August 7 St. Cajetan

Praised be you, O my Lord, for all who show
forgiveness and
pardon on another for your sake,
and who endure weakness and tribulation.
Blessed are they who peaceably endure,
For you, Most High, shall give them a crown.

-St. Francis of Assisi


Say always, “My beloved and despised Redeemer, how sweet it is to suffer for you.”

-St. Alphonsus Liguori


Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

O Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Novena to the Assumption