SAINT OF THE WEEK
" Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible"
"The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received--only what you have given.”
"Let us, therefore, have charity and humility and give alms because it washes the stains of our sins from our clothes. For people lose everything they leave behind in this world; but they carry with them the rewards of charity and the alms which they gave, for which they will have a reward and a just retribution from the Lord."
"We can never know how patient or humble someone is when everything is going well with him. But when those who should cooperate with him do exactly the opposite, then we can know. A man has as much patience and humility as he has then, and no more."
"Let the whole world of mankind tremble the whole world shake and the heavens exult when Christ, the Son of the living God, is on the altar in the hands of a priest. O admirable heights and sublime lowliness! O sublime humility! O humble sublimity! That the Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that for our salvation He hides Himself under the little form of bread! Look, brothers, at the humility of God and pour out your hearts before Him! Humble yourselves, as well, that you may be exalted by Him. Therefore, hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He Who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally."
St Francis of Assisi
Feast Day 4th October
St Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals, the Environment, Families, Lacemakers, Merchants, Italy, Peace & against fire & dying alone.