She was a missioner of education in a new land.
She brought Christ into the world.
“Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free.
O King of all nations, keystone of the Church: come and save us, whom you formed from the dust!
O Radiant Dawn, come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law: come to save us, Lord our God!
“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”
O Root of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people: come to save us without delay!
O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law…: come to rescue us with your mighty power!
O Wisdom…, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!
Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.
Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad.
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me; teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me.
In my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.
Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
I, the LORD, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
“They will soar as with eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary.”
“It was fitting that the Virgin should be resplendent with purity…” —St. Anselm
“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared.”
“John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance…”
“With your own eyes you shall see your Teacher.” –Is. 30:20
The Lord is my light and my salvation.
His deep sense of mission shows us the way.
They placed them at his feet, and he cured them.–Mt 15:30
“You have revealed them to the childlike.” Luke 10:21
“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof…”–Mt. 8:8
Stay awake! You don’t know on which day your Lord will come. —Mt 24:42
If tenacity is a trait of a missioner, Mother Philippine had it in spades.
She was a beacon of hope for immigrants.
He gave everything for his faith.
Name: Mother Théodore Guérin Lived: 1798-1856 Feast day: October 3 Though not as well-known as other American missioner saints, St. […]
“The Missioner must be prepared for everything: for joy and sadness, for life and death, for embrace and abandonment, and […]
“What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In […]
“Pray that God unite me to Himself inseparably.”
He charted the missioner’s course for our era.
She is patroness of missioners everywhere.
He found the face of Christ in the poor.
He stepped out bravely in compassion.
She is beloved for her simple message for today: “Love the poor.”
“I want to become better and do good.”
“The most deadly poison of our time is indifference.”
“My life is for my people,” said this brave missioner priest. “I am not scared.”
“Always forward, never back!” St. Junípero’s motto reflects a missioner’s spirit, regardless of setbacks. In the 18th century, St. Junípero […]
The Lily of the Mohawks was a sign of human dignity.
“We are made loveless by our possessions.”
“We begged God to accept our lives and our blood.”
Suffering early in life can sometimes lead to great things.
He sought understanding with Islam.
Did you know the 3 Magi are actually Saints?
“Listen and let it penetrate your heart…”
Her soul proclaims the glory of God in the name of her son, Jesus.
A deep spirituality led to mission.