Daily homily thoughts, 11/14

According to tradition, St. Gertrude the Great was told by Our Lord that the following prayer, each time she piously recited it, would release 1,000 souls (or a vast number) from their suffering in purgatory:  Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, for those in my own home, and in my family. Amen.

Daily homily thoughts, 11/13

Today Jesus says: “When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'”  Today we celebrate St Francis Xavier Cabrini, who opened 67 orphanages, schools and hospitals. She did more than her “obligation.”  She did more than go to Sunday Mass and tithe her ten percent. No wonder she is held up for us as a saint, an example to follow