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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

But one question remains: Where do we start? Whom do we ask to begin this work? Some people once asked Mother Teresa of Calcutta what needed to change in the Church, and which wall should they start with? They asked her, where is the starting point? And she replied, you and I are the starting point!

This woman showed determination! She knew where to start. And today I make her words my own, and I say to you: Shall we begin? Where? With you and me! -- Address, World Youth Day, July 27, 2013

Reflection: Ask yourself: If I must begin with myself, where exactly do I start? Open your heart so that Jesus may tell you where to start, and ask for the gift of determination to live it out.

Let Go and Let God!

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God Alone Can Give Us True Happiness.

This first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis gave this powerful reminder to those gathered in
St. Peter’s Square for his traditional Sunday Angelus at noon, as he reflected on our
constant need for conversion.

The Pontiff highlighted this stressing that this season is of penance, but is not of sadness
and mourning, but of joy and of returning to grace.

Have Courage to Convert & Reject All That Leads Us Astray

“In our life, we are always in need of conversion — every day! –, and the Church makes
us pray for this. In fact, we are never sufficiently oriented to God and we must constantly
direct our mind and heart to Him. To do this, it’s necessary to have the courage to reject
all that leads us outside the way, the false values that deceive us, attracting our egoism
in a sly way.”

Instead, he said, we must trust the Lord, His goodness and His plan of love for each one
of us.

“Lent is a time of penance, yes, but it’s not a sad time, of mourning,” he said, noting: “It’s
a joyful and serious commitment to strip ourselves of our egoism, of the old man in us,
and of renewing ourselves according to the grace of our Baptism.”

“God alone can give us true happiness: it’s useless for us to waste time seeking it
elsewhere, in riches, in pleasures, in power, in a career . . . The Kingdom of God is the
realization of all our aspirations because it is, at the same time, salvation of man and
glory of God.

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I am going to be posting the pope's prayer intentions for the month here..I would appreciate it if others did not post in here so people can easily find the intentions with out having to sort through a ton of photos, quotes, ect. Thank you.


June

Universal: Human Solidarity

That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices

That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.

Andi
Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me.
Ignatius Loyola



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