The Month of October at a Glance:
- St. Therese of Lisieux- October 1
- The Holy Guardian Angels– October 2
- St. Francis of Assisi- October 4th
- Respect Life Sunday- October 6th
- Our Lady of the Rosary– October 7th
- St. Theresa of Avila– October 15
- St. Margaret Mary– October 16
- St. Luke- October 18
- St. John Paul II– October 22
- St. Simon and Jude– October 28
October 1: Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, “The Little Flower”
“You heard me, only Friend whom I love. To ravish my heart, you became man. You shed your blood, what a supreme mystery! … And you still live for me on the Altar. If I cannot see the brilliance of your Face or hear your sweet voice, O my God, I can live by your grace, I can rest on your Sacred Heart!”– St. Therese of Lisieux
October 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels
Jesus said “See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10).
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.The Angel Pray
October 4: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine 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.
–Prayer of St. Francis.
Respect Life Sunday
“If we fail to protect life, no other rights matter.”– Pope Francis
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October 7: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.~Pope Saint Pius X
October 14: Feast of St. Theresa of Avila
“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”
Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.– St. Theresa of Avila.
October 16: Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
As to persons living in the world, they shall find in this devotion all the aids necessary in their state of life: peace in their homes, consolation in their work, the blessing of heaven upon all their enterprises, comfort in their sorrows, a secure refuge during life and especially at the hours of death. It is plainly evident that there is no one in the world who will not receive all kinds of heavenly blessings if they have a true love of Jesus Christ manifested by a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.– St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
October 18: Feast of St. Luke
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?Luke 9: 23-24
Oct. 22- St. John Paul II
In the Sacred Heart every treasure of wisdom and knowledge is hidden. In that Divine Heart beats God’s infinite love for everyone, for each one of us individually.– St. John Paul II
October 28- St. Simon and Jude
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly- (make your request here). May I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.
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