"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

A saint for July 4th.

July 4 is the feast day of Bl. Pier Giorgio, shown above partying with his friends.
[Pier Giorgio is the one wearing the paper hat.]

“To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing.” - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.  April 6, 1901 - July 4, 1925

Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 
See to it that no one be deprived of the grace of God,
that no bitter root spring up and cause trouble, 
through which many may become defiled,  
that no one be an immoral or profane person like Esau, 
who sold his birthright for a single meal.  
For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit his father’s blessing, 
he was rejected because he found no opportunity to change his mind, 
even though he sought the blessing with tears. - Hebrews 12

"He who praises you deceives you." -John of the Cross quoting Isaiah.

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