Reading

The Holy Bible (especially Luke 5:1-11; John 1:35-51; Isaiah 6:1-8; Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 139; Matthew 27:16-20; John 21:1-19)

My Other Self: In Which Christ Speaks to the Soul on Living His Life, by Clarence Enzler

What Does God Want?: A Practical Guide to Making Decisions, by Michael Scanlan

Priests for the Third Millennium, by Timothy Dolan

A Priest is Not His Own, by Fulton Sheen

The Curé of Ars, by Francis Trochu


 

Cardinal John Henry Newman
The Mission of My Life

God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me
which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission.
I may never know it in this life,
but I shall be told it in the next.
I am a link in a chain,
a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good; I shall do His work.
I shall be an angel of peace,
a preacher of truth in my own place,
while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.
Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am,
I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him,
in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him.
If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about.
He may take away my friends.
He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me feel desolate,
make my spirits sink,
hide my future from me.
Still, He knows what He is about.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
(1801-1890)