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Jun 13, 2023, 5:52:28 AM6/13/23
All bow down before wealth

All bow down before wealth. Wealth is that to which the multitude of
men pay an instinctive homage. They measure happiness by wealth; and
by wealth they measure respectability. . . . It is a homage resulting
from a profound faith . . . that with wealth he may do all things.
Wealth is one idol of the day and notoriety is a second. . . .
Notoriety, or the making of a noise in the world—it may be called
"newspaper fame"—has come to be considered a great good in itself, and
a ground of veneration.

John Henry Cardinal Newman, "Saintliness the Standard of Christian
Principle," (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1906)

13 June – Saint Tryphillius

(Died 370)
Bishop of Nicosia, Cyprus, eloquent and learned Priest, Defender of
the True Faith against Arianism and of St Athanasius of Alexandria.
Born in Rome, Italy and died in 370 of natural causes. Also known as –
Triphyllius, Trifilio, Trifillo.

Tryphillius was educated in law at the school of Beirut. He converted
to Christianity and was named Bishop of Nicosis.

He was a disciple of Saint Spyridon of Trimythous. He was also an
ardent supporter of St Athanasius of Alexandria against the Arians.
Saint Athanasius praised Tryphillius for his adherence to orthodoxy
and consequently, the Arians turned their attacks on him.

Tryphillius lived in simplicity without pomp or splendour, and
preached everyday. St Jerome considered him one of the most eloquent
Church figures of the era.

“The life of the body,
is the soul,
the life of the soul,
is Christ.”

“Attribute to God,
every good that you have received.
If you take credit for something
that does not belong to you,
you will be guilty of theft!”
--St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)

O God, send forth Your Holy Spirit
By St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) Doctor of the Church

O God, send forth Your Holy Spirit
into my heart
that I may perceive,
into my mind,
that I may remember,
and into my soul,
that I may meditate.
Inspire me to speak
with piety, holiness,
tenderness and mercy.
Teach, guide and direct my thoughts
and senses, from beginning to end.
May Your grace,
ever help and correct me,
and may I be strengthened now
with wisdom from on high,
for the sake of Your infinite mercy.

--St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
Evangelical Doctor of the Church


A soul which truly loves God regards all things of this world as
nothing. The loss of goods, the disgrace of the world, torments,
sickness, and other afflictions are bitter to the senses, but appear
light to the one who loves God. If we cannot bear our trials with
patience and silence, it is because we love Him only in words. “One
who is slothful and lukewarm complains of everything, and calls the
lightest precepts hard,” says Thomas a Kempis.

Saint Quote:
Those who can enclose within the little paradise of the soul Him who
created heaven and earth, may well believe they are in a good road,
and that they shall not fail to arrive at length at the fountain of
life, because they will make great progress in a short time.
-- St. Teresa

Bible Quote
He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of
the cross. 9 For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given
him a name which is above all names: 10 That in the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and
under the earth: (Philippians 2:8-10) DRB

Saint Quote:
One great means of preserving a constant peace and tranquility of
heart is to receive all things as coming from the hands of God,
whatever they may be, and in whatever way they may come.
--St. Dorotheus

Oh my Jesus, Forgive us our sins.
Save us from the fires of Hell.
Lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those most in need of Your Mercy. Amen.

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