Saint Peter Chrysologus

July 30

Saint Peter ChrysologusDear God, Saint Peter Chrysologus was called “the golden-worded one” because of his outstanding gift of preaching.  He could be powerful yet brief, direct while being compassionate, and persuasive without being judgmental.  I ask him to pray for my own use of words.  Holy Spirit, give me Your words to speak whenever I am in any conversation, even casual ones—in the grocery store or church, serving on jury duty or parish committees, dealing with loved ones or addressing strangers, meeting people of status or facing those who make a poor impression.  Let Your words become my words.  Saint Peter, pray for me.  Amen.


QUOTES by Saint Peter Chrysologus

When you fast, if your mercy is thin your harvest will be thin; when you fast, what you pour out in mercy overflows into your barn. Therefore, do not lose by saving, but gather in by scattering. Give to the poor, and you give to yourself. You will not be allowed to keep what you have refused to give to others. >>

There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other. >>

Let prayer, mercy and fasting be one single plea to God on our behalf, one speech in our defense, a threefold united prayer in our favor. >>

Mildness overcomes anger, meekness extinguishes fury… patience is the scourge of impatience, gentle words vanquish quarrelsomeness, and humility prostrates pride. >>

Fasting is the soul of prayer; mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. So if you pray, fast. If you fast, show mercy. >>

God desires not death, but faith. God thirsts not for blood, but for self-surrender. >>


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