Archive: Quotes to foster prayer
October 4 is the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, a good opportunity to meditate on the Christian virtue of poverty. "Love and practise poverty of spirit," wrote Saint Josemaria. "Be content with what enables you to live a simple and sober life. Otherwise, you will never be an apostle."
"And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body which is given for you. Do this in memory of me.' And likewise the cup after supper, saying, 'This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.'" (Lk 22:19-20)
Saint Josemaria encouraged us, with his childlike piety and daring, to put ourselves into the scene of the Gospel, in order to draw closer to our Lord.