Those Who are Well do not Need a Physician

September 21 is the feast of Saint Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist. I love this scripture verse from the day’s Gospel reading:

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words,
I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”
Matthew 9:12-13

These are some of the most consoling verses in the bible!

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If you are feeling low, if you struggle with sinful habits, do not be discouraged. Jesus came just for you. He gave the Church to you – to sinners.

If you are perfect (or think you are) then you won’t need Jesus. But, by recognizing your sin, Jesus is able to heal you and give you His mercy. Jesus desires mercy. You will not find judgement in Jesus. In Jesus you will find love, acceptance, mercy, forgiveness, and healing.

So, soak up today’s scripture verse. Let it penetrate your heart and soul. Memorize it. Always remember: Jesus IS mercy itself.

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Psst: Just a reminder, From now until September 30, 50% of all journals and 30% of all services will be donated to help the victims of the recent natural disasters. This is your chance to grow your spiritual life while helping your brothers and sisters in need. See, it’s a win-win. 🙂

Saints and Feasts in September 2015

I planned to get this up on Friday but things happen. 🙂 Tomorrow is the first day of September (!), so without further ado, here are the list of saints and feasts:

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Saints and Feasts

September 3:  St Gregory the Great, Pope & doctor of the church (obligatory memorial)

September 8: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (feast)

September 9: St. Peter Claver, priest (obligatory memorial)

September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (feast)

September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows (obligatory memorial)

September 16: St. Cornelius, Pope and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs (optional memorial)

September 17: St. Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor of the church (optional memorial)

September 19: St. Januarius, bishop and martyr (optional memorial)

September 21: St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist (feast)

September 23: St. Pius of Pietrelcina, priest “St. Padre Pio” (obligatory memorial)

September 26: Sts. Cosmas and Damian, martyrs (optional memorial)

September 28: St. Wenceslaus, martyr (optional memorial)

September 28: St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, martyrs (optional memorial)

September 29: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (feast)

September 30: St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the church (obligatory memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

September is traditionally dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

For some, school has started all ready, for many of us school begins in September. For us, home school begins September 9th.

September 7: Labor Day (USA and Canada)

September 11: Patriot Day (USA), Remembrance of the attack at the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and the plane that went down in Pennsylvania.

September 13: Grandparents day

September 23: Autumn begins

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