SHORT CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS FOR EACH DAY OF THE WEEK.
Christian life has its center in the Person of Our Lord Jesus Christ and striving daily to imitate each day and live the virtues He taught and lived during His life on earth.
In order to foster our union with Our Lord and imitate His life, St. Josemaria taught his spiritual children to freely adopt his custom of dedicating each day of the week to a short but lively particular devotion. If you are interested, here are the daily devotions he lived and the corresponding colored links which might be of help to you. Here you have some short Catholic devotions for each day of the week.
Living these simple daily devotions will help us grow in our love for God and our daily piety in our Christian life, together with a more trusting and familiar relationship with Him, Our Lady, St. Joseph, the Angels and the Souls in Purgatory.
A great day ahead and God bless! Fr. Rolly Arjonillo
Below you have an excerpt taken from a meditation given by St. Josemaria:
Sunday, for example, is good for praising the Trinity: glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit. I tend to add, and glory to holy Mary. And… a childish thing, of which I’m not ashamed: to St Joseph too…
On Mondays, we can pray for the holy souls in purgatory. There we find souls who are dear to us … Besides, we see all of them as our friends, our brothers and sisters, since they are almost already crowned with the laurels of heaven, almost enjoying the Love of God: they need a final purification. They’re good intermediaries to help us conquer in the little things that make up our normal day of work…
And Tuesday? I dedicate it to the Guardian Angels. You can say whatever you want to them, since you’re not bound by formulas. You may want to repeat the verse from the Preces: Sancti Angeli Custodes nostri, defendite nos… (our Holy Guardian Angels, defend us…) or whatever you like. Without words even! A well-directed beat of your heart… there’s no need to say more.
And Wednesday? It’s St Joseph’s day again.
On Thursdays, many acts to honour the holy Eucharist: spiritual communions, acts of reparation… Now more than ever, our Lord is offended in this sacrament of Love …
On Fridays, Ave crux, spes unica! (Hail, O Cross, our only hope!) And we feel a pang of conscience for complaining about some suffering or other. What is our suffering next to our Lord’s? Ave crux! (Hail,O Cross!) Greet him on the Cross, offer him words of love: I won’t flee from you, I’ll embrace you. As soon as we embrace the Cross and love it, there is no longer difficulty, nor dishonour, nor calumny, nor slander, nor sickness, nor anything. Everything becomes agreeable, nothing is burdensome. For the Cross is not yours or mine but Christ’s. As I wrote to you many years ago about my poor experience as a priest, which is abundant: then it is he, Christ, who bears the Cross; it no longer weighs on us. How good it is on Fridays to remember the Cross of Christ!
And Saturday? We go to our heavenly Mother, our Lady!
St. Josemaria made it clear that there is no obligation to follow this particular path, but he added: What no one should do is to neglect presence of God. If a person does not have presence of God, he won’t go well: he won’t be mortified, won’t be spiritual, nor zealous, nor eager to work. On the other hand, by making this effort, we find ourselves conversing with God at every moment of the day: we live as contemplative souls.
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