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Praying with Fr. Querbes

God’s Gentle Presence

published on: April 8, 2014

  You must take time to relax and think. Trust not your imagination, but your conscience and this in the gentle presence of God. In this you will find comfort for it will provide two satisfying answers: I do not … Continue reading


Come Poor Sinners

published on: February 25, 2014

“Come poor sinners—you who despair and lose confidence in God because of your past mistakes…You are those who need the remedies of the Great Physician, and I will be only happy to minister to you His consolations.” Fr. Querbes in The … Continue reading


Consecration to Mary

published on: February 25, 2014

“O Mary, I consecrate to you this first effort of my ministry and under your patronage do I make this beginning.” Fr. Querbes, “Devotion to Mary” (1817) in The Mary-Hearted Catechist, p. 16. Prayer Loving God, we pray that your … Continue reading


Singing of Canticles

published on: February 25, 2014

“The singing of canticles…has always been one of the most precious means used to affirm and extend the Reign of God in souls. Words accessible to all…are easily memorized and are repeated with pleasure.” DQ 15 1.68 Prayer Loving God, you … Continue reading


Instruments of Providence

published on: February 25, 2014

“Human beings, without their knowing it, are almost always instruments of Providence.” DQ 420 7.31 Prayer Loving God, our lives belong to you. You guide our every action, word and thought. Prompt our thoughts, our words and our actions with your … Continue reading


Contemplating Jesus

published on: February 25, 2014

“Through the holy exercise of the presence of God and for the contemplation of the mysteries of the life and death of Jesus…the Viatorian will enliven and vivify his faith. I consider these circumstances to be a means by which … Continue reading


Conforming Life to Scripture

published on: February 25, 2014

“Try to enter into what you are reading, apply it to yourself, examine your good faith and ascertain whether you are living that which you read and ask God to give you the courage and strength to conform your life … Continue reading


When Human Means are Lacking

published on: February 25, 2014

“When human means are lacking, it is then that God loves to work. Your establishment might well prove very helpful in these difficult times. I believe that God will see it as very good for his Church and will take … Continue reading


Holy Exercise of God’s Presence

published on: February 25, 2014

“It is through the holy exercise of the presence of God…that the Cleric of Saint Viator will animate and enliven his faith…that he will penetrate and guide all his thoughts and endeavors, all his words, all his conversations, all his … Continue reading


Abandoning Life to God

published on: February 25, 2014

“I invite you to toss all your cares into the arms of Providence.” DQ 531 8.43 Prayer: Loving God, we toss our cares into your hands, do with us what you want. We are ready to do whatever you desire, ready … Continue reading


Bringing Faith to the Outskirts

published on: February 25, 2014

“Religious education is a must…not only in the cities and suburbs, but also in the smallest parishes, where there might be but one teacher. It is especially this gap that our institution hopes to fill.” DQ 254 Prayer: Loving God, by … Continue reading


God’s Providence

published on: February 25, 2014

“It is God who both opens and closes the chasm beneath our feet. It is God who is the Master of events. Let us accept them as coming from His hands, but let us pray Him…to pour in each person’s … Continue reading


Christian Community

published on: February 25, 2014

“Love one another tenderly. Let there be neither Greek, Jew or Barbarian among you, let the distinctions of nationalities, culture, customs, habits, etc. vanish before the touching uniformity of the holy observance of religious life.” DQ 496 7.122 Prayer: Loving God, … Continue reading


Keep It Simple

published on: February 25, 2014

“Taste the will of God alone [and] serve only as instruments for God’s actions.” DQ S 308 14.79 Prayer: Loving God, you are our great joy and we want to love you in every way. Help us to remember the words … Continue reading


God’s Gentle Presence

published on: February 25, 2014

“You must take time to relax and think. Trust not your imagination, but your conscience and this in the gentle presence of God. In this you will find comfort for it will provide two satisfying answers: I do not want … Continue reading


Announce Jesus Christ

published on: February 25, 2014

“In whatever circumstances they may be, the catechist must never miss an opportunity of announcing Jesus Christ, especially to the poor.” DQ 127 3.10 Prayer: Loving God, we see the poor around us and want to share your love with them. … Continue reading


Doing God’s Work

published on: February 25, 2014

“People are bolder when they dream that they are doing God’s work.” DQ 3.142 Prayer: Loving God, our one desire is to adore and love Jesus in everything we do and say this day. Give us the passion to boldly do … Continue reading


Divine Inspiration

published on: February 25, 2014

“God speaks to us…especially in the reading of Sacred Scripture.  We must therefore listen to that divine voice, with humility and simplicity…nourishment for our soul and our spirit.” DQ 550 8.98b Prayer: Loving God, your Word nourishes our spirits when we … Continue reading


Seeking New Challenges

published on: February 25, 2014

“We will arise, with knapsack on our back, and we will go forth, guided by Providence, to seek out new challenges.” DQ164 4.9 Prayer: Loving God, our world is hungry for change, anxiety confronts us at each turn. Grant to … Continue reading