Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011: (St. Anthony of Padua)
St. Anthony said: “My dear little ones, I am grateful for all of you who are commemorating my feast day. I was a Franciscan and I brought many souls to the Church through my evangelization ministry. Many were touched by my words, and by the grace of God, they came to know and love Jesus in His Blessed Sacrament. The priest gave you a good account of my life, but he did not mention how many people pray to me to find lost articles. For some people, as yourself, you have seen how I have answered your requests. If you want a prayer answered though, you need to voice your request, and I will help you. It also helps to know that I am the saint people pray to for lost things to be found. Thank you again for your devotional prayers, and do not be afraid to witness Jesus by wearing your cross outside for people to see.”

Jesus said: “My people, you need to have your soul ready for My judgment every day because you do not know the day that I will take you home. You must realize that when your body dies, your soul will live on forever. You cannot take your gold or possessions with you because it will have no use for your soul. This is why those, who hoard and save money for themselves, do not know to whom their money will go. So do not concern yourself with saving more money than you need. Life is truly short, and you wonder how the many years of your life have passed you by. The best that you can do is to make the most of your time with prayers and good deeds for your neighbor. When you come before Me in judgment, all that you will have will be your sins, and all the good things that you have been rewarded for. Better to have spiritual treasure stored up in heaven that will last, instead of earthly treasure that will dissipate and be stolen. Keep your soul pure at all times with frequent Confession, and you will not be anxious of where you will be judged.”