Did you know Don Bosco is the patron saint of Catholic Publishers?
Why printing presses? Because, in his own words:
“Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.”
Saint Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus.
In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, like the strength of a boxer swinging wildly. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who was only a few years older. But he had acquired a zealot’s hatred of all Jesus stood for, as he began to harass the Church: “…entering house after house and dragging out men and women, he handed them over for imprisonment” (Acts 8:3b). Now he himself was “entered,” possessed, all his energy harnessed to one goal—being a slave of Christ in the ministry of reconciliation, an instrument to help others experience the one Savior.
"Gentleness towards ourselves makes us moderate in our emotions and feelings toward ourselves; regulate all violent, impetuous and passionate thoughts. Gentleness must permeate our whole being, interior and exterior. He who is able to preserve gentleness among pains and weakness and peace among troubles and a multiplicity of affairs is almost perfect."
-St. Francis de Sales
You are invited to join the Marianists of the Province by reciting the following prayer as we celebrate Mary, Mother of God today: