We can pray like the saints and learn from them, as these did over the years, by doing simple things......
. . . Play
with your children . . . like St John Bosco, who spent hours playing and
running with children whom he also taught about Jesus . .
. . . Keep
a Diary or Journal . . .like the Four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John, who wrote the Gospels, and like St Therese of the
Child Jesus, who wrote the “Story of a Soul”. . .
. . . Enjoy
Music . . . like St Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music. . .
. . .
Show Care and Concern about others . . . like St Vincent de Paul, St Martin
de Porres, St. Charles Borromeo and St Philip Neri,
all of whom gave their life, their time and their energy for their people . . .
. . . Being
Patient with your children . . . like St Monica, who suffered mentally and
spiritually until her son, St Augustine turned his life
around . . .
. . . Getting
along with your siblings . . . like St Scholastica and her twin brother St.
Benedict, who both became religious, and
remained best friends until they died .
. . . Being
disattached from worldly goods . . . like St Matthew, who left his job as
tax-collector and became an Apostle of Jesus . . .
. . . Show
leadership, in spite of opposition . . . like St Joan of Arc, who rescued
her country, and died as a martyr in the process . . . . . . Turn
your shortcomings into blessings. . . like St Hugh, who was very shy and bashful, yet his modesty and humility won him
many friends . . . . . . Act
as a Peace-Maker. . . like St Casimir, who refused to fight for his
country, but brought Peace between Hungary and Poland .
. . . and Pray, Love, Suffer, Preach, Heal . . .as Jesus
did 2000 years ago, and as his Apostles and
their successors did ever since . . .