21 June

“O God, giver of heavenly gifts, who in Saint Aloysius Gonzaga joined penitence to a wonderful innocence of life, grant, through his merits and intercession, that, though we have failed to follow him in innocence, we may imitate him in penitence.”

(From the Liturgy, Collect)

20 June

If we worthily receive the Eucharist, this divine food will not be converted into our substance, such as the material food, but will change us into Him, transform us into Him.”

 (Writings, VII, p. 438)

19 June

If St. Joseph is in the hearts of his religious, he will also frequently be on the lips of the same. Therefore they will willingly name him, calling him our saint with filial confidence, and it will be good that they often use among them these sayings: Do this for love of St. Joseph – For love of St. Joseph, endure this suffering.”

(Rules 23)

18 June

“The Josephan community, faithful to the spirit of its Founder and in communion with the local Church, shares in the evangelization efforts of the diocese according to the specific charism of the Congregation.”


(Const. 48)

17 June

“Jesus wants us close to Him; He establishes the Eucharist in order to come within us, be united to us hearth to hearth.”

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings VII, p. 396)

16 June

1875: Consecration of the Congregation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the chapel of the foundation in Turin

1947: GUAYAQUIL (ECUADOR), “Dante AlighieriSecondary School

“Devotion to the Sacred Heart is not just in the feeling; it stems from reasoning; consists of humility; you practice it through prayer.”

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings VI, p. 61

15 June

At a time in history like the present, special attention must also be given to the pastoral care of the family, particularly when this fundamental institution is experiencing a radical and widespread crisis. On this point the Church cannot yield to cultural pressures, no matter how widespread and even militant they may be.

(Novo Millennio Ineunte 47)