Thought of the week

St. Peter's Church - Cardiff

Thought of the week

Prayer of St Alphonsus 

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you

now and forever.



O God, who on this day, through your only begotten Son, 

have conquered death, and unlocked for us the path to eternity.

Grant we pray that we, who keep this solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may,

through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life.  Amen



Seek comfort in the infinite mercy of God


God of life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and wear us down.     

When the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey  and threatening. 

When our lives have no music in them and our hearts are lonely and our souls have lost their courage.

Flood the path with light.  Turn our eyes to where the heavens are full of promise. 

St. Augustine


Endeavour to know your own weaknesses and ignorance.   (Antonio Rosmini)


Prayer is a most powerful weapon, through which we obtain all that is necessary for our souls and for the kingdom of God on earth, even miracles.  (Antonio Rosmini)


Charity is not only to feed the hungry or clothe the naked; charity is also not to upset anyone unnecessarily.



Be a friend. You don’t need money:

Just a disposition sunny;

Just the wish to help another

Get along some way or other;

Just a kindly hand extended

Out to one who’s unbefriended;

Just the will to give or lend,

This will make you someone’s friend.

Be a friend. The pay is bigger

[Though not written by a figure]

Than is earned by people clever

In what’s merely self-endeavour.

You’ll have friends instead of neighbours

For the profits of your labours;

You’ll be richer in the end

Than a prince, if you’re a friend.

[Edgar A. Guest]