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2021 Prayer Cards

July — Saint Ignatius of Loyola's Vision of Christ and God the Father at La Storta by Domenichino
"Ite, inflammate omnia" — "Go, set the world on fire"
- Saint Ignatius of Loyola

August — Saint Lawrence Distributing the Treasures of the Church by Bernardo Strozzi
This act led to his martyrdom over hot coals, where he declared "I'm well done on this side. Turn me over!"
From this St. Lawrence derives his patronage of cooks, chefs, and comedians.

September— Mother Teresa during a visit to Washington D.C. in June 1995
"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."
In 2016, Mother Teresa was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa.

October—The Guardian Angel by Marcantonio Franceschini
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”  - Matthew 18: 10

November—The Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary by Edmund Blair Leighton (c. 1895) oil on canvas
Elizabeth chose a life of penance and asceticism when a life of leisure and luxury could easily have been hers
"How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!"
— St. Elizabeth of Hungary

December—The The Stoning of St. Stephen by Rembrandt (1625)
oil on oak panel; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
“The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 6:1-5). As they were stoning Stephen, he called out,
‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ …‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them’ me!"
— St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

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