AVOIDING IDLE TALK
SHUN the gossip of men as much as possible, for discussion of worldly affairs, even though sincere, is a great distraction inasmuch as we are quickly ensnared and captivated by vanity.
Many a time I wish that I had held my peace (my big mouth) and had not associated with men. Why, indeed, do we converse and gossip among ourselves when we so seldom part without a troubled conscience? (make ourselves not seem so bad)
We do so because we seek comfort from one another's conversation and wish to ease the mind wearied by diverse thoughts. Hence, we talk and think quite fondly of things we like very much or of things we dislike intensely. But, sad to say, we often talk vainly and to no purpose; for this external pleasure effectively bars inward and divine consolation.
Therefore we must watch and pray lest time pass idly.
When the right and opportune moment comes for speaking, say something that will edify.
Bad habits and indifference to spiritual progress do much to remove the guard from the tongue.
Devout conversation on spiritual matters, on the contrary, is a great aid to spiritual progress, especially when persons of the same mind and spirit associate together in God.
My thoughts...My husband and I call this Diarrhea of the mouth...one of my problems!!! Just talking to talk... I think it is great to have a special friend, spouse, or spiritual director to talk to. Many years ago I found that I could just talk to the saints. Hey they are up there having the time of there lives and can send prayers my way...I found that I could find a saint for any problem!!! I would have special saints to call on for special request. My Guardian Angel too!!!
THY WILL BE DONE!!!+JMJ+
Patron Saints for Special Sufferings Patron List
Abusive or Unfaithful Husbands
Physical Abuse St. Rita of Cascia
Verbal Abuse Bl. Anna Maria Taigi St. Godelieve St. Monica
Infidelity St. Elizabeth of Portugal Bl. Margaret d'Youville Bl. Paola Gambera-Costa
Battered by Relatives or Others (Martyrs Listed Separately) St. Adelaide Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni Eve Lavalliere St. Germaine de Pibrac St. Godelieve St. Jeanne de Lestonnac St. Jeanne Marie de Maille St. Joaquina Venerable Laura Vicuna Bl. Maria Bagnesi Bl. Mariam Baouardy
Demonic Temptations St. Angela of Foligno St. Catherine of Bologna St. Catherine of Genoa St. Catherine of Siena St. Elizabeth of Schonau St. Eustochiurn of Padua St. Gemma Galgani Bl. Helen dei Cavalcanti St. Margaret of Cortona Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti St. Syncletia
Disabled St. Angela Merici St. Germaine de Pibrac St. Lutgardis Bl. Margaret of Castello
Disappointing Children St. Clotilda St. Louise de Marillac St. Matilda St. Monica
Divorced Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne St. Fabiola
Early Death of Children Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne Bl. Angela of Foligno St. Clotilda Concepcion Cabrera de Annida, (Conchita) Bl. Dorothy of Mantua St. Elizabeth Seton St. Frances of Rome St. Joaquina Bl. Marguerite d'Youville St. Matilda St. Melania the Younger Bl. Michelina
Extreme Poverty Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni St. Bernadette of Lourdes St. Germaine de Pibrac St. Margaret Bourgeoys St. Margaret of Castello Bl. Maria Gabriella St. Maria Goretti Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie) Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot St. Soledad
Forced into Exile St. Adelaide Bl. Angela Truszkowska St. Arthelais St. Clotilda St. Elizabeth of Hungary Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille St. Joaquina Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha Sister Marina St. Melania the Younger St. Puicheria St. Rose of Viterbo St. Susanna
Gravely Ill St. Alpais Sister Alphonsa of India Sister Amparo Carbonell St. Angela Merici Mother Angela Truszkowska St. Arthelais St. Bathildis St. Bernadette of Lourdes St. Catherine dei Ricci St. Catherine of Siena Edel Quinn Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity St. Elizabeth of Schonau St. Gorgonia Bl. Isabella of France Ven. Jacinta Marto St. Julia Falconieri St. Julie Billiart St. Louise de Marillac St. Lydwine Mother Margaret Hallahan Margaret Sinclair Bl. Maria Bagnesi Bl. Maria Gabriella St. Maria Mazzarello Ven. Maria Teresa Quevedo St. Mariana of Quito Bl. Marie Rose Durocher St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi Bl. Paula Frassinetti Bl. Rafka Al-Rayes St. Raphaela St. Romula St. Syncletia Bl. Teresa of the Andes St. Teresa of Avila Teresa Valse Pantellini St. Therese of Lisieux
Imprisoned Bl. Beatrice da Silva Ven. Jacinta Marto St. Joan of Arc Bl. Mariam Baouardy
In-Law Problems St. Adelaide St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. Elizabeth Seton St. Godelieve St. Helen of Skovde St. Jeanne de Chantal Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille St. Ludmila Bl. Marguerite d'YouvilIe Bl. Michelina St. Pulcheria
Loss of Father or Mother Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne Sister Alphonsa of India St. Angela Merici St. Colette St. Dymphna Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity St. Elizabeth Seton Bl. Frances Scherviers St. Cemma Galgani St. Germaine de Pibrac St. Humbeline St. Jeanne Marie de Maille St. Jeanne de Chantal Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha Venerable Laura Vicuna St. Louise de Marillac St. Margaret of Cortona St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Mother Margaret Hallahan Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys Bl. Marguerite d'Youville Bl. Maria Bagnesi Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti Bl. Maria Gabriella St. Maria Goretti Bl. Mariam Baouardy St. Mariara of Quito Bl. Marie Rose Durocher Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie) Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich St. Pulcheria St. Radegunde Bl. Rafka Al-Rayes St. Raphaela Bl. Sibyllina Biscossi St. Susanna St. Syncletia St. Teresa of Avila Bl. Sister Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein) St. Therese of Lisieux
Married Unhappily Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne Bl. Castora Gabrieffi St. Catherine of Genoa St. Fabiola St. Godelieve Bl. Marguerite d'Youville St. Monica St. Radegunde St. Rita of Cascia Bl. Zedislava Berka
Mental Illness or Judged so by Enemies Bl. Eustochium of Padua St. Margaret of Cortona Bl. Michelina Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti St. Raphaela
Murdered (as Confessors of the Faith or for Moral Integrity) St. Afra St. Agatha Bl. Agatha Kim Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni Sister Amparo Carbonell St. Anastasia Bl. Antoria Messina St. Barbara Sister Carmen Moreno St. Catherine of Alexandria St. Cecilia St. Dymphna Sts. Flora and Mary St. Helen of Skovde St. Joan of Arc Venerable Laura Vicuna St. Lucy Bl. Lucy de Freitas St. Margaret Clitherow Bl. Margaret of Louvain Bl. Margaret Ward St. Maria Goretti Bl. Mariam Baouardy Sister Marina Bl. Mary Hermina Grivot Sts. Maura and Brigid St. Natalia Sts. Nunilo and Alodia Sts. Perpetua and Felicity St. Susanna and Companions Bl. Sister Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein) St. Theodota St. Winifred of Wales
Opposition of Church Authorities to Their Hopes and Dreams St. Elizabeth Seton St. Joan of Arc Mother Margaret Hallahan Bl. Marguerite d'Youville Sister Mary MacKiliop St. Mary Magdalena Bentivoglio St. Philippine Duchesne St. Raphaela St. Teresa of Avila
Parents not Married St. Bridget of Theland Bl. Eustochium of Padua Bl. Sibyllina Biscossi
Rejected by Religious Orders St. Clare Bl. Eugenie Smet St. Jeanne de Lestonnac St. Louise de Marillac Bl. Margaret of Castello Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys St. Mariana of Quito St. Rose of Viterbo Bl. Teresa de Gesu, Jornet y Ibars Mother Thecla Merlo
Ridiculed for Their Piety (Other than Martyrs) Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni Bl. Angela of Foligno St. Bernadette of Lourdes St. Catherine of Genoa St. Catherine of Siena St. Clelia Barbieri St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. Elizabeth Seton St. Frances of Rome Venerable Jacinta Marto Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille St. Joan of Arc Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha St. Margaret of Cortona Bl. Marguerite d'Youville St. Mary Magdalene St. Matilda Sts. Nurilo and Alodia St. Rose of Lima St. Susanna St. Teresa of Avila Bl. Teresa Maria of the Cross (Bettina) Bl. Zedislava Berka St. Zita
Separated from Children St. Jeanne de Chantal Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie)
Subject to Extreme Sexual Temptation Bl. Angela of Foligno St. Catherine of Siena St. Margaret of Cortona St. Mary of Edessa St. Mary of Egypt St. Mary Magdalene St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi St. Pelagia of Antioch
Threatened by Incest St Dymphna Venerable Laura Vicuna Sister Susanna St. Winifred of Wales
Threatened with or Victim of Rape St. Agnes Bl. Antonia Mesina St Joan of Arc St. Maria Goretti Bl. Pierina Morosini St. Zita
Widowed St. Adelaide St. Anastasia Bl. Angela of Foligno St. Bathildis St. Birgitta of Sweden Bl. Castora Gabrielli St. Clotilda Concepcion Cabrera de Armida (Conchita) Bl. Dorothy of Montau St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. Elizabeth Seton St. Etheidreda or Audrey St. Eulalia St. Frances of Rome Bl. Helen dei Cavalcanti Bl. Ida of Boulogne St. Jeanne de Chantal St. Jeanne de Lestonnac Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille St. Joaquina St. Jufta St. Louise de Marillac Bl. Lucy de Freitas St. Ludmila Bl. Marguerite d'Youville Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie) St. Matilda Bl. Michelina St. Monica St. Olga St. Paula St. Rita of Cascia
Saturday, July 12, 2008
AVOIDING IDLE TALK