How a saint spends his day, and prayer request updates

Over at Happy Catholic, Julie has a quote from St. Augustine about his daily responsibilities. What does your day planner look like when you’re a saint?

The turbulent have to be corrected, the faint-hearted cheered up, the weak supported; the Gospel’s opponents need to be refuted, its insidious enemies guarded against; the unlearned need to be taught, the indolent stirred up, the argumentative checked; the proud must be put in their place, the desperate set on their feet, those engaged in quarrels reconciled; the needy have to be helped, the oppressed to be liberated, the good to be encouraged, the bad to be tolerated; all must be loved.

A prayer request update: Baby Faith Hope¬†(with anencephaly) was born on Thursday and she’s GORGEOUS! Her photos are posted on the anencephaly support group and over at her weblog. Thank you for all your prayers and please keep praying that her mom has lots of time with her.

Another prayer request update: remember I asked for prayers for a family that had lost its health insurance? The miraculous occurred, and health insurance appeared from figuratively out of the blue, from a place which had denied it before many many times. Apparently a great number of good people got together and made it happen. Thank you so much for all your prayers.

A third prayer request update: I still haven’t caught the injured stray in the back yard. She comes to me from out of the woods when I call. She will rub her face against my leg. She will eat out of a dish that I’m holding in my hands (growling the whole time) but she will not set foot in the humane trap no matter what I bait it with (purina, tuna, catnip…) I’m going to talk to the shelter’s veteran trappers to see if there’s anything more I can do. The cat’s leg is almost definitely broken (in my non-veterinarian opinion) because of the angle of the bend. She can’t put any weight on it, but she’s moving faster now.

And that’s our brief update. Thanks all for your prayers and come back tomorrow for the Monday Morning Question. (Which means, it’s time to think up a question…)