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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,  ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world wi...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret of Antioch St. Margaret (289-304 A.D.) was born in Antioch, the daughter of a pagan priest. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she was raised by a Christian nurse who baptized her and gave her a Christian educa...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifesta...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 12,14-21): The Pharisees went out and made plans to get rid of Jesus. As Jesus was aware of the plot, He went away from that place. Many people followed him and He cured all who were sick. Then He gave th...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 20 2019   « July 19  |  July 21 » Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 394 Reading 1 Ex 12:37-42 The children of Isra...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Finally—and this is perhaps the most difficult aspect of what concerns the practice of conformity to the will of God—we should desire virtue itself and the degrees of grace only insofar as God wishes to give them, and not desire more....
  • Spiritual Reading Gives Us Peace in a Chaotic World

    July 19, 2019 Spiritual Reading Gives Us Peace in a Chaotic World Fr. John Portavella What is Spiritual Reading? It is something that could be done at home, although at times also at work, outside office hours. It consists in reading from the New Testament for a few minutes and from another ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Macrina the Younger St. Macrina the Younger (d. 380 A.D.) was born in Cappadocia to a family of saints. Her mother was St. Emelia, and her father was St. Basil the Elder. Her grandmother was St. Macrina the Elder, after whom she was ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 12,1-8): It happened that Jesus walked through the wheat fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and began to pick some heads of wheat and crush them to eat the grain. When the Pharisees noticed thi...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 19 2019   « July 18  |  July 20 » Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 393 Reading 1 Ex 11:10—12:14 Although Mose...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "I will first, dearest daughter, speak to thee of the dignity of priests, having placed them where they are through My goodness, over and above the general love which I have had to My creatures, creating you in My image and likeness and re-creatin...
  • God's Lessons Through Dandelions

    July 18, 2019 God’s Lessons Through Dandelions Fr. Edward Looney A few weeks ago a young boy attending Mass at one of my parishes collected dandelions to give his mother. Noticing it, I asked him if he put any money in the collection. He did. A few quarters. I told him that I didn&rsquo...
  • Our Lor's Precious Blood is a Mighty Soiritual Weapon

    July 18, 2019 Our Lord’s Precious Blood is a Mighty Spiritual Weapon Constance T. Hull The month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord. It is a time to meditate upon and come to a greater love of the Blood Our Lord shed for us during His earthly life and the Precio...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Camillus St. Camillus de Lellis (1550–1614) was a wild, undisciplined youth who became a battle-hardened soldier with a violent temper and a gambling addiction. His bad behavior, combined with a persistent war wound in his le...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,28-30): Jesus spoke thus, «Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart; and y...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 18 2019   « July 17  |  July 19 » Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 392 Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20 Moses, hearing the vo...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Although our Divine Redeemer was the Lord and Master of all the riches of Heaven and earth, He willed nevertheless to become poor in this world that through His example we might become rich. He wished to induce us to love poverty as He did, for p...
  • Conquer Your Anger By Learning to Discern It.

    July 17, 2019 Conquer Your Anger by Learning to Discern It Jeannie Ewing Those of us who claim choleric temperaments (myself included) know well the difficulty of navigating the tempests of anger. At times, there is a sense of homeostasis within us, in which anger subsides and gives way to mo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Alexius of Rome St. Alexius (d. 417 A.D.) was a native of Rome, the son of a distinguished Roman senator. His parents arranged a marriage for him, but he had a divine calling to a higher vocation. On the night of his wedding, wi...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." James 1:12  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,25-27): On one occasion Jesus said, «Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Fathe...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 17 2019   « July 16  |  July 18 » Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 391 Reading 1 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12 Moses was tendin...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Marie Magdalen Postel St. Marie Magdalen Postel (1756–1846) was born in a fishing village in Normandy, one of seven children of a middle class family. As a child she became famous for her generosity; she would often give...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life." Jude 1:17-21  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (1251 A.D.) is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites lived as hermits on Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land beginning in the 12th centur...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 15th in Ordinary Time Saints July 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,20-24): Jesus began to denounce the cities in which He had performed most of his miracles, because the people there did not change their ways, «Alas for...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 16 2019   « July 15  |  July 17 » Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 390 Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15a A certain man of the...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "The works of man, whether they are good or bad, are not always isolated, transitory acts; more often, especially in the case of the leaders of nations and those who are invested with public authority, they continue to subsist after they are concl...
  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit for Sanctity and Happiness

    O Come Holy Spirit  Beloved of My Soul I Adore Thee, I Love Thee, Enlighten Me, Guide Me, Console Me.  Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it. I promise to submit and abide to everything that you ask of me and to accept all that thy allow to Happen to Me.  Just show m...
  • Holy People Stand on Holy Ground

    July 15, 2019 Holy People Stand on Holy Ground Mike Bonifas The country church is red brick, its steeple a stout weathervane amid storms on the Oklahoma plains. In 1937, Stanley Rother was baptized as an infant beneath its roof in the village of Okarche. In 1981, Father Stanley Rother was kil...
  • What Is The Second Secret of Fatima?

    July 15, 2019 What Is the Second Secret of Fatima? Fr. Nicholas Sheehy, LC After seeing a vision of Hell, it might seem that the rest of the Fatima message would be relatively humdrum, but this is not the case. The July apparition at Fatima stands out because the children received the “...
  • The Holy Spirit Does These Five Suprising Things

    July 15, 2019 The Holy Spirit Does These Five Surprising Things Stephen Beale We tend to have many preconceived notions of how the Holy Spirit operates. On one end of the spectrum, the Pentecostal movement associates the Spirit with enthusiasm and ecstasy, hence terms like ‘baptism in ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Bonaventure St. Bonaventure (1221–1274) was born with the name Giovanni in Tuscany, Italy. As a child he became seriously ill and was in danger of death until his mother brought him to St. Francis of Assisi, who was then livi...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, th...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 15th in Ordinary Time Saints July 15th: Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,34--11,1): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not think that I have come to establish peace on earth. I have not come to bring pe...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 15 2019   « July 14  |  July 16 » Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 389 Reading 1 Ex 1:8-14, 22 A n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Kateri Tekakwitha St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), also known as the 'Lily of the Mohawks,' was born in present-day New York. Her father was a Mohawk chief, and her mother an Algonquin who had been converted to the Christian fait...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day “'Come now, let us settle the matter', says the Lord. 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of th...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 15th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,25-37): A teacher of the Law came and began putting Jesus to the test. And he said, «Master, what shall I do to receive eternal life?». Jesus replied, «What is written in the Script...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 14 2019   « July 13  |  July 15 » Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 105 Reading 1 Dt 30:10-14 Moses said to the people:"If only ...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it; the Christian rule is, ‘Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’ Now this is so difficult and so...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,  ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Henry II Saint Henry II (972-1024 A.D.) was born to the Duke of Bavaria and the Princess of Burgundy. He was a pious child and was given the education of a priest. However, his destiny changed when he succeeded his father as the Du...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me." Colossians 1:28-29 ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 14th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,24-33): Jesus said to his apostles, «A student is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master. A student should be glad to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If the he...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 13 2019   « July 12  |  July 14 » Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 388 Reading 1 Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a Jacob ga...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "My great God, you know all that is in the universe, because you yourself have made it. It is the very work of your hands. You are omniscient, because you are omnicreative. You know each part, however minute, as perfectly as you know the whole. Yo...
  • The Good Samaritan & the True Cost of Charity

    July 12, 2019 The Good Samaritan & the True Cost of Charity Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. To this day, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem is long, winding, and desolate. The two travelers could have been heading back home after weeks on temple duty.  Or they could have been on their way t...
  • Saint Kateri Tekakwitha the Saint who Ran Towards God

    July 12, 2019 Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the Saint Who Ran Towards God Cari Donaldson In her dreams, she sees her Algonquin mother, though not yet her mother, still just a young woman, and she is running.  Through the smoke and the confusion, her mother runs from the attacking Mohawk warri...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...