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Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs  or Saint Cajetan, Priest  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invit...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs  or Saint Cajetan, Priest  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Inv...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Francesca Rubatto Bl. Maria Francesca of Jesus Rubatto (1844– 1904) was one of eight children from an Italian family. Her father died when she was four. In her teenage years she received an offer of marriage, which she de...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip." Psalm 37:30-31  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Transfiguration The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord takes place on August 6th, an event mentioned in all three synoptic Gospels. After revealing that he would be put to death in Jerusalem, Jesus took the thre...
  • Lectionary

    Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Lectionary: 614   Reading 1   As I watched: Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool; his throne...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (A) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 17,1-9): Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. Jesus' appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the sun...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Transfiguration of the Lord Detail from The Transfiguration, the last painting by Raphael (1483-1520). From a sermon on the transfiguration of the Lo...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Oswald of Northumbria St. Oswald (605-642 A.D.) was the second of seven sons born to the pagan king of Northumbria in northern England. After his father was killed in battle, the kingdom was split. His uncle claimed the throne, while...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you." Matthew 7:1-2  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of the Snows Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It commemorates a miraculous event that happened during the reign of Pope Liberius. A wealthy, childless Roman couple prayed to...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "In the spiritual life, I can promise myself nothing without the special help of God . . . From one moment to another, I may fall into mortal sin: consequently, even though I may have labored many years in acquiring virtues, I may in one instant l...
  • Lectionary

    Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 409   Reading 1    At that time, says the LORD, I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus says the LORD: The people that es...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,21-28): Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, «Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a de...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time The "Epistle of Barnabas"The way of light The Way of Light is thi...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, c...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. John Vianney (Cure of Ars) St. John Vianney (1786–1859) was born in France to a farming family, one of six children of devout Catholic parents. He was baptized on the day of his birth. When he was four years old the French Re...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed." John 20:29  
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus Christ could have appeared among us, radiant with joy and encompassed by divine splendor, amidst the glitter and pomp of His sovereign majesty. He deemed it more worthy of His glory and more profitable to the salvation of men, to show Himse...
  • Lectionary

    Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 407/408   Reading 1    In the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the prophet Hananiah, son of Azzur, from Gibe...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 18th in Ordinary Time View saints August 4th: St. John Vianney, Priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,22-36): After the crowds have eaten their fill, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while He ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest Statue (1867) of Jean-Marie Vianney by Emilien Cabuchet, at the Basilica in Ars. Photograph by An...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, m...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

      Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Lydia Purpuraria St. Lydia Purpuraria, also called Lydia of Thyatira (1st. c), was a pious and wealthy woman involved in the textile trade in Philippi, Macedonia. She and her husband manufactured and traded in the lucrative business ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10  
  • Lectionary

    Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Lectionary: 112   Reading 1    Thus says the LORD:All you who are thirsty,come to the water!You who have no money,come, receive grain and eat;Come, without paying and without cost,drink wine ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,13-21): On hearing the death of John the Baptist, Jesus set out secretly by boat for a secluded place. But the people heard of it, and they followed him on foot from their towns. When Jesus went ashore, ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time The "Epistle of Barnabas"The new law of our Lord God swept away all these things. The new law of our Lord Jesus Christ imposes no ...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Blessed Jane of Aza Blessed Jane of Aza (12th c.), also known as Joanna or Juana of Aza, belonged to the Spanish nobility. At a young age she married a nobleman and together they had five children. She was a pious woman known for her lif...
  • 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  
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 2 2020   « August 1  |  August 3 » Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Lectionary: 112 Reading 1 Is 55:1-3 Thus says the LORD: All you w...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 18th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,13-21): On hearing about the death of John the Baptist, Jesus set out secretly by boat for a secluded place. But the people heard of it, and they followed him on foot from their towns. When Jesus wen...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time From the beginning of a letter attributed to BarnabasHope of life is the beginning and end of our faith Greetings, sons and daughters. In the ...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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 end.Amen. Allel...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incar...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Alphonsus Liguori St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696–1787) was born near Naples, the eldest of eight children of a noble family. He became a lawyer after receiving doctorates in canon and civil law at the age of 16. For many ye...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And if you be unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15  
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 1 2020   « July 31  |  August 2 » Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 406 Reading 1 Jer 26:11...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 17th in Ordinary Time View saints August 1st: St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,1-12): On one occasion the news about Jesus reached King Herod. And he said to his servants, «This man...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor From a sermon by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, bishopOn the love o...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time 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 end.A...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was born at the castle of Loyola in Basque country, Spain, the youngest of thirteen children. In keeping with the young aristocrats of his day, Ignatius sought after military pr...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For who is God, but the Lord?  And who is a rock, except our God?— the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my a...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 31 2020   « July 30  |  August 1 » Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Lectionary: 405 Reading 1 Jer 26:1-9 In the beginning of ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 17th in Ordinary Time View saints July 31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,54-58): Jesus went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue. They were amazed and said, «Where did He get this wisdom and these...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest St Ignatius as a soldier. French School, 16th century. From the acts of Saint Ignatius in his own ...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Peter Chrysologus St. Peter Chrysologus (406-450 A.D.) was born in Imola, Italy. He was an adult convert to Christianity and studied under his bishop, Cornelius, who ordained him a deacon. In his day the city of Ravenna was the cente...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4 ...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "Although we feel the humiliation keenly when we are insulted, persecuted, or calumniated, this does not mean that we cannot suffer such trials with sentiments of true humility, subjecting nature to reason and faith, and sacrificing the resentment...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 30 2020   « July 29  |  July 31 » Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 404 Reading 1 Jer 18:1-6 This word came t...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,47-53): Jesus said to his disciples, «Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is dragge...