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

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  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time From the Instructions to Catechumens by St Cyril of JerusalemThe Church, the ...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday 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 Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  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 o...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Martha St. Martha (1st c.) was a pious Jewish woman from Bethany near Jerusalem. She was a close friend of Jesus during his earthly ministry, as was her brother, St. Lazarus, and her sister, St. Mary of Bethany (St. Mary Magdalene)...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself, to be self-sufficient. I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well ...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 29 2020   « July 28  |  July 30 » Memorial of Saint Martha Lectionary: 403/607 Reading 1 Jer 15:10, 16-21 Woe to me, mother, that you gav...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: July 29th: Saint Martha View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his wor...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Martha Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (c.1654?), attributed to Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), National Gallery of Scotland. From a sermo...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday 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 to help us...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday 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 haste to hel...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Wednesday 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Wednesday 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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Wednesday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday 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 haste to h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Wednesday 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 Fath...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Sts. Nazarius and Celsus St. Nazarius and St. Celsus (1st c.) were early Christian martyrs, but nothing else is known with certainty about their lives or the time they lived, other than that they were put to death for their Christia...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:4-5
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 28 2020   « July 27  |  July 29 » Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 402 Reading 1 Jer 14:17-22 Let my eyes str...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,36-43): Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, «Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field». He answered them, «The one who ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time A homily of St Basil the GreatSow for the sake of your own righteousness O man, be like the earth. Bear fruit like her and do no...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday 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 a...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Celestine I Pope St. Celestine I (d. 432 A.D.) was a Roman deacon who was elected Supreme Pontiff in 422 A.D. He was a contemporary of St. Augustine, and it is said that the two were good friends. He also lived with St. Ambrose ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it." John 14:13-14  
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 27 2020   « July 26  |  July 28 » Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 401 Reading 1 Jer 13:1-11 The LORD said to ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,31-35): Jesus put another parable before them, «The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is smaller than all other seeds, but once it has fully grown...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily on the 2nd letter to the Corinthians by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopI rejoice exceedingly in all my tribulations Again Paul turn...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th 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 26 July 2020 17th 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

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday 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

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday 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

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday 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

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday 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 haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday 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. Anne & St. Joachim St. Anne and St. Joachim (1st c. B.C.) are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the maternal grandparents of Jesus. Their names have been preserved in Church tradition since the second century, although lit...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” Luke 12:1...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 26 2020   « July 25  |  July 27 » Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 109 Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 The LORD appeared to Solo...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 17th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,44-52): Jesus said to the crowds: «The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. The one who finds it buries it again; and so happy is he, that he goes and sells everything he has...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily on the 2nd letter to the Corinthians by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopI rejoice exceedingly in all my tribulations Again Paul turn...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th 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 26 July 2020 17th 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 26 July 2020 17th 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 an...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th 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 Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th 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. Allelu...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Christopher St. Christopher (3rd c.) is a highly popular saint, though little is known about him with certainty. According to one account, a pagan queen prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary for a child, whom she named Offerus and dedi...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for thee.     Be our arm every morning,     our salvation in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:2
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 25 2020   « July 24  |  July 26 » Feast of Saint James, Apostle Lectionary: 605 Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters: We hold this...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: July 25th: Saint James, the Greater, apostle, patron of Spain View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 20,20-28): The mother of James and John came to Jesus with her sons, and she knelt down to ask a favor. Jesus said to her, «What do you want?». And she answered,...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint James, Apostle Saint James the Greater, illumination in the Belles Heures de Jean duc de Berry (c.1405-09), Metropolitan Museum of Art. From a homily on M...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - 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 to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - 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.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - 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 be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - 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 the Father a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast 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

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 17th 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, co...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast 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....
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Christina the Astonishing St. Christina (1150-1224) was born to a peasant family in Belgium. She was orphaned as a child and raised by her two older sisters. When she was 21 she had what was believed to be a severe seizure, an...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person ...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 24 2020   « July 23  |  July 25 » Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 399 Reading 1 Jer 3:14-17 Return, rebellious ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,18-23): Jesus said to his disciples, «Now listen to the parable of the sower. When a person hears the message of the Kingdom but without taking it to himself, the devil comes and snatches away what...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time From the Confessions of St AugustineChrist died for all In your unfathomable mercy you firs...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  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, mak...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  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,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 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 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 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 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 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 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  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 Lor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 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...
  • Why We Must Struggle in the Spiritual Life

    July 23, 2020 Why We Must Struggle in the Spiritual Life Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV “Let them grow together until the harvest.” We have a profound experience of God’s love in the sacrament of confession. We leave the confessional and walk right into an occasion of temptation an...
  • Pray The Jesus Prayer Wherever You Are

    July 23, 2020 Pray The Jesus Prayer Wherever You Are Fr. John R.P. Russell Two blind men follow Jesus, “crying aloud, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David’” (Matt 9:27). And later they call him “Lord” (9:28). And Jesus opens their eyes. This is one of the script...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Bridget of Sweden St. Bridget (1303-1373) was born into a devout and prestigious family in Sweden. Her father was a governor, judge, and one of the wealthiest landowners in the country. Bridget received an excellent religious educati...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this." 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "After the events of the Resurrection and Ascension, Mary entered the Upper Room together with the Apostles to await Pentecost, and was present there as the Mother of the glorified Lord. ... Thus there began to develop a special bond between this ...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 23 2020   « July 22  |  July 24 » Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 398 Reading 1 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 This wo...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 16th in Ordinary Time View saints July 23th: Bridget, religious, patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,10-17): The disciples went up to Jesus and asked, «Why do you speak to them in parables?». Jesus answered, «T...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time The Explanations of the Psalms by Saint Ambrose: Psalm 43The light of your face ha...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious  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 L...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious  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....
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 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

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 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 Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious  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 ai...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 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. Mary Magdalene St. Mary Magdalen (1st c.) was a friend and devoted follower of Jesus Christ, a reformed woman once of ill repute, out of whom He exorcised seven demons. Mary Magdalene has a special place among Jesus’ disciple...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kin...
  • Lectionary

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 22 2020   « July 21  |  July 23 » Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene Lectionary: 603 Reading 1 Sgs 3:1-4b The Bride says: On my bed at night I...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: July 22nd: Mary Magdalene View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,1-2.11-18): Now, on the first day after the Sabbath, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark and she saw that the stone blocking the tomb had been moved away. She ran ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 22 July 2020 Saint Mary Magdalen - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Mary Magdalen "Martha and Mary Magdalene" (c.1598) by Caravaggio (1571-1610), Detroit Institute of Arts. From a homily on the Gospels by Gregory the Great, pop...