Posted on 08/10/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 2 Corinthians 9:6-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:5-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:1-2, Gospel: John 12:24-26
Posted on 08/10/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
By: Deacon Keith Fournier
The year was 258 A.D. It was a difficult beginning for what would become the First Christian Millennium. Hostility against the early followers of Jesus Christ was growing. The barbarism and severity of pagan Rome had begun to reach a fever pitch. It would soon lead to a blood lust. The newborn Christian Church, faithful to the One who had given Himself for the life of the world, continued the work of His redemption.
Roman authorities charged Christians of that era ...
Posted on 08/10/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Guardian Angel from heaven so bright,
Watching beside me to lead me aright,
Fold thy wings round me, and guard me with love,
Softly sing songs to me of heaven above.
Posted on 08/9/2020 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Ezekiel 2:8--3:4
8 But you, son of man, are to listen to what I say to you; do not be a rebel like that rebellious tribe. Open your mouth and eat what I am about to give you.'
9 When I looked, there was a hand stretch- ing out to me, holding a scroll.
10 He un- rolled it in front of me; it was written on, front and back; on it was written 'Lamentations, dirges and cries of grief '.
1 He then said, 'Son of man, eat what you see; eat this scroll, then go and speak to the House of ...
Posted on 08/9/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
O Lord, I beseech Thee to grant me Thy Divine Light,
that I may know the designs of Thy providence concerning me,
and that, filled with a sincere desire for my soulÂ?s salvation,
I may say, with the young man in the Gospel:
What must I do to be saved?
All states of life are before me; but,
still undecided what to do, I await Thy commands,
I offer myself to Thee without restriction,
without reserve, with a most perfect submission.
Far be it from me, O Lord,
Posted on 08/9/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 1 Kings 19:9, Reading 1: 1 Kings 19:11-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85:9-14, Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33, Reading 2: Romans 9:1-5
Posted on 08/9/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)Virgin and Martyr Edith Stein, born in 1891 in Breslau, Poland, was the youngest child of a large Jewish family. She was an outstanding student and was well versed in philosophy with a particular interest in phenomenology. Eventually she became interested in the Catholic Faith, and in 1922, she was baptized at the Cathedral Church in Cologne, Germany. Eleven years later Edith entered the Cologne Carmel. Because of the ramifications of politics in ...
Posted on 08/8/2020 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Second Corinthians 9:6-10
6 But remember: anyone who sows sparsely will reap sparsely as well -- and anyone who sows generously will reap generously as well.
7 Each one should give as much as he has decided on his own initiative, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 God is perfectly able to enrich you with every grace, so that you always have enough for every conceivable need, and your resources overflow in all kinds of good work.
9 As scripture ...
Posted on 08/8/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent! Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to make our peace with God.
Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you feel ...
Posted on 08/8/2020 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Habakkuk 1:12-17, Reading 1: Habakkuk 2:1-4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 9:8-13, Gospel: Matthew 17:14-20