Posted on 09/19/2021 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
1 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called.
2 With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love.
3 Take every care to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.
4 There is one Body, one Spirit, just as one hope is the goal of your calling by God.
5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 and one God and Father of all, over ...
Posted on 09/19/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. He was then also imprison along with his deacon and lector. They were thrown to the wild beasts, but when the animals did not attack them, they were beheaded. What is believed to be Januarius' blood is kept in Naples, as a relic. It liquifies and bubbles when exposed in the cathedral. Scientists have not been able to explain ...
Posted on 09/19/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Lord let me walk with You
Although my steps are small
Stay beside, hold my hand
And never let me fall.
Posted on 09/19/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Wisdom 2:17-20, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 54:3-8, Gospel: Mark 9:30-37, Reading 2: James 4:1-3, Reading 2: James 3:16-18
Posted on 09/18/2021 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Ezra 1:1-6
1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia -- to fulfil the word of Yahweh spoken through Jeremiah -Yahweh roused the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia to issue a proclamation and to have it publicly displayed throughout his kingdom:
2 'Cyrus king of Persia says this, "Yahweh, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build him a Temple in Jerusalem, in Judah.
3 Whoever among you belongs to the full tally of his people, may his ...
Posted on 09/18/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
St. Joseph was born in 1603 at Cupertino, in the diocese of Nardo in the Kingdom of Naples. After spending his childhood and adolescence in simplicity and innocence, he finally joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual. After his ordination to the holy priesthood, he gave himself up entirely to a life of devotion to the Lord and his church. His deep devotional life led him to the kind of holiness which is forged through humility, voluntary mortification, and obedience. He was consecrated to ...
Posted on 09/18/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Body of Christ, save me!
Save me from my great arch-enemy,
my weak and faltering self.
Save me from all greed of money,
of power, and of praise.
Save me from thirst for pleasure,
worldly show, and midnight revelry.
Save me from betraying You, Dear Lord,
in thought, or in word, or in deed.
Posted on 09/18/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 1 Timothy 6:13-16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 100:2-5, Gospel: Luke 8:4-15
Posted on 09/17/2021 15:24 PM ()
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Posted on 09/17/2021 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Wisdom 2:17-20
17 Let us see if what he says is true, and test him to see what sort of end he will have.
18 For if the upright man is God's son, God will help him and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies.
19 Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his patience to the test.
20 Let us condemn him to a shameful death since God will rescue him -- or so he claims.'
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 54:3-4, 5, 6-8
3 Arrogant men ...