Posted on 04/20/2021 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Acts 8:26-40
26 The angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, 'Set out at noon and go along the road that leads from Jerusalem down to Gaza, the desert road.'
27 So he set off on his journey. Now an Ethiopian had been on pilgrimage to Jerusalem; he was a eunuch and an officer at the court of the kandake, or queen, of Ethiopia; he was her chief treasurer.
28 He was now on his way home; and as he sat in his chariot he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
29 The Spirit said to Philip, 'Go ...
Posted on 04/20/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
When St. Mamertinus was Abbot of the monastery which St. Germanus had founded at Auxerre, there came to him a young man called Marcian (also known as Marian), a fugitive from Bourges then occupied by the Visigoths. St. Mamertinus gave him the habit, and the novice edified all his piety and obedience. The Abbot, wishing to test him, gave him the lowest possible post - that of cowman and shepherd in the Abbey farm at Merille. Marcian accepted the work cheerfully, and it was noticed that the beast ...
Posted on 04/20/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Dear Lord! Fill our parents with Thy choicest blessings;
enrich their souls with Thy holy grace;
grant that they may faithfully
and constantly guard that likeness to Thy union with Thy Church,
which Thou didst imprint upon them on their wedding day.
Fill them with Thy spirit of holy fear,
which is the beginning of wisdom;
inspire them to impart it to their children.
May they ever walk in the way of Thy commandments,
and may we their children be their joy on earth ...
Posted on 04/20/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 7:51-60, Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 8:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31:3-4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31:21, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31:17, Gospel: John 6:30-35
Posted on 04/19/2021 15:20 PM ()
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Posted on 04/19/2021 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Acts 8:1-8
1 Saul approved of the killing. That day a bitter persecution started against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except the apostles scattered to the country districts of Judaea and Samaria.
2 There were some devout people, however, who buried Stephen and made great mourning for him.
3 Saul then began doing great harm to the church; he went from house to house arresting both men and women and sending them to prison.
4 Once they had scattered, they went from place to ...
Posted on 04/19/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Almighty and ever-faithful Lord,
gratefully acknowledging Your mercy
and humbly admitting our need,
we pledge our trust in You and each other.
Filled with desire,
we respond to Your call for discipleship
by shaping our lives in imitation of Christ.
We profess that the call requires us
to be stewards of Your gifts.
As stewards, we receive Your gifts gratefully,
cherish and tend them in a responsible manner,
share them in practice and love with others,
Posted on 04/19/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 6:8-15, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:29-30, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:23-24, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:26-27, Gospel: John 6:22-29
Posted on 04/19/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Archbishop and "the First Martyr of Canterbury." He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester, England, asking after a few years to become a hermit. He received permission for this vocation and retired to a small hut near Somerset, England. In 984 Alphege assumed the role of abbot of the abbey of Bath, founded by St. Dunstan and by his own efforts. Many of his disciples from Somerset joined him at Bath. In that same year, Alphege succeeded Ethelwold as bishop of ...
Posted on 04/18/2021 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Acts 7:51-8:1
51 'You stubborn people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears. You are always resisting the Holy Spirit, just as your ancestors used to do.
52 Can you name a single prophet your ancestors never persecuted? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Upright One, and now you have become his betrayers, his murderers.
53 In spite of being given the Law through angels, you have not kept it.'
54 They were infuriated when they heard this, and ground their teeth at ...