Posted on 05/17/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 14:19-28, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:10-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:21, Gospel: John 14:27-31
Posted on 05/17/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Franciscan lay brother and mystic. Born to a peasant family at Torre Hermosa, in Aragon, on Whitsunday, he was christened Pascua in honor of the feast. According to accounts of his early life, Paschal labored as a shepherd for his father, performed miracles, and was distinguished for his austerity. He also taught himself to read. Receiving a vision which told him to enter a nearby Franciscan community, he became a Franciscan lay brother of the Alcantrine reform in 1564, and spent most of his ...
Posted on 05/17/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me... (followed by Daily Offering)
Posted on 05/16/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Dear Jesus, i pray for you and everyone in heaven, i hope that they are just as happy as i am.
I pray that one day we can all get along and be happy together.
I pray for people that are not as kind that they become closer to you and everyone around them.
I pray for people that have less or nothing that they can still be happy even though they don't have what they need.
Im thankful for what i have and what i will receive in the future.
I thank you for the people in my ...
Posted on 05/16/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 14:5-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 115:15-16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 115:1-4, Gospel: John 14:21-26
Posted on 05/16/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Although little is known about Simon Stock's early life, legend has it that the name Stock, meaning "tree trunk," derives from the fact that, beginning at age twelve, he lived as a hermit in a hollow tree trunk of an oak tree. It is also believed that, as a young man, he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where he joined a group of Carmelites with whom he later returned to Europe. Simon Stock founded many Carmelite Communities, especially in University towns such as Cambridge, ...
Posted on 05/16/2022 04:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Acts 15:1-6
1 Then some men came down from Judaea and taught the brothers, 'Unless you have yourselves circumcised in the tradition of Moses you cannot be saved.'
2 This led to disagreement, and after Paul and Barnabas had had a long argument with these men it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and others of the church should go up to Jerusalem and discuss the question with the apostles and elders.
3 The members of the church saw them off, and as they passed through Phoenicia and ...
Posted on 05/15/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Dymphna was born in Ireland sometime in the seventh century to a pagan father and devout Christian mother. When she was fourteen, she consecrated herself to Christ and took a vow of chastity. Soon afterward, her mother died and her father - who had loved his wife deeply - began to suffer a rapid deterioration of his mental stability.
So unhinged was Dymphna's father, Damon, that the King's counselors suggested he remarry. Though he was still grieving for his wife, he agreed to remarry if a ...
Posted on 05/15/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Good St. Dymphna, you placed all your hope in Christ's promises, and sacrificed even your life in that hope. The Lord, God, rewarded your constancy by making your name known and loved over many centuries by the thousands whom you have aided in time of difficulty. Please assist us now in our present necessity, and intercede before God for our intentions. Obtain for us a firm hope like your own in God's unfailing protection. Amen.
Posted on 05/15/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 14:21-27, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:8-13, Gospel: John 13:31-35, Reading 2: Revelation 21:1-5