Posted on 07/26/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Saints Joachim (sometimes spelled "Joaquin," pronounced "wal-keem") and Anne, are the parents of the Virgin Mary. There are no mentions of them in the Bible or Gospels, what we know comes from Catholic legend and the Gospel of James, which is an unsanctioned, apocryphal writing form the second century AD. We do know from scholarship that the Gospel of James was not written by James, the Brother of Jesus, despite its claim to be so authored.
Even the early Church fathers expressed skepticism ...
Posted on 07/26/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 44:1, Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 44:10-15, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132:13-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132:17-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132:11, Gospel: Matthew 13:16-17
Posted on 07/26/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Father in Heaven,
We praise You for giving us Your Son
To be our Saviour and Lord.
Bless us all as we gather here today, (tonight)
And let us live happily in Your love.
Hear our prayer, loving Father,
For we ask this in Jesus' Name.
Posted on 07/25/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 A disaster for me, mother, that you bore me to be a man of strife and dissension for the whole country. I neither lend nor borrow, yet all of them curse me.
16 When your words came, I devoured them: your word was my delight and the joy of my heart; for I was called by your Name, Yahweh, God Sabaoth.
17 I never sat in the company of scoffers amusing myself; with your hands on me I held myself aloof, since you had filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my ...
Posted on 07/25/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord.
Before the tumult of activities breaks in;
before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind;
for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord.
Let me hold Your promise of new life.
Keep me from slipping back
for I know that what is forgiven is as if it never were.
Each new day,
Your grace gives me a fresh start to walk in Your light again.
May the Lord support us all the day long,
till the ...
Posted on 07/25/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Nothing is known of St. James the Greater's early life, though it has been established that he is the son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of John the disciple.
The title "the Greater" was added to St. James' name to help distinguish him from the Apostle James "the Less," who is believed to have been shorter than James "the Greater."
Saint James the Greater was one of Jesus' first disciples. James was fishing with his father and John the Apostle when Jesus came to the shores of the Sea of ...
Posted on 07/25/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 126:1-6, Gospel: Matthew 20:20-28
Posted on 07/24/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Sirach 44:1, 10-15
1 Next let us praise illustrious men, our ancestors in their successive generations.
10 But here is a list of illustrious men whose good works have not been forgotten.
11 In their descendants they find a rich inheritance, their posterity.
12 Their descendants stand by the commandments and, thanks to them, so do their children's children.
13 Their offspring will last for ever, their glory will not fade.
14 Their bodies have been buried in peace, and their name ...
Posted on 07/24/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
O God, Who did cause the children of Israel
to traverse the Red Sea dryshod;
Thou Who did point out by a star to the Magi
the road that led them to Thee;
grant us we beseech Thee,
a prosperous journey and propitious weather;
so that, under the guidance of Thy holy angels
we may safely reach that journey's end,
and later the haven of eternal salvation.
Hear, O Lord,
the prayers of Thy servants.
Bless their journeyings.
Thou Who art everywhere present,
Posted on 07/24/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Genesis 18:20-32, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:1-3, Gospel: Luke 11:1-13, Reading 2: Colossians 2:12-14