Posted on 09/23/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift of the stigmata, which has never been explained.
St. Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione, on May 25, 1887, in Pietrelcina, Italy. His parents were peasant farmers. He had an older brother and three younger sisters, as well as two other siblings who died in infancy. As a child, he was very religious and by the age of five he reportedly made the decision to dedicate his life to God.
Posted on 09/23/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Galatians 2:19-20, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 127:1-5, Gospel: Matthew 16:24-27
Posted on 09/23/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Father, for the strength you have given me I thank you.
For the health you have blessed me with, I thank you.
For the women who are going through breast cancer and their families
I ask you to strengthen and to heal as you see fit.
Lord we know you want us to be in good health and to prosper.
Lord use us to do the work you have for us to do.
For we know time is getting short on this earth.
Lord be with every woman who is sick
and encourage them as only you can.
I know ...
Posted on 09/22/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Augustinian bishop. Born at Fuentellana, Castile, Spain, he was the son of a miller. He studied at the University of Alcala, earned a licentiate in theology, and became a professor there at the age of twenty-six. He declined the chair of philosophy at the university of Salamanca and instead entered the Order of St Augustine
at Salamanca in 1516. Ordained in 1520, he served as prior of several houses in Salamanca, Burgos, and Valladolid, as provincial ofAndal usia and Castile, and then court ...
Posted on 09/22/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Ezra 9:5-9, Responsorial Psalm: Tobit 13:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Tobit 13:2-4, Gospel: Luke 9:1-6
Posted on 09/22/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Mother of Perpetual Help, today we face so many difficulties. Your picture tells us so much about you. It reminds us to reach out and help those in need. Help us understand that our lives belong to others as much as they belong to us.
Mary, Model of Christian love, we know we cannot heal every ill or solve every problem. But with God's grace, we intend to do what we can. May we be true witnesses to the world that love for one another really matters. May our daily actions proclaim how fully ...
Posted on 09/21/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
O God, by Your mighty power You made all things out of nothing. First, You set the beginnings of the universe in order. Then, You made man in Your image, and appointed woman to be his inseparable helpmate. Thus You made woman's body from the flesh of man, thereby teaching that what You have been pleased to institute from one principle might never lawfully be put asunder. O God, You have sanctified marriage by a mystery so excellent that in the marriage union You foreshadowed the union of Christ ...
Posted on 09/21/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Ephesians 4:1-7, Reading 1: Ephesians 4:11-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:2-5, Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13
Posted on 09/21/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born in Galilee. He worked as a tax collector, which was a hated profession during the time of Christ.
According to the Gospel, Matthew was working at a collection booth in Capernaum when Christ came to him and asked, "Follow me." With this simple call, Matthew became a disciple of Christ.
From Matthew we know of the many doings of Christ and the message Christ spread of salvation for all people who ...
Posted on 09/20/2021 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Ezra 1:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 126:1-6, Gospel: Luke 8:16-18