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St. Martin de Porres: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, November 03, 2021

St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. Martin was the illegitimate son to a Spanish gentlemen and a freed slave from Panama, of African or possibly Native American descent. At a young age, Martin's father abandoned him, his mother and his younger sister, leaving Martin to grow up in deep poverty. After spending just two years in primary school, Martin was placed with a barber/surgeon where he would learn to cut hair and the medical arts. As Martin grew older, he ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Reading 1: Romans 13:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:1-2, Gospel: Luke 14:25-33

Prayer to St. Martin de Porres: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, November 03, 2021

To you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion. Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility of heart, we offer our petitions to you. Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession; show to the people of every race and every color the paths of unity and of justice; implore from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom, ...

St. Victorinus of Pettau: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Bishop and martyr. Originally a Greek, he became bishop of Pettau, in Pannonia (later Styria, Austria). He was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian (r. 284-305). Victorinus was also the author of several biblical cornrnentaries, although he may have been an adherent of Millenarianism, a heresy of that time.

Daily Readings for Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Reading 1: Wisdom 3:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:7-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:13-14, Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46, Reading 2: Romans 6:3-9

Daily Prayer For The Holy Souls: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Immortal God, holy Lord, Father and Protector of all You have created, we raise our hearts to You today for those who have passed out of this mortal life. In Your loving mercy, Father of all, be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and faults they may have done from human frailty. Your only Son, Christ, our Saviour, suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from the second death. By his merits may they share in the glory ...

Daily Readings for Monday, November 01, 2021

Reading 1: Revelation 7:2-4, Reading 1: Revelation 7:9-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 24:1-6, Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12, Reading 2: 1 John 3:1-3

Litany of the Saints: Prayer of the Day for Monday, November 01, 2021

Lord, have mercy on us. CHRIST, have mercy on us. LORD, have mercy on us. CHRIST, hear us. CHRIST, graciously hear us. GOD, THE FATHER OF HEAVEN, have mercy on us. GOD THE SON, REDEEMER OF THE WORLD, have mercy on us. GOD THE HOLY GHOST, have mercy on us. HOLY TRINITY, ONE GOD, have mercy on us. HOLY MARY, pray for us. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, pray for us. HOLY VIRGIN OF VIRGINS, pray for us. ST. MICHAEL, pray for us. ST. GABRIEL, pray for us. ST. RAPHAEL, pray for us. ...

Memorare: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, October 31, 2021

Remember, most loving Virgin Mary, never was it heard that anyone who turned to you for help was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, though burdened by my sins, I run to you for protection for you are my mother. OR Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of ...