Posted on 01/18/2022 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, First Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7
6 On their return, when David was coming back from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel singing and dancing to meet King Saul, with tambourines, sistrums and cries of joy;
7 and as they danced the women sang: Saul has killed his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.
8 Saul was very angry; the incident displeased him. 'They have given David the tens of thousands,' he said, 'but me only the thousands; what more can he ...
Posted on 01/18/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
O God of goodness and mercy, to Thy fatherly guidance we commend our family, our household and all our belongings. We commit all to Thy love and keeping; do Thou fill this house with Thy blessings even as Thou didst fill the holy House of Nazareth with Thy presence.
Keep far from us, above all else, the blemish of sin, and do Thou alone reign in our midst by Thy law, by Thy most holy love and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let each one of us obey Thee, love Thee and set himself ...
Posted on 01/18/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89:20-22, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89:27-28, Gospel: Mark 2:23-28
Posted on 01/18/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Bishop of Tours, France. A senator at Tours, he was initially married, supposedly to a most unpleasant wife. Named bishop of the city in 488, he was forced to leave the see in 496 by the Arian Visigoths, and went to Spain. He died perhaps in Toulouse, or in Spain, possibly as a martyr.
Posted on 01/18/2022 04:44 AM ()
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Posted on 01/17/2022 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, First Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51
32 David said to Saul, 'Let no one be discouraged on his account; your servant will go and fight this Philistine.'
33 Saul said to David, 'You cannot go and fight the Philistine; you are only a boy and he has been a warrior since his youth.'
37 'Yahweh,' David went on, 'who delivered me from the claws of lion and bear, will deliver me from the clutches of this Philistine.' Then Saul said to David, 'Go, and Yahweh be with you!'
40 He took his stick ...
Posted on 01/17/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 1 Samuel 15:16-23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:8-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:16-17, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:21, Gospel: Mark 2:18-22
Posted on 01/17/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
O Christ Jesus, I am sinful dust and ashes,
but Thou callest to Thee all who labour and are burdened,
that Thou mayest refresh them.
Art not Thou my refuge?
To whom else shall I go?
Thou hast the words of eternal life,
Thou alone canst comfort me in every trouble.
Lord, I am weak and sick,
but Thou art my salvation.
Those who are well need not a physician,
but those who are sick.
Therefore I come to Thee,
my physical and my refuge,
hoping that this ...
Posted on 01/17/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Two Greek philosophers ventured out into the Egyptian desert to the mountain where Anthony lived. When they got there, Anthony asked them why they had come to talk to such a foolish man? He had reason to say that -- they saw before them a man who wore a skin, who refused to bathe, who lived on bread and water. They were Greek, the world's most admired civilization, and Anthony was Egyptian, a member of a conquered nation. They were philosophers, educated in languages and rhetoric. Anthony had ...
Posted on 01/16/2022 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, First Samuel 16:1-13
1 Yahweh said to Samuel, 'How much longer do you mean to go on mourning over Saul, now that I myself have rejected him as ruler of Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have found myself a king from among his sons.'
2 Samuel replied, 'How can I go? When Saul hears of it he will kill me.' Yahweh then said, 'Take a heifer with you and say, "I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh."
3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I ...