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Prayer to Our Lady, Assumed into Heaven: Prayer of the Day for Monday, August 15, 2022

Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, we believe in your triumphant assumption into heaven where the angels and saints acclaim you as Queen. We join them in praising you and bless the Lord who raised you above all creatures. With them we offer you our devotion and love. We are confident that you watch over our daily efforts and needs, and we take comfort from the faith in the coming resurrection. We look to you, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. After this earthly life, show ...

Daily Readings for Monday, August 15, 2022

Reading 1: Revelation 12:1-6, Reading 1: Revelation 12:10, Reading 1: Revelation 11:19, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 45:16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 45:10-12, Gospel: Luke 1:39-56, Reading 2: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26

St. Alipius: Saint of the Day for Monday, August 15, 2022

Bishop and companion of St. Augustine. He was born in Tagaste, North Africa, and was raised as a friend of St. Augustine. He went to Rome to study law and became a magistrate there. When Augustine arrived in Rome, Alipius resigned his post and accompanied him to Milan. There he was baptized with Augustine in 387 or 394 by St. Ambrose. The two were ordained in Hippo, North Africa, and Alipius became the bishop of Tagaste, serving in that capacity for thirty years. Alipius' name was placed in the ...

Daily Reading for Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Ezekiel 28:1-10 1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows, 2 'Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, "The Lord Yahweh says this: Because your heart has grown proud, you thought: I am a god; I am divinely enthroned far out to sea. Though you are human, not divine, you have allowed yourself to think like God. 3 So, you are wiser than Danel; no sage as wise as you! 4 By your wisdom and your intelligence you have made yourself a fortune, you have put gold and silver into your ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 14, 2022

Reading 1: Jeremiah 38:8-10, Reading 1: Jeremiah 38:4-6, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 40:2-4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 40:18, Gospel: Luke 12:49-53, Reading 2: Hebrews 12:1-4

Children's Prayer for Parents: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, August 14, 2022

Dear Lord! Fill our parents with Thy choicest blessings; enrich their souls with Thy holy grace; grant that they may faithfully and constantly guard that likeness to Thy union with Thy Church, which Thou didst imprint upon them on their wedding day. Fill them with Thy spirit of holy fear, which is the beginning of wisdom; inspire them to impart it to their children. May they ever walk in the way of Thy commandments, and may we their children be their joy on earth ...

St. Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 14, 2022

St. Maximilian Kolbe was born as Raymund Kolbe on January 8, 1894, in the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. He was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II. St. Maximilian Kolbe was very active in promoting the Immaculate Virgin Mary and is known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary. Much of his life was strongly influenced by a vision he had of the Virgin Mary when he was 12. "That night I asked the Mother of ...

Daily Reading for Monday, August 15th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 19 Then the sanctuary of God in heaven opened, and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it. Then came flashes of lightning, peals of thunder and an earthquake and violent hail. 1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. 3 Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red ...

Prayer for the Forgiveness of Sins: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, August 13, 2022

O Lord, Jesus Christ, Redeemer and Saviour, forgive my sins, just as You forgave Peter's denial and those who crucified You. Count not my transgressions, but, rather, my tears of repentance. Remember not my iniquities, but, more especially, my sorrow for the offenses I have committed against You. I long to be true to Your Word, and pray that You will love me and come to make Your dwelling place within me. I promise to give You praise and glory in love and in service ...

St. Hippolytus: Saint of the Day for Saturday, August 13, 2022

Martyr of Rome, with Concordia and other companions, he is a controversial figure who censured Pope St. Callistus I. Hippolytus was slain in Sardinia where he had been exiled for being elected as an antipope, the first in the history of the Church. He was reconciled to the Church before his martyrdom. His writings were important, including A Refutation of All Heresies, Song of Songs, and The Apostolic Tradition.