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Prayer for the Help of the Holy Spirit: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, January 16, 2022

O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive, into my mind that I may remember, and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May your grace ever help and correct me, and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high, for the sake of your infinite mercy. Amen. Saint Anthony of Padua

St. Fursey: Saint of the Day for Sunday, January 16, 2022

Irish monastic founder, the brother of Sts. Foillan and Ulan, praised by St. Bede. Fursey was born on the island of Inisguia en Lough Carri, Ireland, as a noble. He founded Rathmat Abbey, now probably Killursa. In 630 Fursey and his friends went to East Anglia, England, where he founded a monastery near Ugremouth on land donated by King Sigebert. In his later years, Fursey went to France to build a monastery at Lagny, near Paris, France. He was buried in Picardy. St. Bede and others wrote about ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, January 16, 2022

Reading 1: Isaiah 62:1-5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:7-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:1-3, Gospel: John 2:1-12, Reading 2: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Daily Reading for Monday, January 17th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, First Samuel 15:16-23 16 Samuel then said to Saul, 'Stop! Let me tell you what Yahweh said to me last night.' He said, 'Go on.' 17 Samuel said, 'Small as you may be in your own eyes, are you not the leader of the tribes of Israel? Yahweh has anointed you as king of Israel. 18 When Yahweh sent you on a mission he said to you, "Go and put those sinners, the Amalekites, under the curse of destruction and make war on them until they are exterminated." 19 Why then did you not obey ...

Arising from Sleep: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, January 15, 2022

O Master and holy God, who are beyond our understanding: at your word, light came forth out of darkness. In your mercy, you gave us rest through night-long sleep, and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer our supplication to You. Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our heart. Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal reward. ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, January 15, 2022

Reading 1: 1 Samuel 9:1-4, Reading 1: 1 Samuel 9:17-19, Reading 1: 1 Samuel 10:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 21:2-7, Gospel: Mark 2:13-17

St. Paul the Hermit: Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 15, 2022

Also known as Paul the First Hermit and Paul of Thebes, an Egyptian hermit and friend of St. Jerome. Born in Lower The baid, Egypt, he was left an orphan at about the age of fifteen and hid during the persecution of the Church under Emperor Traj anus Decius. At the age of twenty two he went to the desert to circumvent a planned effort by his brother in law to report him to authorities as a Christian and thereby gain control of his property. Paul soon found that the eremitical life was much to ...

Prayer Requests Live for Friday, January 14th, 2022 HD

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Daily Reading for Sunday, January 16th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Isaiah 62:1-5 1 About Zion I will not be silent, about Jerusalem I shall not rest until saving justice dawns for her like a bright light and her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will then see your saving justice, and all kings your glory, and you will be called a new name which Yahweh's mouth will reveal. 3 You will be a crown of splendour in Yahweh's hand, a princely diadem in the hand of your God. 4 No more will you be known as 'Forsaken' or your country be known as ...

St. Felix of Nola: Saint of the Day for Friday, January 14, 2022

Felix was the son of Hermias, a Syrian who had been a Roman soldier. He was born on his father's estate at Nola near Naples, Italy. On the death of his father, Felix distributed his inheritance to the poor, was ordained by Bishop St. Maximus of Nola, and became his assistant. When Maximus fled to the desert at the beginning of Decius' persecution of the Christians in 250, Felix was seized in his stead and imprisoned. He was reputedly released from prison by an angel, who directed him to the ...