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St. Dominic: Saint of the Day for Monday, August 08, 2022

Saint Dominic was born in Caleruega, Spain in 1170. His parents were members of the Spanish nobility and related to the ruling family. His father was Felix Guzman, and was the royal warden of the village. His mother, Bl. Joan of Aza, was a holy woman in her own right. According to one legend, his mother made a pilgrimage to an abbey at Silos. Legend says there were many signs of the great child she would bear. One of the most common legends says that during the pilgrimage, Joan had a dream of ...

Daily Reading for Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Ezekiel 2:8-3:4 8 But you, son of man, are to listen to what I say to you; do not be a rebel like that rebellious tribe. Open your mouth and eat what I am about to give you.' 9 When I looked, there was a hand stretch- ing out to me, holding a scroll. 10 He un- rolled it in front of me; it was written on, front and back; on it was written 'Lamentations, dirges and cries of grief '. 1 He then said, 'Son of man, eat what you see; eat this scroll, then go and speak to the House of ...

St. Cajetan: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 07, 2022

In 1523, the Church was in sad shape. People could not get the spiritual nourishment they needed from the large numbers of uneducated and even immoral priests who took their money but returned nothing. When good priests and laypeople turned to the hierarchy for help, they found leaders at best apathetic and indifferent to their concerns. How should a good Catholic respond to this situation? We all known how Luther and others responded -- by splitting away from the Catholic Church when their ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 07, 2022

Reading 1: Wisdom 18:6-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:12, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:18-22, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:1, Gospel: Luke 12:32-48, Reading 2: Hebrews 11:1-2, Reading 2: Hebrews 11:8-19

Prayer for Enlightenment: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, August 07, 2022

O Holy Ghost, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always obedient to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful following of the life and virtues of Our ...

Daily Reading for Monday, August 8th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28 2 On the fifth of the month -- it was the fifth year of exile for King Jehoiachin- 3 the word of Yahweh was addressed to the priest Ezekiel son of Buzi, in Chaldaea by the River Chebar. There the hand of Yahweh came on him. 4 I looked; a stormy wind blew from the north, a great cloud with flashing fire and brilliant light round it, and in the middle, in the heart of the fire, a brilliance like that of amber, 5 and in the middle what seemed to be four living ...

St. Hormisdas Pope: Saint of the Day for Saturday, August 06, 2022

Pope from 514-523, successor to St. Symmachus, and father of Pope St. Silverius Born in Frosinone, Campagna di Roma, Italy, he was an Italian, although he had a Persian name. Married and widowed prior to ordination, he succeeded St. Symmachus on July 21, 514. One of his great achievements was the ending of the Acacian Schism which had divided the Eastern and Western Churches since 484. The Church in Constantinople was reunited to Rome in 519 as a result of the confession called the ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, August 06, 2022

Reading 1: Daniel 7:13-14, Reading 1: Daniel 7:9-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97:9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97:5-6, Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, Reading 2: 2 Peter 1:16-19

Praying the Holy Rosary: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, August 06, 2022

The Holy Rosary is one of three Sacramentals that the Blessed Virgin Mary has given to the Holy Catholic Church. In the thirteenth century, Mary gave the Rosary as a powerful weapon to mankind to combat the evils that were in this world as a result of the spiritual battle that is taking place between Satan and God. Since then, the blessings received through this Sacramental are beyond man's count. STEP 1: Make the sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of ...

St. Addal: Saint of the Day for Friday, August 05, 2022

A disciple of Christ sent by St. Thomas to the court of King Abgar the Black, the second century Osroene ruler. Legendary accounts claim Abgar wrote to Christ asking Jesus to cure him of an intolerable and incurable illness. Abgar's court was in Edessa in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Addal cured Abgar and converted the king and his people to the faith. One of these was Addai, who became Addal's successor. Addal is also supposed to have sent another disciple, Man, to various sites along the ...