Posted on 01/10/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: 1 Samuel 1:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116:12-19, Gospel: Mark 1:14-20
Posted on 01/10/2022 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, First Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20
1 Now, the boy Samuel was serving Yahweh in the presence of Eli; in those days it was rare for Yahweh to speak; visions were uncommon.
2 One day, it happened that Eli was lying down in his room. His eyes were beginning to grow dim; he could no longer see.
3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying in Yahweh's sanctuary, where the ark of God was,
4 when Yahweh called, 'Samuel! Samuel!' He answered, 'Here I am,'
5 and, running to Eli, he ...
Posted on 01/10/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
O Most Amiable Child Jesus,
You Who said: Â?Ask and you shall receive,Â?
graciously hear my petition
and grant me the favor I ask of You,
if it be for Your Greater Honor and Glory
and for the good of my soul.
Posted on 01/9/2022 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, First Samuel 1:9-20
9 When they had finished eating in the room, Hannah got up and stood before Yahweh. Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of the temple of Yahweh.
10 In the bitterness of her soul she prayed to Yahweh with many tears,
11 and she made this vow, 'Yahweh Sabaoth! Should you condescend to notice the humiliation of your servant and keep her in mind instead of disregarding your servant, and give her a boy, I will give him to Yahweh for the whole of ...
Posted on 01/9/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Isaiah 42:1-4, Reading 1: Isaiah 42:6-7, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 29:1-4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 29:9-10, Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, Gospel: Luke 3:21-22, Reading 2: Acts of Apostles 10:34-38
Posted on 01/9/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Under thy patronage, dear Mother, and calling on the mystery of thine Immaculate Conception, I desire to pursue my studies and my literary labors: I hereby solemnly declare that I am giving myself to these studies chiefly to the following end: that I may the better contribute to the glory of God and to the promotion of thy veneration among men. I pray thee, therefore, most loving Mother, who art the Seat of Wisdom, to bless my labors in thy loving-kindness. Moreover I promise with true ...
Posted on 01/9/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Born in Africa, Adrian became abbot of the monastery at Nerida, near Naples. He declined an appointment as archbishop of Canterbury, but accompanied St. Theodore to England when the latter was appointed Archbishop. Theodore appointed him Abbot of SS. Peter and Paul Monastery (later changed to St. Augustine's) in Canterbury, and during his thirty-nine years' abbacy, the monastery became renowned as a center of learning. He died on January 9 in Canterbury, and his tomb soon became famous for the ...
Posted on 01/8/2022 07:00 AM ()
Reading 1, First Samuel 1:1-8
1 There was a man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the highlands of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
2 He had two wives, one called Hannah, the other Peninnah; Peninnah had children but Hannah had none.
3 Every year this man used to go up from his town to worship, and to sacrifice to Yahweh Sabaoth at Shiloh. (The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there as priests of Yahweh.)
4 One day ...
Posted on 01/8/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Good Morning God!
You are ushering in another day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I am to ask you, God,
if You'll renew me too.
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
and let me try again dear God
to walk closer in Your way.
But Lord, I am well aware,
I can't make it on my own.
So take my hand and hold it tight,
for I cannot walk alone.
Posted on 01/8/2022 07:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
In the year 1285, there died in the Cistercian monastery at TerDoest, near Bruges, a Norwegian bishop named Thorfinn. He had never attracted particular attention and was soon forgotten. But over fifty years later, in the course of some building operations, his tomb in the Church was opened and it was reported that the remains gave out a strong and pleasing spell. The Abbot made inquiries and found that one of his monks, and aged man named Walter de Muda, remembered Bishop Thorfinn staying in ...