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Questions for Reflection for September 23, 2023 HD

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Nuptial Blessing, Longer: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, September 21, 2023

O God, by Your mighty power You made all things out of nothing. First, You set the beginnings of the universe in order. Then, You made man in Your image, and appointed woman to be his inseparable helpmate. Thus You made woman's body from the flesh of man, thereby teaching that what You have been pleased to institute from one principle might never lawfully be put asunder. O God, You have sanctified marriage by a mystery so excellent that in the marriage union You foreshadowed the union of Christ ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, September 21, 2023

Reading 1: Ephesians 4:1-7, Reading 1: Ephesians 4:11-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:2-5, Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13

St. Matthew: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 21, 2023

Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born in Galilee. He worked as a tax collector, which was a hated profession during the time of Christ. According to the Gospel, Matthew was working at a collection booth in Capernaum when Christ came to him and asked, "Follow me." With this simple call, Matthew became a disciple of Christ. From Matthew we know of the many doings of Christ and the message Christ spread of salvation for all people who ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Reading 1: Wisdom 3:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 125:1-5, Gospel: Luke 9:23-26

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Feastday: September 20 The evangelization of Korea began during the 17th century through a group of lay persons. A strong vital Christian community flourished there under lay leadership until missionaries arrived from the Paris Foreign Mission Society. During the terrible persecutions that occurred in the 19th century (in 1839, 1866, and 1867), one hundred and three members of the Christian community gave their lives as martyrs. Outstanding among these witnesses to the faith were the ...

In Time of Danger: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, September 20, 2023

O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of such great perils, that, by reason of the weakness of our nature, we cannot stand upright, grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we suffer for our sins we may overcome through Thine assistance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord Let Me Walk With You: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Lord let me walk with You Although my steps are small Stay beside, hold my hand And never let me fall. Amen.

Daily Readings for Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Reading 1: 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 101:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 101:5-6, Gospel: Luke 7:11-17

St. Januarius: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 19, 2023

St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. He was then also imprison along with his deacon and lector. They were thrown to the wild beasts, but when the animals did not attack them, they were beheaded. What is believed to be Januarius' blood is kept in Naples, as a relic. It liquifies and bubbles when exposed in the cathedral. Scientists have not been able to explain ...