Posted on 07/31/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Born Inigo Lopez de Loyola in 1491, the man known as Ignatius of Loyola entered the world in Loiola, Spain. At the time, the name of the village was spelled "Loyola," hence the discrepancy. Inigo came of age in Azpeitia, in northern Spain. Loyola is a small village at the southern end of Azpeitia.
Inigio was the youngest of thirteen children. His mother died when he was just seven, and he was then raised by Maria de Garin, who was the wife of a blacksmith. His last name, "Loyola" was taken ...
Posted on 07/31/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Ecclesiastes 1:2, Reading 1: Ecclesiastes 2:21-23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:6-9, Gospel: Luke 12:13-21, Reading 2: Colossians 3:1-5, Reading 2: Colossians 3:9-11
Posted on 07/31/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing I am doing Your Will.
Posted on 07/30/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Jeremiah 28:1-17
1 That same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, a Gibeonite, spoke as follows to Jeremiah in the Temple of Yahweh in the presence of the priests and of all the people,
2 'Yahweh Sabaoth, the God of Israel, says this, "I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3 In exactly two years' time I shall bring back all the vessels of the Temple of Yahweh which ...
Posted on 07/30/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Feast-July 30) Born at Imola, Italy in 380, St. Peter was baptized, educated, and ordained a deacon by Cornelius, Bishop of Imola. St. Peter merited being called "Chrysologus" (golden-worded) from his exceptional oratorical eloquence. In 433, Pope Sixtus III consecrated him bishop of Ravenna. He practiced many corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and ruled his flock with utmost diligence and care. He extirpated the last ...
Posted on 07/30/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Jeremiah 26:24, Reading 1: Jeremiah 26:11-16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:33-34, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:15-16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:30-31, Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12
Posted on 07/30/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Bless (name) and keep him (her) in Your love.
Grant him (her) a good rest tonight,
And send Your angels to protect him (her).
In the Name of the Father,
And the + Son,
And of the Holy Spirit.
Posted on 07/29/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
2 Sheer futility, Qoheleth says. Sheer futility: everything is futile!
21 For here is one who has laboured wisely, skilfully and successfully and must leave what is his own to someone who has not toiled for it at all. This is futile too, and grossly unjust;
22 for what does he gain for all the toil and strain that he has undergone under the sun-
23 since his days are full of sorrow, his work is full of stress and even at night he has no peace of mind? ...
Posted on 07/29/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother.
Apparently Jesus was a frequent guest at Martha's home in Bethany, a small village two miles from Jerusalem. We read of three visits in Luke 10:38-42, John 11:1-53, and John 12:1-9.
Many of us find it easy to identify with Martha in the story Luke tells. Martha welcomes Jesus and his disciples into her home and immediately ...
Posted on 07/29/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Jeremiah 26:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 69:8-10, Gospel: John 11:19-27