Lord make the church of this continent a living and vibrant faith

Jesus our Lord, Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brebeuf and companions put the seal of your life on North America with their blood. Through their bold witness you make the church of this continent a living and vibrant faith. Amen.

October 19,2018

Daily Reading


Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!


Readings of the day: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.

Daily Reflection


Lord, grant me the courage of the martyrs

Jesus tells us to stand by our faith and speak the truth. In this way we will not lose God. To lose God is to lose ourselves also, and this is hell.


Lord, grant me courage and perseverance

By sending out the 70 two by two to proclaim the kingdom of God, Jesus hoped to raise the minds and hearts of the people to prepare them for God's coming.


Father in Heaven, may Your Holy Spirit guide us

Father in Heaven, may Your Holy Spirit guide us in the pathways of truth and love, justice and peace.

Saint of the Day


St. Paul of the Cross

Paul Francis Daneii was born at Ovada, Piedmont in northern Italy on January 3 of 1694. After receiving a vision, and while still a layman, he founded the Barefoot Clerks of the Cross and the Passion.


The North American Martyrs

Also known as Canadian Martyrs; Isaac Jogues and Companions; Jesuit Martyrs of North America; Martyrs of New France.


St. Luke the Evangelist

On October 18, Catholics and other Christians around the world will celebrate the feast of St. Luke, the physician and companion of St. Paul whose gospel preserved the most extensive biography of Jesus Christ.

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