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St. Aloysius Gonzaga

As a young boy, St. Aloysius always had a great desire to know and serve God, but his family life was not always supportive of this desire.


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

Rejoice in the Lord, you just!


Father, may You be blessed

The “Lord’s Prayer”, as taught to us by Jesus is ultimately a prayer of trust. In this prayer, we begin by proclaiming the majesty and holiness of God.


St. Alban

St. Alban was the first Christian martyr in Britain during the early 4th century. He is the patron saint of converts and torture victims.


Readings of the day: Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.


Lord, may love for You be my only motivation

Let us pray that we do acts of kindness continually, but without praise and glory. All glory belongs to God.


St. Romuald

Saint Romuald, who founded the Camaldolese monastic order during the early eleventh century, has his liturgical memorial on June 19.


Readings of the day: Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.


Lord, help us to love our enemies

“Love” here is not a matter of warm fuzzy feelings or the affection of friendship.


St. Osanna Andreasi

St. Osanna was a Dominican tertiary, who spent her adult life serving the poor and the sick and offering spiritual direction to many.


Readings of the day: Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Lord, listen to my groaning.


Lord, remove the desire for retaliation from my heart

The teachings of Jesus are sometimes difficult, but they are powerful and will transform our hearts and the world around us.


St. Albert Chmielowski

Founder of the Albertine Brothers and Sisters, and one of the saints who inspired the vocation of the young Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II.


Readings of the day: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.


Lord, let me be transformed by Your Word

The parable of the mustard seed stresses the great growth of the kingdom from small beginnings. From a very small seed, though not the tiniest, we can get a plant twelv


St. John Francis Regis

On June 16 the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of Saint John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for


Readings of the day: Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

You are my inheritance, O Lord.


You are my one only inheritance O Lord

God’s call always comes as a complete surprise: it is really his choice whom he wishes to call.


St. Germaine Cousin

June 15 is the feast day of St. Germaine Cousin, a simple and pious young girl who lived in Pibrac, France in the late 1500s.


Readings of the day: Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

I long to see your face, O Lord.


Lord, speak to me in the silence of my heart

Jesus left us with some hard sayings. It is not enough to avoid committing sins — thinking about them and fantasizing are signs that we are divided against ourselves.

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