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Readings of the Day: Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; my rock and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield.


Lord, may my life be one of loving service

Let us not judge or complain, or cling to those things that are pleasant. Instead, let us meet every experience with loving trust in God’s kind Providence.


Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin

Born into a military family in Bordeaux, Louis trained to become a watchmaker. His desire to join a religious community went unfulfilled because he didn’t know Latin.


Lord, help me to open myself to Your leading and to Your love

Let us pray that we can be the ray of hope in the world as we live for God and others as Jesus taught.


Readings of the Day: Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, "Turn back, O children of men!" For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past.


Saint John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman, the 19th-century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half a


St. Pio of Pietrelcina

The Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio” and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.


Readings of the Day: Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.


Lord, help me to be grateful for Your gifts

Choosing to be content with ‘enough’ would do much to heal our world and ensure that all have enough. We pray for God to give us this day our daily bread, not more.


Readings of the Day: Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands. Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!


Dear Father, grant us, we pray, the grace of gratefulness

As Christians, to be one with Christ, we should always look into ways to keep alive the love that keeps together those who believe in Jesus.


Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

Lorenzo was born in Manila of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both Christians. Thus he learned Chinese and Tagalog from them, and Spanish from the Dominicans.


St. Matthew, Apostle

Saint Matthew, the first-century tax collector turned apostle who chronicled the life and ministry of Christ in his Gospel, is celebrated by the Church September 21.


Readings of the Day: Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."


Lord, we thank You for calling us to follow You on the Way

We thank You for calling us to follow You on the Way, not because of any virtue, quality or personal achievement of ours, but precisely because of Your generous love.


Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Choñg Ha

Andrew Kim Taegon was born to Korean nobility, and his parents converted when he was 15-years old. He was tortured and beheaded in 1846.


Readings of the Day: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.


Lord, teach me Your ways

People often create images of God that reflect their own opinions, prejudices, values, and worldviews. Their theological views say more about them than about God.


Readings of the Day: Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Then my enemies will be turned back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me. I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.


Reflecting in the Light of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, lead us into a greater understanding of the mysteries of our faith that we may enjoy the consolation of the truth which sets us free.


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