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Lord, may I rejoice in Your presence

We too need to remember that Jesus is with us and not to get caught up in a lot of negative thinking or unhelpful forms of spirituality.

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St. Sebastian

Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard. He was a favorite

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Saint Fabian

Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope.

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

I do not reprove you for your sacrifices; your burnt offerings are continually before me.

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St. Canutus, King of Denmark

Saint Canutus, King of Denmark, succeeded his elder brother Harold on the throne of Denmark in the year 1080.

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Readings of the day: Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

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Lord, transform my heart and mind

God’s plans far surpass anything that we can dream or imagine. The redemption of Israel was not enough for God — he planned to send the Suffering Servant to redeem

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Lord, help me to see Your Mysterious Working in the world

God works in a mysterious way. In the first reading, the mystery of God’s ways can be seen by the fact God chooses Saul to become the first king of Israel.

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Our Lady of Arabia

Our Lady of Arabia is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a Rosary and the Child Jesus. The original image is derived from an image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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

In thy strength the king rejoices, O LORD; and in thy help how greatly he exults! Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withheld the request of his lips

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Lord, forgive me for the times I have resisted or rejected You

Lord, forgive me for the times I have resisted or rejected You. Help me to reconcile with You and be healed.

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St. Anthony of Egypt

On his Jan. 17 feast day, both Eastern and Western Catholics celebrate the life and legacy of St. Anthony of Egypt, the founder of Christian monasticism whose radical a

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

Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

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Readings of the day: Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Redeem us, Lord, because of your mercy

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Redeem us, O Lord, because of Your love

Part of loving and serving others is not being afraid of them. We need to be open and vulnerable ourselves too.

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St Joseph Vaz

Joseph Vaz worked alone in Sri Lanka for 10 years and gave life to the persecuted Church .The next 14 years he was accompanied by the Goan oratorians.

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Lord, lead and guide us in Your Way through the Holy Spirit

God continues to call us to be God’s co-creators wherever we are. It is evident in the First reading, wherein Samuel heard God’s calling him.

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Saint Paul the Hermit

Paul was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. He was also a learned and devout young man.

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

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.

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Lord Jesus, help me to see You more clearly and love You more dearly

A good Christian is genuine and real. If we want to be followers of Jesus, we must be courageous and confident about our faith and the Gospel’s message.

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