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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!


The North American Martyrs

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


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 Cler


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


St. Ignatius of Antioch

On Oct. 17, the Roman Catholic Church remembers the early Church Father, bishop, and martyr Saint Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings attest to the sacramental and hier


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.


Lord, grant me a free heart

Jesus set us free from fear and gave us the gift of the spirit so that we can always experience God and share in the divine life. We have often submitted to slavery aga


Readings of the day: Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Let thy steadfast love come to me, O LORD, thy salvation according to thy promise; And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy ordinan


Blessed Fr Augustine Thevarparambil

Blessed Fr Augustine Thevarparambil led a very simple life for the poor and wished to be with them even after death. He spent everything he had for the poor.


St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

On Oct. 16, Roman Catholics celebrate the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the French nun whose visions of Christ helped to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart throu


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus

Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore!


St. Teresa of Avila

On Oct. 15, Roman Catholics celebrate the Spanish Carmelite reformer and mystic St. Teresa of Avila, whose life of prayer enriched the Church during the 16th century co


Lord, may my faith never waver

People were anxious for a sign from Jesus that he was the promised one, but he was not eager to grant one. In fact, he was irritated at their request.


Readings of the day: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I loved her more than health and beauty, and I chose to have her rather than light, because her radiance never ceases.


St. Callistus I

Pope Callistus I is celebrated in churches throughout the world as a saint and martyr on October 14.


Father in Heaven, grant that all our prayers and aspirations

Father in Heaven, grant that all our prayers and aspirations in life be guided by a spirit of understanding and wisdom so that we may truly be Your children.


St. Edward the Confessor

St. Edward was born in 1003 as the son of the Duke of Normandy and nephew of King Edmund Ironside of England.

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