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Reading of the day: Third Sunday of Advent

Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel. Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart

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St. Adelaide

Adelaide died in 999 at the monastery of Seltz, Alsace, and was canonized in 1097 by Pope Urban II

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Lord Jesus, come

“Lord Jesus come” (Maranatha) is an ancient Christian prayer(1Cor.16:22; Rev.22:20)which Paul uses to encourage the first Christians.

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Readings of the day: Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

By the word of the Lord he shut up the heavens, and also three times brought down fire.

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Saint Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa

St. Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa was born in 1813, and was the founder of the Handmaids of Charity, in Brescia, Italy in 1839.

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Lord, prepare my heart and mind for Your presence

God is always at work, and God’s messengers are always in the world. We need to be sensitive and attentive to the signs of God’s quiet presence — we would not wan

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Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint John of the Cross

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.

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St. John of the Cross

Dec. 14 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John of the Cross, a 16th century Carmelite priest best known for reforming his order together with Saint Teresa of Avila.

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O Lord, that truth which alone can set us free from every form of darkness

When we find our hearts so unteachably seeking what is not good or not good for us, teach us again.

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Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

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St. Lucy

St. Lucy is a virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily, Like so many of the early martyrs, Lucy had consecrated her virginity to God, and she hoped to devote all her wor

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Lord, may Your kingdom come

Jesus points out that who oppose the preaching of John and of Jesus about the kingdom, oppose the kingdom itself.

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Readings of the day: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, an earthq

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to Saint Juan Diego, a poor Indian from Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City.

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Be at our side, Lord, with Your invitation that brings life

A reading like this invites us to reflect on the initiative of God who calls and to receive the strength we need to respond with vigour to His call.

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Readings of the day: Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins

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St. Damasus, Pope

Saint Damasus was born in Rome at the beginning of the fourth century. His father, a widower, had received Holy Orders there and served as parish priest in the church o

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Lord, may I extend a compassionate hand to those who have lost their way

God does not leave anyone behind; no one is unimportant to God. A flock missing one sheep is not complete — it is no longer flock. We should have the same attitude as

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