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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.

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

Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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St. Romuald

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

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

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

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Lord, help us to love our enemies

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

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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.

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

Lord, listen to my groaning.

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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.

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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.

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Readings of the day: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

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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

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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

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

You are my inheritance, O Lord.

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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.

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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.

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

I long to see your face, O Lord.

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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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