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Readings of the day: Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Till I come, attend to the public reading of script


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 wh


Readings of the day: Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Praise the LORD. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.


St. Joseph of Cupertino

On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.


Lord, give me ears to hear Your words

God did not come to us in the way that we would expect. He was revealed in the flesh — in humanity — and vindicated in the Spirit.


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

Of mercy and judgment I will sing; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.


St. Robert Bellarmine

On Sept. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the Italian cardinal and theologian St. Robert Bellarmine. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also


Jesus has proclaimed life through the Good News

Jesus is touched with compassion for the woman. He approaches the dead man lying on the open bier and orders him to rise up.


St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr

Saint Cornelius was elected Pope in 251 during the persecutions of the Emperor Decius. His first challenge, besides the ever present threat of the Roman authorities, wa


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.


Lord, touch my faith

All of us have this privilege of welcoming the Lordinto our lives each time we receive Communion! Yet it is often a casual event! We forget the moment the event is over


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

Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.


Our Lady of Sorrows

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the seven great sorrows which Mary lived in relation to Her Son, as they are recorded in the Gospels or through Tradition.


Lord, give me a merciful heart

Mercy is another name for God. Pope Francis teaches us that it is at the very core of the gospel. If we are not merciful towards others, then we are not fully following


Readings of the day: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.


The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine,


Lord, help me to be a person for others

Many of the early Christians did not have a positive image of the cross. It was a cruel and humiliating form of execution, and there was a great deal of shame attached


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot

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