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Readings of the day: Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs

Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler's snare

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Thank You God, for Your unfailing love

John encourages us to turn to God especially in those moments of failure, for we will find a God who is faithful and forgiving

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St. John the Apostle

St. John is called the Apostle of Charity, a virtue he had learned from his Divine Master, and which he constantly inculcated by word and example.

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Readings of the day: Feast of St. John, Apostle, Evangelist

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!

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Lord, grant that the Gospel according to John may draw us close to Jesus as his beloved disci

According to the long-standing tradition of the Church, John, the son of Zebedee and brother of James, was both an Apostle and the source of the Fourth Gospel

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St. Stephen

In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke praises St. Stephen as “a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit,” who “did great wonders and signs among the people” durin

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Readings of the day: Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

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Lord, grant me courage and faith

Endurance and patience are the keys to spiritual success. When we are faced with adversity, painful struggles, or personal failures, it is easy to give up.

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The Nativity of The Lord - Christmas

The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131; in Latin Dies Natalis.

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Readings of the day: The Nativity of The Lord - Christmas

The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God

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Lord Jesus, may our reading of the opening of John’s Gospel deeply remind us of Your divini

Our contemplation of Jesus’ earthly life brings us much consolation and enlightenment and draws our minds and hearts to him.

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Vigil of Christmas

This vigil was a regular institution of Christian life and was defended and highly recommended by St. Augustine and St. Jerome (see Pleithner,

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Readings of the day: 4th Sunday of Advent

I will sing of thy steadfast love, O LORD, for ever; with my mouth I will proclaim thy faithfulness to all generations.

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Father, I praise and honour You

May we too praise God, who alone can make us firm and immovable in faith, as we prepare for the coming of His Son, Jesus

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St. Thorlak of Iceland

St. Thorlak was undoubtedly Iceland's most popular native saint during the country's Catholic period

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Readings of the day, Saturday 3rd Week of Advent

All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies

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Lord, keep our hearts prepared to accept whatever grace You give us

During his public life Jesus taught us that we do not know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, whether at our own death or in judgement at the end of the world

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St. Chaeromon

St. Chaeromon except that he was a Bishop of Nilopolis in Egypt , Chaeromon and his companions fled to Arabia, and are believed to have been martyred there

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