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Readings of the day: Tuesday after Epiphany

As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.


Saint Angela of Foligno

Some saints show marks of holiness very early. Not Angela! Born of a leading family in Foligno, Italy, she became immersed in the quest for wealth and social position.


Lord, I trust in Your love

The needs of our world can seem daunting. Can things truly change for the better? We are called to believe that it is God who has loved us first. It is God’s love tha


Lord, help us to know the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our daily life

Let us continue to bear this light of Christ to others especially after the celebration of Epiphany.


Readings of the day: Monday after Epiphany

Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling kiss his feet, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled.


St. Raymond of Penafort

St. Raymond of Penafort’s long pilgrimage of faith ended on Jan. 6, 1275, approximately 100 years after his birth.


St. Andre Bessette

Brother André was born Alfred Bessette to a poor Quebec family in 1845, a biography from St. Joseph’s Oratory says. His father died in a work accident when he was ni


Readings of the day: The Epiphany of the Lord

Give the king thy justice, O God, and thy righteousness to the royal son! May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!


Lord, may I always seek Your light

It is certainly true that night still covers the earth and darkness the peoples. We need only to look around at the violence, injustice, and suffering, and greed in our


Lord, help me to show love to all I meet

Love one another! It sounds so simple – and it is simple, but not easy. There is nothing complicated about it. John warns us not to be like Cain, who was a murder.


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop

Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.


St. John Nepomucene Neumann

John Neumann was born on March 28, 1811, in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. His parents were Philip and Agnes Neumann.


Readings of the day: Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was the foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States.


Lord, help me to truly believe in You

Many of us who say we are followers of Jesus may be doing just that – following. As Catholics, we may be merely taking part in the sacraments, following rules and ful


Readings of the day: Christmas Weekday

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.


St. Genevieve

St. Genevieve was a fair and courageous peasant girl who was born around 422 in Nanterre, France, to a man named Severus and a woman named Gerontia.


Father, help me never forget that I am Your child

In the Gospel, John the Baptist is portrayed as a “witness” to Jesus. His witness consists in proclaiming to the Israelites that Jesus existed before all eternity.

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