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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 25 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Finbarr Book of Amos 6,1.4-7. Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, They eat lambs … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 18 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Thomas of Villanova Book of Amos 8,4-7. Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land! “When will the new moon be over,” you ask, “that … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 4 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Rosalia Book of Wisdom 9,13-18. Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the LORD intends? For the deliberations of mortals are timid, and unsure are our plans. For the corruptible … Continue reading

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Saint Monica, pray for us!

For Perseverance Dear St Monica,troubled wife and mother,many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime.Yet, you never despaired or lost faith.With confidence, persistence, and profound faith,you prayed daily for the conversionof your beloved husband, Patricius,and your beloved son, Augustine; your … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, August 21 Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Pius X Book of Isaiah 66,18-21. Thus says the LORD: I know their works and their thoughts, and I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see … Continue reading

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14 August – St. Maximilian Kolbe : priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator

Posted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

St. Cajetan Sunday, August 7 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar Book of Wisdom 18,6-9. The night of the passover was known beforehand to our fathers, that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith, they might … Continue reading

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Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, pray for us!

Despite not knowing many details about her, for centuries the Church has remembered Saint Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary on July 26. In a way it is precisely this lack of knowledge which gives us a beautiful … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 24 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Sharbel Makhluf Book of Genesis 18,20-32. In those days, the LORD said: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and … Continue reading

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St John Plessington, pray for us!

Stained glass window at St Werburgh’s church, Chester, commemorating St John Plessington. The inscription on the window reads: “Blessed John Plessington. Priest and Chaplain to Edward Massey, Esquire, of Puddington Hall in the Hundred of Wirral. He was martyred on … Continue reading

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Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for us!

St. Elizabeth of Portugal whose feast day is today, 4th July, was born in 1271, the daughter of Pedro III who would become king of Aragon. Isabel, the Spanish version of her name by which she is known in Portuguese history, … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, June 19 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1340) Book of Genesis 14,18-20. In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was the youngest of twenty-five children, and her parents hoped she would marry a wealthy young man — but she had already dedicated her life to God. When her mother nagged her about making herself … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of a Super-Saint, St. John Vianney

If you care what people think of you, then you shouldn’t have become a Catholic. St. John Vianney was a Frenchman who lived during the time of the anti-Catholic French Revolution. He was drafted into Napoleon’s army, but eventually deserted … Continue reading

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