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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-23-19, M, St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

    02/22/2019 10:56:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 23 2019 Memorial of Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Heb 11:1-7 Brothers and sisters:Faith is the realization of what is hoped forand evidence of things not seen.Because of it the ancients were well attested.By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God,so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s.Through this, he was attested to be righteous,God bearing witness to his gifts,and through this, though dead, he still speaks.By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Chair of Saint Peter, 02-22-19

    02/22/2019 6:47:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-22-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Chair of Saint Peter | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr. Chair of Saint Peter Saint of the Day for February 22  The Story of the Chair of Saint Peter This feast commemorates Christ’s choosing Peter to sit in his place as the servant-authority of the whole Church.After the “lost weekend” of pain, doubt, and self-torment, Peter hears the Good News. Angels at the tomb say to Magdalene, “The Lord has risen! Go, tell his disciples and Peter.” John relates that when he and Peter ran to the tomb, the younger outraced the older, then waited for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-19, FEAST, The Chair of St. Peter, the Apostle

    02/21/2019 8:53:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22 2019 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 R....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Peter Damian, 02-21-19

    02/21/2019 5:31:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-21-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail of Cardinal Peter Damian recruits young hermits in the maps room of the Vatican Museums | photo by Livioandronico2013 Saint Peter Damian Saint of the Day for February 21 (988 – February 22, 1072) Saint Peter Damian’s Story Maybe because he was orphaned and had been treated shabbily by one of his brothers, Peter Damian was very good to the poor. It was the ordinary thing for him to have a poor person or two with him at table and he liked to minister personally to their needs.Peter escaped poverty and the neglect of his own...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-19, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

    02/20/2019 9:40:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21 2019 Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 9:1-13 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.Dread fear of you shall come upon all the animals of the earthand all the birds of the air,upon all the creatures that move about on the groundand all the fishes of the sea;into your power they are delivered. Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat;I give them all to you as I did the green plants. Only flesh with its lifeblood still in it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Conrad of Piacenza, 02-19-19

    02/19/2019 6:30:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-19-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Saint Conrad Confalonieri | Giovanni Lanfranco” width=”790″ height=”480″> Image: Saint Conrad Confalonieri | Giovanni Lanfranco Saint Conrad of Piacenza Saint of the Day for February 19 (c. 1290 – February 19, 1351) Saint Conrad of Piacenza’s Story Born of a noble family in northern Italy, Conrad as a young man married Euphrosyne, daughter of a nobleman.One day while hunting he ordered attendants to set fire to some brush in order to flush out the game. The fire spread to nearby fields and to a large forest. Conrad fled. An innocent peasant was imprisoned, tortured to confess, and condemned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-17-19, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/16/2019 9:33:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 17 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 17:5-8 Thus says the LORD:Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh,whose heart turns away from the LORD.He is like a barren bush in the desertthat enjoys no change of season,but stands in a lava waste,a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,whose hope is the LORD.He is like a tree planted beside the watersthat stretches out its roots to the stream:it fears not the heat when it comes;its leaves stay green;in the year of drought it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Seven Founders of the Servite Order, 02-17-19

    02/17/2019 4:44:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-17-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Seven Founders of the Servite Order | Rosselli Matteo” width=”790″ height=”480″> Image: Seven Founders of the Order of Servites | Rosselli Matteo Seven Founders of the Servite Order Saint of the Day for February 17  The Story of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order Can you imagine seven prominent men of Boston or Denver banding together, leaving their homes and professions, and going into solitude for a life directly given to God? That is what happened in the cultured and prosperous city of Florence in the middle of the 13th century. The city was torn with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gilbert of Sempringham, 02-16-19

    02/16/2019 2:15:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-16-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Sculpture of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham at Essen, Belgium | photo by Bocachete Saint Gilbert of Sempringham Saint of the Day for February 16 (c. 1083 – February 4, 1189)  Saint Gilbert of Sempringham’s Story Gilbert was born in Sempringham, England, into a wealthy family, but he followed a path quite different from that expected of him as the son of a Norman knight. Sent to France for his higher education, he decided to pursue seminary studies.He returned to England not yet ordained a priest, and inherited several estates from his father. But Gilbert avoided the easy life...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Claude de la Colombičre, 02-15-19

    02/15/2019 6:36:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-15-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Saint Claude de la Colombière statue, Saône-et-Loire, France | Benoît Prieur Saint Claude de la Colombière Saint of the Day for February 15 (February 2,1641 – February 15, 1682)  Saint Claude de la Colombière’s Story This is a special day for the Jesuits, who claim today’s saint as one of their own. It’s also a special day for people who have a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus—a devotion Claude de la Colombière promoted, along with his friend and spiritual companion, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. The emphasis on God’s love for all was an antidote to the rigorous...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Sts. Cyril and Methodius

    02/14/2019 5:41:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-14-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saints Cyril and Methodius monument in the city of Vratsa, Bulgaria | photo by MrPanyGoff Saints Cyril and Methodius Saint of the Day for February 14 (Cyril: c. 827 – February 14, 869; Methodius: c. 815 – April 6, 884)  Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Story Because their father was an officer in a part of Greece inhabited by many Slavs, these two Greek brothers ultimately became missionaries, teachers, and patrons of the Slavic peoples.After a brilliant course of studies, Cyril (called Constantine until he became a monk shortly before his death) refused the governorship of a district...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-14-19, M, Sts. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop

    02/13/2019 10:29:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 14 2019 Memorial of Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop Reading 1 Gn 2:18-25 The LORD God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” So the LORD God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called each of them would be its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Giles Mary of St. Joseph, 02-13-19

    02/13/2019 9:23:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-13-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Engraving of Saint Giles of St. Joseph | Giuseppe Gnaccarini Saint Giles Mary of St. Joseph Saint of the Day for February 13 (November 16, 1729 – February 7, 1812) Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph’s Story In the same year that a power-hungry Napoleon Bonaparte led his army into Russia, Giles Mary of Saint Joseph ended a life of humble service to his Franciscan community and to the citizens of Naples. Francesco was born in Taranto to very poor parents. His father’s death left the 18-year-old Francesco to care for the family. Having secured...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Apollonia, 02-12-19

    02/12/2019 9:16:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-12-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Engraving of Saint Apollonia | J. Bein after Raphael Saint Apollonia Saint of the Day for February 12 (d. c. 249) Saint Apollonia’s Story The persecution of Christians began in Alexandria during the reign of the Emperor Philip. The first victim of the pagan mob was an old man named Metrius, who was tortured and then stoned to death. The second person who refused to worship their false idols was a Christian woman named Quinta. Her words infuriated the mob and she was scourged and stoned. While most of the Christians were fleeing the city,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Our Lady of Lourdes, 02-11-19

    02/11/2019 10:16:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-11-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Our Lady of Lourdes in Rosary Square – Lourdes | José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Our Lady of Lourdes The Story of Our Lady of Lourdes On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a series of visions. During the apparition on March 25, the lady identified herself with the words: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Bernadette was a sickly child of poor parents....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-19, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2019 11:39:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11 2019 Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn1:1-19 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." Thus evening came, and morning followed–the first day. Then God said, "Let there be a dome in the middle...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Scholastica, 02-10-19

    02/10/2019 9:44:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-10-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Death of Saint Scholastica | detail | Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl” width=”790″ height=”480″> Image: Death of Saint Scholastica | detail | Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl Saint Scholastica Saint of the Day for February 10 (c. 480 – February 10, 542) Saint Scholastica’s Story Twins often share the same interests and ideas with an equal intensity. Therefore, it is no surprise that Scholastica and her twin brother, Benedict, established religious communities within a few miles from each other. Born in 480 of wealthy parents, Scholastica and Benedict were brought up together until he left central Italy for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Jerome Emiliani, 02-09-19

    02/09/2019 1:51:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-09-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Jerome Emiliani | Bataan, Philippines | photo by Judgefloro Saint Jerome Emiliani Saint of the Day for February 9 (1486 – February 8, 1537) Saint Jerome Emiliani’s Story A careless and irreligious soldier for the city-state of Venice, Jerome was captured in a skirmish at an outpost town and chained in a dungeon. In prison Jerome had a lot of time to think, and he gradually learned how to pray. When he escaped, he returned to Venice where he took charge of the education of his nephews—and began his own studies for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Josephine Bakhita, 02-08-19

    02/08/2019 7:55:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-08-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Stained Glass of St. Josephine Bakhita, Saint John Paul II Chapel, Mundelein | photo by Fr. Gaurav Shroff | flickr Saint Josephine Bakhita Saint of the Day for February 8 (c. 1869 – February 8, 1947) Saint Josephine Bakhita’s Story For many years, Josephine Bakhita was a slave but her spirit was always free and eventually that spirit prevailed. Born in Olgossa in the Darfur region of southern Sudan, Josephine was kidnapped at the age of 7, sold into slavery and given the name Bakhita, which means fortunate. She was resold several times, finally in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-08-19, OM, St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita

    02/07/2019 11:10:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-08-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 8 2019 Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb13:1-8 Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body. Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers. Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never forsake you or...