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  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, 06-21-17

    08/21/2017 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-21-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The Vocation of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga | Guercino Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Saint of the Day for June 21 (March 9, 1568 – June 21, 1591)  Saint Aloysius Gonzaga’s Story The Lord can make saints anywhere, even amid the brutality and license of Renaissance life. Florence was the “mother of piety” for Aloysius Gonzaga despite his exposure to a “society of fraud, dagger, poison, and lust.” As a son of a princely family, he grew up in royal courts and army camps. His father wanted Aloysius to be a military hero.At age 7 Aloysius experienced...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Paulinus of Nola, 06-20-17

    08/21/2017 6:42:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-20-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window of Saint Paulinus | photo by Tiroler GlasmalereiSaint Paulinus of Nola Saint of the Day for June 20 (354 – June 22, 431)  Saint Paulinus of Nola’s Story Anyone who is praised in the letters of six or seven saints undoubtedly must be of extraordinary character. Such a person was Paulinus of Nola, correspondent and friend of Saints Augustine, Jerome, Melania, Martin, Gregory the Great, and Ambrose.Born near Bordeaux, he was the son of the Roman prefect of Gaul, who had extensive property in both Gaul and Italy. Paulinus became a...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Romuald, 06-19-17

    08/21/2017 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-19-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Fresco of Saint Romuald | In the Dominican Cloister of Saint Mark, Florence, Italy | Fra AngelicoSaint Romuald Saint of the Day for June 19 (c. 950 – June 19, 1027)  Saint Romuald’s Story In the midst of a wasted youth, Romuald watched his father kill a relative in a duel over property. In horror he fled to a monastery near Ravenna. After three years, some of the monks found him to be uncomfortably holy and eased him out.Romuald spent the next 30 years going about Italy, founding monasteries and hermitages. He longed to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-21-17, M, St. Pius X, Pope

    08/20/2017 8:32:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 21, 2017 Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope Reading 1 Jgs2:11-19The children of Israel offended the LORD by serving the Baals.Abandoning the LORD, the God of their fathers,who led them out of the land of Egypt,they followed the other gods of the various nations around them,and by their worship of these gods provoked the LORD. Because they had thus abandoned him and served Baal and the Ashtaroth,the anger of the LORD flared up against Israel,and he delivered them over to plunderers who despoiled them.He allowed them to fall into the power of their enemies round aboutwhom they were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-20-17, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/19/2017 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-20-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 20, 2017 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 56:1, 6-7Thus says the LORD:Observe what is right, do what is just;for my salvation is about to come,my justice, about to be revealed. The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,ministering to him,loving the name of the LORD,and becoming his servantsall who keep the sabbath free from profanationand hold to my covenant,them I will bring to my holy mountainand make joyful in my house of prayer;their burnt offerings and sacrificeswill be acceptable on my altar,for my house shall be calleda house of prayer for all peoples. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-19-17, OM, St. John Eudes, Priest

    08/18/2017 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 19, 2017 Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 24:14-29Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,and addressed them, saying: "Fear the LORD and serve him completely and sincerely.Cast out the gods your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt,and serve the LORD.If it does not please you to serve the LORD,decide today whom you will serve,the gods your fathers served beyond the Riveror the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling.As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." But the people answered, "Far be...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for all, Venerable Matt Talbot, 06-18-17

    08/16/2017 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-18-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Venerable Matt Talbot | flickrVenerable Matt Talbot Saint of the Day for June 18 (May 2, 1856 – June 7, 1925)  Venerable Matt Talbot’s story Matt can be considered the patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism. He was born in Dublin, where his father worked on the docks and had a difficult time supporting his family. After a few years of schooling, Matt obtained work as a messenger for some liquor merchants; there he began to drink excessively. For 15 years—until he was almost 30—Matt was an active alcoholic.One day...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Joseph Cafasso, 06-17-17

    08/16/2017 11:16:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-17-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue de San Giuseppe Cafasso | José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Saint Joseph Cafasso Saint of the Day for June 17 (January 15, 1811 – June 23, 1860)  Saint Joseph Cafasso’s story Even as a young man, Joseph loved to attend Mass and was known for his humility and fervor in prayer. After his ordination, he was assigned to a seminary in Turin. There he worked especially against the spirit of Jansenism–an excessive preoccupation with sin and damnation. He used the works of Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Alphonsus Liguori to moderate the rigorism...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-16-17, OM, St. Stephen of Hungary

    08/15/2017 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 16, 2017 Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 34:1-12Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,and the LORD showed him all the landGilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,the Negeb, the circuit of the Jordanwith the lowlands at Jericho, city of palms,and as far as Zoar.The LORD then said to him, "This is the landwhich I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacobthat I would give to their descendants.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-17, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2017 8:05:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2017 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Dt 10:12-22Moses said to the people:"And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of youbut to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly,to love and serve the LORD, your God,with all your heart and all your soul,to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORDwhich I enjoin on you today for your own good?Think! The heavens, even the highest heavens,belong to the LORD, your God,as well as the earth and everything on it.Yet in his love for your fathers the LORD...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-17, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/12/2017 9:01:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2017 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13aAt the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him,"Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by." A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORDbut the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquakebut the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was firebut the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire there...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-12-17, OM, St. Jane Frances de Chantal

    08/11/2017 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-12-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 12, 2017 Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 6:4-13Moses said to the people:"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your heart,and with all your soul,and with all your strength.Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.Drill them into your children.Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.Bind them at your wrist as a signand let them be as a pendant on your forehead.Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-11-17, M, St. Clare, Virgin

    08/10/2017 9:36:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-11-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 11, 2017 Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin Reading 1 Dt 4:32-40Moses said to the people:"Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the voice of Godspeaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himselffrom the midst of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,with his strong hand and outstretched...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-10-17, FEAST, St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

    08/09/2017 11:02:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-10-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 10, 2017 Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-10Brothers and sisters:Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in all things, always having all you need,you may have an abundance for every good work.As it is written: He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;his righteousness endures forever. The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for foodwill supply and...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint John Francis Regis, 06-16-17

    08/09/2017 11:24:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-16-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The Glory of Saint John Francis Regis | Church of Our Lady of Andance, Ardèche, France | Camillo RusconiSaint John Francis Regis Saint of the Day for June 16 (January 31, 1597 – December 30, 1640)  Saint John Francis Regis’ Story Born into a family of some wealth, John Francis was so impressed by his Jesuit educators that he himself wished to enter the Society of Jesus. He did so at age 18. Despite his rigorous academic schedule, he spent many hours in chapel, often to the dismay of fellow seminarians who were concerned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-09-17, OM, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin,Martyr

    08/08/2017 11:12:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-09-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 9, 2017 Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 13:1-2, 2514:1, 26a-29a, 34-35The LORD said to Moses [in the desert of Paran,]"Send men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan,which I am giving the children of Israel.You shall send one man from each ancestral tribe,all of them princes." After reconnoitering the land for forty days they returned,met Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation of the children of Israelin the desert of Paran at Kadesh,made a report to them all,and showed the fruit of the countryto the whole congregation.They told Moses: "We went into the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-08-17, M, St. Dominic, Priest

    08/07/2017 11:03:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 8, 2017 Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest Reading 1 Nm 12:1-13Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretextof the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.They complained, "Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?Does he not speak through us also?"And the LORD heard this.Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth.So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam,"Come out, you three, to the meeting tent."And the three of them went.Then the LORD came down in the column of cloud,and standing at the entrance...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-07-17, OM, St. Sixtus II, Pope, St. Cajentan, Priest

    08/06/2017 10:23:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 7, 2017 Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 11:4b-15The children of Israel lamented,"Would that we had meat for food!We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt,and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks,the onions, and the garlic.But now we are famished;we see nothing before us but this manna." Manna was like coriander seed and had the color of resin.When they had gone about and gathered it up,the people would grind it between millstones or pound it in a mortar,then cook it in a pot and make it into loaves,which tasted...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-04-17, M, St. John Vianney, Priest

    08/03/2017 9:56:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 4, 2017 Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest Reading 1 Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37The LORD said to Moses,"These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrateat their proper time with a sacred assembly.The Passover of the LORD falls on the fourteenth day of the first month,at the evening twilight.The fifteenth day of this month is the LORD's feast of Unleavened Bread.For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.On the first of these days you shall hold a sacred assemblyand do no sort of work.On each of the seven days you shall offer an oblation...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-02-17, OM, St. Eusebius/Vercelli, St. Peter Julian Eymard

    08/01/2017 9:05:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-02-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 2, 2017 Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 34:29-35As Moses came down from Mount Sinaiwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiantwhile he conversed with the LORD.When Aaron, then, and the other children of Israel saw Mosesand noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become,they were afraid to come near him.Only after Moses called to them did Aaronand all the rulers of the community come back to him.Moses then spoke to them.Later on, all the children of...