Thu, 02 Feb 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 48 (47): 10-11:Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. Alleluia Verse, Lk 2:32:A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.Preface: the Mystery of the Presentation of the Lord:It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Ps 106 (105):47:Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Alleluia Verse for Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Jn 10:27:My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 31 (30):17-18:Let your face shine on your servant. Save me in your merciful love, O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you. St. Brigid of Ireland (453-523) is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology today. Today is celebrated as a Feast in Ireland and an Optional Memorial in New Zealand. Surnamed "the Mary of the Gael," St. Brigid was born at Faughart, near Dundalk. She took the veil in her youth and eventually founded the nunnery of Kildare, the first to be erected on Irish soil, thus becoming the spiritual mother of all Irish nuns. Around her name there have been formed hundreds of legends, which could be fittingly described as "the Little Flowers of St. Brigid," the keynote being mercy and pity for the poor.
Tue, 31 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Phil 2:10-11:At the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Alleluia Verse, Mt 23:11, 12b:The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Communion Antiphon, Ps 8:2:O Lord, our lord, how majestic is your name through all the earth! St. John Bosco (1815-1888), born in Italy, was the founder of the Salesian Society, named in honor of St. Francis de Sales, and of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. His lifework was the welfare of young boys and girls, hence his title, "Apostle of Youth." He had no formal system or theory of education, but rather his methods centered on persuasion, authentic religiosity, and love for young people. He was an enlightened educator and innovator.
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Ps 106 (105):47:Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Alleluia Verse for Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Lk 7:16:A great prophet has arisen in our midst and God has visited his people. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 31 (30):17-18:Let your face shine on your servant. Save me in your merciful love, O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you. Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Martina (d. 228) who was a Roman virgin born of an illustrious family. Both of her parents died while she was very young. She distributed among the poor the immense wealth which she inherited and so laid up for herself unfailing treasures in heaven. With great constancy she refused to offer sacrifices to false gods. She was tortured in various inhuman ways, she was exposed to the attacks of beasts in the amphitheater, and was finally beheaded about the year 228.
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Ps 106 (105):47:Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you. Alleluia Verse for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A, Mt 5:12a:Rejoice and be glad; your reward will be great in heaven. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 31 (30):17-18:Let your face shine on your servant. Save me in your merciful love, O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you. "Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven."
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Sir 15:5:In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth, and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory. Alleluia Verse:The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Lk 12:42:Behold a faithful and prudent steward to give them their allowance of food at the proper time. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is the Dominican Order's greatest glory. He taught philosophy and theology with such genius that he is considered one of the leading Christian thinkers. His innocence, on a par with his genius, earned for him the title of "Angelic Doctor."
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Propers for St. Angela, For Educators: Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Mk 10:14:Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.Alleluia Verse, Cf. Mt 11:25:Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. Communion Antiphon, Mt 18:3:Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, says the Lord. St. Angela Merici (1474-1540) was born in northern Italy. In 1516, she founded the Order of Ursulines, the first teaching order for women approved by the Church.
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Ps 96 (95):3-4:Tell among the nations his glory, and his wonders among all the peoples, for the Lord is great and highly to be praised. Alleluia Verse, Lk 4:18:The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives. Communion Antiphon, Mk 16:15; Mt 28:20:Go into all the world, and proclaim the Gospel. I am with you always, says the Lord. St. Timothy (d. 97), born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus. St. Timothy was stoned to death thirty years after St. Paul's martyrdom for having denounced the worship of the goddess Diana. In the 1962 Missal, St. Timothy's feast is celebrated on January 24 and the feast of St. Titus is on February 6.
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, 2 Tm 1:12; 4:8: I know the one in whom I have believed and I am sure that he, the just judge, the mighty, will keep safe what is my due until that day. Alleluia Verse, Cf. Jn 15:16:I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord. Preface I of the Apostles: It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Sir 15:5: In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth, and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory. Alleluia Verse:The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Lk 12:42:Behold a faithful and prudent steward to give them their allowance of food at the proper time. Today is the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. St. Francis' ardent love of God and souls, his great kindliness, rare wisdom and sure teaching made him exceptionally influential in bringing about conversions and in guiding souls in the spiritual life. He won back to the faith more than 70,000 heretics, thus restoring to the Church a great part of the Chablais, which had been ravaged by Protestantism. He was St. Jane de Chantal's spiritual director, and with her founded the Order of the Visitation. He is the author of Treatise on the Love of God and Introduction to the Devout Life. St. Francis died at Lyons in 1622.
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