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St. Nicholas of Tolentino

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Today’s Readings (Augustinian Lectionary)

  • Reading I: Sirach 2:1-9 or 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16
  • Gospel: Luke 10:1-11


Life of St. Nicholas Online

St. Nicholas of Tolentino (1245-1305) is the first canonized saint of the Augustinians. It was Pope Eugene IV, a Canons Regular of St. Augustine, who proclaimed him saint on Pentecost day, 1446.

St. Nicholas in the Augustinian Order’s Website

Prayers to St. Nicholas

For Our Children

O St. Nicholas, benignly watch over our children; make them grow and mature as grownups and as christians. You knew how to be near grownups and in particular way with children and young people whom you supported with your friendship and illumined with your counsels. Take good care of our sons and daughters; bring them near tothe Lord; preserve them from evil and pray for them that the blessings of God may always accompany them.

For the Young

O St. Nicholas, friend of God and our friend. You were so sensitive to the needs of the youth, guiding them with the wisdom of your counsels. Continueto be a father and brother forthem even now that you are in heaven; show them your attentive care for us.
Watch over the things we do: our study, our work, our service to the needy, our commitment to the Church. Guard and purify our affections. Illumine the choices we make so that they may be according to the heart of God. Be for all of us the attentive and loving companion you have always been.

For Us Parents

O St. Nicholas, bright shining light for families. You know how important it is to have parents who believe in the Lord and who are animated by a deep faith. Pray for us fathers and mothers so that the lessons we give with our words may always be accompanied by a holy life and that our children may grow truly in love with Christ.

Source: Website of the Shrine of St. Nicholas of Tolentino

Sirach 2:1-9
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1Son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation.
2Humble thy heart, and endure: incline thy ear, and receive the words of understanding: and make not haste in the time of clouds.
3Wait on God with patience: join thyself to God, and endure, that thy life may be increased in the latter end.
4Take all that shall be brought upon thee: and in thy sorrow endure, and in thy humiliation keep patience.
5For gold and silver are tried in the fire, but acceptable men in the furnace of humiliation.
6Believe God, and he will recover thee: and direct thy way, and trust in him. Keep his fear, and grow old therein.
7Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy: and go not aside from him, lest ye fall.
8Ye that fear the Lord, believe him: and your reward shall not be made void.
9Ye that fear the Lord, hope in him: and mercy shall come to you for your delight.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11
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6Now this I say: He who soweth sparingly, shall also reap sparingly: and he who soweth in blessings, shall also reap blessings.
7Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8And God is able to make all grace abound in you; that ye always, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work,
9As it is written: He hath dispersed abroad, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever.
10And he that ministereth seed to the sower, will both give you bread to eat, and will multiply your seed, and increase the growth of the fruits of your justice:
11That being enriched in all things, you may abound unto all simplicity, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.
Luke 10:1-11
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1And after these things the Lord appointed also other seventy-two: and he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come.
2And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers into his harvest.
3Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
4Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way.
5Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.
6And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
7And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house.
8And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
9And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not, going forth into the streets thereof, say:
11Even the very dust of your city that cleaveth to us, we wipe off against you. Yet know this, that the kingdom of God is at hand.

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