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Our Lady of Sorrows
Thursday, 15 Sep, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Our Lady of Sorrows

The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
This feast dates back to the 12th century. It was especially promoted by the Cistercians and the Servites, so much so that in the 14th and 15th centuries it …

The Following of Christ (XXII Sunday OT — A)
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
The Following of Christ (XXII Sunday OT — A)

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Jeremiah 20:7-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 63
Reading II:  Romans 12:1-2
Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:21-27

Jeremiah’s Plaint
The first reading from Jeremiah 20:7-9 is a plaint uttered during the prophet’s stay in lock-up. …

Love and the Cross of Christ
Friday, 5 Aug, 2011 – 0:00 | No Comment
Love and the Cross of Christ

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Deuteronomy 4:32-40
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 77
Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:24-28

Deuteronomy and God’s Love. "For the love of your fathers," Moses declares, explaining the main reason why God brought Israel out of …

Our Lady of Sorrows
Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Our Lady of Sorrows

The Day’s Readings

Reading I: Hebrews 5:7-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 31
Gospel: John 19:25-27 or Luke 2:33-37

"At the cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful mother weeping, …

Feast of the Holy Cross
Tuesday, 14 Sep, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Feast of the Holy Cross

Today’s Readings

Reading I: Numbers 21:4b-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78
Reading II: Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel: John 3:13-17

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. Because, by Your holy cross, You …