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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-17, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/28/2017 9:26:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
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    June 29, 2017 - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, ApostlesMass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.–He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-17, M, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

    06/27/2017 8:36:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    June 28, 2017 Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Gn 15:1-12, 17-18The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram!I am your shield;I will make your reward very great." But Abram said,"O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,if I keep on being childlessand have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?"Abram continued,"See, you have given me no offspring,and so one of my servants will be my heir."Then the word of the LORD came to him:"No, that one shall not be your heir;your own issue shall be your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-17, OM, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    06/26/2017 8:33:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
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    June 27, 2017 Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 13:2, 5-18Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,so that the land could not support them if they stayed together;their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.There were quarrels between the herdsmen of Abram's livestockand those of Lot's.(At this time the Canaanites and the Perizziteswere occupying the land.) So Abram said to Lot:"Let there be no strife between you and me,or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 05-31-17

    06/26/2017 5:31:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-31-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Memorial Tablet | Master of the Spes Nostra Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saint of the Day for May 31  The Story of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary This is a fairly late feast, going back only to the 13th or 14th century. It was established widely throughout the Church to pray for unity. The present date of celebration was set in 1969, in order to follow the Annunciation of the Lord and precede the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.Like most feasts of Mary, it is closely connected with Jesus...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Joan of Arc, 05-30-17

    06/26/2017 5:21:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-30-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Joan of Arc listening to his voice | Léon-François Bénouville Saint Joan of Arc Saint of the Day for May 30 (? January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431)   Saint Joan of Arc’s Story Burned at the stake as a heretic after a politically-motivated trial, Joan was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.Born of a fairly well-to-do peasant couple in Domremy-Greux southeast of Paris, Joan was only 12 when she experienced a vision and heard voices that she later identified as Saints Michael the Archangel, Catherine of Alexandria, and Margaret of Antioch.During...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, 05-29-17

    06/26/2017 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-29-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Saint Madeleine Sophie BaratImage: Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat | flickrSaint of the Day for May 29 (December 12, 1779 – May 25, 1865)  Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat’s Story The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known for the quality of the education made available to the young.Sophie herself received an extensive education, thanks to her brother Louis, 11 years older and her godfather at baptism. Himself a seminarian, Louis decided that his younger sister would likewise learn Latin,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-17, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2017 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, 05-28-17

    06/23/2017 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-28-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Venerable Pierre Toussaint | Anthony Meucci Venerable Pierre Toussaint Saint of the Day for May 28 June 27, 1766 – June 30, 1853)  Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s Story Born in modern-day Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, Pierre died a free man, a renowned hairdresser, and one of New York City’s most well-known Catholics.Plantation owner Pierre Bérard made Toussaint a house slave and allowed his grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-17, OM, Sts. John Fisher&Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2017 8:26:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2017 Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 11:1-11Brothers and sisters:If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me!Please put up with me.For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God,since I betrothed you to one husbandto present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning,your thoughts may be corruptedfrom a sincere and pure commitment to Christ.For if someone comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached,or if you receive a different spirit from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-17, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2017 9:06:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2017 Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-11Brothers and sisters, consider this: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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-19-17, OM, St. Romuald, Abbot

    06/18/2017 8:11:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    June 19, 2017 Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 6:1-10Brothers and sisters:As your fellow workers, we appeal to younot to receive the grace of God in vain.For he says: In an acceptable time I heard you,and on the day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is a very acceptable time;behold, now is the day of salvation.We cause no one to stumble in anything,in order that no fault may be found with our ministry;on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselvesas ministers of God, through much endurance,in afflictions, hardships, constraints,beatings, imprisonments, riots,labors, vigils,...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Augustine of Canterbury, 05-27-17

    06/16/2017 7:51:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-27-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass of Apostle to the English | photo by Lawrence, OPSaint Augustine of Canterbury Saint of the Day for May 27 (? – May 26, 605)  Saint Augustine of Canterbury’s Story In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group was Augustine, the prior of their monastery. Hardly had he and his men reached Gaul when they heard stories of the ferocity of the Anglo-Saxons and of the treacherous waters of the English Channel. Augustine returned to Rome and to Gregory the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Philip Neri, 05-26-17

    06/16/2017 7:44:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-26-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The Madonna Apperaing to Saint Philip Neri | Sebastiano ConcaSaint Philip Neri Saint of the Day for May 26 (July 21, 1515 – May 26, 1595)  Saint Philip Neri’s Story Philip Neri was a sign of contradiction, combining popularity with piety against the background of a corrupt Rome and a disinterested clergy: the whole post-Renaissance malaise.At an early age, Philip abandoned the chance to become a businessman, moved to Rome from Florence, and devoted his life and individuality to God. After three years of philosophy and theology studies, he gave up any thought of...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Bede the Venerable, 05-25-17

    06/16/2017 7:35:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-25-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: San Beda | Bartolomé Román Saint Bede the Venerable Saint of the Day for May 25 (c. 672 – May 25, 735)  Saint Bede the Venerable’s Story Bede is one of the few saints honored as such even during his lifetime. His writings were filled with such faith and learning that even while he was still alive, a Church council ordered them to be read publicly in the churches.At an early age, Bede was entrusted to the care of the abbot of the Monastery of St. Paul, Jarrow. The happy combination of genius and the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, 05-24-17

    06/14/2017 10:20:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-24-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Ecstasy of Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi | Alessandro Rosi Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi Saint of the Day for May 24 (April 2, 1566 – May 25, 1607)  Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi’s Story Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of this union with God while both internal and external senses are detached from the sensible world. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi was so generously given this special gift of God that she is called the “ecstatic saint.”Catherine de’ Pazzi was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-17, M, St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor/Church

    06/12/2017 8:38:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 13, 2017 Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 2 Cor 1:18-22Brothers and sisters:As God is faithful, our word to you is not "yes" and "no."For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us,Silvanus and Timothy and me,was not "yes" and "no," but "yes" has been in him.For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him;therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory.But the one who gives us security with you in Christand who anointed us is...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 05-24-17, Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

    06/12/2017 9:50:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-24-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Ecstasy of Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi | Alessandro Rosi Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi Saint of the Day for May 24 (April 2, 1566 – May 25, 1607)  Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi’s Story Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of this union with God while both internal and external senses are detached from the sensible world. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi was so generously given this special gift of God that she is called the “ecstatic saint.”Catherine de’ Pazzi was...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gregory VII, 5-23-17

    06/11/2017 10:24:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-23-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The great controversy between Christ and Satan during the Christian dispensation | from a book by White, Ellen Gould Harmon Saint Gregory VII Saint of the Day for May 23 (c. 1025 – May 25, 1085)  Saint Gregory VII’s Story The 10th century and the first half of the 11th were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman families. In 1049, things began to change when Pope Leo IX, a reformer, was elected. He brought a young monk named Hildebrand to Rome as his counselor and...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All -- Saint Rita of Cascia, 05-22-17

    06/11/2017 10:18:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-22-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The Translation of Saint Rita of Cascia | Nicolas PoussinSaint Rita of Cascia Saint of the Day for May 22 (1381 – May 22, 1457)  Saint Rita of Cascia’s Story Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow, and member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase of her life.Born at Roccaporena in central Italy, Rita wanted to become a nun but was pressured at a young age into marrying a harsh and cruel man. During her 18-year marriage, she bore and raised two sons. After...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 05-21-17, Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions

    06/11/2017 10:13:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-21-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Photograph of Saint Cristóbal Magallanes Jara | Unknown Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions Saint of the Day for May 21 (d. between 1915 and 1937)  Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions’ Story Like Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, S.J., Cristóbal and his 24 companion martyrs lived under a very anti-Catholic government in Mexico, one determined to weaken the Catholic faith of its people. Churches, schools, and seminaries were closed; foreign clergy were expelled. Cristóbal established a clandestine seminary at Totatiche, Jalisco. He and the other priests were forced to minister secretly to Catholics during the presidency...