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Daily Readings for Thursday, March 30, 2023

Reading 1: Genesis 17:3-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 105:4-9, Gospel: John 8:51-59

St. Peter Regulatus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 30, 2023

Also Peter Regalado, Franciscan reformer. Peter was born at Valladolid, Spain, to a noble family, and entered the Franciscan Order in his native city at the age of thirteen. After several years, he transferred to a far more austere monastery at Tribulos, where he became known for his severe asceticism as well as his abilities to levitate and enter into ecstasies. A success as abbot, he gave himself over to bringing needed reforms to the monastery and to promoting reforms in other Franciscan ...

Prayer for a Holy Church and Priests: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, March 30, 2023

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; You Yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares which are continually being set for the ...

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Daily Reading for Friday, March 31st, 2023 HD

Reading 1, Jeremiah 20:10-13 10 I heard so many disparaging me, 'Terror on every side! Denounce him! Let us denounce him!' All those who were on good terms with me watched for my downfall, 'Perhaps he will be seduced into error. Then we shall get the better of him and take our revenge!' 11 But Yahweh is at my side like a mighty hero; my opponents will stumble, vanquished, confounded by their failure; everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs. 12 Yahweh Sabaoth, you who test the ...

St. Berthold: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite Order. He was born in Limoges, France, and proved a brilliant student at the University of Paris. Ordained a priest, Berthold joined his brother, Aymeric, the Latin patriarch of Antioch, in Turkey, on the Crusades. On Mount Carmel he found a group of hermits, joined them, and established a rule. Aymeric appointed Berthold the first Carmelite superior general. Berthold tried to reform the Christian soldiers in the region, having ...

PRAY FOR POPE FRANCIS - Hospitalized with 'Pulmonary Infection'

Pope Francis is to be hospitalized for at least several days due to a reported 'pulmonary infection.'

Daily Readings for Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Reading 1: Daniel 3:91-92, Reading 1: Daniel 3:95, Reading 1: Daniel 3:14-20, Responsorial Psalm: Daniel 3:52-56, Gospel: John 8:31-42

Prayer for the Sick: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to you in this time of illness. O dearest comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us. Amen.