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Daily Reading for Sunday, December 6th, 2020 HD

Reading 1, Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 1 'Console my people, console them,' says your God. 2 'Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and cry to her that her period of service is ended, that her guilt has been atoned for, that, from the hand of Yahweh, she has received double punishment for all her sins.' 3 A voice cries, 'Prepare in the desert a way for Yahweh. Make a straight highway for our God across the wastelands. 4 Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill be levelled, every cliff become ...

Daily Readings for Friday, December 04, 2020

Reading 1: Isaiah 29:17-24, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:13-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:1, Gospel: Matthew 9:27-31

St. John of Damascus: Saint of the Day for Friday, December 04, 2020

Saint John Damascene has the double honor of being the last but one of the fathers of the Eastern Church, and the greatest of her poets. It is surprising, however, how little that is authentic is known of his life. The account of him by John of Jerusalem, written some two hundred years after his death, contains an admixture of legendary matter, and it is not easy to say where truth ends and fiction begins. The ancestors of John, according to his biographer, when Damascus fell into the ...

Thanks for Family and Friends: Prayer of the Day for Friday, December 04, 2020

Blessed are You, loving Father, For all your gifts to us. Blessed are You for giving us family and friends To be with us in times of joy and sorrow, To help us in days of need, And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration.. Father, We praise You for Your Son Jesus, Who knew the happiness of family and friends, And in the love of Your Holy Spirit. Blessed are you for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer Requests Live for Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 HD

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Daily Reading for Saturday, December 5th, 2020 HD

Reading 1, Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26 19 Yes, people of Zion living in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious to you when your cry for help rings out; as soon as he hears it, he will answer you. 20 When the Lord has given you the bread of suffering and the water of distress, he who is your teacher will hide no longer, and you will see your teacher with your own eyes. 21 Your ears will hear these words behind you, 'This is the way, keep to it,' whether you turn to right or ...

Prayer to Saint Therese De Lisieux for Guidance: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, December 03, 2020

Govern by all Thy Wisdom, O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving Thee as Thou dost Will, and not as I may choose. Do not punish me, I beseech Thee, by granting that which I wish or ask if it offended Thy Love, which would always live in me. Let me die to myself, so that I may love Thee. Let me live to Thee, Who art in Thyself, the True Life. Dear St. Therese, guide me in your Little Way, so that I may ascend to the heights and happiness of Heaven.

Advent Reflection - Day 5 - The First Thursday of Advent

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Daily Readings for Thursday, December 03, 2020

Reading 1: Isaiah 26:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:19-21, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:25-27, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:8-9, Gospel: Matthew 7:21, Gospel: Matthew 7:24-27

St. Francis Xavier: Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 03, 2020

St. Francis Xavier was a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506. His father was a privy counselor and finance minister to King John III of Navarre. He was the youngest in his family and resided in a castle which still partially stands today and is in the possession of the Jesuit order. As the young Francis grew, he was surrounded by war. Navarre was the target of a campaign by King Ferdinand of Aragon and Castile, and the kingdom was ...