Readings of the day: RB 35:12-18Mass: Is 49:8-15; Resp Ps 145; Jn 5:17-30
I pray to you, O Lord, for a time of favor.In your great mercy, answer me, O God, with your salvation that never fails.
(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)
Like all days, today is a day to call upon the Lord in times of difficulty and frustratio
Readings of the day: RB 61:1-5Mass: Isaiah 48:17-19; Resp. Psalm 1; Matthew 11:16-19
If you hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea.
During a lengthy drive yesterday, I became engrossed in the audio version of Graham Greene’s
‘Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not’? This is how Advent opens with the first reading from Isaiah (63:16b-17, 19b;
64:2-7). Left to our selves we wander from the ways of God, our hearts become hardened almost unnoticed because we are living without much awareness of what is happening inside, within the
heart. Once we become aware and notice more, we may feel moved to cry out, ‘Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down
SAINT BRUNO (c. 1032-1101); BLESSED MARIE ROSE DUROCHER (1811-1849)FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Readings of the
day: RB 7:55Mass: Baruch 1:15-22; Resp. Psalm 79; Luke 10:13-16
I was struck this morning during Vigils with Psalm 79(80) which also serves as today’s Responsorial Psalm. Maybe it was a wake-up call. My