Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings of the day: R 7:10-18Mass: 2 Samuel 12:1-7a 10-17; Resp. Psalm 51; Mark 4:35-41
Jesus rebuked the wind, and said to the sea,‘Quiet! Be still!’
With Jesus’ words to the raging wind and sea, the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Slow
Readings of the day: RB 46Mass: 1 Maccabees 6:1-13; Resp. Psalm 9; Luke 20:27-40 Miracle of the Wheel
The Basilica of San Clemente in Rome is a wonder to behold; a must for any visitor to the eternal city. Enter a XII century basilica filled with magnificent frescoes and mosaics, explore
Readings of the day: RB 43:13-19Mass: 2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Resp. Psalm 17; Luke 19:11-28
with her seven sonsMost admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish in a single day,yet bore it courageously because of her hope
in the Lord.
In other years: Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)
Readings of the day: RB 18:1-6Mass: Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Resp. Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Luke 22:15-21
I tend to sit up straighter when I read, “Thus says the Lord.” Today, like all days, the words of the Lord are powerful—yet what God says to Cyrus, king of Persia, are awe-inspiring:
I am the Lord and there is no other, there is no God besides me!
The God who called Cyrus, giving him the title, “anointed;”the Go