Readings of the day: RB 18:7-111 P 5:1-4; Resp. Ps 23; Mt 16:13-19The Chair of Saint
Peter, BerniniBeing Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea,but the encounter with an event, a person,which gives life a new horizon and decisive
direction.(Pope Benedict XVI, Encycli
In other years: Our Lady of Lourdes Readings of the day: RB 9 The Number of Psalms at the Night OfficeMass: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Resp. Psalm 32; 1 Co 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45 Mother Teresa ministering to the sickDo
not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets;I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.(Mt 5:17
Wednesday of the Third Week of Ordinary TimeSaint Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church (1557-1622) Readings of the day: RB 61, Cherishing Silence in the MonasteryMass: 2 Samuel 7:4-17; Resp. Psalm 89; Mark 4:1-20Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower Whoever has ears ought to hear.
As Jesus explains