Saint Barnabas (d. c.63)
Readings of the day: RB 8 The Divine Office at NightMass: Ac 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Resp Ps 98; Mt 10:7-13 or Mt 5:1-12Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts;no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals or walking stick.
Inspired by St Barnabas’s commitment and dedication to serving the Lord and his brothers and sisters, may we, whatever our vocation—single, married, consecrated religious, ordained—‘encourage one another to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart’. Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always until the end of the world.The Holy Spirit gives us the strength we need toachieve holiness in the midst of our everyday lives.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, June 11, 2018)