Saint Patrick (5th century)
Readings of the day: RB 38 The Weekly ReaderMass: Jr 11:18-20; Resp Ps 7; Jn 7:40-53
Never before has anyone spoken like this man.
Loving God, you search our minds and hearts.Help us to listen to you and proclaim,‘This is the Christ.’
Blessed are they
Readings of the day: RB 23 Faults Which Deserve Excommunication; RB 24 Different Degrees of ExcommunicationMass: Jr 17:5-10; Resp Ps 1; Lk 16:19-21
I the Lord test the mind and search the heart,to give all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.(Jr 17:10)
Readings of the day: RB 21 The Deans of the MonasteryMass: Is 1:10, 16-20; Resp Ps 50; Mt 23:1-12
The greatest among you must be your servant.Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Jesus’ words contradict contemporary ways of thinking where the ri
Readings of the day: RB 20 The Ideal of True Reverence in PrayerMass: Da 9:4b-10; Resp Ps 79; Lk 6:36-38
Our Gospel requires little commentary:
Do not judge, and you will not be judged;do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.Forgive, and you will be forgiven;give, and it will be given to you.
Readings of the day: RB 19 Our Approach to PrayerMass: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Resp Ps 116; Rm 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
This is my beloved Son.Listen to him.
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