Friday 12 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

by SBVM

Here is part of today’s Old Testament reading, from Hosea: ‘I will heal their faithlessness; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them. I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, he shall strike root as the poplar; his shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like […]

Wednesday 10 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

by SBVM

Here is part of today’s Gospel reading: ‘And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of […]

Tuesday 9 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

by SBVM

From today’s Gospel, from St Matthew: ‘Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to […]

Monday 8 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

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Here is today’s Gospel, from St Matthew: ‘While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered […]

7 July 2024, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Here is today’s New Testament reading, from 2 Corinthians: ‘And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but […]

Saturday 6 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

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Today is the Optional Memoria of Our Lady on Saturday. Here is the Memorare, attributed to St Bernard: ‘Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O […]

Friday 5 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

by SBVM

Today is also the Memorial, in Staffordshire, of St Modwen, Virgin. She was one of a group of hermits who established monastic life on an island in the river Trent. The area was thus soaked in prayer from an early date. May St Modwen pray for us, that our own lives may also likewise be […]

Thursday 4 July 2024, Feria in Ordinary Time.

by SBVM

Here is today’s Gospel, from St Matthew: ‘And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the […]

Wednesday 3 July 2024, St Thomas, Apostle, Feast.

by SBVM

The icon below comes from the church of St John the Baptist, Chesmenskaya, and is in the public domain. It shows the central image of today’s feast, the moment when Thomas places his hand in the Saviour’s side and exclaims: ‘My Lord and my God!’ Here is part of an Orthodox hymn for the feast: […]