Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin

1Phil 3:8-14; Ps 16:1B-2A, 5, 7-8, 11; Mt 19:27-29 All the saints come to the same conclusion that Saint Paul came to—we come to the truth that relationship with Christ makes everything else “so much rubbish.”  Saint Clare of Assisi, friend and follower of Saint Francis of Assisi, discovered that the LORD is her portion […]

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Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr

2Cor 9:6-10; Ps 112:1,2,5-9; Jn 12:24-26 As the story goes, the Deacon Lawrence was arrested for being a Christian, and he was commanded to bring the wealth of the church before his captors that they might reap some profit upon his arrest.  The authorities knew that deacons in the church cared for the resources of […]

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Memorial of Saint John Vianney, priest

Jer 30:1,2,12-15,18-22; Ps 102:16-21,29,22,23; Mt 15:1,2,10-14 Saint John Vianney gave himself over to sinners, just like the Lord Jesus.  He spent countless hours celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation.  He had little time for sleep, and often his rest was disturbed by the evil one.  Stories abound about the struggles Saint John had to endure as […]

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