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Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

A certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with bitumen and pitch,and putting the child in it,placed it among the reeds on […]

Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Jesus said to his Apostles:“Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth.I have come to bring not peace but the sword.For I have come to seta man against his father,a daughter against her mother,and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;and one’s enemies will be those of his household. “Whoever loves father […]

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

R. (cf. 33)  Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.I pray to you, O LORD, for the time of your favor, O God!In your great kindness answer me with your constant help.Answer me, O LORD, for bounteous is your kindness: in your great mercy turn toward me.R. Turn to the Lord in your need, […]

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Jacob gave his sons this charge:“Since I am about to be taken to my people,bury me with my fathers in the cave that liesin the field of Ephron the Hittite,the cave in the field of Machpelah,facing on Mamre, in the land of Canaan,the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittitefor a burial ground.There Abraham […]

Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Israel set out with all that was his.When he arrived at Beer-sheba,he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.There God, speaking to Israel in a vision by night, called,“Jacob! Jacob!”He answered, “Here I am.”Then he said: “I am God, the God of your father.Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt,for there […]

Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

Judah approached Joseph and said: “I beg you, my lord,let your servant speak earnestly to my lord,and do not become angry with your servant,for you are the equal of Pharaoh.My lord asked your servants, ‘Have you a father, or another brother?’So we said to my lord, ‘We have an aged father,and a young brother, the […]

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

When hunger came to be felt throughout the land of Egyptand the people cried to Pharaoh for bread,Pharaoh directed all the Egyptians to go to Josephand do whatever he told them.When the famine had spread throughout the land,Joseph opened all the cities that had grainand rationed it to the Egyptians,since the famine had gripped the […]

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

In the course of the night, Jacob arose, took his two wives,with the two maidservants and his eleven children,and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.After he had taken them across the streamand had brought over all his possessions,Jacob was left there alone.Then some man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.When the man saw […]

Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran.When he came upon a certain shrine, as the sun had already set,he stopped there for the night.Taking one of the stones at the shrine, he put it under his headand lay down to sleep at that spot.Then he had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground,with […]

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two otherswhom he sent ahead of him in pairsto every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them,“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;so ask the master of the harvestto send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way;behold, I am sending you […]