31Aug 31 August. Thursday, Week 21

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13

Paul recalls the faith of the Thessalonians and prays for their spiritual growth

Brothers and sisters, during all our distress and persecution we have been encouraged about you through your faith. …

30Aug 30 August. Wednesday, Week 21

Saint Fiacre (Fiachra)

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

The gospel is no mere opinion but is God’s own word

You remember our labour and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any …

29Aug 29 August. The Passion of St John the Baptist

1st Reading: Jeremiah 1:17-19

Like Jeremiah, we must speak out against domineering rulers

But as for you, gird up your loins; stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not break down before them, or I will …

28Aug 28 August. Monday, Week 21

Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10

Paul recalls the dramatic conversion of the people of Thessalonica

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: …

27Aug 27 August. 21st Sunday in O. T.

Saint Monica, widow<

1st Reading: Isaiah 22:19-23

Isaiah warns Shebna that the key, the symbol of his authority, will be taken from him

Thus says the Lord to Shebna, the master of the palace: “I will thrust you from your …

26Aug 26 August. Saturday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17

How Ruth the foreigner came to become king David’s great grandmother

Now Naomi had a kinsman on her husband’s side, a prominent rich man, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And …

25Aug 25 August, 2017. Friday, Week 20


Saint Louis of France; Saint Joseph Calasanctius, priest

1st Reading: Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22

Ruth migrates to Bethlehem, with her widowed mother-in-law

In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain …

24Aug 24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

1st Reading: Revelation 21:9-14

The City of God has 12 gates, representing the 12 apostles

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will …

23Aug 23 August. Wednesday, Week 20

Saint Eugene, bishop; Saint Rose of Lima, virgin

1st Reading: Judges 9:6-15

In a riddle Jotham curses Abimelech and the people of Shechem

All the masters of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together, and they went and made Abimelech king, …

22Aug 22 August. The Queenship of Mary

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-6

God’s promise of joy and restoration to those who sat in darkness

There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and …




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