A new beautiful Divine Office

Dear community,

In just weeks a new beautiful iOS Divine Office will be released as a low cost upgrade to our current Divine Office iOS app. The upgrade is optional because our current app will continue to operate as it is now. However, if you would like to upgrade you won’t pay extra for buying now because we have discounted this version by the upgrade cost. Buy now in confidence knowing only owners of this app will receive the exclusive upgrade pricing.

This announcement is only applicable to Apple devices. We will begin upgrading Android shortly. We value our Android using community and will get updates and upgrades to you as soon as our limited resources will allow.

By trying to find creative solutions so that Divine Office app may remain affordable, despite the inevitable costs of new upgraded versions, we hope to encourage an even greater number of people to gather in prayer.

Please share the good news and be an active member gathering with ever greater numbers in worshiping God and interceding for the salvation of the world.

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About Today

May 13 Our Lady of Fatima Optional Memorial Today is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. Appearing to the children, the Blessed Virgin told them that She had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman… Enter Prayer

About Today

May 10 Saint Damien de Veuster, Priest Optional Memorial Saint Damien (1840-1889) was a priest and international missionary from the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. At age 23, Damien left his homeland in Belgium and traveled to Hawaii to spread the Gospel. Once there, he ministered to the Hawaiian peoples and… Enter Prayer

About Today

May 3 Philip and James, Apostles Feast “The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me’” (Jn 1:43). [1] St. Philip was one of Jesus’ early disciples. Jesus called to him, Philip followed, and Philip invited Nathanial to join Jesus, too. Some Greeks came to… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The Lord is risen, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to the Lord. Ant. The Lord… Enter Prayer

About Today

Wednesday within the Octave of Easter Today’s Gospel reading for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter: The Walk to Emmaus: “That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma′us, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and… Enter Prayer

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Tuesday within the Octave of Easter Today’s Gospel reading for Tuesday in the Octave of Easter: Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene: “But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one… Enter Prayer

About Today

Easter Sunday “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When… Enter Prayer

About Today

Good Friday “See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted…Though harshly treated, he submitted and did not open his mouth; Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open his mouth…But it was the Lord’s will to crush him with pain. By making… Enter Prayer

About Today

Holy Thursday “After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord-and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have… Enter Prayer

About Today

Wednesday of Holy Week “The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting,” (Isaiah 50:5-6).[1] This ‘Servant Song’… Enter Prayer

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Tuesday of Holy Week “It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and restore the survivors of Israel: I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth,” (Isaiah 49:6). [1] This ‘Servant Song’… Enter Prayer

About Today

Monday of Holy Week “Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon him I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations,” (Isaiah 42:1).[1] Today’s Old Testament reading speaks of a chosen Savior, a servant with God’s spirit upon him. As one of… Enter Prayer

The Day of Unborn Children

Dear Community,

This March 25th feast day, represents the symbolic interval of a full-term pregnancy, reminding us of the reality and dignity of human life from day one at the moment of conception.

“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.” – Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 100

The International Day of the Unborn Child is celebrated today, in conjunction with the Solemnity of the Annunciation. First officially celebrated in Argentina in 1999 under the Pontificate of Saint Pope John Paul II, this day is a day of remembrance for those unborn children who have lost their lives to the violence of abortion and a celebration of the value and dignity of every human person from the moment of conception.

Today, Pope Francis addressing the pilgrims in Saint Peter’s Square: “On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, the Day of Life is celebrated in many countries. For this reason, twenty years ago, Saint John Paul II on this date signed the Encyclical Evangelium vitae. To celebrate this anniversary, many members of the Movement for Life are in the Square today. In Evangelium vitae the family occupies a central place, insofar as it is the womb of human life. The words of my venerable Predecessor remind us that the human couple was blessed by God from the beginning to form a community of love and life, to which He entrusted the mission of procreation.”

For the Holy Father the spirit of the Annunciation is a spirit of humility. “There was the humility of Mary, who ‘did not understand well’ but ‘[entrusted] her soul to the will of God.’ And Joseph who “was humble, as he ‘lowered himself’ to take on the ‘great responsibility’ of the bride who was with child.”

We, at DivineOffice.org pray today for all men and women of the world, so they may find the humility of heart, the joy of being imitators of Mary and Joseph, and the faith in God that will sustain them through the great responsibility, great joy, that is a new human life.

In the spirit of the great Solemnity of Annunciation, let us pray:

Now, let us say it together:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
In you we contemplate
The splendour of true love,
We turn to you with confidence.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
Make our families, also,
Places of communion and cenacles of prayer,
Authentic schools of the Gospel,
And little domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth
May our families never more experience
Violence, isolation, and division:
May anyone who was wounded or scandalized
Rapidly experience consolation and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
May the upcoming Synod of Bishops
Re-awaken in all an awareness
Of the sacred character and inviolability of the family,
Its beauty in the project of God.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Hear and answer our prayer. Amen.
A prayer for the Synod on the Family, recited today by Pope Francis.

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About Today

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord “The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the… Enter Prayer

About Today

February 22 The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle Feast “‘And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Antiphon: 1043 Psalm: 1298 Christian Prayer: Antiphon: 687 Psalm: 820 Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Today if you hear the voice of the Lord, harden not your hearts. Psalm 67 O God, be gracious and bless us and let… Enter Prayer

Lent is near! A Call to Prayer!

Dear community,

Tomorrow we will embark in a new Lenten journey. Prayer, mercy and charity, conversion of heart, these are both our pillars and our solid ground, paving the road towards the Passion and the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Where is your brother?”(Gen 4:9) Pope Francis asks in this year’s Lenten message. He makes a call for each of us to find “our brother” and unite “ourselves in prayer with the Church in heaven.” Stand firm and hold fast to this call since “we (all) are tempted by indifference.”

Share this call! Make easier for our brothers and sisters to find the joy of praying the Liturgy of the Hours, through our free website, DivineOffice.org, through the mobile apps for iPhone and Android, which are discounted 25% starting today throughout the first week of Lent.

We are asked to search again for that “strong and steadfast heart, closed to the tempter but open to God. A heart which lets itself be pierced by the Spirit so as to bring love along the roads that lead to our brothers and sisters.” “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer!” Pope Francis urges us in his message.

We, at DivineOffice.org pray, in the words of our Holy Father:
May this Lenten journey be spiritually fruitful!
May the Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you!

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Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, Let us worship God who brings the world and its wonders from darkness into light. Psalm 100 Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing for joy. Ant. Come, Let… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship our mighty king and lord. Psalm 100 Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing for joy. Ant. Come, let us worship our mighty king and lord…. Enter Prayer

About Today

February 8 Saints Jerome Emiliani, Priest and Josephine Bakhita, Virgin Optional Memorial St. Jerome was born in Venice in 1481. In 1518, he was ordained a priest after his service in the army ended. St. Jerome made it his priority to minister to the less fortunate, especially orphans, the infirm, and fallen women. Throughout Northern… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come let us praise the Lord in whom is all our delight. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come into the Lord’s presence singing for joy. Psalm 67 O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us. So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations learn your saving help. Ant…. Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship Christ, the King of martyrs. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to the… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us sing joyful songs to the Lord. Psalm 24 The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness, the world and all its peoples. It is he who set it on the seas; on the waters he made it firm. Ant…. Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Christ is born for us; come, let us adore him. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship God on the feast of the conversion of Saint Paul. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and… Enter Prayer

About Today

January 25 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle Feast “And he said, ‘The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Just One and to hear a voice from his mouth; for you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard…. Enter Prayer

About Today

November 30 Saint Andrew, Apostle Feast “As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Immediately, they left… Enter Prayer

Prayer: a New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are a common practice going back over 3,000 years. We have the feeling and the hope of a new beginning and for all Christianity this hope is renewed each year with the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Most New Year’s resolutions are personal commitments to quit bad habits and set new good ones, new goals as spending more time with family or eating healthier or exercise more. It seems the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions are in relation to physical things. If so, let us then remember: “train yourselfs to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:7, 8.

If we are committed to follow these words and our New Year’s resolutions is to pray more, to attend church more regularly, we should still remember that there is no power in a New Year’s resolution if God is not, truly, the center of it. Honoring Him in mind and body, growing spiritually, renouncing our pride and vanity, praying to the Lord for wisdom in all regards and not becoming daunted with occasional failures, because:

“The Lord guides the steps of a man
and makes safe the path of one he loves.
Though he stumble he shall never fall
for the Lord holds him by the hand.”
Psalm 34

If Prayer is a New Year’s resolution or if it is a striving, a desire to make it a way of life, join DivineOffice.org community of prayers. We ask those of you already members to spread the word and help others find their way, to all Divine Office, through God’s grace, has to offer.

For 8 years now, we offer aid in praying daily the Liturgy of the Hours through our free podcast and DivineOffice.org website as well as our mobile apps. Moreover, the Divine Office app for iOS and Android are discounted 25% until next year’s January 3rd. You can always find us:

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May God’s blessings and grace be with you
and your family this New Year
The Team at Divine Office

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About Today

January 1 Mary, the Holy Mother of God Solemnity “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to Aaron and his sons, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel; you shall say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Let us celebrate the motherhood of the Virgin Mary; let us worship her Son, Christ the Lord. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise… Enter Prayer

About Today

December 14 Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial “The little white dove Has returned to the ark with the bough; And now the turtle-dove Its desired mate On the green banks has found.“[1] St. John of the Cross was born in 1542 in Fontiveros, Spain. The son of a… Enter Prayer

About Today

December 7 Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Memorial “There is also a certain water which we put into the basin of our soul, water from the fleece and from the Book of Judges; water, too, from the Book of Psalms. It is the water of the message from heaven. Let, then, this… Enter Prayer

About Today

December 6 Saint Nicholas, bishop Optional Memorial The veneration with which this saint has been honored in both East and West, the number of altars and churches erected in his memory, and the countless stories associated with his name all bear witness to something extraordinary about him. Yet the one fact concerning the life of… Enter Prayer

Divine Office 2 App for iOS is $14.99 only two more days!

Divine Office 2 App will be $14.99 only two more days. It may be an opportunity to give this gift of prayer to all your loved ones at a discount price.

We feel thankful for each and everyone of you praying with us, for all the support we have received from you since we lunched the Divine Office 2 App, for all your wonderful reviews. Finally, but most important of all, thank you for your help with our mission of gathering more people in praying the Liturgy of the Hours.

We wish everyone a Blessed Holy Advent Season and God’s Peace Be With You,
The Team at Divine Office

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The Bundle Upgrade to the Divine Office 2 is now in Store!

Dear Community,

The bundle upgrade to the Divine Office 2 app is now available in store! This message concerns all of our community members using the old Divine Office app, that have iOS 7 and later, that need the maintenance support and added features:
*iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Mini, iPad Air
*Enhanced playback controls including skip forward/backward
*Playback speeds 1x, 1.3x, 1.6x, and 2x
*Audio downloads from 0 to 21 days
*Airplay support
*Easy scrolling date picker
*Liturgical calendar
*Performance improvements

The ever changing world of technology made this upgrade not only useful but, most importantly, necessary. The old Divine Office app will continue to operate until Apple changes something that will, eventually, break it. This should still give it a year to several years of useful life but, please keep in mind, the app will not be actively maintained. The way it was written years ago, makes it now, unfortunately, in need of this upgrade, that will allow us to prevent the obsoleteness of the Divine Office app.

Please rest assured, our efforts will focus on the Divine Office 2 app, which will be under active development and will continue to be enhanced and adapted to new Apple devices and operating systems.

For existing users of Divine Office you can purchase the update for $5. Here is the Divine Office 2 Update bundle. And a quick video on how to get the $5 upgrade price.

The Divine Office team is committed to this work in all its aspects. From its technical and technological issues, to constantly producing new audio and text content for each liturgical year, from the implementation of new ideas and suggestions from our community members, to our mission of gathering more people in praying the Liturgy of the Hours and all the challenges that come with that mission. We ask for your support in spreading the word and feel blessed for your loyalty to the prayer. A loyalty that feeds our hope that, even with all our faults and imperfections, through all our efforts the Divine Office will continue to be for many years to come.

May God’s blessings and grace will be with you and your family this Advent and Christmas season from the Divine Office Family to yours.

God’s Peace be with you,
The Team at Divine Office

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Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful… Enter Prayer

Divine Office 2 App for iOS is now in Store!

Dear Community,

May you have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day! We feel thankful for each and everyone of you praying with us! And so, our joy is even greater, for we are able to announce, after 18 months of work, that our new iOS app, Divine Office 2, is now available for purchase in the iTunes App Store.

Divine Office 2
Our app is today and on Black Friday through 1st Week of Advent at a special price so that you can gift liturgical prayer to friends and family, to all of those you may feel to offer this gift of prayer.

The original Divine Office app for iOS was created and released about three years ago when the prayer community was much smaller. Now we number in the hundreds of thousands all praying together through our web site, radio stations, podcasts, and mobile apps running on Apple and Android devices. (Android users don’t fret, we will have a major upgrade available for you in just a few short months.)

Our new app, Divine Office 2, for iOS is now available in the iTunes App Store. There are too many features to mention, but here are a few highlights:

*iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Mini, iPad Air
*Enhanced playback controls including skip forward/backward
*Playback speeds 1x, 1.3x, 1.6x, and 2x
*Audio downloads from 0 to 21 days
*Airplay support
*Easy scrolling date picker
*Liturgical calendar
*Performance improvements
*Bug fixes

We made efforts to implement your suggestions regarding the audio content and the functionality of our app. We added new voices for the recitation of the psalms and scripture and support for iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air and iPad Mini display. The best of the old plus the new features based upon your feedback and reviews have all been factored into our new app. The Divine Office 2 App is designed to make praying even more convenient, enjoyable, and simple enough for anyone to use, but don’t take our word for it, here is what others are saying:

“There is positively no need to waste time with words. This is simply the best app there is. Simply outstanding. Let me repeat “Simply Outstanding.” by Anthony Sep 15, 2014

“Recommended by our parish priest…” by Rosettegcb on Aug 28, 2014

“A Gift, daily it continues to give and bless..” by Chasw.hal on Aug 20, 2014

“I found this software extraordinary. It brings prayer home & creates a true sense of universality in prayer…” by Ahims Ovie on Aug 15, 2014

“Outstanding app. Very user friendly. Allows me to pray on the go. Highly recommend it.” by Barbara Rado on Aug 9, 2014

“Excellent — As laity I find this app perfect for learning the daily prayers. The notes on ribon placement are great. Perfect companion to pray while commuting…” by bernie5412 on Aug 9, 2014

“Wonderful — It’s great to be able to take the divine office with me wherever I go: on the shuttle ride across campus, at work, studying in the library, anywhere. A great way to keep a daily prayer life strong.” by Branson Shaffer on Aug 4, 2014

As we prepare for Advent in anticipation of the Christmas Season, let us remember St. Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing,” by which he intends, more than simply, bowing our heads and speaking to God on a regular basis. He means for us to adopt an ongoing attitude of prayer that is a way of life and a constant intercession for the salvation of all mankind. In this way, prayers become liturgy, a way to fulfill our divine calling and a practical approach for addressing the suffering of the world. The Divine Office 2 App is such an opportunity to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, an ancient and meditative collection of psalms, hymns and scripture that represent the public prayer of the Christian community several times through the day.

If you are unable to pray in community, but love the contentment of praying with others, the Divine Office 2 App lets you view locations where other Christians around the world are simultaneously praying with you and automatically downloads up to 21 days of content and each day includes the following:
* About Today
* Invitatory
* Office of Readings
* Morning Prayer
* Midmorning Prayer
* Midday Prayer
* Midafternoon Prayer
* Evening Prayer
* Night Prayer

This version is the official prayer book of the Catholic Church, however, it is suitable for all Christian faith traditions. It contains the official text and audio of daily prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary). It automatically downloads the appropriate prayers for each office, every day of the year, including Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials.

Divine Office Upgrade bundle
If you already own the Divine Office iOS app then special upgrade pricing will be available over the next 4 weeks, starting early December. Please claim your upgrade pricing by purchasing the Divine Office upgrade bundle. We will announce on every channel as soon as the upgrade is approved.

We pray God’s blessings and grace will be with you and your family this Advent and Christmas Season, from the Divine Office Family to yours.

God’s Peace Be With You,
The Team at Divine Office

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About Today

November 16 Saint Margaret of Scotland Optional Memorial Optional memorial, 1969 Calendar, celebration November 16. 1955 Calendar, St. Gertrude the Great, virgin St. Margaret of Scotland was probably born about 1045 in Hungary in a royal family. Her father was the English prince Edward the Exile. Margaret came with her father to England but on… Enter Prayer

About Today

November 9 Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Feast The Lateran Basilica is the Cathedral of Rome, mother of all the churches. The Lateran Palace had been the home of a powerful Roman family, but became part of the dowry of Fausta, the second wife of Constantine. Constantine donated it to the Bishop of Rome, probably… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship Christ, the Bridegroom of his Church, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs… Enter Prayer

Bishops Assembly to vote on revisions to the Liturgy of the Hours

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship will present five liturgical items for vote at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 10-13.

The bishops’ voting may include amendments to the following two items regarding the LOTH:

• Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours. An English translation of the prayers used for the feast days of saints who have been added to the General Calendar since 1984.

• Modifications to the Revised Grail Psalms, originally approved by Rome in 2010. Since it is anticipated that the Psalms will be widely used with a future edition of the liturgy of the hours, the committee recommended improving the translation and its “sprung rhythm” to facilitate easier proclamation and singing.

The last two action items are part of an ongoing revision of the liturgy of the hours that was begun in 2012. If these items are passed by two thirds of the Latin-rite bishops, then they will be sent to Rome for approval.

You can read the complete list of liturgical items here:
Bishops Assembly To Vote On Liturgical Items At November 2014 Meeting

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The Night Prayer (Compline) App was approved

Apple has finally approved The Night Prayer (Compline) App! Apple’s rejection was due to marketing and brand reasons because they didn’t want us to acknowledge or mention the app worked on other platforms. We managed to work through these issues. We apologize to all those affected by this and thank them for all the patience and understanding. God Bless All!

Look for it in the store:
Compline App

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October 19 Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Memorial Today is the memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and their Companions. These 17th century French missionaries traveled to the northeast part of the New World to share the Gospel. The Jesuit missionaries visited the Iroquois and Mohawk peoples… Enter Prayer

A new beautiful Divine Office

Dear community,

In just weeks a new beautiful iOS Divine Office will be released as a low cost upgrade to our current Divine Office iOS app. The upgrade is optional because our current app will continue to operate as it is now. However, if you would like to upgrade you won’t pay extra for buying now because we have discounted this version by the upgrade cost. Buy now in confidence knowing only owners of this app will receive the exclusive upgrade pricing.

This announcement is only applicable to Apple devices. We will begin upgrading Android shortly. We value our Android using community and will get updates and upgrades to you as soon as our limited resources will allow.

By trying to find creative solutions so that Divine Office app may remain affordable, despite the inevitable costs of new upgraded versions, we hope to encourage an even greater number of people to gather in prayer.

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October 22 Pope Saint John Paul II Optional Memorial Charles Joseph Wotjtyła was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he returned to his homeland and resumed various pastoral and academic tasks. He became first auxiliary bishop and, in 1964, Archbishop of Krakow and took… Enter Prayer

To our community members using iPhone and iPad

We are aware of a common issue causing some of the prayers to occasionally not get downloaded to your apps. And we were also affected, as where thousands of other apps, by the iOS 8 update that rendered our Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Night Prayer app to frequently crash. We apologize for the inconvenience you may be experiencing. We have submitted updated apps to Apple that address these issues and add iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus support. When these apps are approved by Apple they will be free updates to those of whom own these apps.

Again, we are sorry you are having problems with Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, or Night Prayer on iOS. We hope that Apple can quickly move through their backlog and approve our free updates. As a workaround you may use our web site at DivineOffice.org.

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September 28 Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr; Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs Optional Memorial St. Wenceslaus was the Duke of Bohemia in the 10th century. He was the son of a Christian father; Wratislaw I, Duke of Bohemia, and a pagan mother; Dragomir, who converted to Christianity when she married. Around the age of 18, St…. Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. In the presence of the angels, come, let us adore the Lord. Psalm 67 O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us. So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations learn… Enter Prayer

The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Day of Prayer
for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the
Synod of Bishops
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place from 5 to 21 October to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.

Particular churches, parish communities, institutes of consecrated life, associations and movements are invited to pray for this intention during Mass and at other liturgical celebrations, in the days leading to the synod and during the synod itself. The faithful, individually but above all in families, are invited to join in these prayers.

The suggested prayers include the Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod, composed by Pope Francis, and the following proposed intentions during the Prayers of the Faithful which can be adapted at Sunday Mass on 28 September and during the synod. The recitation of the Holy Rosary is also recommended for the duration of the synodal assembly. These intentions can also be included in the petitions at Lauds (Morning Prayer) and Vespers (Evening Prayer).

I – Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
Amen.

II – Prayer of the Faithful

Brothers and Sisters,
gathered together as God’s family and inspired by our faith, we raise our minds and hearts to the Father, that our families, sustained by the grace of Christ, might become true domestic churches where all live and bear witness to God’s love.

Together we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For Pope Francis: the Lord has called him to preside over the Church in charity; sustain him in his ministry of service to the communion of the episcopal college and the entire People of God, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For the synod fathers and the other participants at the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: may the Spirit of the Lord enlighten their minds so that the Church might respond, in faithfulness to God’s plan, to the challenges facing the family, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For those who have the responsibility of governing nations: that the Holy Spirit might inspire programmes which acknowledge the value of the family as the basic unit of society in God’s plan and which offer support to families in difficulty, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For Christian families: may the Lord who has sealed the union of husband and wife with his presence, make our families cenacles of prayer and ardent communities of life and love, after the example of the Holy Family of Nazareth, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For couples undergoing difficulties: may the Lord, rich in mercy, be present to them through the Church’s motherly care and concern in showing understanding and patience in their journey towards pardon and reconciliation, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For families who, for the sake of the Gospel, are forced leave their fatherland: may the Lord who endured exile with Mary and Joseph, comfort them with his grace and open for them paths of fraternal charity and human solidarity, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For grandparents: may the Lord who was received in the Temple by the elders Simeon and Anna, make them wise collaborators with parents in transmitting the faith and the raising their children, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For children: may the Lord of life, who in his ministry welcomed them and made them a model for entering the Kingdom of heaven, inspire a respect for life in the womb and programmes in raising children which conform to the Christian outlook towards life, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

For young people: may the Lord, who made holy the Wedding at Cana, lead them to discover the beauty of the sacredness and inviolability of the family in God’s plan and sustain engaged couples as they prepare for marriage, we pray:
Lord, bless and sanctify our families.

O God, you never forsake the work of your hands, hear our prayer; send the Spirit of your Son to enlighten the Church as the synodal journey begins, so that contemplating the splendour of true love which shines forth in the Holy Family of Nazareth, she might learn the freedom and obedience to respond with boldness and mercy to the challenges of today’s world. Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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September 21 Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Feast “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Is. 55:8-9). [1][2] When Jesus called St. Matthew… Enter Prayer

New voices on Divine Office

To our beloved community,

The Divine Office team is fully committed to this ministry. More so now, that we have been transformed, through the grace of God, from few to many, from a home spun ministry to a worldwide apostolate. As such, we acknowledge the growing, greater demands we have been challenged with and feel blessed to be able to answer them, as follows:

The Divine Office will be replacing the more dramatic readings with new, talented voices, some of which will bring youth and vitality while others will reflect our internationality, our cultural diversity.

Years ago, when we started this work we never believed we would be more than a small American community praying the Liturgy of the Hours. Today, through God’s grace, we look much more like our universal church with members young and old and from cultures around the globe.

Our new voices are hard at work right now and we will begin hearing them in about one week. The replacement will be done gradually and we, at Divine Office, hope you will be alongside us, in prayer, as we go through this, much needed, much anticipated transformation.

Additionally, we are within weeks of releasing our new iOS app. It will have features many of you have been asking for that are long overdue.

Be watching our announcements on our website, Facebook, and within our newsletter. For subscription to our newsletter, visit DivineOffice.org

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Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the King of kings; on this day his Virgin Mother was taken up to heaven. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him… Enter Prayer

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August 24 Saint Bartholomew, Apostle Feast “Nathanael said to him, ‘How do you know me?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.’ Nathanael answered him, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’” (Jn 1:48-49). [1] Today marks the Feast… Enter Prayer

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August 10 Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Feast St. Lawrence was a deacon in the 3rd century. He suffered martyrdom during Emperor Valerian’s persecution, shortly after Pope Saint Sixtus II and Companions were killed. St. Ambrose of Milan wrote about St. Lawrence and said when the prefect of Rome demanded the Church’s treasures, St. Lawrence… Enter Prayer

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May 25 Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church; Saint Gregory VII, Pope; Saint Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, Virgin Optional Memorials Saint Bede the Venerable Saint Bede (672/673 – 735) was an English monk and scholar. He is remembered as a brilliant historian, linguist, teacher, and prolific writer. He wrote The Ecclesiastical History… Enter Prayer

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May 18 Saint John I, Pope and Martyr Optional Memorial Pope Saint John I was a Tuscan pope elected to the papacy in 523 A.D. In his time, Arian kings and Christian rulers were warring. Byzantine Emperor Justin I had recently declared an anti-Arian decree, Latin and Greek Churches had come to allegiance, and the… Enter Prayer

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April 25 Saint Mark, Evangelist Feast Saint Mark the Evangelist authored the Gospel According to Mark. He was one of the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ. He and his mother, Mary, were integral in the early church movement; Mary opening up her home as a Christian meeting place. Also, Saint Mark’s journey with Saint Peter… Enter Prayer

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Holy Saturday “What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the… Enter Prayer

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Holy Thursday “So when he had washed their feet [and] put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, ‘Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed… Enter Prayer

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March 4 Saint Casimir Optional Memorial Saint Casimir, son of the king of Poland, was born in 1458. He practiced the Christian virtues with special regard to chastity and kindness to the poor and was zealous in the faith, particularly in his devotion to the holy eucharist and the Virgin Mary. Casimir died of consumption… Enter Prayer

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March 3 Saint Katharine Drexel, Virgin Optional Memorial Saint Katharine Drexel was born in 1858 in Pennsylvania. As the daughter of a wealthy banker and philanthropist, Katharine was exposed to social ideals at an early age. Upon returning from a trip out West, in which she encountered the undesirable living conditions of the Indian-Americans, Katharine… Enter Prayer

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January 26 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops Memorial “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth,” (Tim 2:15). [1] These two great men were disciples and companions of St. Paul and stalwarts in the early church’s missionary… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, let us worship her son, Christ the Lord! Psalm 24 The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness, the world and all its peoples. It is he who set it on… Enter Prayer

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November 24 Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Memorial St. Andrew Dung-Lac and his Companions are known as the Vietnam martyrs. These 117 saints were chosen from among the approximately 130,000 Christians killed during the Vietnamese persecutions between 1625 and 1886. Despite over 50 decrees banning the Christian faith, the Church has grown to… Enter Prayer

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December 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feastday of the United States of America Solemnity Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many early Fathers, including Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and John of Damascus commented on Mary as the “new Eve” who was free from sin…. Enter Prayer

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December 3 Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Memorial St. Francis Xavier was a Jesuit priest in the 1500’s. The son of an aristocratic Spanish-Basque family, he received the best education; studying at the University of Paris. While there; he met St. Ignatius of Loyola and with several other men, took vows to follow Christ. In 1541,… Enter Prayer

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November 17 Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Memorial St. Elizabeth of Hungary was a 13th century princess, the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and his wife, Gertrude of Andechs-Meran, a family that produced many saints. St. Elizabeth married Ludwig, the duke of Thuringia and their joyous marriage produced three children. She was very… Enter Prayer

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November 10 Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Memorial “Thus it is that God, by loving us, restores us to His image, and, in order that He may find in us the form of His goodness, He gives us that whereby we ourselves too may do the work that He does,… Enter Prayer

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First Sunday in the Season of Advent Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch…. Enter Prayer

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November 3 Saint Martin de Porres, Religious Optional Memorial St. Martin was born in Lima, Peru in 1579. His father was a Spanish nobleman and his mother a former slave from Panama. St. Martin apprenticed under a physician, receiving solid medical training. He became a member of the Dominican Third Order and lived as a… Enter Prayer

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October 20 Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest Optional Memorial “When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified,” (1Cor 2:1-2). [1] St. Paul of the Cross was… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord in the company of the angels. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful… Enter Prayer

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September 29 Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Feast “Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your habitation, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear… Enter Prayer

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September 30 Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial St. Jerome was a Biblical scholar in the fourth century. He studied and was baptized in Rome, then returned to his native Aquileia where he lived an ascetic life. Around 374, he headed for Palestine, but was delayed in Antioch, where he heard the… Enter Prayer

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September 15 Our Lady of Sorrows Memorial “And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Let us adore Christ, the Savior of the world, who called his mother to share in his passion. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come let us celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary, let us worship her Son, Christ the Lord. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with… Enter Prayer

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September 8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast Today we celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Romanus, a sixth-century lyricist in the Eastern tradition, first refers to the feast. The tradition spread and was celebrated in Rome within a century. The Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel from the 2nd… Enter Prayer

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August 11 Saint Clare, Virgin Memorial Saint Clare was born in the 12th century in Assisi, Italy. The eldest daughter of the Count of Sasso-Rosso, her upbringing was sophisticated yet pious. In her late teens, Saint Clare heard Saint Francis of Assisi preach and it ignited in her a desire to follow Christ in a… Enter Prayer

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August 12 Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious Optional Memorial St. Jane was born in Dijon, France in 1572. Her father was a supporter of Henry IV and the president of the Parliament of Burgundy. At age 20, she married Baron de Chantal. They had four children, before a shooting accident left St. Jane widowed…. Enter Prayer

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August 4 John Vianney, Priest Memorial Saint John Vianney was a French parish priest born in 1786. Known as the patron saint of priests, Saint Vianney became internationally respected for his pastoral care, confessional wisdom, and children’s catechesis. Born into humble circumstances, Saint Vianney’s parents modeled a pious lifestyle, practicing the corporal and spiritual works… Enter Prayer

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July 31 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Memorial “Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.”[1] St. Ignatius was born in 1491 at the castle of Loyola to a noble Basque family. In his teens, he became a knight. An injured leg left him… Enter Prayer

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July 21 Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial “The Holy Spirit sweetens the yoke of the divine law and lightens its weight, so that we may observe God’s commandments with the greatest of ease and even with pleasure.” [1] Saint Lawrence of Brindisi was born in 1559 in southern… Enter Prayer

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July 22 Saint Mary Magdalene Memorial Mary Magdalene lived in the first century. She was the leader of the women who accompanied Jesus and the apostles on their journeys. She was present at Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection. Jesus sent her to announce the resurrection to the others, and so she was called the “apostle… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and… Enter Prayer

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June 9 Saint Ephraem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial Oh my loved friends, Ye children of the Church, Offer up your praise At the season of the dawn: Every morning let us give thanks, And bow down in adoration, To the good Being who hath arranged in order, All the starry lights… Enter Prayer

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June 3 Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs Memorial “Kristu abagumye Era abawe omukisa. May Christ comfort you, and may he bless you” [1] Today is the Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, the martyrs of Uganda. Charles Lwanga was a page in the royal court of Mwanga, the king of the Baganda in… Enter Prayer

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June 2 Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs Optional Memorial Saints Marcellinus and Peter were Christians martyred under Diocletian’s persecution in the early 4th century. Despite imprisonment, the men held to their faith and are said to have converted the prison keeper, Artemius, and his wife and daughter to Christianity. The saints suffered martyrdom by beheading… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Invitatory from Ascension to Pentecost Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us adore Christ the Lord who promised to send the Holy Spirit on his people, alleluia. Psalm 100 Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Invitatory from Ascension to Pentecost Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us adore Christ the Lord who promised to send the Holy Spirit on his people, alleluia. Psalm 100 Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before… Enter Prayer

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The Ascension of the Lord or The Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Solemnity The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord may be celebrated today or on the following Sunday. This holy solemnity, which the Acts of the Apostles 1:3 situates forty days after the Resurrection, commemorates Jesus’ return to his Father in heaven.[1] This… Enter Prayer

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Seventh Sunday of Easter or The Ascension of the Lord if it was transferred to Sunday “’And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one,… Enter Prayer

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Today’s Gospel reading for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: “‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I… Enter Prayer

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Fifth Sunday of Easter “‘Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit,… Enter Prayer

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Fourth Sunday of Easter “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and… Enter Prayer

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April 19 Third Sunday of Easter “As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, ‘Peace to you.’ But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Antiphon: 1738 Psalm: 1044 Christian Prayer: Antiphon: tbd Psalm: 688 Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to… Enter Prayer

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March 25 Annunciation of the Lord Solemnity “And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word’” (Luke 1:38).[1] Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, we read about the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary and announcing she would bear… Enter Prayer

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March 17 Saint Patrick, Bishop Optional Memorial Today the Church remembers Saint Patrick, Bishop and Apostle to Ireland. Born in 387 in Scotland, Patrick was raised by affluent parents of Roman rank. At age 16, Patrick was kidnapped and forced into slavery, where he had to herd sheep for a Druid high priest in Ireland…. Enter Prayer

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Fifth Sunday of Lent “Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose… Enter Prayer

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Fourth Sunday of Lent “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through… Enter Prayer

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Second Sunday of Lent “Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’” (Mk 9:7). [1] In today’s gospel reading St. Mark tells of the Lord’s Transfiguration, when divine glory shone from him. The Father identified him as “his beloved Son” and… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship Christ, chief shepherd of the flock, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs… Enter Prayer

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February 17 Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order Optional Memorial Today is the optional memorial of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order. These young men; Bonfilius, Bonajuncta, Amideus, Hugh, Manettus, Soseneus, and Alexius, founded this order in 1240 after repeated apparitions from the Mother of God. The Servites strive towards personal sanctification,… Enter Prayer

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February 10 Saint Scholastica, Virgin Memorial Today is the memorial of Saint Scholastica, virgin of the Church and sister to the great St. Benedict. Born in 480 AD in Italy, all accounts attest to her devote love for God from a very young age. Adhering to her brother’s wisdom through Christ, Saint Scholastica founded and… Enter Prayer

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February 14 Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop Memorial Today we celebrate the memorials of St. Cyril, Monk, and his brother St. Methodius, Bishop. Both brothers had appointments in the Byzantine civil service before embracing monastic life. The brothers were sent as missionaries to Moravia. There they translated the liturgical books into the Slavonic language;… Enter Prayer

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First Sunday of Lent “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been… Enter Prayer

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February 3 St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr and St. Ansgar, Bishop Optional Memorial February 3rd marks the optional memorial of two great saints. St. Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste and holy martyr, was a Christian of the 4th century living in modern day Armenia. He is venerated as one of the 14 Holy Martyrs of the… Enter Prayer

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January 31 Saint John Bosco, Priest Memorial Saint John Bosco was the youngest son to Piedmontese peasants. He studied theology at Turin. After ordination, he served the dislocated people who came from the countryside and found themselves adrift in a setting of heavy urbanization and industrialization. In 1854, in a very anti-clerical setting, he founded… Enter Prayer

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January 20 Sts. Sebastian, Martyr and Fabian, Pope and Martyr Optional Memorials St Sebastian was born in Gaul, but his parents were of Milan, in Italy, and he was brought up in that city. He was a fervent servant of Christ, and though his natural inclinations gave him an aversion to a military life, yet… Enter Prayer

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January 22 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children “She encouraged each of them in the language of their fathers. Filled with a noble spirit, she fired her woman’s reasoning with a man’s courage, and she said to them, ‘I do not know how you came into being in my womb. It… Enter Prayer

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Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship Christ, the beloved Son in whom the Father is well pleased. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving… Enter Prayer

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The Sunday After Epiphany The Baptism of the Lord Feast “And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, ‘Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased” (Mk 1:9-11).[1] Today we… Enter Prayer

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Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to… Enter Prayer

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In His coming, we are reminded of the special roles humans played prior to His arrival. In Isaiah, we see a model of waiting; in John the Baptist, a keeper of expectant proclamation; and in the Blessed Virgin, a willing participant in God’s… Enter Prayer

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Second Sunday of Advent “But according to his promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace,” (2 Peter 3:13-14).[1] Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. In today’s readings… Enter Prayer

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Last Sunday in Ordinary Time Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Solemnity “Jesus answered, ‘My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from this world.’ Pilate said to… Enter Prayer

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November 22 Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Memorial St. Cecilia lived 2nd or 3rd century A.D. According to her acts, written in the 5th century, she was married to Valerian, a pagan. St. Cecilia converted him as well as his brother, Tibertius, prior to their martyrdom. She was highly venerated in the early Roman Church… Enter Prayer

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November 18 Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, Apostles Optional Memorial Optional memorial, 1965 Calendar, celebration November 18. 1955 Calendar, Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, Apostles. In USA, this is the feast day of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin. Today the Catholic Church celebrates Saints Peter and Paul basilicas. St…. Enter Prayer

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November 11 Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop Memorial “Our thoughts turn especially to Martin of Tours († 397), the soldier who became a monk and a bishop: he is almost like an icon, illustrating the irreplaceable value of the individual testimony to charity. At the gates of Amiens, Martin gave half of his cloak to… Enter Prayer

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November 13 Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin Memorial St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in northern Italy in 1850. She became a school teacher, a religious, and founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. As her order grew, she was encouraged to send sisters west to minister to immigrants in America. Along with her… Enter Prayer

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November 4 Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop Memorial “My brothers, you must realize that for us churchmen nothing is more necessary than meditation. We must meditate before, during, and after everything we do. The prophet says: ‘I will pray, and then I will understand.’ When you administer the sacraments, meditate on what you are doing. When… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship God whose praises are sung in the assembly of the saints. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving… Enter Prayer

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November 1 All Saints Day Solemnity “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are,” (1 John 3:1). [1][2] Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. The Church honors all those who are with God, the innumerable men and… Enter Prayer

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October 28 Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles Feast “Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, ‘Master, [then] what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, Let us worship before the Lord, our maker. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful songs to the… Enter Prayer

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October 7 Our Lady of the Rosary Memorial They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss, And called the kings of Christendom for sword about the Cross. ~G.K. Chesterton… Enter Prayer

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September 23 Saint Padre Pio Memorial “Far be it from me to glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal 6:14). Like the Apostle Paul, Padre Pio da Pietrelcina placed at the center of his life and apostolic work the Cross of his Lord as his strength, his wisdom and his glory…. Enter Prayer

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September 26 Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs Optional Memorial St’s Cosmas and Damian, twins, were early Christian physicians who practiced in Asia Minor in the 3rd century. They accepted no money for their services and converted a great many to Christ by their generosity. According to one account, when Diocletian’s persecution began, the twins and… Enter Prayer

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September 16 Saints Cornelius, Pope and Martyr, and Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr Memorial Saint Cornelius was ordained bishop of the Church of Rome in 251. He fought against the Novatian schismatics and with the help of Cyprian was able to enforce his authority. Driven into exile by the Emperor Gallus, he died in 253 at Civitavecchia…. Enter Prayer

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September 20 Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions, Martyrs Memorial Today the Church honors the Korean martyrs who gave their lives for the Kingdom of God. In 1784, Korean Yi Sung-hun was baptized in China and returned to found the first Christian community. Bibles were sent in from China and the… Enter Prayer

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September 19 Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr Optional Memorial St. Januarius, Bishop of Benevento, was martyred along with his companions, Festus, Socius, and Proculus, deacons; Desiderius, a lector; and Eutyches and Acutius, lay Christians. They were beheaded during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. Little more is known… Enter Prayer

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September 17 Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial Born in Tuscany in 1542, St. Robert Bellarmine was the nephew of Pope Marcellus II. He entered the Society of Jesus at 18 and studied philosophy and theology. He became a distinguished professor and preacher, drawing multi-denominational crowds to his homilies. He… Enter Prayer

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September 9 Saint Peter Claver, Priest Memorial Saint Peter Claver was born at Verdu in Spain in the year 1580; from 1596 he studied arts and letters at the University of Barcelona. In 1602 he entered the Society of Jesus. With the help especially of Saint Alphonsus Rodriquez, porter of the Jesuit College of Majorca,… Enter Prayer

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September 12 The Most Holy Name of Mary Optional Memorial Today we honor the Most Holy Name of Mary and venerate the name of the Mother of God. The feast was first celebrated in 1513 in Cuenca, Spain. In 1684, Pope Innocent XI included it in the General Roman Calendar. In a 2006 homily given… Enter Prayer

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August 29 The Passion of Saint John the Baptist Memorial “And Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And… Enter Prayer

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August 25 Saint Louis; Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest Optional Memorial Today we celebrate two great saints; St. Louis IX and St. Joseph Calasanz. St. Louis IX was King of France in the 13th century, having become king at age13. Throughout his reign, St. Louis defended justice and promoted peace. He organized ‘the court of the… Enter Prayer

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August 23 Saint Rose of Lima Optional Memorial St. Rose of Lima lived from 1586 to 1617 in Peru. At a young age, she joined Christ through penance, purity, and prayer. To ward off her many suitors, St. Rose cut off her hair and begged her father to allow her to remain chaste. He granted… Enter Prayer

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August 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial “So Bathshe’ba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adoni’jah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king’s mother; and she sat on… Enter Prayer

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August 16 Saint Stephen of Hungary Optional Memorial St. Stephen was born in 975 in Hungary, his given name Vojk. He took the Christian name Stephen when he and his father, a Hungarian chief, were baptized together by the Archbishop of Prague. He married the sister of Emperor St. Henry II and later, St. Stephen… Enter Prayer

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August 13 Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs Optional Memorial St. Pontian was Bishop of Rome from 230 – 236 A.D. St. Hippolytus, a prominent theologian, was a theological opponent and rival of several of Pontian’s predecessors and of Pontian himself. Hippolytus criticized them regarding their understanding of the Trinity and what he considered… Enter Prayer

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August 9 Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin and Martyr Memorial “Things were in God’s plan which I had not planned at all. I am coming to the living faith and conviction that – from God’s point of view – there is no chance and that the whole of my life, down to every… Enter Prayer

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August 7 Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs; Saint Cajetan, Priest Optional Memorial Today marks the optional memorial of Saint Sixtus II, Pope and his Companions; as well as Saint Cajetan, Priest. Saint Sixtus II was elected Supreme Pontiff in 257 AD. In his reign, he mediated between Rome and the Asiatic and African… Enter Prayer

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August 2 Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop; Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest Optional Memorial St. Eusebius was appointed Bishop of Vercelli in 345 by Pope Julius I. He was one of the first bishops in the west to blend monasticism and clerical life. He attended the Synod of Milan in 355 and the Synod of… Enter Prayer

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July 29 Saint Martha Memorial “Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’” (Jn 11:40).[1] St. Martha, the sister of Mary and Lazarus, is mentioned three times in the Gospels; Luke 10 and John 11 and 12. In Martha, we see an… Enter Prayer

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July 30 Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial “He [The Father] acts that man may live always by the heavenly word, not by earthly bread—indeed, that man may live for God in such a way as not to heed the toil. For that, indeed, is the true life. It knows… Enter Prayer

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July 26 Saints Joachim and Ann, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial Today the Church honors Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the maternal grandparents of Jesus. The accounts of this holy couple in the apocryphal fourth-century Proto-evangelium of James deliver the consistent message that this couple infused… Enter Prayer

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July 25 Saint James, Apostle Feast “And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’… And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately… Enter Prayer

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July 24 Saint Sharbel Makhlūf, Priest Optional Memorial St. Sharbel was born in Lebanon in 1828, a devout son in a humble family. At the age of 23, he joined a Maronite monastic community of Our Lady of Mayfouk, but after transferred to the Monastery of St. Maron near Beirut. There, he took vows and… Enter Prayer

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July 23 Saint Bridget, Religious Optional Memorial St. Bridget was born in 1303 in Uppland, Sweden. Her father was a knight, one of the wealthiest landowners in the region, and her mother was related to Swedish kings. Her education focused on religious piety and noble duties and at age 14, St. Bridget married Ulf Gudmarsson…. Enter Prayer

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July 20 Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr Optional Memorial “It is fitting that his name was Apollinaris, since according to the injunction of his God he lost his life in order to acquire it for life everlasting. Blessed is he who so finished the race and so kept the faith that he truly was found… Enter Prayer

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July 18 Saint Camillus de Lellis, Priest Optional Memorial St. Camillus de Lellis was born in 1550 in the Abruzzo area of Italy. At the age of sixteen, Camillus joined his father in the Venetian army. He worked for a Capuchin friary, but suffered from a leg wound and compulsive gambling. He traveled to Rome… Enter Prayer

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July 15 Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Memorial “Now just as no one comes to wisdom save through grace, justice, and knowledge, so none comes to contemplation save through penetrating meditation, holy conversation, and devout prayer.” [1] St. Bonaventure was born near Orvieto in 1221, entered the Franciscan Order in his early… Enter Prayer

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July 13 Saint Henry Optional Memorial St. Henry II lived from 972-1024. He was King of Germany and Italy and crowned Holy Roman Emperor, the last in the Ottonian (Saxon) dynasty. His education was steeped in ecclesiastical matters, giving him a compassionate heart for the Church and the common people. He felt a heavy responsibility… Enter Prayer

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July 9 Saint Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Optional Memorial Today we honor Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his 119 companions, martyrs of China. In the year 2000, John Paul II canonized these holy men and women who gave their life between 1648 and 1930. Historically, these persecutions began with the invasion of… Enter Prayer

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July 6 Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr Optional Memorial Saint Maria Goretti was a young girl in the 1890’s. After her father’s passing, Saint Maria’s mother had to return to work while Maria looked after her five brothers and sisters. Sadly, a malicious neighbor took advantage of the situation and little Maria was killed. Saint… Enter Prayer

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July 5 Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest and Saint Elizabeth of Portugal Optional Memorials Saint Anthony Zaccaria was born in 1502 in Italy. Well-educated; he studied Greek, Latin, philosophy and medicine. His mother’s love for the poor inspired his own charisms; so, at age 26, Saint Anthony decided to change professions and enter the priesthood. As… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the king of the apostles, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing joyful… Enter Prayer

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June 30 The First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church Optional Memorial Today is the optional memorial of The First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church. These reverent martyrs were put to death under Emperor Nero’s reign in 64 A.D. Nero, suspected of burning Rome, blamed the disaster on Christians and had many sentenced to death. The… Enter Prayer

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June 27 Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial …God the Word through Whom are all things, desiring to save that which was lost; by co-abasement unto us, lowered Himself to what He was not, in order that the nature of man too might become what it was not, eminent… Enter Prayer

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June 29 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Solemnity “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide;” (Jn 15:16). [1] Today is the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. These two very different men were united in their… Enter Prayer

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June 22 Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop; Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs Optional Memorials St. Paulinus was born in Bordeaux in 354 A.D. and was educated by the Roman poet and professor, Ausonius. St. Paulinus married but after his long desired son died in infancy, the couple decided to enter monastic life…. Enter Prayer

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June 24 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Solemnity “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light” (Jn 1:6-9). [1] Today the… Enter Prayer

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June 19 Saint Romuald, Abbot Optional Memorial Saint Romuald was an Italian hermit born around 950 A.D. The son of aristocratic parents, Saint Romuald indulged as a lavish and thoughtless youth. Shocked by witnessing his father win a duel, Saint Romuald fled to a local abbey and entered religious life. Drawn to eremitic simplicity, he… Enter Prayer

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Saturday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial “Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Lk 2:19).[1] Today is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her pure heart holds the truth of her interior life, showing her devout love for… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the rock who saves us, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving. Psalm 24 The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness, the world and all its peoples. It is he who set it on the seas; on the waters he made it firm. Ant…. Enter Prayer

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Friday After the Second Sunday After Pentecost The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Solemnity “…an unending spring of life, giving hope to every person, has streamed precisely from the Heart of God’s Son, who died on the Cross. From the Heart of Christ crucified is born the new humanity redeemed from sin. The man of… Enter Prayer

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Sunday after Trinity Sunday The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Solemnity “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh” (Jn 6:51).[1] Today is the… Enter Prayer

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June 6 Saint Norbert, Bishop Optional Memorial St. Norbert was born in 1080 A.D. at Xanten in the Rhineland. Raised by affluent parents, Norbert lived a comfortable life focused on worldly pursuits and pleasure. Initially attracted to the posts’ influence and income, Norbert accepted a canonry in the church of St. Victor in Xanten, was… Enter Prayer

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June 5 Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr Memorial St. Boniface lived from 680 – 754 A.D. The son of noble parents, he was educated at a monastery near Exeter in southwest England and entered monastic life at an early age at Nursling near Winchester. There he became a popular teacher and wrote a Latin grammar…. Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, Let us worship the Lord, the Lord is our God. Psalm 67 O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us. So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations learn your… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, Let us give thanks to the Lord for God’s great love is without end. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the Lamb of God, proclaimed by John. Psalm 67 O God, be gracious and bless us and let your face shed its light upon us. So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the true God: One in Trinity, Trinity in One. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us. Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving and sing… Enter Prayer

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June 1 Saint Justin, Martyr Memorial “Straightway a flame was kindled in my soul; and a love of the prophets, and of those men who are friends of Christ, possessed me; and whilst revolving his words in my mind, I found this philosophy alone to be safe and profitable.” – Saint Justin [1] Today is… Enter Prayer

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The First Sunday after Pentecost The Most Holy Trinity Solemnity “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Cor. 13:14).[1] Today, the first Sunday after Pentecost, is the solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity. The mystery of the Trinity… Enter Prayer

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May 22 Saint Rita of Cascia, Religious Optional Memorial St. Rita was born in Umbria in 1377. She wanted to be a nun, but her parents decided she should marry. Her husband turned out to be violent and unfaithful. He was killed in a fight and their two sons died soon after that. She then… Enter Prayer

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May 21 Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs Optional Memorial Saint Christopher (1869 – 1927) was a parish priest in his hometown of Totatiche, Jalisco, Mexico. On fire to capture the hearts of the local Huichol peoples, Saint Christopher opened schools, trade shops, and helped organize the town water supply. In 1917, Mexico edited… Enter Prayer

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May 15 Saint Isidore, Farmer Optional Memorial Saint Isidore was a poor Spanish farmer born in 1070 A.D. He lived the greater part of his life in service to the wealthy landowner Juan de Vargas. Saint Isidore is remembered for his devotion to daily Mass, working as hard as three men, and his marriage to… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

Invitatory from Ascension to Pentecost Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us adore Christ the Lord who promised to send the Holy Spirit on his people, alleluia. Psalm 100 Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before… Enter Prayer

Invitatory for Sep 13

For those of you who celebrate Ascension of our Lord on Sunday please click on this link for Invitatory for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord. Invitatory from Ascension to Pentecost Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us adore Christ the Lord who promised… Enter Prayer

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