Thursday, December 27, 2018

Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 69 The Presumption of Defending Another in the Monastery
Mass: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Resp Ps 97; Jn 20:1a, 2-8

This is John, who reclined on the Lord's breast at supper, the blessed Apostle, to whom celestial secrets were revealed and who spread the words of life through all the world.

O God, who through the blessed Apostle John
have unlocked for us the secrets of your Word,
grant, we pray,
that we may grasp with proper understanding
what he has so marvelously brought to our ears.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
(Collect, Mass)

Living and true God, the Word made Flesh who dwells among us, help us to seek you with ever greater fervor 'so that our joy may be complete' (1 Jn 4).

Looking at Jesus we see the face of the God who is Love, and we learn to recognize Him in the faces of our brothers and sisters.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, December 27, 2018)


NB. Today's photo is of a card from the Bethlehem nuns, Saint Laurent du Pont, France.

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