Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday of the Twentienth Week in Ordinary Time

Solemnity of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church (1090-1153)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 64:1-6 The Election of Abbess or Abbot
Mass: Judges 6:11-24a; Resp Ps 85; Mt 19:23-30
For the Solemnity: Wis 7:7-10, 15-16 or Sirach 39:8-14; Ph 3:17-4:1; Mt 5:13-19 or Jn 17:20-26


Listen, my faithful children; open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Guerric of Igny, Cistercian abbot (1070-1157)
Saint John Eudes (1601-1680)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:10-19
Mass Judges 2:11-19; Resp Ps 106; Mt 19:16-22


Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:1-9 Community Rank
Mass: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Resp Ps 40; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53


Lord, come to my aid!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 62 The Priests of the Monastery
Mass: Joshual 24:14-29; Resp Ps 16; Mt 19:13-15


You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Stephen of Hungary (969-1038)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 61:6-14Mass: Joshua 24:1-13; Resp Ps 136; Mt 19:3-12


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his mercy endures forever.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Patronal Feast of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch RB 61:1-5 The Reception of Visiting Monks
Vigil Mass: 1 Chron 15:34, 15-16; 16:1-2; Resp Ps 132; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28
Mass: Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Resp Ps 45; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56


The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr (1894-1941)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 60 The Admission of Priests into the Monastery
Mass: Dt 34:1-12; Resp Ps 66; Mt 18:15-20 


Blessed be the God who filled my soul with fire!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, priests, martyrs (-235)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 59 The Reception of Children
Mass: Dt 31:1-18; Resp Ps (Dt 32); Mt 18:1-5, 10, 10-12


Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 58:17-29
Mass: Dt 10:12-22; Resp Ps 147; Mt 17:22-27


Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In other years: Saint Clare (1193/4-1253)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 58:1-16 The Reception of New Members
Mass: Wis 18:6-9; Resp Ps 33; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 12:32-48


May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us, we have put our hope in you.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Lawrence, deacon, martyr (- 258)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 57 The Artisans of the Monastery
Mass: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Resp Ps 112; Jn 12:24-26


Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 56 The Abbot's Table
Mass: Dt 4:32-40; Resp Ps 77; Mt 16:24-34


Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Dominic (1170-1221)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 55:15-22
Mass: Nb 20:1-13; Resp Ps 95; Mt 16:13-23


Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the God who made us.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Sixtus II and Companions (-258); Saint Cajetan (1480-1547)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 55:1-14 Clothing and Footwear
Mass: Nb 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26a-29a, 34-35; Resp Ps 106; Mt 15:21-28


Remember us, Lord, as you favor your people.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 54 The Reception of Letters or Gifts
Mass: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 ; Resp Ps 97; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Lk 9:28b-36


The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 53:16-24
Mass: Nb 11:4b-15; Resp Ps 81; Mt 14:13-21


I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In other years: St Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars (1786-1859)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 53:1-15 The Reception of Guests
Mass: Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23; Resp Ps 90; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21


Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 52 The Oratory of the Monastery
Mass: Lev 25:1, 8-17; Resp Ps 67; Mt 14:1-12


The earth has yielded its fruits; God, our God, has blessed us.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop (283-371); Saint Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868)
First Friday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 51 Those Sent on a Short Journey
Mass: Lev 23: 1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Resp Ps 81; Mt 13:54-58


Sing with joy to God our help.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, Bishop, Doctor (1696-1787)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 50 Those Working at a Distance or Traveling
Mass: Ex 40:16-21, 34-38; Resp Ps 84; Mt 13:47-53


How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)

Readings of the Day
RB: 49 The Observance of Lent
Mass: Ex 34:29-35; Resp Ps 99; Mt 13:44-46


From the pillar of the cloud God spoke to them; they heard his decrees and the law he gave them.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor (380-450)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48:22-25
Mass: Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28; Resp Ps 103; Mt 13:36-43

As the father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Saint Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48:10-21
Mass: 1 Jn 4:7-16; Resp Ps 34; or Ex 32:15-24, 30-34; Resp Ps 106; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42


Look to God that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may not blush with shame.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48 Daily Manual Labor
Mass: Gn 18:20-32; Resp Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11: 1-13



The Lord is exalted, yet the lowly he sees, and the proud he knows from afar.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 47 Signaling the Times for the Work of God
Mass: Ex 24: 3-8; Resp Ps 50; Mt 13:24-30


Offer to God a sacrifice of praise.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary, Mother of Jesus

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 46 Faults Committed Elsewhere
Mass: Ex 20:1-17; Resp Ps 19; Mt 13:18-23

Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Feast of Saint James

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 45 Mistakes in the Oratory
Mass: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Resp Ps 126; Mt 20:20-28


Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing. 


Two questions from Jesus today:
"What do you wish?"
"Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?"

WHOEVER WISHES TO BE GREAT AMONG YOU SHALL BE YOUR SERVANT;
WHOEVER WISHES TO BE FIRST AMONG YOU SHALL BE YOUR SERVANT.


Pilgrims on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Charbel Makhlouf (1828-1898)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 44 Satisfaction by the Excommunicated
Mass: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Resp Ps 78; Mt 13:1-9


The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live forever.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:13-19
Mass: Ex 14:21-15:1; Resp Ps (Ex 15); Mt 12:46-50


Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:1-12 Tardiness at the Work of God or at Table
Mass: Sgs 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17; Resp Ps 63; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18


My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: RB 42 Silence after Compline
Mass: Gn 18:1-10a; Resp Ps 15; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42


He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Apollinaris, bishop, martyr (1st or 2nd century); Blessed Virgin Mary

50th anniversary (July 20, 1969, 4:17.40 p.m. ET), the lunar module first touched down on the moon's surface. See more below.

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 41 The Times for Meals
Mass: Ex 12:37-42; Resp Ps 136; Mt 12:14-21


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 40 The Proper Amount of Drink
Mass: Ex 11:10-12:14; Resp Ps 116; Mt 12:1-8


How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Camillus de Lellis, patron of nurses (1550-1614)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 39 The Proper Amount of Food 
Mass: Ex 3:13-30; Resp Ps 105; Mt 11:28-30



Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name; make known among the nations his deeds.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 38 The Reader for the Week
Mass: Ex 3:1-6, 9-12; Resp Ps 103, Mt 11:25-27


The Lord is kind and merciful.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 37 Care for the Elderly and for the Young
Mass: Ex 2:1-15a; Resp Ps 69; Mt 11:20-24


Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church (1218-1274)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 36 Care of the Sick
Mass: Ex 1:8-14, 22; Resp Ps 124; Mt 10:34-11:1



Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35: 12-18
Mass: Dt 30:10-14; Resp Ps 69 or Ps 19; Col 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37


Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Henry (973-1024)
Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35:1-11 Kitchen Servers of the Week
Mass: Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a; Resp Ps 105; Mt 10:24-33


Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 34 Distribution of Goods According to Need
Mass: Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Resp Ps 37; Mt 10:16-23

Take delight in the Lord, and he will grant you your heart's requests.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Benedict, Father of Western Monasticism (480-547)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 33 Monks and Private Ownership
Mass: For the Solemnity of St Benedict: Pr 2:1-9; Resp Ps 34; Mt 19:27-29
For Ferial Day: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5; Resp Ps 105; Mt 10:7-15


Taste and see the goodness of God.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 32 The Tools and Goods of the Monastery
Mass: Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a: Resp Ps 33; Mt 10:1-7


Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions, martyrs in China between 1648-1930

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 31:13-19
Mass: Gn 32:23-33; Resp Ps 17; Mt 9:32-38


In justice, I shall behold your face, O Lord.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 31:1-12 The Qualities of the Cellarer
Mass: Gn 28:10-22a; Resp Ps 91; Mt 9:18-26


In you, my God, I place my trust.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 30 The Manner of Reproving Young Children
Mass: Is 66:10-14c; Resp Ps 66; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20


Shout joyfully to God, all the earth, sing praise to the glory of his name; proclaim his glorious praise. Say to God: "How tremendous are your deeds!"

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Maria Goretti (1890-1902); Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 Readmission of Those Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Gn 27:1-5, 15-29; Resp Ps 135; Mt 9:14-17


Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, which we love.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal (1271-1336); Saint Antony Mary Zaccaria (1502-1539)
First Friday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Those Who Refuse to Amend After Frequent Reproofs
Mass: Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67; Resp Ps 106; Mt 9:9-13


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The 4th of July - Independence Day

Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 27 The Abbess's Concern for the Excommunicated
Mass for Ferial Day : Gn 22:1b-19; Resp Ps 115; Mt 9:1-8
Mass for Independence Day: Is 9:1-6/Ph 4:6-9; Resp Ps 72; Mt 5:1-12a


I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 26 Unauthorized Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Ep 2:19-22; Resp Ps 116; Jn 20:24-29


Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.