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Saturday, February 01, 2014
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17
Psalm 51:12-17
Mark 4:35-41

Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast.

-- St. Philip Neri

Sunday, February 02, 2014
The Presentation of the Lord (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.

-- Pope St. Gregory the Great

Monday, February 03, 2014
St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13
Psalm 3:2-7
Mark 5:1-20

There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials.

-- St Aloysius Gonzaga

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
St. Joseph of Leonessa, Capuchin, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Samuel 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30 -- 19:3
Psalm 86:1-6
Mark 5:21-43

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips?

-- St. John Chrysostom

Wednesday, February 05, 2014
St. Agatha, Virgin, Martyr (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17
Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7
Mark 6:1-6

If we possessed every virtue, but lacked humility, those virtues would be without root and would not last.

-- St. Vincent de Paul

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Sts. Peter Baptist, OFM, Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12
1 Chronicles 29:10-12
Mark 6:7-13

Whoever bids other folks to do right, but gives an evil example by acting the opposite way, is like a foolish weaver who weaves quickly with one hand and unravels the cloth just as quickly with the other.

-- St. Thomas More

Friday, February 07, 2014
St. Colette of Corbie, Virgin (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Sirach 47:2-11
Psalm 18:31, 47, 50-51
Mark 6:14-29

No wickedness, no heresy, not even the Devil himself can deceive anyone without counterfeiting virtue.

-- St. Dorotheos of Gaza

Saturday, February 08, 2014
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 3:4-13
Psalm 119:9-14
Mark 6:30-34

When a man is purged of all attachment to things the judgement is left clear as the sky when the mists have dispersed. His joy is not dependent on creatures, for while his heart is set on none of them he possesses them all.

-- St. John of the Cross

Sunday, February 09, 2014
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Isaiah 58:7-10
Psalm 112:4-9
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Matthew 5:13-16

O God, seeing you are so infinitely lovable, why have you given us but one heart to love you, and this so little and so narrow?

-- St. Philip Neri

Monday, February 10, 2014
St. Scholastica, Virgin (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13
Psalm 132:6-10
Mark 6:53-56

It is only by sacrifice and suffering, offered as penance, that you will be able, by the grace of God, to convert sinners.

-- St. John Vianney

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Our Lady of Lourdes (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
Psalm 84:3-5, 10-11
Mark 7:1-13

We should not bear it with bad grace if the answer to our prayer is long delayed. Rather let us because of this show great patience and resignation. For He delays for this reason: that we may offer Him a fitting occasion of honoring us through His divine providence. Whether, therefore, we recieve what we ask for, or do not recieve it, let us still continue steadfast in prayer. For to fail in obtaining the desires of our heart, when God so wills it, is not worse than to recieve it ; for we know not as He does, what is profitable to us.

-- St. John Chrysostom

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 10:1-10
Psalm 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40
Mark 7:14-23

We adore you and we bless you, Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all the churches which are in the whole world, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

-- St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 11:4-13
Psalm 106:3-4, 35-37, 40
Mark 7:24-30

If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.

-- St. Charles Borromeo

Friday, February 14, 2014
Saints Cyril, Monk and Methodius, Bishop (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 11:29-32; 12:19
Psalm 81:10-15
Mark 7:31-37

Those who perish, perish by their own negligence.

-- St Ambrose

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34
Psalm 106:6-7, 19-22
Mark 8:1-10

May you be praised, O Lord, in all your creatures, especially brother sun, by whom you give us light for the day; he is beautiful, radiating great splendour, and offering us a symbol of you, the Most High. . . May you be praised, my Lord, for sister water, who is very useful and humble, precious and chaste. . . May you be praised, my Lord, for sister earth, our mother, who bears and feeds us, and produces the variety of fruits and dappled flowers and grasses. . . Praise and bless my Lord, give thanks and serve him in all humility.

-- St. Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Creatures

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Sirach 15:15-20
Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
Matthew 5:17-37

Yet if it were a delusion (as you assert) which tells us that the soul is immortal, and that there is a judgment after death and a reward of virtue at the resurrection, and that God is the Judge, we would gladly be carried by such a lie as that, which has taught us to lead good lives awaiting the hope of the future even while suffering adversities.

-- St Apollonius

Monday, February 17, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 1:1-11
Psalm 119:67-68, 71-72, 75-76
Mark 8:11-13

It is necessary, too, that we shun the occasions which have been the cause of sin. We must have recourse to fervent prayer, receive frequently and worthily the sacraments. He who does this will be sure to persevere.

-- St John Vianney

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 1:12-18
Psalm 94:12-15, 18-19
Mark 8:14-21

Our Lord's words teach us that though we labour among the many distractions of this world, we should have but one goal. For we are but travellers on a journey without as yet a fixed abode; we are on our way, not yet in our native land; we are in a state of longing, not yet of enjoyment. Do you wish to know what we will have there? The Lord himself tells us when he says of his servants, Amen, I say to you, he will make them recline and passing he will serve them.

-- St. Augustine

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 1:19-27
Psalm 15:2-5
Mark 8:22-26

With those who are perfect and walk with simplicity, there is nothing small and contemptible, if it be a thing that pleases God; for the pleasure of God is the object at which alone they aim, and which is the reason, the measure, and the reward of all their occupations, actions, and plans; and so, in whatever they find this, it is for them a great and important thing.

-- St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 2:1-9
Psalm 34:2-7
Mark 8:27-33

Be firm in your resolutions; stay in the ship in which I placed you and let the storm come. Long live Jesus. You will not perish. Walk the way of the Lord in simplicity; do not torment your spirit. Say the truth, always the truth.

-- Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Friday, February 21, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 2:14-24, 26
Psalm 112:1-6
Mark 8:34 --
9:1

He causes his prayers to be of more avail to himself, who offers them also for others.

-- Pope St. Gregory the Great

Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Chair of St. Peter, Apostle (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Peter 5:1-4
Psalm 23:1-6
Matthew 16:13-19

Whoever gives himself to work for Christ cannot expect to have a free moment, for even to rest is not to do nothing: it is to relax with activities that require less effort.

-- St. Jose Maria Escriva

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Matthew 5:38-48

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.

-- St. John Chrysostom

Monday, February 24, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 3:13-18
Psalm 19:8-10, 15
Mark 9:14-29

Read some chapter of a devout book....It is very easy and most necessary, for just as you speak to God when at prayer, God speaks to you when you read.

-- St. Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 4:1-10
Psalm 55:7-11, 23
Mark 9:30-37

Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keepig the Sabbath, but the Lord's Day, in which our life is blessed by Him and by His death.

-- St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Magnesios 9:1

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 4:13-17
Psalm 49:2-3, 6-11
Mark 9:38-40

Everyone argues in favor of the virtue he practices easily, and exaggerates the difficulties of the virtues that are contrary to it.

-- St. Francis de Sales, Love of God

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 5:1-6
Psalm 49:14-20
Mark 9:41-50

Go down into the abyss, you evil appetites! I will drown you lest I myself be drowned!

-- St. Jerome

Friday, February 28, 2014
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 5:9-12
Psalm 103:1-4, 8-12
Mark 10:1-12

For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.

-- St. Athanasius, De incarnatione

 

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