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July 10-11, 2000,    vol. 11, no. 119


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DAILY LITURGY for MONDAY and TUESDAY

    St. Benedict    Monday is Weekday in Ordinary Time leading into Tuesday's Feast of Saint Benedict, founder of the monastic order that has been going strong ever since. In fact, were it not for the Benedictines it is highly doubtful the scriptures and many Church documents would have been passed down as accurately for it was the order founded by Benedict that kept the light burning throughout the dark ages, enabling the Church to come through those primitive times throughout Europe in preserving the Word until the printing press was invented and wider circulation became possible. Isn't it amazing that once that happened all kinds of versions cropped up? Whereas before that, thanks largely to Benedict's Order, accuracy was the watchword. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and profile on St. Benedict, see DAILY LITURGY.


    MONDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
      First Reading:  Hosea 2: 15-18, 21-22
      Responsorial:  Psalm 145: 2-9
      Gospel:   Matthew 9: 18-26


    TUESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

      First Reading:  Hosea 8: 4-7, 11-13
      Responsorial:  Psalm 115: 3-10
      Gospel:   Matthew 9: 32-38

Feast of Saint Benedict, Abbot, Religious Founder

   By Your grace You significantly enlightened the soul of St. Benedict, who never put anything before his love of Christ and desired to put himself and his sons in Your service. You made him renowned in holiness and outstanding in miracles; You perfected in him as an eminent master of the monastic life; You gave him to all as a teacher of spiritual wisdom in his love for prayer and manual labor. A luminous guide for people to the light of the gospel, raised to Heaven by a shining path, he teaches people of all times to seek You, O Father, along the right path to the eternal riches prepared for them by You.

  Taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring St. Benedict


The DAILY WORD Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass
"But seeing the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were bewildered and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest.'"
Matthew 9: 36-38


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWhat goes up must come down!

   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".


    "Almost all moments of high sensible exaltation are followed by a period of depression. This is particularly true in any experience which has to do with the flesh. Drunkenness is followed by the hangover, excesses by disgust, the dream stage of opium by disenchanting depression. The body cannot sustain continued pleasure. Even tickling can turn into pain."


June 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit. Following is Our Lady's brief message on the occasion of the 19th Anniversary of the Apparitions.

The Gospa's message for June "Dear children! Today I call you to prayer. The one who prays is not afraid of the future. Little children do not forget, I am with you and I love you all. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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