Daily Readings

“To me, the will of God is a dear book which I am never tired of reading and
which has always some new charm for me. Nothing is too little to be noticed.”
– St. Mary MacKillop

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    Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16 At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter.But the word of the LORD came to him,"Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by."A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind.After the wind there was an earthquake— but the LORD was not in the earthquake.After the earthquake there was fire—but the LORD was not in the fire.After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.When he heard this,Elijah hid […]
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    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 1 Kgs 18:41-46 Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink,for there is the sound of a heavy rain."So Ahab went up to eat and drink,while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel,crouched down to the earth,and put his head between his knees."Climb up and look out to sea," he directed his servant,who went up and looked, but reported, "There is nothing."Seven times he said, "Go, look again!"And the seventh time the youth reported,"There is a cloud as small as a man's hand […]
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    Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:20-39 Ahab sent to all the children of Israel and had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel. Elijah appealed to all the people and said, "How long will you straddle the issue? If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him." The people, however, did not answer him. So Elijah said to the people, "I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD, and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal. Give us two young bulls. Let them choose one, cut it into pieces, and place it on the wood, but start […]
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    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Barnabas, ApostleReading 1  ACTS 11:21B-26; 13:1-3 In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. Then he went to Tarsus to look […]
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    Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:1-6 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab:“As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve,during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.”The LORD then said to Elijah:“Leave here, go eastand hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.You shall drink of the stream,and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.”So he left and did as the LORD had commanded.He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning,and bread and meat in […]
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    Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then asked the woman,"Why did you do such a thing?"The woman answered, "The […]