First reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Second reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48
third century February 14 How Feb. 14 came to be celebrated as the feast for lovers is somewhat a mystery. What little is known of the feast’s namesake can be attributed to the lives of two martyrs: one a priest, the other a bishop. Their lives have no connection to the contemporary holiday. The priest […]
Q: Growing up in our family, God always came first. Our parents taught us to love and respect the Eucharist, especially when the Blessed Sacrament was exposed on the altar. (We would genuflect and bow.) Our parish church now exposes the Eucharist before Sunday Mass. I am shocked to see people (young and old) come […]
ninth century February 14 These Greek brothers were distinguished even before they became “the apostles of the Slavs.” Cyril taught in Constantinople and Methodius was a provincial governor. About 863, after ordination, they went as missionaries to Moravia, where they had considerable success, partly because they knew the Slavonic language. But their mission was challenged […]
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Every time you go to a Eucharist, stand by an altar and receive Communion, bring your helplessness and paralysis to God.
First reading: Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13; Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a
Associated with the beginnings of monasticism, Anthony gave his inherited lands and wealth in Egypt to the poor.