Benedict (480-547) Known for his rule of monastic life.
Patron saint for all of Europe
May I hereby draw your attention to
the daily reading of the Gospel?
This invitation wants to share with you the joy of the Gospel.
Everyone, no one except,
can experience this joy by opening his heart
to the healing effect of God’s word.
Available every day
When we want to make a request to people in high places, we only dare to do it with humility and reverence. How much more, then, should we pray to the Lord, the God of the universe, with the greatest humility and pure piety. And let us remember that we will not be heard because of a multitude of words, but because of our purity of heart and our sorrowful tears. Prayer should therefore be short and pure unless one feels compelled to go on with it because of a desire inspired by God’s grace. (From the Rule of Benedict)
FIRST READING Pr. 2, 1-9
Turn your heart to understanding.
From the book of Proverbs
if thou wilt accept my words
and keep my commandments carefully
and thine ear hath been set on wisdom
and turn thy heart to understanding,
yea, if thou shalt call forth wisdom
and lift up thy voice unto understanding,
if thou lookest for it as for silver
and search for hidden treasures,
then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD
and ye shall find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD giveth wisdom;
out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He giveth prosperity to the righteous
and the protection of them that live without blame.
He preserves the paths of righteousness
and guards the way of his faithful.
Then shall ye understand justice and right
righteousness and all good ways.
INTERLUDIUM Ps.34(33), 2-3, 4 and 6, 9 and 12, 14-15
The Lord I will praise every day.
The Lord I will praise every day,
His praise is always on my lips.
My spirit is proud of the Lord’s favour,
let everyone who hears it rejoice.
Glorify the Lord together with me
and let us worship His Name together.
Trust in Him, and you will be happy,
for He will not fail you.
Take heed and see how merciful the Lord is,
happy is he who seeks his salvation in Him.
Come, children, listen to what I am saying to you;
I teach you to fear the Lord.
Keep then thy tongue from evil speech,
your lips from lying words.
Then avoid evil and do only what is good,
always strive for peace and do not let it go.
GOSPEL Mt 19:27-29
You who have given up everything to follow me
you will get it back a hundredfold.
From the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
At that time Peter said to Jesus :
“Behold, we have given up everything to follow You.
So what shall we get?”
Jesus spoke to them:
“Verily I say unto you:
At the time of the rebirth, when the Son of Man
will be seated on the throne of his glory,
ye also which have followed me
shall be seated upon twelve thrones
and rule over the twelve tribes of Israel.
And everyone that hath left his house, brothers or sisters, father or mother,
wife, children, or fields for my name’s sake
will receive it back a hundredfold
and receive eternal life.
On Care of the Common Home
227. One expression of this attitude is when we stop and give thanks to God before and after meals. I ask all believers to return to this beautiful and meaningful custom. That moment of blessing, however brief, reminds us of our dependence on God for life; it strengthens our feeling of gratitude for the gifts of creation; it acknowledges those who by their labours provide us with these goods; and it reaffirms our solidarity with those in greatest need.
The Bible text in this edition is taken from The New Bible Translation,
©Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap 2004/2007.
Recitals from Liturgical suggestions for the weekdays and Sundays
Laudato Si Official English translation