13th week in Ordinary time.
Monday, 27th June, 2016.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 8:18-22.
Exercise to put into practice today:
Offer to Jesus all the reasons which often prevent you from following Him. Read an extract of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (abbreviated CCC) No 1150.
This Saint was born about the year 120. He was a Grecian, probably a native of Lesser Asia. His parents, who were Christians, placed him under the care of the great St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. It was in so holy a school that he learned that sacred science which rendered him afterward a great ornament of the Church and the terror of her enemies. St. Polycarp cultivated his rising genius, and formed his mind to piety by precepts and example; (...) Read more