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Thursday of the First Week of Advent For desire never ceases to pray even though the tongue be silent. If ever desiring, then ever praying. — ST. AUGUSTINE
Universal: The Future of the Very Young: That every country determine to take the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.
Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Readings: Isaiah 25:6-10A Psalms 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6 Matthew 15:29-37 Optional Memorial of Saint John Damascene Readings: 2 Timothy 1:13-14, 2:1-3 Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11 Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-23
Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Let us honor and venerate for her mercy towards the needy. — ST. JOHN DAMASCENE
Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Luke 10:21-24 Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier Readings: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Psalms 117:1BC, 2 Mark 16:15-20
St. Francis Xavier He who hath heard the Word of God can bear his silences. — ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
Monday of the First Week of Advent Readings: Isaiah 4:2-6 Psalms 122:1-2, 3-4B, 4CD-5, 6-7, 8-9 Matthew 8:5-11
Monday of the First Week of Advent He who loves the coming of the Lord is not he who affirms it is far off, nor is it he who says it is near. It is he who, whether it be far or near, awaits it with sincere faith, steadfast hope, and fervent…
1st Sunday of Advent In the first Advent God veiled his divinity to prove the faithful; in the second Advent he will manifest his glory to reward their faith. — ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
1st Sunday of Advent Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalms 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:37-44