We highlight today:
ESTADOS UNIDOS – AMÉRICA DEL NORTE
LETTURA DEL GIORNO
Dalla prima lettera di san Giovanni apostolo
1Gv 4,7-10 –
VANGELO DEL GIORNO
Dal Vangelo secondo Marco
WORD OF THE DAY
READING OF THE DAY
A reading from the First Letter of John
1 Jn 5:5-13
Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,
not by water alone, but by water and Blood.
The Spirit is the one who testifies,
and the Spirit is truth.
So there are three who testify,
the Spirit, the water, and the Blood,
and the three are of one accord.
If we accept human testimony,
the testimony of God is surely greater.
Now the testimony of God is this,
that he has testified on behalf of his Son.
Whoever believes in the Son of God
has this testimony within himself.
Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar
by not believing the testimony God has given about his Son.
And this is the testimony:
God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever possesses the Son has life;
whoever does not possess the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you so that you may know
that you have eternal life,
you who believe in the name of the Son of God.
GOSPEL OF THE DAY
From the Gospel according to Luke
It happened that there was a man full of leprosy in one of the towns where Jesus was;
and when he saw Jesus,
he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said,
“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”
Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said,
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
And the leprosy left him immediately.
Then he ordered him not to tell anyone, but
“Go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing
what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.”
The report about him spread all the more,
and great crowds assembled to listen to him
and to be cured of their ailments,
but he would withdraw to deserted places to pray.
SAINT OF THE DAY
ST LAWRENCE GIUSTINIANI
St Lawrence became the first Patriarch of Venice in 1451. He was a great reformer of the Church, especially through his writing and his example. A nobleman by birth, Lawrence did not hesitate to beg for alms, calling it a “victory over himself”. He was canonized by Alexander VIII in 1690.
ST. SEVERIN, ABBOTT, APOSTLE OF NORICO
ST. SEVERINUS OF NORICUM