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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Readings for the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Reading I 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites  and spent two days in Ziklag. On the third day a man came from Saul’s camp,  with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. Going …

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Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr Reading I 1 Sm 24:3-21 Saul took three thousand picked men from all Israel  and went in search of David and his men  in the direction of the wild goat crags. When he came to the sheepfolds along the way, he found a cave,  which …

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Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 When David and Saul approached (on David’s return after slaying the Philistine),  women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul, singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums. The women played and sang:             “Saul has slain his thousands,              and David his ten …

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Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 David spoke to Saul: “Let your majesty not lose courage. I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.” But Saul answered David, “You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him, for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior …

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Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I 1 Sm 16:1-13 The LORD said to Samuel: “How long will you grieve for Saul, whom I have rejected as king of Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen my king from among his sons.” But Samuel …

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Memorial of Saint Anthony. Abbot

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Anthony, abbot Reading I 1 Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said to Saul: “Stop! Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” Saul replied, “Speak!”  Samuel then said: “Though little in your own esteem, are you not leader of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you …