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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 23, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 43:1-7ab
Psalm 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14
Matthew 23:1-12

A reflection on today's Scripture:

St. Therese of the Child Jesus taught us that it is in the way we perform and encounter the little things in life, our day to day duties, that we demonstrate our love of Christ.

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Rose of Lima, a Third Order Dominican. The Divine Office describes simply that "she led a virtuous life at home and made great progress in a life of penance and contemplation, dying on August 24, 1617."

Though at times we experience great upheavals in our lives, most of our days and nights are routine, filled with the obligations of caring for families through our work, prayer and community service. It is within these confines that each of us is called to sainthood. It is here that Christ is with us. Let us be open to looking for Him here with our love.

St. Rose of Lima, pray for us.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Rose of Lima, virgin

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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