Wednesday, May 24 - Acts 17:15, 22-18:1
Ps 148:1-2, 11-14 - John 16:12-15
Father, may I bear fruit abundantly
and more abundantly.
Thursday, May 25 - Venerable Bede,
Pope St. Gregory VII, St. Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalen prayed to suffer even more
before her death out of love for Christ
Friday, May 26 - St. Philip Neri
One of the maxims of St. Philip Neri states:
Cheerfulness strengthen the heart and makes
us persevere in a good life; wherefore the
servant of God ought always to be in
good spirits. He became known as the
saint of joy.
The Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati,
which had been in formation at Old St. Mary Church, was
established by the Pope Francis,
on March 19, 2017.
With a view to the fulfilment of what he considered
his special mission, St. Philip gave himself up entirely
to hearing confessions.
Before sunrise he had generally confessed a good number
of penitents in his own room. He went down into the church
at daybreak, and never left it till noon, except to say Mass.
If no penitents came, he remained near his confessional,
reading, saying office, or telling his beads.
If he was at prayer, if at his meals,
he at once broke off when his penitents came.
We are a Roman Catholic church filled with the love of Christ.
We are centered on the Eucharist and the love of our Mother.
We are here to serve all in the name of the Lord