St. Patrick, pray for us

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and pagans but Patrick turned to God and wrote his memoir, The Confession. In The Confession, he wrote: “The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and…

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Reading for Friday, Second Week of Lent, Year A. Feast: Saint Patrick, Bishop. Liturgical Colour: violet

 First Reading: (Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-18) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21) Gospel: (Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46)   First Reading: (Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-18) Jacob loved Joseph more than all his other sons, for he was the son of his old age, and he had a decorated tunic made for him. But his brothers, seeing how much more his father loved him than all his other sons, came to hate him so much that they could not say a civil word to him. His brothers went to pasture their father’s flock at…

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