Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church
October 15, 2012

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1
    22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman.
    23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise.
    24 Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar.
    26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
    27 For it is written, "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married."
    31 So, brethren, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.
    1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 113:1-7
    1 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
    2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore!
    3 From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised!
    4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
    5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
    6 who looks far down upon the heavens and the earth?
    7 He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:29-32
    29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
    30 For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nin'eveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation.
    31 The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
    32 The men of Nin'eveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:22-27
    22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now;
    23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
    24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
    25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.
    27 And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 19:8-11
    7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
    8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
    9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
    10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

  • Gospel

    John 15:1-8
    1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
    2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
    3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
    4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
    6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
    7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
    8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.


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