Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 15, 2014

Psalter: Week IV

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 5:18-25
    18 But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.
    19 Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness,
    20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit,
    21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    23 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
    24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
    25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 1:1-4, 6
    1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:42-46
    42 "But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
    43 Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places.
    44 Woe to you! for you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
    45 One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
    46 And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

  • 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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