Saint Benedict, Abbot
July 11, 2014

Psalter: Week II

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hosea 14:2-10
    2 Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, "Take away all iniquity; accept that which is good and we will render the fruit of our lips.
    3 Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride upon horses; and we will say no more, `Our God,' to the work of our hands. In thee the orphan finds mercy."
    4 I will heal their faithlessness; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.
    5 I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, he shall strike root as the poplar;
    6 his shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon.
    7 They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow, they shall flourish as a garden; they shall blossom as the vine, their fragrance shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
    8 O E'phraim, what have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like an evergreen cypress, from me comes your fruit.
    9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the LORD are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17
    1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
    2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
    6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
    7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
    10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
    11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
    12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
    15 O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:16-23
    16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
    17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues,
    18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
    19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour;
    20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
    21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
    22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
    23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of man comes.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Proverbs 2:1-9
    1 My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
    2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
    3 yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
    4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures;
    5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
    6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
    8 guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his saints.
    9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-11
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want!
    10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 19:27-29
    27 Then Peter said in reply, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall we have?"
    28 Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
    29 And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.


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