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St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of the Third Order (Feast)

November 17, 2021

Saints

Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    Sirach 26:1-3, 15-18, 24
    1 Happy is the husband of a good wife; the number of his days will be doubled.
    2 A loyal wife rejoices her husband, and he will complete his years in peace.
    3 A good wife is a great blessing; she will be granted among the blessings of the man who fears the Lord.
    15 A modest wife adds charm to charm, and no balance can weigh the value of a chaste soul.
    16 Like the sun rising in the heights of the Lord, so is the beauty of a good wife in her well-ordered home.
    17 Like the shining lamp on the holy lampstand, so is a beautiful face on a stately figure.
    18 Like pillars of gold on a base of silver, so are beautiful feet with a steadfast heart.

    OR

    Sirach 26:1-3, 15-18, 24
    1 Happy is the husband of a good wife; the number of his days will be doubled.
    2 A loyal wife rejoices her husband, and he will complete his years in peace.
    3 A good wife is a great blessing; she will be granted among the blessings of the man who fears the Lord.
    15 A modest wife adds charm to charm, and no balance can weigh the value of a chaste soul.
    16 Like the sun rising in the heights of the Lord, so is the beauty of a good wife in her well-ordered home.
    17 Like the shining lamp on the holy lampstand, so is a beautiful face on a stately figure.
    18 Like pillars of gold on a base of silver, so are beautiful feet with a steadfast heart.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    1 Timothy 5:3-10
    3 Honor widows who are real widows.
    4 If a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
    5 She who is a real widow, and is left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day;
    6 whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives.
    7 Command this, so that they may be without reproach.
    8 If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
    9 Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband;
    10 and she must be well attested for her good deeds, as one who has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, relieved the afflicted, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.

  • Gospel

    Psalms 31:4-5, 8-9, 20, 24-25
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    4 take me out of the net which is hidden for me, for thou art my refuge.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    8 and hast not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
    19 O how abundant is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those who fear thee, and wrought for those who take refuge in thee, in the sight of the sons of men!
    23 Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly requites him who acts haughtily.
    24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!