Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious
Luke 10: 1-12
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Reading 1 Job 19: 21-27
me, pity me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has struck me! Why do you hound me as
though you were divine, and insatiably prey upon me?
Oh, would that my words were written down! Would that they were inscribed in a
record: That with an iron chisel and with lead they were cut in the rock forever! But
as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives, and that he will at last stand forth upon the
dust; Whom I myself shall see: my own eyes, not another's, shall behold him, And from
my flesh I shall see God; my inmost being is consumed with
Psalm 27: 7-8a, 8b-9abc,
R. (13) I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the
O LORD, the sound of my call;
have pity on me, and answer me.
Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of
Your presence, O LORD, I seek.
Hide not your face from me;
do not in anger repel your servant.
You are my helper: cast me not
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the
Lord in the land of the living.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the
in the land of
the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the
Gospel Lk 10: 1-12
appointed seventy-two other disciples
sent ahead of him in pairs
to every town and place he intended to
He said to
"The harvest is
abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his
behold, I am sending you like lambs among
Carry no money
bag, no sack, no sandals;
and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first
'Peace to this
peaceful person lives there,
your peace will rest on him;
but if not, it will return to
Stay in the
same house and eat and drink what is offered to
for the laborer
deserves his payment.
not move about from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter and they welcome
eat what is set
the sick in it and say to them,
The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.'
Whatever town you enter and they do not receive
go out into the
streets and say,
dust of your town that clings to our feet,
even that we shake off against
Yet know this:
the Kingdom of God is at hand.
I tell you,
will be more tolerable for Sodom on that day
than for that
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