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Born to American parents in Shiraz, Iran, Valerie Jarrett's father worked as a physician. A Chicago lawyer close to Barack and Michelle Obama, Jarrett is a senior adviser to the president and heads the White House Office of Public Engagement.
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 1:1, 4-10
The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests living ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17
In you, Yahweh, I take refuge, I shall never be put to shame. ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:1-9
That same day, Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

July 23 Saint of the Day

St. Bridget of Sweden
July 23: Saint Birgitta was the daughter of Upplandís Lagman, Birger ... Read More