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Year of Faith

The tradition tells us that after the Resurrection, James preached the Gospel in Spain. To this day, the pilgrimage path which bears his name is effecting conversion in the lives of many. He returned to Palestine in 44 AD and drank that chalice. He was the first Apostle to be martyred by order of the tyrant Herod Agrippa. The word martyr means witness. In both his life and his death, James was such a witness.
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Leviticus 25:1, 8-17
Yahweh spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and said: Read More

Psalm, Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 7-8
Then the earth will acknowledge your ways, and all nations your ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 14:1-12
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the reputation of ... Read More

Saint of the Day

August 1 Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori
August 1: Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and the founder of the ... Read More