June 10

June 10

Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings

First Reading – 1 Kgs 17:1-6

Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab: “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.” The LORD then said to Elijah: “Leave here, go east and hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan. You shall drink of the stream, and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.” So he left and did as the LORD had commanded. He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan. Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream.

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 121:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (R.see 2)

R. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

I lift up my eyes toward the mountains;
whence shall help come to me?
My help is from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.

May he not suffer your foot to slip;
may he slumber not who guards you:
Indeed he neither slumbers nor sleeps,
the guardian of Israel. R

The LORD is your guardian; the LORD is your shade;
he is beside you at your right hand.
The sun shall not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night. R

The LORD will guard you from all evil;
he will guard your life.
The LORD will guard your coming and your going,
both now and forever. R.

Gospel – Mt 5:1-12

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Featured Saints

Blessed John Dominici, bishop (†1419). Bishop of Ragusa (Croatia), he restored the regular observance in the Dominican monasteries of Italy, and died in Buda, Hungary, where he was sent to combat the heresy of John Huss.

Blessed Edward Poppe, priest (†1924). Born to a large, modest Belgium family, in his youth, he consecrated himself as a slave to the Blessed Virgin. Ordained a priest in 1916, he was an ardent apostle of the Eucharist and of Our Lady. He died at the age of 33.

Blessed Diana of Andalò, virgin (†1236). From a wealthy family of Bologna, she renounced the world and and made her religious profession in the hands of St. Dominic of Guzman. Overcoming fierce opposition from her parents, she founded a Dominican convent where she lived until her death.

Blessed Henry of Bolzano, layman (†1315). An uneducated carpenter, he gave all of his possessions to the poor. Despite his weak health, he shared the meagre alms he obtained with the needy and suffered extreme want at the end of his life.

St. Bogumil (†1182). Bishop of Gniezno, Poland, who renounced the Episcopal See to lead an austere hermetic life.

St. Ithamar of Rochester, bishop (†656). A man of considerable learning, he was the first Anglo-Saxon-born priest to be made a Bishop, succeeding St. Paulinus to the see of Rochester.

Blesseds Thomas Green and Walter Pierson, martyrs (†1537). Carthusian monks who were starved to death in prison during the reign of Henry VIII of England for their fidelity to the Chair of Peter.

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