Memorial of St. Joseph of Cupertino
1 Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! 6 I call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God; incline thy ear to me, hear my words. 7 Wondrously show thy steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at thy right hand. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings, 15 As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with beholding thy form.
1 Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Mag’dalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joan’na, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
Reflection for the day: “The Lord allows shortcomings in those who wish to serve Him perfectly. From these they draw great profit, because they learn to be humble, ask forgiveness, and then move more speedily in His ways. They are like one who stumbles while walking: by law of nature he makes two steps ahead.” — St. Joseph of Cupertino