October 4-10: Readings and Feasts

OCTOBER 4 Mon Saint Francis of Assisi Memorial Jon 1:1—2:2, 11/Lk 10:25-37 

5 Tue Weekday [Saint Faustina Kowalska, Virgin; USA: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest]

Jon 3:1-10/Lk 10:38-42 

6 Wed Weekday [Saint Bruno, Priest; USA: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin]

Jon 4:1-11/Lk 11:1-4 

7 Thu Our Lady of the Rosary Memorial Mal 3:13-20b/Lk 11:5-13 

8 Fri Weekday Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2/Lk 11:15-26 

9 Sat Weekday [Saint Denis, Bishop, and Companions, Martyrs; Saint John Leonardi, Priest; 

Jl 4:12-21/Lk 11:27-28 

10 SUN TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27 

Readings from Jonah, Malachi and Joel are from post exilic times, the commentators say, when the Jews returned from exile may see Judaism as exclusive and turn inward. God sends Jonah to Nineveh, representative of the outside world, and converts that great city. God’s plans are greater than ours.

Francis of Assisi had his arms open to the world.

Morning and evening prayers here.

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