Let us rememberMemorial of Saint Catherine of Siena,
Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Intention: For the spread of peace and justice throughout the world, especially where hearts have become hardened to God’s presence.


Today’s Gospel | John 6:16-21

When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea, embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum.  It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.  The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.  When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid.  But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.”  They wanted to take him into the boat, but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading.

From the Meditation on Saint Catherine of Siena

If you were to suffer insults and scorn because you aim to do good and to work for your perfection, would you be ready to put up with such treatment patiently? On such occasions we see whether our virtue is solid.


Eternal Father, each day presents us with different challenges, some of which can overwhelm us.  In our anxiousness, we can lose sight of you and then begin to lose hope.  Send your Spirit to remind us of your presence and faithfulness.  Open our eyes so that we once again can see you in the midst of our lives, and then work with confidence to help build your kingdom.  We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.