Despite the fact that much about St. Giles is shrouded in mystery, we can say that he was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages. Likely, he was born in the first half of the seventh century in southeastern France. That is where he built a monastery that became a popular stopping-off point for pilgrims making their way to Compostela in Spain and the Holy Land.
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Daily Prayer - 2015-09-01
The world is charged with the grandeur of God. (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
Your death on the cross has set me free.
To be conscious about something is to be aware of it.
The Word of God
Reading 1 1 Thes 5:1-6, 9-11
Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters,
Responsorial Psalm PS 27:1, 4, 13-14
R. (13) I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
Alleluia Lk 7:16
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Lk 4:31-37
Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee.
Some thoughts on today's scripture
Begin to talk to Jesus about the piece of scripture you have just read.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
22nd Week in Ordinary Time
The Lord is my light and my salvation. (Psalm 27:1)
From times tables to song lyrics to addresses and phone numbers, we learn so many things by rote. In fact, if you say or think something often enough, it will become ingrained in your memory—even statements about who you are and what life is about. So consider what might happen if you made the decision to repeat godly truths over and over again. Try it today, starting with "The Lord is my light" and "The Lord is my refuge."
The Lord is my light. He shows me what to do. He gives me direction and lights the path when the way seems dark. His light can shine in my heart, offering wisdom when I'm not sure what to do. He gives me understanding and a heavenly perspective. When I feel too confused or afraid to move ahead, he can show me how to proceed.
The Lord is my refuge. I can run to him for safekeeping and strength. He is my strength when I feel too weak to keep on caring or when I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. He will help me when the call of raising godly children or persevering in prayer seems too demanding. He keeps me safe amid hostility and opposition.
The Lord is my strength. I can exercise, finish rehab, or endure chemotherapy. When I need to repent, forgive, or simply bide my time, he is there with his own courage and power to help me.
When the shadow of fear or defeat threatens to spread itself over you, shout it out, "The Lord is my light!" When fear grips you or weakness overtakes you, declare it, "The Lord is my strength!" Whenever you hear yourself say or think, "I can't," "I don't know how," or "I give up," just repeat this glorious verse: "The Lord is my light and my salvation... . The Lord is my life's refuge (Psalm 27:1, 2)."
"Lord, you are my light and the strength of my life. With your help today, I will live in your light and strength."
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11