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Reading of the Day

"Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.’ When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, ‘Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!’ For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’ When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him." Lk 5: 1-11
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Saint Timothy Disciple of St Paul
Apostle

St. Timothy was Paul's companion in many of his journeyings. His mother, Eunice, and his grandmother, Lois, are mentioned as eminent for their piety (II Timothy 1:5). We know nothing of his father but that he was a Greek (Acts 16:1). He is first brought into notice at the time of Paul's second visit to Lystra (Acts 16:2), where he probably resided, and where it seems he was converted during Paul's first visit to that place (I Timothy 1:2; II Timothy 3:11). The apostle having formed a high opinion of his "own son in the faith," arranged that he should become his companion (Acts 16:3), and took and circumcised him, so that he might conciliate the Jews. He was designated to the office of an evangelist (1 Tim. 4:14), and went with Paul in his journey through Phrygia, Galatia, and Mysia; also to Troas and Philippi and Berea (Acts 17:14). 







Santa Marta: Are You Putting New Wine in Old Wineskins?

January 21, 2019. Look to the Beatitudes for the ‘Christian Style’


Pope Francis Reflects on Jesus’ First Miracle at the Wedding in Cana

January 20, 2019. ‘It’s no accident that placed, at the beginning of Jesus’ public life, is a nuptial ceremony, because in Him God has married humanity.’


Angelus Address: On the Miracle at the Wedding of Cana, ‘Do Whatever He Tells You’

January 20, 2019. ‘To Serve the Lord Means to Listen to His Word and to Put It into Practice’


Archbishop Follo: Love Works Wonders: Water into Wine, Wine into Blood

January 18, 2019. With the wish that as at Cana Christ transformed the water into wine, so today He transforms the water of our daily life into the wine of love that makes our life joyful and fruitful.


Calling for Global Effort, Pope Prays God Liberate the Human Trafficked, Help Those Deprived of Their Dignity

January 17, 2019. Vatican Issues 2 Documents on Migrants, Refugees, and Human Trafficking


Pope Encourages Christians to Come to God as a Child to a Father

January 16, 2019. ‘God looks for you, even if you do not seek Him. God loves you, even if you have forgotten about Him.’


Ecumenism Isn’t An Option, Pope Affirms

January 16, 2019. Appeal on the Occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Archbishop Follo: Love Works Wonders: Water into Wine, Wine into Blood

January 18, 2019. With the wish that as at Cana Christ transformed the water into wine, so today He transforms the water of our daily life into the wine of love that makes our life joyful and fruitful.                    


With Festivities & Epiphany Just Ended, Pope Reminds ‘Christ’s Presence Gives Meaning to Our Life & Hope, Helping Us Look Beyond Everyday Difficulties’

January 17, 2019. Pope Thanks Public Security Workers of Vatican


Pope: Even in Our Live’s Most Difficult Times, May We Never Be Afraid to Turn in Trust & Confidence to Our Heavenly Father

January 16, 2019. At General Audience, Reminds: ‘The parable of the prodigal son shows us most vividly how Jesus wants us to understand our heavenly Father and His infinite love’


Holy Father Applauds Encounter to ‘Reaffirm Common Responsibility for Unity & Integrity of the Catholic Faith’

January 15, 2019. Francis Also Encourages Asian Bishops With CDF Leadership in Their ‘Exploring New Means & Methods to Bear Witness to the Gospel Amidst the Challenges of Our Contemporary World’


Pope Francis’ Letter to Pontifical Academy for Life for 25th Anniversary (Full Text)
January 15, 2019. ‘Promote and protect human life at every stage of its development, its condemnation of abortion and euthanasia as extremely grave evils that contradict the Spirit of life and plunge us into the anti-culture of death’

Pope Approves Promulgation of Decrees of Congregation for Causes of Saints

January 15, 2019. Spain, Poland, Puerto Rico, Switzerland Represented


Final Document of Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment (Official English Translation)
January 15, 2019. ‘All the different vocations come together in the one universal call to holiness, which can only be the fulfilment of the appeal to the joy of love that resounds in the heart of every young person’

Pope: Immersion of Jesus with People and Father

January 13, 2019. Jesus in Midst of People, Sharing all but Sin


Angelus Address: On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

January 13, 2019. ‘The Feast of the Lord’s Baptism Is a Propitious Occasion to Renew the Promises of our Baptism with Gratitude and Conviction, Committing Ourselves Daily to Live in Coherence with It’


Pope Baptizes 27 Babies in Sistine Chapel (Full Text of Homily)

January 13, 2019. On Feast of Baptism of Our Lord, Reminds Parents Importance of Passing Down Faith, Reminds Mothers They Can Nurse Their Perhaps Hungry Babies


Pope: At Center of History is the Word

January 12, 2019 Address to Italian Association of Church History Professors


Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Annual Meeting PCID-WCC

January 11, 2019. Updated ‘Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World’