Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time
Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart, virgin (†1899). Born to the noble Droste zu Vischering Family in Germany. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd and was sent to Porto, Portugal, as superior. She received received visions and revelations from Our Lord, who through her asked that the Pope consecrate the world to His Sacred Heart.
St. Fortunatus of Fano, bishop (†sixth century). Bishop of Fano, Italy, who dedicated himself to the rescue of captives.
St. Medard (†561). Bishop of Noyon, France, he strove to convert the people from pagan superstitions to the doctrine of Christ.
St. William Fitzherbert, bishop (†1154). After being restored to his Archiepiscopal See of York, England, from which he had been unjustly deposed, he pardoned his enemies and fostered peace.
Blessed James Berthieu, priest and martyr (†1896). Jesuit missionary imprisoned and killed by fetishists in Madagascar.
Bl. Maria Theresa Chiramel Mankidiyan, virgin (†1926). Founded the Congregation of the Holy Family in Kerala, India, dedicated to works of charity, and caring for the sick.
Blessed John Davy, deacon and martyr (†1537). English Carthusian who suffered terrible tortures and was starved to death in prison during the reign of Henry VIII, for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy.
Blessed Nicholas of Gesturi, religious (†1958). Capuchin priest, from the convent of Cagliari, Italy. He was a steadfast advocate of the poor and encouraged many others to practice this form of charity.
First Reading – 2 Cor 1:18-22
Brothers and sisters: As God is faithful, our word to you is not “yes” and “no.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes” has been in Him. For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in Him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through Him to God for glory. But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God; He has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.
Responsorial Psalm – Ps 119:129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135 (R.135a)
R. Lord, let your face shine on me
Wonderful are your decrees;
therefore I observe them. R.
The revelation of your words sheds light,
gives understanding to the simple. R.
I gasp with open mouth
in my yearning for your commands. R.
Turn to me in pity
as you turn to those who love your name. R.
Steady my footsteps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity rule over me. R.
Let your countenance shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes. R.
Gospel – Mt 5:13-16
Jesus said to his disciples:
“You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”