Saint Jerome, Translator & Teacher

September 30 – St. Jerome, translator and teacher. He is known as the 4th-5th century scholar who translated the Bible into the language ordinary people could read. At this time, the declining decades of the Roman Empire, the ordinary language was Latin. Jerome’s version of the Bible is known as the Vulgate. Jerome was...

Saint Michael & All Angels

September 29 St. Michael & All Angels – Also the Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, or Michaelmas, a day in the Western Christian calendar. Because it falls near the equinox, it is associated in the northern hemisphere with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days. Michael is the greatest of...

Compline on Thursday

Thursday at Compline – “O my God,” I say, “do not take me away in the midst of my days, you whose years endure throughout all generations.” Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you endure; they will all...

Saint Vincent DePaul

September 27 – St. Vincent DePaul – 24 April 1581–27 September 1660 – born in Pouy, Landes, Gascony, France, was a priest of the Catholic Church who became dedicated to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, a charitable organization dedicated to the...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. The words of his mouth are mischief and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely...

Compline on Tuesday

Tuesday at Compline – Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. ~Psalm 139: 22,23

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – You have been my helper, cast me not off, Forsake me not, O God of my salvation! ~Verse

Terce on Sunday

Sunday at Terce – Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! Blessed are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! ~Psalm 119: 1-3

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – The faith that first must be possessed Root deep within our inmost breast, And joyous hope in second place, Then charity, thy greatest grace. ~Office Hymn: st. 4