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The BreadCast

Daily Exposition of the Readings for Catholic Mass...

as well as Prayers to the Saints on the General Roman Calendar (for the U.S.).  

From the books Our Daily Bread and Prayers to the Saints by James H. Kurt - both with imprimatur.

Jun 20, 2024

O patron of youth

whose innocence was unsurpassed,

whose desire to give yourself

to the Lord

in poverty and purity

led you to relinquish

your wealth in this world

at a tender age

that you might embrace Jesus

fully –

pray for the youth of our day

and the child in each of our souls,

that all might turn away

from the...


Jun 20, 2024

(2Kgs.11:1-4,9-18,20;   Ps.132:11-14,17-18;   Mt.6:19-23)

“The eye is the lamp of the body.

If your eye is good, your body will be filled with light;

if your eye is bad, your body will be in darkness.”

And “how deep the darkness” is upon Athaliah.  For her eye is evil, her “light is darkness,” as so...


Jun 19, 2024

(Sir.48:1-14;   Ps.97:1-7,12;   Mt.6:7-15)

“Your kingdom come,

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.”

Our psalm sings of the greatness of our God; in our first reading we hear of how this greatness was revealed in the prophets Elijah and Elisha; and in the Lord’s Prayer we call for this greatness to be...


Jun 18, 2024

O sign of perfect solitude

who heeded so well

the Lord’s command

to enter into your closet

in order to pray,

whose great measure of self-denial

led you to the peak of contemplation

in God’s holy presence,

whose only desire

was that souls might draw close

to Him –

pray all who seek the Lord

may approach Him with a...


Jun 18, 2024

(2Kgs.2:1,6-14;   Ps.31:20-21,24-25;   Mt.6:1-6,16-18)

“As they walked on conversing,

a flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them,

and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.”

Jesus instructs us in our gospel, “Whenever you pray, go to your room, close your door, and pray to your Father in private.” ...