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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 30, 2021

               O missionary of the New World

               inspired to leave your classroom

               and go forth to win souls for Christ,

               despite continuous battles

               with cold and hunger

               and long journeys with an injured leg,

               praying throughout the...


Jun 29, 2021

O first of souls to shed blood,

whose sacrifice began the great persecution,

you indeed handed your bodies over

to torture,

to the mad king of this dark world,

but everlasting reward you have gained

for yourselves and for the Church;

your robes washed clean

in the blood of the Lamb,

you served to nourish the growth

of...


Jun 29, 2021

(Gn.21:5,8-20;   Ps.34:7-8,10-13;   Mt.8:28-34)

“When the afflicted man called out, the Lord heard,

and from all his distress He saved him.”

Ishmael is the model of the afflicted man calling out to the Lord and being heard in all his distress.  His very name means “he whom God hears” and indeed we see clearly...


Jun 28, 2021

O most blessed apostles of the Lord

upon whom the Church is founded

and the faith goes forth,

in you we cannot be shaken

and the Lord’s reign extends

to the ends of the earth –

pray we always take refuge

in His House

and in the teaching of His mouth.

It is you who preserve

the authenticity of the faith;

through you...


Jun 28, 2021

Acts 12:1-11;   Ps.34:2-9;   2Tm.4:6-8,17-18;   Mt.16:13-19)

 

“On this rock I will build my Church,

and the jaws of death shall not prevail against it.”

 

We go through death to life, for death has no power over us: the power of Jesus founded firmly on Peter, brought forward by Paul, and present in all the...