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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

First Reading

Numbers 21,4b-9

They left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt round Edom. On the way the people lost patience.

They spoke against God and against Moses, 'Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in the desert? For there is neither food nor water here; we are sick of this meagre diet.'

At this, God sent fiery serpents among the people; their bite brought death to many in Israel.

The people came and said to Moses, 'We have sinned by speaking against Yahweh and against you. Intercede for us with Yahweh to save us from these serpents.' Moses interceded for the people,

and Yahweh replied, 'Make a fiery serpent and raise it as a standard. Anyone who is bitten and looks at it will survive.'

Moses then made a serpent out of bronze and raised it as a standard, and anyone who was bitten by a serpent and looked at the bronze serpent survived.


09/14/2010
Feast of the exaltation of the Cross


Calendar of the week
JUN
18
Sunday, 18 June
Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ
JUN
19
Monday, 19 June
Prayer for peace
JUN
20
Tuesday, 20 June
Memory of the Mother of the Lord
JUN
21
Wednesday, 21 June
Memory of the Saints and the Prophets
JUN
22
Thursday, 22 June
Memory of the Church
JUN
23
Friday, 23 June
Memory of Jesus crucified
JUN
24
Saturday, 24 June
Sunday Vigil
JUN
25
Sunday, 25 June
Liturgy of the Sunday