Daily Prayer and Reading 2/18

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen


Daily Prayer & Reading for February 18, 2023

O God of life, You ask us to choose life instead of death. Help the leaders of warring nations choose life for their people by creating employment, food and shelter instead of weapons and war. Amen.


Mark 9:2-13

Jesus took Peter, James, and John
and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them,
and his clothes became dazzling white,
such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
Let us make three tents:
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
then from the cloud came a voice,
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
Suddenly, looking around, the disciples no longer saw anyone
but Jesus alone with them.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
So they kept the matter to themselves,
questioning what rising from the dead meant.
Then they asked him,
“Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
He told them, “Elijah will indeed come first and restore all things,
yet how is it written regarding the Son of Man
that he must suffer greatly and be treated with contempt?
But I tell you that Elijah has come
and they did to him whatever they pleased,
as it is written of him.”


18 de Febreo

Oh, Dios de la vida, Tú nos pides que elijamos la vida en lugar de la muerte. Ayuda a los líderes de las naciones en guerra a elegir la vida para su pueblo creando empleo, alimentos y refugio en lugar de armas y guerra. Amén.


Mc 9, 2-13

En aquel tiempo, Jesús tomó aparte a Pedro, a Santiago y a Juan, subió con ellos a un monte alto y se transfiguró en su presencia. Sus vestiduras se pusieron esplendorosamente blancas, con una blancura que nadie puede lograr sobre la tierra. Después se les aparecieron Elías y Moisés, conversando con Jesús.

Entonces Pedro le dijo a Jesús: “Maestro, ¡qué a gusto estamos aquí! Hagamos tres chozas, una para ti, otra para Moisés y otra para Elías”. En realidad no sabía lo que decía, porque estaban asustados.

Se formó entonces una nube, que los cubrió con su sombra, y de esta nube salió una voz que decía: “Éste es mi Hijo amado; escúchenlo”. En ese momento miraron alrededor y no vieron a nadie sino a Jesús, que estaba solo con ellos.

Cuando bajaban de la montaña, Jesús les mandó que no contaran a nadie lo que habían visto, hasta que el Hijo del hombre resucitara de entre los muertos. Ellos guardaron esto en secreto, pero discutían entre sí qué querría decir eso de ‘resucitar de entre los muertos’.

Le preguntaron a Jesús: “¿Por qué dicen los escribas que primero tiene que venir Elías?” Él les contestó: “Si fuera cierto que Elías tiene que venir primero y tiene que poner todo en orden, entonces ¿cómo es que está escrito que el Hijo del hombre tiene que padecer mucho y ser despreciado? Por lo demás, yo les aseguro que Elías ha venido ya y lo trataron a su antojo, como estaba escrito de él”.


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