Day 1 of the Fortnight for Freedom
June 21 – Day One
Daily Scripture Reading (St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29)
Before faith came, we were held in custody under law, confined for the faith that was to be revealed. Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian. For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendant, heirs according to the promise.
Daily Psalm (107:1-3)
“Give thanks to the LORD for he is good,
his mercy endures forever!”
Let that be the prayer of the LORD’s redeemed,
those redeemed from the hand of the foe,
Those gathered from foreign lands,
from east and west, from north and south.”
Daily Prayer (Proper of Saints. October 19. [In the Dioceses of the United States] Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs. Collect)
O God, who chose to manifest
the blessed hope of your eternal Kingdom
by the toil of Saints John de Brebeuf,
Isaac Jogues and their companions
and by the shedding of their blood,
graciously grant that through their intercession
the faith of Christians may be strengthened day by day.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious, pray for us.
St. René Goupil, St. Isaac Jogues, St. Jean de Lalande, St. Antoine Daniel, St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Noël Chabanel, St. Charles Garnier, and St. Gabriel Lalemant, North American Martyrs, pray for us.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of America, pray for us.