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 October 26, 2023 

Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint of the day

Saint Rusticus of Narbonne (d.462)

Saint Rusticus was born in Gaul and was the son of Bishop Bonosus. He developed the talent of preaching, and used his gift to share the Good News in Rome before entering monastic life in France. Rusticus was appointed bishop of Narbonne, France, during the spread of the Arian heresy in his diocese. He wanted to resign as bishop, but Pope Leo the Great persuaded him to continue. Rusticus took part in the Council of Ephesus, which denounced the heresy of Nestorianism. He also built the cathedral in Narbonne.

Reflection

Saint Rusticus is an excellent example of how our unique talents, skills, and interests can help us with our ministry. His talent of preaching was used to share the Good News in Rome, and to do good works as bishop of Narbonne. How can you use your special interests and skills in your ministry? Pray for the Lord's help in discerning your vocation, and discovering how you can use your unique talents to aid in your ministry.

Prayer

Holy Spirit, you bless us with gifts and talents to be used for God’s Kingdom. Help me to focus on my own gifts and how I can use them to make God’s Kingdom grow and multiply. (Taken from "Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.")

Liturgical season information

Lectionary: 476

Place in Year: Ordinary Time

Color of decorations and priest's vestments: Green

Daily readings

Reading 1: Rom 6:19-23

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 And 6

Alleluia: Phil 3:8-9

Gospel: Lk 12:49-53

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