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 March 16, 2023 

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Saint of the day

Saint Julian of Antioch (d.305)

Saint Julian of Antioch was born in what is today Turkey. He was a high-ranking Christian during the persecutions of Diocletian. He was arrested and exhibited in neighboring cities. He was publicly tortured to influence Christians to renounce their faith. Even though he was subjected to terrible abuse, Julian remained devout and strong in his faith. He was eventually martyred by being sewn into a sack of vipers and scorpions and tossed into the sea. The relics of Saint Julian are enshrined in Antioch.

Reflection

Spend a few minutes reflecting on what it means to be a witness of your faith. Would you have the courage to die for your faith? (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)

Prayer

Loving God, people today are still being persecuted for their belief in you. Thank you for the witness of so many brave and noble people who gave their lives to profess their faith in you. Strengthen my courage so that I can live as you have called me to live. (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)

Liturgical season information

Lectionary: 240

Place in Year: Lent

Color of decorations and priest's vestments: Violet

Daily readings

Reading 1: Jer 7:23-28

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9

Verse Before the Gospel: Jl 2:12-13

Gospel: Lk 11:14-23

View complete readings on USCCB.org
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