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The Blesseds and Saints of China and the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

JULY 9 – THE BLESSEDS AND SAINTS OF CHINA. 
Mass of the feast, Gloria
Preface of Martyrs (red). 
Readings: Revelation 7:9-17; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 5:1-12.
 
JULY 10 – MONDAY: FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. 
Mass of the day (green). 
Readings: Genesis 28:10-22a; Matthew 9:18-26.
 
JULY 11 – ST. BENEDICT.








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Small is the only honorific in heaven

The solemn exclamation with which today’s gospel begins is one of the few prayers of Jesus reported in the gospels: “Father, Lord of heaven and earth… revealed them to simple people.”
 
Jesus states a fact: the poor, the humble, the marginalised are the first to welcome his word of deliverance. They feel the need of God’s tenderness. They hunger and thirst for righteousness. They are blessed because for them, the kingdom of God has come.