September 21

Feast of St. Matthew

Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

You are my friends, for you have remained steadfast in my love.

Canticle: Ezekiel 36: 23-39

Nations shall know that I am God,
when in their sight
I prove my holiness through you.

I will take you from among the nations,
gather you from all foreign lands,
and bring you home to your own land.

I will pour clean water upon you
to cleanse you from all your impurities.
I will remove all your idols.

I will give you a new heart
and place a new spirit within you,
taking from your bodies your stony hearts
and giving you hearts of flesh.

I will put my spirit within you
that you may live by my statutes,
careful to observe my decrees.

You will live in the land I gave you long ago;
you will be my people,
and I will be your God.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.