June 19
Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

Be still and wait in patience, for God’s promise is forever.

Canticle: Isaiah 25:1-4, 6-9

O God, you are my life.
I will honor you, praising your name,
for you are faithful and true.
You have fulfilled your plan of old.

You have reduced the city to rubble,
the fortified city to ruins.
The castle of the proud is no more;
it will never be rebuilt.

Therefore a strong people will honor you;
nations will hold you in awe.

You are a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in distress,
shelter from the rain,
shade from the heat.

On Mount Zion God will provide a feast,
a feast of rich food and choice wines,
juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.

On this mountain
God will remove the veil of mourning
that covers the peoples.
The web that is woven over all nations
will be destroyed.
Death will be no more.

The Holy One will wipe away every tear.
God's people will be freed from shame.
This is the solemn promise.

On that day it will be said,
"Behold God for whom we patiently waited.
This is the Holy One for whom we longed.
Let us rejoice and be glad.
We are saved."

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.