27 Thu Aug 2009
For 27 August 2009, Saint Monica, based on Luke 7:11-17
Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his motherâ€™s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, â€œDo not weep.â€ Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, â€œYoung man, I say to you, rise!â€ The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, â€œA great prophet has risen among us!â€ and â€œGod has looked favorably on his people!â€ This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.