Scripture meditation: It is good for me to be close to God, to trust always in the Lord God, I will proclaim all your deeds. Psalms 78:28
Reflection: Hope takes its rise in faith. God enlightens us by faith to know His goodness and the promises He has made and so rise by hope to the desire of possessing Him.
St. Alphonusus Liguori (1696-1787AD)
Mini-Bio: Italian; bishop, Doctor of the Church, founder and first superior of the Redemptorists
Prayer: O Mary, you are the Mother of Hope. Help me never to despair. In every difficulty, lead me to rely on God's promises and place my hope in Him completely.