CALENDARIO / Calendario Cinquepani EN
01 gen 2022 01 January 2022
English translation of Tavodo 2022 Calendar
1/1 SAT HOLY MOTHER OF GOD [P]
Numb 6,22-27; Psal 66; Gal 4,47; Lk 2,16-21
Mary, treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart Lk 2,19
In Mary’s heart are kept all the words she heard and all the facts she saw: words and facts concerning her Son Jesus. In her heart they bear a fruit of peace, serenity, generosity and humble charity. We too can rejoyce of it, since she is a mother also for us. We will endeavour to imitate her during this new year, so that we too will be a blessing for the world.
2/1 SUN II° after Christmas [II]
Sir 24,12.8-12; Psal 147; Eph 1,36.15-18; John 1,1-18
The Word became flesh John 1,14
The Word, who was with God, He who was and is united with the Father to do only what He shows to Him; through whom everything has been made, the earth and the heaven and all they contain; He who gives life and the way to approach God in the truth. He is the same who became flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Glory be to your Name, Lord Jesus!
3/1 MON T.N. [P]
(mf Holy Name of Jesus)
1John 2,29 3,6; Psal 97; John 1,29-34
After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me John 1,30
Today let us listen to John the Baptist bearing witness to Jesus: he says that He is the Lamb of God, whose life knows no beginning and who is with us. Strengthened by his words, let us thank Jesus, we invoke him, we love him, thus living witness to his love.
4/1 TUE T.N. [P]
1John 3,7-10; Psal 97; John 1,35-42
Look, here is the Lamb of God! John 1,36
John knew that the title ‘Lamb’ could be understood by the people who were listening to him. They could grasp that Jesus had been prophesied in the lamb given by God to Abraham as a replacement for his son Isaac in the sacrifice he was about to offer. Jesus offers himself in sacrifice in place of us sinners and wins for us salvation and blessing. .
5/1 WED T.N. [P]
1John 3,11-21; Psal 99; John 1,43-51
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? John 1,46
It is Nathanael who objects thus to Philip’s statement. He knows that the Messiah will come from Betlehem, of David’s stock. Jesus appreciates his love for the Scriptures, then Nathanael no longer doubts, He recognizes that God, though Nazareth is such an insignificant village, has drawn from it his Bloom, his Anointed, the One who will annnounce Him to the whole world.
6/1 THU EPIPHANY OF THE LORD [P]
Is 60,16; Psal 71; Eph 3,23a.56; Mt 2,1-12
We observed his star at its rising Mt 2,2
The Magi speak with utter certainty. They are sure that their life, and everybody’s life, is not complete and cannot be joyful, if they fail to meet the new ‘King of the Jews’. He really is a new King, since even the stars are moving for Him. Which great grace I have received, compared with the Magi, to already know His love, His justice and His mercy
7/1 FRI T.N. [P]
(mf: S. Raymond of Peñafort, priest., † 1275; Dioc. memory in Trento: mf: S. Valentne, Bishop.)
1John 3,22-4,6; Psal 2; Mt 4,12-17.23-25
Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near Mt 4,17
Jesus, your word shows us the road we have to take. You speak to us with love, you want to be our guide, you want that your life be your gift to us. You are the King, meek and good, and through you we taste the love of our Father in heaven. Thank you, my heart will look to you, and in this way I will enter the Kingdom whose King you are.
8/1 SAT T.N. [P]
1Gv 4,7-10; Sal 71; Mc 6,34-44
Jesus saw a great crowd,… they were like sheep without a shepherd Mk 6,34
Jesus, seeing the crowd that arrived before him, does not think of resting with his disciples and starts teaching them ‘many things’, specially about the Father’s love. He speaks with authority and the crowd that listens to him feels in their hearts that the hopes for God’s Kingdom are again alive Moreover, Jesus, as Good Shepherd, satisfies their hunger with bread and fish in abundance. Thank you, Jesus, you who lead and nourish all those who follow you.
9/1 SUN BAPTISM OF THE LORD Year C [P]
Is 40,15.9-11; Psal 103; Titus 2,11-14; 3,47; Lk 3,15-16.21-22
You are my Son, the Beloved Lk 3,22
‘A voice from heaven’ proclaims these words. Today I, too, amazed, listen to them. I remember that I remarked in the prayer of a psalm addressed to the king the first part of this sentence, while the second part is on the mouth of Abraham, when he was climbing with his son the mountain of the sacrifice. Now these words are for Jesus: he is the king who starts climbing the mountain where he will be sacrificed!
10/1 MON I° O.T. [I]
1Sam 1,1-8; Psal 115; Mk 1,14-20
He saw James and John his brother … immediately he called them Mk 1,20
Jesus is announcing the Kingdom of God, whose King He is. One of the signs of this Kingdom is the new community that Jesus is building up. He begins by calling some men to follow him; they are able to do it because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. The first followers are already brothers; this points to the fact that in his Kingdom all will be brothers, not servants.
11/1 TUE I° O.T. [I]
1Sam 1,9-20; 1Psam 2,1.48; Mk 1,21-28
I will set him before the Lord all the days of his life 1Sam 1,11
These words remind me what a priest told us. While visiting his parents, his father drew him aside and told him: ‘Look, now you are a priest; as you offered your life to God, I likewise offered you. Fulfil your service. I will not expect that you come and visit me. You belong to the Lord.’ Thank you, Jesus, for the faith of all those parents who offer theirs sons to You.
12/1 WED I° O.T. [I]
1Sam 3,1-10.19-20; Psal 39; Mk 1,29-39
He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons Mk 1,34
Thank you, Jesus, that you are there. Today – like every day – we can meet you: in the silence of a Church, or during the Holy Mass, or where some are gathered to listen to you, pray to you or follow you. Thank you, you are merciful, able to free us from the traps of the devil and from every sickness.
13/1 THU I° O.T. [I]
(mf: S. Hillary, Bishop. and Doctor., † 367)
1Sam 4,1-11; Psal 43; Mk 1,40-45
Jesus stayed out in the country, in desert places Mk 1,45
When we don’t obey Jesus, we force Him to stay away from us. All those who don’t welcome Him, put obstacles to the coming of his Kingdom; but He keeps on drawing to Himself those who know their poverty and need.
14/1 FRI I° O.T. [I]
1Sam 8,4-7.10-22; Psal 88; Mk 2,1-12
Stand up, take your mat and go to your home Mk 2,11
Jesus, you are great: simply, with a word of yours, you have a paralytic walk again! Jesus, you are the Strong one: that love that brought you up on the cross, frees me from my sin, from the ties with the Evil one, and ‘plunges’ me again in that love that has willed me and created me: in the Father’s heart, sea of joy and peace. Jesus, life of my life!
15/1 SAT I° O.T. [I]
(Dioc. Memory in Trento: m: S. Romedius, hermit)
1Sam 9,14.17-19; 10,1; Psal 20; Mk 2,13-17
I have come to call not the righteous but sinners Mk 2,17
Thank you, Jesus, you reval to us your mission of Good Shepherd. You sit down and eat with sinners, you show them your love so as to bring them back on the right road, until they reach God. I thank you that you care of me as well, I am a sinner like them.
16/1 SUN II° O.T. Year C [II]
Is 62,15; Psal 95; 1Cor 12,4-11; John 2,1-12
Do whatever he tells you John 2,5
In the mind of those servants, to bring water – which was there for the ritual purification – to the bridesgroom’s table, was something absurd, defying any logic. Still, thanks to their obedience, Jesus could manifest himself as the Messiah. Thank you, Jesus, for every time that you make me able in the same way to obey your word, which I find in the mouth of your priests as well. Thank you also for the work of intercession of Mary your Mother, during the whole history of the Church.
17/1 MON II° O.T. [II]
(m: S. Anthony, abbot, † 356)
1Sam 15,16-23; Psal 49; Mk 2,18-22
Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams 1Sam 15,22
To offer animals in sacrifice, as it was the custom in the Temple, or in our day to give an offer in the Church, fasting or fulfilling religious dulie, all this could in reality be just something exterior, while the real life is not following the desires of the Lord. Instead, to obey to God – even when it costs us something – does not mean t ogive something, but to offer ourselves as a gift to God; this is true love, since it is the gift of oneself.
18/1 TUE II° O.T. [II]
START OF OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
1Sam 16,1-13a; Psal 88; Mck 2,23-28
The Lord said: “ Rise and anoint him; for this is the one!” 1Sam 16,12
God the Father speaks to Samuel, his prophet, exhorting and guiding him to do his will by anointing the boy David as king for the people of Israel. Jesus, you who are the true King of the children of God, your new people, guide them towards their unity, for which you prayed.
19/1 WED II° O.T. [II]
OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY