Liturgical Colour : Green or White (Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes)
Psalm 80 : 10-11ab, 12-13, 14-15
There shall be no strange god among you, you shall not worship any alien god, for I, YHVH, am your God.
But My people did not listen; Israel did not obey. So I gave them over to their stubbornness and they followed their own counsels.
If only My people would listen, if only Israel would walk in My ways, I would quickly subdue their adversaries and turn My hand against their enemies.
Alternative reading (Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes)
Judith 13 : 18bcde, 19
My daughter, may the Most High God bless you more than all women on earth. And blessed be the Lord God, the Creator of heaven and earth, Who has led you to behead the leader of our enemies.
Never will people forget the confidence you have shown; they will always remember the power of God.