14/02/2021 – La Palabra mundial del día – BIBLE – The global Word of the day




El leproso vivirá solo y tendrá su morada fuera del campamento.
Lectura del libro del Levítico 13, 1-2. 44-46

El Señor dijo a Moisés y a Aarón:

«Cuando alguno tenga una inflamación, una erupción o una mancha en la piel, y se le produzca una llaga como de lepra, será llevado ante el sacerdote Aarón, o ante uno de sus hijos sacerdotes.

Se trata de un leproso: es impuro. El sacerdote lo declarará impuro de lepra en la cabeza.

El enfermo de lepra andará con la ropa rasgada y la cabellera desgreñada, con la barba tapada y gritando: “¡Impuro, impuro!” Mientras le dure la afección, seguirá siendo impuro. Es impuro y vivirá solo y tendrá su morada fuera del campamento».

Palabra de Dios.

Sal 31, 1-2. 5. 11
R. Tú eres mi refugio, me rodeas de cantos de liberación.

Dichoso el que está absuelto de su culpa,
a quien le han sepultado su pecado;
dichoso el hombre a quien el Señor no le apunta el delito
y en cuyo espíritu no hay engaño. R.

R. Tú eres mi refugio, me rodeas de cantos de liberación.

Había pecado, lo reconocí,
no te encubrí mi delito;
propuse: «Confesaré al Señor mi culpa»,
y tú perdonaste mi culpa y mi pecado. R.

R. Tú eres mi refugio, me rodeas de cantos de liberación.

Alegraos, justos, y gozad con el Señor;
aclamadlo, los de corazón sincero. R.

R. Tú eres mi refugio, me rodeas de cantos de liberación.

Sed imitadores míos como yo lo soy de Cristo.
Lectura de la primera carta del apóstol san Pablo a los Corintios 10,31-11, 1


Ya comáis, ya bebáis o hagáis lo que hagáis, hacedlo todo para gloria de Dios.

No deis motivo de escándalo ni a judíos, ni a griegos, ni a la Iglesia de Dios; como yo, que procuro contentar en todo a todos, no buscando mi propia ventaja, sino la de la mayoría, para que se salven.

Sed imitadores míos como yo lo soy de Cristo.

Palabra de Dios.

Aleluya Lc 7, 16
R. Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.

V. Un gran Profeta ha surgido entre nosotros.
Dios ha visitado a su pueblo. R.

La lepra se le quitó, y quedó limpio.
Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Marcos 1, 40-45

En aquel tiempo, se acercó a Jesús un leproso, suplicándole de rodillas:

«Si quieres, puedes limpiarme».

Compadecido, extendió la mano y lo tocó, diciendo:

«Quiero: queda limpio».

La lepra se le quitó inmediatamente, y quedó limpio.

Él lo despidió, encargándole severamente:

«No se lo digas a nadie; pero, para que conste, ve a presentarte al sacerdote y ofrece por tu purificación lo que mandó Moisés, para que les sirva de testimonio»,

Pero, cuando se fue, empezó a pregonar bien alto y a divulgar el hecho, de modo que Jesús ya no podía entrar abiertamente en ningún pueblo, se quedaba fuera, en lugares solitarios; y aun así acudían a él de todas partes.

Palabra del Señor.

La Palabra mundial del día – BIBLE – The global Word of the day




First reading from the Book of Leviticus
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
“If someone has on his skin a scab or pustule or blotch
which appears to be the sore of leprosy,
he shall be brought to Aaron, the priest,
or to one of the priests among his descendants.
If the man is leprous and unclean,
the priest shall declare him unclean
by reason of the sore on his head.

“The one who bears the sore of leprosy
shall keep his garments rent and his head bare,
and shall muffle his beard;
he shall cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’
As long as the sore is on him he shall declare himself unclean,
since he is in fact unclean.
He shall dwell apart, making his abode outside the camp.”


Second reading from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
1 Cor 10:31—11:1

Brothers and sisters,
Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do everything for the glory of God.
Avoid giving offense, whether to the Jews or Greeks or
the church of God,
just as I try to please everyone in every way,
not seeking my own benefit but that of the many,
that they may be saved.
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.


From the Gospel according to Mark
Mk 1:40-45

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched him, and said to him,
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning the him sternly, he dismissed him at once.

He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them.”

The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,
and people kept coming to him from everywhere.


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14 February

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.


Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Dimitar Kondovski

For almost forty years they have protected the Europe that they helped to evangelize more than a thousand years ago. These saints were responsible for the spread of the Christian message, especially in Eastern Europe, prompting John Paul II to declare them co-patrons of Europe.  


St. Valentin, Basilica of Saint Praxedes in Rome

One of the most popular of all saints, St Valentine is the patron saint of lovers and of the town of Terni, in Italy. His feast-day falls on February 14th.  



Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Dimitar Kondovski
Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Dimitar Kondovski  (© Vatican News)

The administrator and the scholar

They were born only two years apart. Methodius – whose baptismal name was Michael – was born in 825 (according to the Constantinian calendar) in the Greek city of Thessalonika, and Cyril followed in 827. History recounts that at first they were apart. The elder brother quickly distinguished himself as a capable administrator, becoming a public official in a province of the Byzantine Empire. The younger brother received a refined education in Constantinople – grammar, rhetoric, astronomy and music – meant to prepare him to be a high-level imperial functionary. But when he was finally offered such a position, Cyril refused it.

A new alphabet for the Bible

When Cyril was about 35, Emperor Michael III thought of him when the Khazars (in today’s Crimea) asked for a learned man who could debate with both Jews and Saracens. At that point the two brothers reunited, setting out on the first of numerous missions together. Two years later, in 863, they were asked to head to Greater Moldavia. The prince of that area had asked for missionaries who could counter the Germanic influence by speaking Slavic, but Cyril and Methodius went far beyond this. Probably realizing how difficult it was to communicate Sacred Scripture to the Slavic tribes in Latin and Greek, the official languages, the brothers – tradition has it, after prayer and fasting – invented a new alphabet, the “Glagolitic” alphabet, more commonly known as Cyrillic: 40 characters derived largely from medieval Greek cursive.

A Gospel for the East

Their work was so extraordinary that the Pope, who called them to Rome, set out in procession to welcome them. The great difficulties of their mission had damaged the health of the younger brother. On February 14, 869, Cyril, who had become a monk, died of an illness. Methodius was consecrated a bishop and continued their mission, overcoming hostility and incomprehension, and teaching his disciples how to translate the sacred texts. He died in 885 and was buried in the cathedral of Velehrad (in today’s Czech Republic). On December 31, 1980, in the apostolic letter Egregiae virtutis, John Paul II proclaimed the brothers patrons of Europe.