Feast of St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita
Mark 7:24-30

This story describes the only occasion in which Jesus was ever outside of Palestine and outside of Jewish territory. The supreme significance of this passage is that it foreshadows the going out of the Gospel to the whole world.

Have you ever wondered if you have the right ingredients for your prayer? The woman in today’s Gospel had them all, and her prayer was answered. She had love, faith, persistence and cheerfulness – great ingredients for our prayer life!