The scribes and the Pharisees were very hostile and they began to interrogate Him about many things.  – Lk 11:53

Reflection. This is the feast of St. Isaac Jogues and other martyrs who were his companions.  Hostility toward the Church has been constant since the time of Jesus.  Do not be afraid.

Prayer.  Dear Jesus, give me courage to carry the cross and companions to walk with me.