Below are the readings suggested for today's Memorial. However, readings for the Memorial may also be taken from the Common of Virgins, #731-736 or the Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious, #737-742.
Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; For stern as death is love, relentless as the nether world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away. Were one to offer all he owns to purchase love, he would be roundly mocked.
R. (see 12a and 13a) Young men and women, praise the name of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights; Praise him, all you his angels, praise him, all you his hosts. R. Young men and women, praise the name of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. Let the kings of the earth and all peoples, the princes and all the judges of the earth, Young men, too, and maidens, old men and boys. Praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted. R. Young men and women, praise the name of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia. His majesty is above earth and heaven. He has lifted up the horn of his people. Be this his praise from all his faithful ones; from the children of Israel, the people close to him. Alleluia. R. Young men and women, praise the name of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia.
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me." The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."