Sunday, May 15, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: Pentecost

'Tis the Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday: Pentecost-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles & other followers of Jsus Christ, as described in the Acts of the Apostles, 2:1-31, & therefore in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating this occasion. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the "Birthday of the Church."

Otherwise, 15 May would be the feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer (circa 1070-1130), husband of Bl. Maria Toriba: Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
St. Isisore was born in Madrid, Spain & was a farm laborer for his entire life. He married a poor girl who was as holy as himself. After their one son died in infancy, they lived the rest of their married lives in perfect chastity. Isidore was a man of intense prayer & his life was marked by numerous miracles & supernatural interventions. Both he & his wife are venerated as saints. He was formally canonized in 1622 along with St. Teresa of Ávila (15 October), St Ignatius (of Loyola, 31 July), & St. Philip Neri (26 May). The body of St. Isidore is still intact.
'Twould also be the feast of Blessed Maria Toriba (died circa 1175, A.K.A. de la Cabeza), widow of St. Isidore the Farmer: Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Week
Mass Readings—Pentecost Sunday: Vigil
The Book of Genesis, chapter eleven, verses one thru nine;
or, the Book of Exodus, chapter nineteen, verses three thru eight(a) & sixteen thru twenty(b);
or, the Book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-seven, verses one thru fourteen;
or, the Book of Joel, chapter three, verses one thru five;
Psalm One Hundred Four, verses one, two, twenty-four, thirty-five, & twenty-seven thru thirty;
The Letter to the Romans, chapter eight, verses twenty-two thru twenty-seven;
The Gospel according to John, chapter seven, verses thirty-seven thru thirty-nine.

Mass Readings—Pentecost Sunday: Day
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter two, verses one thru eleven;
Psalm One Hundred Four, verses one, twenty-four, twenty-nine thru thirty-one, & thirty-four;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter twelve, verses three(b) thru seven, twelve, & thirteen;
or, the Letter to the Romans, chapter eight, verses eight thru seventeen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter twenty, verses nineteen thru twenty-three;
or, the Gospel according to John, chapter fourteen, verses fifteen, sixteen, & twenty-three(b) thru twenty-six.

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