Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
He is known… as "the Apostle of Italy" for his efforts to revive the country's Catholic faith during the fifteenth century. His preaching was frequently directed against gambling, witchcraft, sodomy, & usury.Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
St. Bernardine lost both his parents before the age of seven. At the age of twenty-two he entered the Friars Minor & spent the first twelve years devoted to prayer. In 1417, he began his ministry as a preacher. He was commissioned to reform the Franciscan Order & worked as a peacemaker between feuding cities. In 1427, Pope Martin V asked him to accept the bishopric of Siena, but he refused. St. Bernardine had a special love for the Holy Name of Jesus which he considered to be a compendium of Scripture & a symbol of unity. He invented the logo IHS which stands forIesus Hominum Salvator* (Jesus, Savior of Mankind). St. Bernadine died on the vigil of the Ascension in 1444 & was canonized a saint six years later.*Actually, IHS is a Latin rendering of the first three letters of the Holy Name of Jesus in Greek. Iesus Hominum Salvator is a so-called "backronym."
'Tis also the feast of Saint Lucifer of Calgiari, Bishop (died circa 370): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: There appears to be some wrangling over the status of Bishop Lucifer. If I am in error, it is in thinking charitably of such a steadfast opponent of the Arian heresy, & I intend no defiance of any of the authorities placed over me within the hierarchy Church.
Scripture of the Day
The Letter of James, chapter five, verses nine thru twelve;
Psalm One Hundred Three, verses one thru four, eight, nine, eleven, & twelve;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter ten, verses one thru twelve.
Commentary: Lot of verses twelve today. What do you mean, I missed the point of today's readings?