Sunday, October 30, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: XXXI Sunday in Ordinary Time

'Tis the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 30 October would be the feast of Saint Marcellus the Centurion, Martyr (died circa 298, A.K.A. of Tangiers), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also be the feast of Saint Asterius of Amasea, Bishop (circa 350-410): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also be the feast of Blessed Benvenuta Bojani, Religious, T.O.S.D. (1254-1292): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also be the feast of Saint Alphonsus Rodríguez, Religious, S.J. (1532-1617): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: St. Alphonsus was a lay brother of the Jesuits, whom I also know from my devotion to St. Peter Claver, S.J. (9 September), on whom St. Alphonsus was a profound & laudable influence. We were all created to be saints, & one of our callings is to encourage & equip each other to become the saints we are meant to be, as St. Alphonsus did for St. Peter.

Scripture of the Week
Mass Readings
The Book of Wisdom, chapter eleven, verse twenty-two thru chapter twelve, verse two;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-five, verses one, two, eight thru eleven, thirteen, & fourteen;
The Second Letter to the Thessalonians, chapter one, verse eleven thru chapter two, verse two;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter nineteen, verses one thru ten.

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