Saturday, October 1, 2016


'Tis the Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church, O.C.D. (1873-1897, A.K.A. of Lisieux, "the Little Flower of Jesus"): Doctor-link ūna, Doctor-link duae, Doctor-link tria, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
St. Thérèse was born at Alecon in France in 1873 & was the daughter of Ss. Louis & Zélie Martin (12 July), both canonized last year. While still a young girl, she entered the Carmelite monastery at Lisieux. There she lived a life of humility, evangelical simplicity, & trust in God. By word & example she taught these virtues to the novices of the community. Offering her life for the salvation of souls & the growth of the Church, she died 30 September 1987.
'Tis also the feast of Blesseds Ralph Crockett & Edward James, Priests & Martyrs (died 1588), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I: Martyr-link Romeo Charlie ūnus, Martyr-link Romeo Charlie duo, & Wikipedia-link Romeo Charlie; Martyr-link Echo Juliett ūnus, Martyr-link Echo Juliett duo, & Wikipedia-link Echo Juliett.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Job, chapter forty-two, verses one, two, three, five, six, & twelve thru seventeen;
Psalm One Hundred Nineteen, verses sixty-six, seventy-one, seventy-five, ninety-one, one hundred twenty-five, & one hundred thirty;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter ten, verses seventeen thru twenty-four;

or, for St. Thérèse:
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty-six, verses ten thru fourteen(c);
Psalm One Hundred Thirty-one;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eighteen, verses one thru four.

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