Saturday, November 19, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: The Daily Double

Friday, 18 November was the Optional Memorial of The Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles: Basilicas-link ūnus, Basilicas-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
This feast combines the standard celebration of the dedication of a church for Saint Peter's Basilica & the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, which were both built by the emperor Constantine the Great during the fourth century.
'Twas also the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin, R.S.C.J. (1769-1852): Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae & Wikipedia-link.

'Twas also the feast of Saint Odo of Cluny, Abbot, O.S.B. (circa 878-942): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Revelation, chapter ten, verses eight thru eleven;
Psalm One Hundred Nineteen, verses fourteen, twenty-four, seventy-two, one hundred three, one hundred eleven, & one hundred thirty-one;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter nineteen, verses forty-five thru forty-eight;

or, for the Basilicas:
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter twenty-eight, verses eleven thru sixteen, thirty, & thirty-one;
Psalm Ninety-eight, verses one thru six;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter fourteen, verses twenty-two thru thirty-three;

or, for St. Rose:
The Book of Hosea, chapter two, verses sixteen(b,c), seventeen(c,d), twenty-one, & twenty-two;
Psalm Forty-five, verse eleven;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter ten, verses thirty-eight thru forty-two.

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Saturday, 19 November is the feast of Saint Mechtilde of Helfta, Nun, O.S.B. (circa 1241-1298, A.K.A. of Hackeborn): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: For the second year in a row, 18 & 19 November are covered in a single post, so they share a common Wayback Machine hyperlink (above). I shall endeavor to do better next year.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Giacomo Benefatti, Bishop, O.P. (died 1332): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Revelation, chapter eleven, verses four thru twelve;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-four, verses one, two, nine, & ten;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter twenty, verses twenty-seven thru forty.

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