Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
St. Martin of Tours is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe. When Sulpicius Severus first met Martin of Tours he was stunned. Not only did the bishop offer him hospitality at his residence—a monk's cell in the wilderness instead of a palace—but Martin washed Sulpicius's hands before dinner & his feet in the evening. But Sulpicius was just the kind of person Martin showed the greatest honor to—a humble man without any rank or privilege.'Tis also the feast of Blessed Alicja Maria Jadwiga Kotowska, Nun & Martyr, C.R. (1899-1939), martyred in the reign of the Führer Adolf Hitler: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Blesseds Eugene Bossilkov, Bishop; Josaphat Chichkov, Pavel Djidjov, & Kamen Vitchev, Priests; Martyrs, C.P. & A.A. (died 1952), martyred in the reign of the Bulgarian Communists: Martyr-link Echo Bravo & Wikipedia-link Echo Bravo, Martyr-link Juliette Charlie & Wikipedia-link Juliette Charlie, Martyr-link Papa Delta & Wikipedia-link Papa Delta, & Martyr-link Kilo Victor & Wikipedia-link Kilo Victor.
Scripture of the Day
The Second Letter of John, verses four thru nine;
Psalm One Hundred Nineteen, verses one, two, ten, eleven, seventeen, & eighteen;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter seventeen, verses twenty-six thru thirty-seven;
or, for St. Martin:
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty-one, verses one, two, & three(a-d);
Psalm Eighty-nine, verse two(a);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-five, verses thirty-one thru forty.