Tuesday, November 15, 2016


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor of the Church, O.P. (circa 1206-1280, in Latin: Albertus Magnus): Doctor-link ūnus, Doctor-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
He was among the first & greatest of the natural scientists, gaining a reputation for expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geography, metaphysics, & mathematics. He was also very learned in biblical studies & theology.
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
Saint Albert was born at Lauingen along the Danube about the year 1206. Having studied at Padua & Paris, he entered the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) & excelled as a teacher. One of his most famous students was St. Thomas Aquinas (28 January). Ordained bishop of Ratisbon (Regensburg), he strove earnestly to establish peace among people & between cities. He wrote brilliantly on a variety of subjects from the secular to the sacred. He died at Cologne in 1280.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Raphael of Saint Joseph Kalinowski, Priest, O.C.D. (1835-1907): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Revelation, chapter three, verses one thru six & fourteen thru twenty-two;
Psalm Fifteen, verses two thru four(b) & five;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter nineteen, verses one thru ten;

or, for St. Albert:
The Book of Sirach, chapter fifteen, verses one thru six;
Psalm One Hundred Nineteen, verse twelve;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter thirteen, verses forty-seven thru fifty-two.

Individual Reading
The Book of Job, chapter nine (verses one thru thirty-five);
The Book of Job, chapter ten (verses one thru twenty-two).

Commentary: Job's Second Reply (9 & 10, inclusive).

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