'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret of Scotland (circa 1045-1093, A.K.A. of Wessex), Queen of Scots, "the Pearl of Scotland:" Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Margaret was a blessing for all the people of Scotland. Before she came, there was great ignorance & many bad habits among them. Margaret worked hard to obtain good teachers, to correct the evil practices, & to have new churches built.Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
Saint Margaret was born around the year 1046 in Hungary where her father was exiled. She was married to King Malcolm III of Scotland & gave birth to eight children. The ideal mother & queen, St. Margaret died at Edinburgh in 1093.'Tis also the Optional Memorial of Saint Gertrude, Virgin, O.S.B. (1256-1302, A.K.A. the Great, of Helfta): Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
St. Gertrude the Great eventually chose to follow the Lord by pursuing a vocation as a Benedictine nun. Her deep relationship with the Lord in prayer led to her being hailed as a mystic. She was also regarded as a great theologian.The Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home, & within my family.'Tis also the feast of Saint Othmar, Priest & Abbot, O.S.B. (circa 689-759, A.K.A. of Saint Gall): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of revelation, chapter four, verses one thru eleven;
Psalm One Hundred Fifty, verses one(b) thru six;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter nineteen, verses eleven thru twenty-eight;
or, for St. Margaret:
The Book of Isaiah, chapter fifty-eight, verses six thru eleven;
Psalm One Hundred Twelve, verse one;
The Gospel according to John, chapter fifteen, verses nine thru seventeen;
or, for St. Gertrude:
The Letter to the Ephesians, chapter three, verses fourteen thru nineteen;
Psalm Twenty-three, verse one;
The Gospel according to John, chapter fifteen, verses one thru eight.