Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Born 1795 in Vietnam, Andrew Dũng-Lạc was one of one hundred seventeen [persons] martyred for Christ in Vietnam between 1820-1862. All one hundred seventeen were part of the group beatified on four different occasions between 1900-1951 & canonized in 1988 by Pope St. John Paul II (22 October).Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
Dũng-Lạc was one of one hundred seventeen [persons] martyred in Vietnam between 1820-1862. Members of this group were beatified on four different occasions between 1900-1951. All were canonized by Pope (St.) John Paul II. Christianity came to Vietnam through the Portuguese. Jesuits opened the first permanent mission at Da Nang in 1615. They ministered to Japanese Catholics who had been driven from Japan.'Tis also the feast of Saint Chrysogonus, Martyr (died circa 304), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Revelation, chapter eighteen, verses one, two, twenty-one, twenty-two, & twenty-three, & chapter nineteen, verses one, two, three, & nine(a);
Psalm One Hundred, verses one(b) thru two & five;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter twenty-one, verses twenty thru twenty-eight;
or, for the Martyrs of Vietnam:
The Book of Sirach, chapter fifty-one, verses one thru eight;
Psalm One Hundred Twenty-six, verse five;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter ten, verses twenty-eight thru thirty-three;
or, for Thanksgiving Day ("suggested from among the many options"):
The Book of Sirach, chapter fifty, verses twenty-two, twenty-three, & twenty-four;
or, the First Book of Kings, chapter eight, verses fifty-five thru sixty-one;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-five, verses two thru eleven;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter one, verses three thru nine;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter seventeen, verses eleven thru nineteen;
or, the Gospel according to Luke, chapter one, verses thirty-nine thru fifty-five.
Bonus! Song of Thanksgiving
The University of Michigan Marching Band, "America the Beautiful" from A Saturday Tradition (The Last Angry Man)
Commentary: The closing song at this morning's Mass at St. John Vianney in downtown Flint.