Friday, November 25, 2016


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr (circa 287-305), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers: Martyr-link ūna, Martyr-link duae, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XIV.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
She was both a princess & a noted scholar, who became a Christian around the age of fourteen. She converted hundreds of [persons] to Christianity. She was martyred around the age of eighteen. Over eleven hundred years following her martyrdom, St. Joan of Arc (30 May) identified Catherine as one of the saints who appeared to her & counseled her.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Peter of Alexandria, Bishop & Martyr (died 311, A.K.A. Pope Peter I of Alexandria), martyred in the reign of the emperor Galerius: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Revelation, chapter twenty, verses one thru four & eleven thru chapter twenty-one, verse two;
Psalm Eighty-four, verses three thru six(a) & eight(a);
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter twenty-one, verses twenty-nine thru thirty-three;

or, for St. Catherine:
The Book of Revelation, chapter twenty, verses five, six, & seven;
Psalm One Hundred Twenty-four, verse seven;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter ten, verses twenty-eight thru thirty-three.

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