'Tis the feast of Our Lady of Loreto & the Translation of the Holy House: Our Lady-link, Santa Casa-link, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Miltiades, Pope (died 314), thirty-second Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Saints Edmund Gennings, Polydore Plasden, & Eustace White, Priests; & Swithun Wells, Martyrs (died 1591), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I, four of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link Echo Golf & Wikipedia-link Echo Golf, Martyr-link Papa Papa & Wikipedia-link Papa Papa, Martyr-link Echo Whiskey & Wikipedia-link Echo Whiskey, & Martyr-link Sierra Whiskey & Wikipedia-link Sierra Whiskey; Wikipedia-link XL.
'Tis also the feast of Saint John Roberts, Priest & Martyr, O.S.B. (1577-1610), martyred in the reign of the king James VI & I, one of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Sirach, chapter forty-eight, verses one thru four, nine, ten, & eleven;
Psalm Eighty, verses two(a,c), three(b), fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, & nineteen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter seventeen, verses nine(a) & ten thru thirteen.
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter three (verses one thru seventeen);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter four (verses one thru twenty-five).
Commentary: II. The Proclamation of the Kingdom: The Preaching of John the Baptist (3:1-12), the Baptism of Jesus (3:13-17), the Temptation of Jesus (4:1-11), the Beginning of the Galilean Ministry (4:12-17), the Call of the First Disciples (4:18-22), & Ministering to a Great Multitude (4:23-25).