Monday, December 12, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: Advent

'Tis the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Our Lady-link ūna, Our Lady-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
The Blessed Mother arranged the flowers herself in Juan's tilma (a burlap-type cloak) & instructed him to open the cloak only upon return to the bishop. Here are four literally awesome facts about the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

It has qualities that humanly impossible to replicate.

People says it's just a painting, yet the
tilma has outlived them all, in time & in quality.

tilma has shown characteristics startlingly like a living human body.

It appears to to be virtually indestructible.
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
Words addressed to (St.) Juan Diego (& us) at Guadalupe: "Listen, put it into my heart, my youngest & dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: Do not let it disturb you. Am I not here, I who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow & protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need something more? Let nothing else worry you or disturb you."
'Tis also the feast of Saint Finnian of Clonard, Abbot (circa 470-549): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Zechariah, chapter two, verses fourteen thru seventeen;
or, the Book of Revelation, chapter eleven, verse nineteen(a) & chapter twelve, verses one thru six & ten(a,b);
The Book of Judith, chapter thirteen, verses eighteen(b,c,d,e,) & nineteen;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter one, verses twenty-six thru thirty-eight;
or, the Gospel according to Luke, chapter one, verses thirty-nine thru forty-seven.

Individual Reading
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter five (verses one thru forty-eight).

Commentary: The Sermon on the Mount (5:1&2), the Beatitudes (5:3-12), the Similes of Salt & Light (5:13-16), Teaching about the Law (5:17-20), Teaching about Anger (5:21-26), Teaching about Adultery (5:27-30), Teaching about Divorce (5:31&32), Teaching about Oaths (5:33-37), Teaching about Retaliation (5:38-42), & Love of Enemies (5:43-48).

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