Thursday, December 15, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: Advent

'Tis the feast of Saint Offa of Essex, Monk (died circa 709), King of Essex: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Margaret of Fontana, Virgin, T.O.S.D. (1440-1513): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Maria Crocifissa di Rosa, Religious, A.D.C. (1813-1855), foundress of the Handmaids of Charity: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link A.D.C.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Mary Frances Schervier, Religious, S.P.S.F. (1819-1876), foundress of the Poor Sisters of Saint Francis & the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor: Blessed-link ┼źnus, Blessed-link duo, & Wikipedia-link Mike Foxtrot Sierra; Wikipedia-link S.P.S.F. & Wikipedia-link S.F.P.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter fifty-four, verses one thru ten;
Psalm Thirty, verses two, four, five, six, eleven, twelve(a), & thirteen(b);
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter seven, verses twenty-four thru thirty.

Individual Reading
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eight (verses one thru thirty-four);
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter seven, verses one thru ten;
The Gospel according to John, chapter four, verses forty-six thru fifty-four.

Commentary: III. Ministry & Mission in Galilee: The Cleansing of a Leper (Matthew, 8:1-4), the Healing of a Centurion's Servant (8:5-13), the Cure of Peter's Mother-in-Law (8:14&15), Other Healings (8:16&17), the Would-be Followers of Jesus (8:18-22), the Calming of the Storm at Sea (8:23-27), & the Healing of the Gadarene Demoniacs (8:28-34); the Healing of a Centurion's Servant (Luke, 7:1-10) & Second Sign at Cana (John, 4:46-54).

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