'Tis the feast of Saint Abbán of New Ross, Abbot (sixth century): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Hunger of Utrecht, Bishop (died 866, A.K.A. Hungerus Frisus): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the feast of Blessed Jutta of Disibodenberg, Abbess, O.S.B. (circa 1084-1136, A.K.A. of Sponheim): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Blessed Thomas Holland, Priest & Martyr, S.J. (1600-1642), martyred by the Roundhead Parliament: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The First Book of Samuel, chapter one, verses twenty-four thru twenty-eight;
The First Book of Samuel, chapter two, verses one & four thru eight(d);
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter one, verses forty-six thru fifty-six.
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter thirteen, verses one thru fifty-three.
Commentary: The Parable of the Sower (13:1-9), the Purpose of Parables (13:10-15), the Privilege of Discipleship (13:16&17), the Explanation of the Parable of the Sower (13:18-23), the Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat (13:24-30), the Parable of the Mustard Seed (13:31&32), the Parable of the Yeast (13:33), the Use of Parables (13:34&35), the Explanation of the Parable of the Weeds (13:36-43), More Parables (13:44-50), & Treasures New & Old (13:51-53).