Friday, December 23, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: Advent

'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint John of Kanty, Priest (1390-1473, A.K.A. John Cantius): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
He distributed to the poor all the money & clothes he had, retaining only what was absolutely necessary to support himself. He slept little, & on the floor, ate very sparingly, & was a total abstainer from meant after he became a doctor. During this life he performed various miracles, which were multiplied after his death at his tomb. He was canonized by Clement XIII in 1767. The Roman Breviary distinguishes him with three hymns; he is the only confessor not a bishop who is thus honored.
'Tis also the feast of Blessed Hartmann of Brixen, Bishop (circa 1090-1164): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint John Stone, Religious & Martyr, O.S.A. (died circa 1539), martyred in the reign of the king Henry VIII, one of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XL.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
Advent Weekday
The Book of Malachi, chapter three, verses one thru four, twenty-three, & twenty-four;
Psalm Twenty-five, verses four, five(a,b), eight, nine, ten, & fourteen;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter one, verses fifty-seven thru sixty-six;

or, for St. John:
The Second Letter to Timothy, chapter four, verses one thru five;
Psalm One Hundred Twelve, verse one;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter six, verses twenty-seven thru thirty-eight.

Individual Reading
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter thirteen, verses fifty-four thru fifty-eight;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter fourteen (verses one thru thirty-six).

Commentary: V. Jesus, the Kingdom, & the Church: The Rejection at Nazareth (13:54-58), Herod's Opinion of Jesus (14:1&2), the Death of John the Baptist (14:3-12), the Return of the Twelve & the Feeding of the Five Thousand (14:13-21), the Walking on the Water (14:22-33), & the Healings at Gennesaret (14:34-36).

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