Thursday, January 12, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Benedict Biscop, Abbot, O.S.B. (circa 628-690, A.K.A. Biscop Baducing): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot, O.Cist. (1110-1167): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Margeurite Bourgeoys, Religious, C.N.D. (1620-1700), foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal: Saint-link ┼źna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link C.N.D..

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter three, verses seven thru fourteen;
Psalm Ninety-five, verses six thru seven(c) & eight thru eleven;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter one, verses forty thru forty-five.

Individual Reading
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter fifteen (verses one thru thirty-nine);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter sixteen, verses one thru four.

Commentary: The Tradition of the Elders (15:1-20), the Canaanite Woman's Faith (15:21-28), the Healing of Many [Persons] (15:29-31), the Feeding of the Four Thousand (15:32-39), & the Demand for a Sign (16:1-4).

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