Tuesday, January 17, 2017


'Tis the Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot (circa 251-356, A.K.A. the Great, of Egypt, et al.): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
For his importance among the Desert Fathers & to all later Christian monasticism, he is also known as the "Father of All Monks."
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
The life of Anthony will remind many [persons] of St. Francis of Assisi (4 October). At twenty, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, "Go, sell what you have, & give to [the] poor" (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his large inheritance. He is different from Francis in that most of Anthony's life was spent in solitude. he saw the world completely covered with snares, & gave the Church & the world the witness of solitary asceticism, great personal mortification & prayer. But no saint is antisocial & Anthony drew many [persons] to himself for spiritual healing & guidance.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Sulpitius II of Bourges, Bishop (died circa 647, A.K.A. the Pious): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Rosalina of Villeneuve, Religious, O.Cart. (circa 1263-1329): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter six, verses ten thru twenty;
Psalm One Hundred Eleven, verses one, two, four, five, nine, & ten(c);
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter two, verses twenty-three thru twenty-eight;

or, for St. Anthony:
The Letter to the Ephesians, chapter six, verses ten thru thirteen & eighteen;
Psalm Sixteen, verse five;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter nineteen, verses sixteen thru twenty-six;

or, for Romeo Sierra's funeral:
The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter three, verses one thru fifteen;
The Book of Revelation, chapter twenty-one, verses one thru five(a) & six(b) thru seven;
The Gospel according to John, chapter fourteen, verses one thru six.

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