Wednesday, January 18, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Volusianus of Tours, Bishop (died circa 497): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saints Faustina & Liberata of Como, Religious & Virgins, O.S.B. (died circa 580): Saint-link Foxtrot, Saint-link Lima, & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Margaret of Hungary, Religious & Virgin, O.P. (1242-1271): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Jaime Hilario Barbal, Religious & Martyr, F.S.C. (1889-1937), martyred by the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter seven, verses one, two, three, fifteen, sixteen, & seventeen;
Psalm One Hundred Ten, verses one thru four;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter three, verses one thru six.

Individual Reading
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter sixteen (verses one thru twenty-eight);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter seventeen (verses one thru twenty-seven).

Commentary: The Demand for a Sign (16:1-4), the Leaven of the Pharisees & Sadducees (16:5-12), Peter's Confession about Jesus (16:13-20), the First Prediction of the Passion (16:21&22), the Conditions of Discipleship (16:23-28), the Transfiguration of Jesus (17:1-8), the Coming of Elijah (17:9-13), the Healing of the Boy with a Demon (17:14-21), the Second Coming of the Passion (17:22&23), & Payment of the Temple Tax (17:24-27).

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