Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
The event in which the most ferocious enemy of the Church became its most zealous son & missionary.'Tis also the feast of Saint Poppo of Stavelot, Abbot, O.S.B. (circa 977-1048): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Blessed Archangela Girlani, Religious, O.Carm. (1460-1494): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.
9 Days for Life: Days One thru Five
Day One: For the conversion of all hearts & the end of abortion.
Day Two: May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find & healing in Christ.
Day Three: May all people embrace the truth that every life is a good & perfect gift, & is worth living.
Day Four: May those near the end of their lives receive medical care that respects their dignity & protects their lives.
Day Five: For an end to domestic violence.
Scripture of the Day
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter twenty-two, verses three thru sixteen;
or, the Acts of the Apostles, chapter nine, verses one thru twenty-two;
Psalm One Hundred Seventeen, verses one(b,c) & two;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter sixteen, verses fifteen thru eighteen.
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-six (verses one thru seventy-five).
Commentary: VII.The Passion & Resurrection: The Conspiracy against Jesus (26:1-5), the Anointing at Bethany (26:6-13), the Betrayal of Judas (26:14-16), Preparations for the Passover (26:17-19), the Betrayer (26:20-25), the Lord's Supper (26:26-30), Peter's Denial Foretold (26:31-35), the Agony in the Garden (26:36-46), the Betrayal & Arrest of Jesus (26:47-56), Jesus before the Sanhedrin (25:57-68), & Peter's Denial of Jesus (26:69-75).
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter five, verses one thru sixteen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter thirteen, verses twelve thru seventeen;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter ten, verses twenty-four thru thirty-seven;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter six, verses twenty thru twenty-six;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-five, verses thirty-one thru forty-six;
The Book of Proverbs, chapter five, verses eighteen thru twenty-three;
The Book of Proverbs, chapter six, verses twelve thru nineteen;
The Book of Micah, chapter six, verses six, seven, & eight;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-five, verses one thru thirteen;
The Book of Revelation, chapter three, verses one thru six.
Commentary: I agree, my life evinces certain characteristics of a farce.