Friday, January 27, 2017


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Angela Merici, Virgin, C.S.U. (1474-1540), foundress of the Angelines, formally the Secular Institute of St. Angela Merici, formerly the Company of St. Ursula: Saint-link ┼źna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link C.S.U.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
She founded the Company of St. Ursula in 1535 in Brescia, in which women dedicated their lives to the service of the Church through the education of girls. From this organization later sprang the monastic Order of Ursulines, whose nuns established places of prayer & learning.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Julian of Le Mans, Bishop (third century): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Vitalian, Pope (died 672), seventy-sixth Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Paul Joseph Nardini, Priest, T.O.S.F. (1821-1862), founder of the Nardini Sisters, formally the Poor Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family: Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link Sisters.

9 Days for Life: Day Seven
May those who long for a child of their own be filled with trust in God's loving plan.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter ten, verses thirty-two thru thirty-nine;
Psalm Thirty-seven, verses three thru six, twenty-three, twenty-four, thirty-nine, & forty;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter four, verses twenty-six thru thirty-four;

or, for St. Angela:
The First Letter of Peter, chapter four, verses seven(b) thru eleven;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-eight, verses twelve(a) & thirteen(a);
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter nine, verses thirty-four(b) thru thirty-seven.

Individual Reading
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter seven (verses one thru thirty-four);
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter sixteen, verses nineteen, twenty, & twenty-one;
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter twenty-six (verses one thru twenty-four);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-eight (of twenty-eight; verses one thru twenty).

Commentary: II. Oracles Mostly in the Days of Jehoiakim: The Temple Sermon (Jeremiah, 7:1-15), Abuses in Worship (7:16-34), Conversion of the Heathen (16:19-21), Jeremiah Threatened with Death (26:1-19), & the Fate of Uriah (26:20-24); & the Resurrection of Jesus (Matthew, 28:1-10), the Report of the Guard (28:11-15), & the Commissioning of the Disciples (28:16-20).

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