Monday, January 30, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Felix IV, Pope (died 530, actually Felix III), fifty-fourth Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Margaret Ball, Martyr (1515-1584), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I, one of the Irish Martyrs: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XXII.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti, Religious, T.O.R. (1585-1640): Saint-link ┼źna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter eleven, verses thirty-two thru forty;
Psalm Thirty-one, verses twenty, twenty-one, twenty-three, & twenty-four;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter five, verses one thru twenty.

Individual Reading
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty-two (verses one thru twelve);
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty-six (verses one thru twenty-four);
Psalm One Hundred Thirty-nine (verses one thru twenty-four);
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter thirty-one, verses thirty-one thru forty;
The Book of Job, chapter twenty (verses one thru X);
The Book of Job, chapter twenty-one (verses one thru X).

Commentary: Jerusalem the Lord's Bride (Isaiah, 62:1-5), Restoration of Zion (62:6-12), True & False Worship (66:1-6), Mother Zion (66:7-17), Gathering of the Nations (66:18-21), & Last Reward & Punishment (66:22-24); the All-knowing & Ever-present God (Psalm 139); the New Covenant (Jeremiah, 31:31-34), Certainty of God's Promises (31:35-37), & Rebuilding of Jerusalem (31:38-40); & Zophar's Second Speech (Job, 20) & Job's Sixth Reply (21).

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