Monday, February 27, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Backlog Edition, Part II

Sunday, 26 February was the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 26 February would have been the festival of Saint Porphyry of Gaza, Bishop (circa 347-420): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also have been the festival of Blessed Robert Drury, Priest & Martyr, O.S.B. (1567-1607), martyred in the reign of the king James VI & I, one of the Eighty-five Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link LXXXV.

'Twould also have been the festival of Saint Paula of Saint Joseph Calasanz, Religious (1799-1889, A.K.A. Paula Montal Forn├ęs), foundress of the Sisters of the Pious Schools: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Week
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter forty-nine, verses fourteen & fifteen;
Psalm Sixty-two, verses two & three, six & seven, eight & nine;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter four, verses one thru five;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter six, verses twenty-four thru thirty-four.

Mass Journal: Week Nine
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
I believe God wants us to be happy. I believe God gave us this yearning for happiness that constantly preoccupies our hearts. It seems He has placed this yearning within each human heart as a spiritual navigational instrument designed to lead us to our destiny. God himself is the author of our desire for happiness. The philosophy of Christ is one of self-donation. This is the great paradox of God's teaching. In our misguided adventures, we may catch glimpses of happiness as we live outside of the philosophy of Christ. You may even taste happiness for a moment living contrary to the philosophy of Christ, but these are stolen moments. They may seem real, but they are just shadows of something infinitely greater.

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