Monday, February 27, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Backlog Edition, Part I

Saturday, 25 February was the festival of Saint Wulpurga, Abbess, O.S.B. (circa 710-779, A.K.A. Valderburg, et al.): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine '16. Born & raised in a family of saints, St. Walpurga's father was St. Richard the Pilgrim (7 February) & her uncle was St. Boniface (5 June), among others.

'Twas also the festival of Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio, Religious, O.F.M. (1502-1600), nicknamed the "Angel of Mexico:" Blessed-link ┼źnus, Blessed-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

'Twas also the festival of Saints Luigi Versiglia, Bishop, & Callistus Caravario, Priest, Martyrs, S.D.B. (1873-1930 & 1893-1930), martyred at the hands of Bolshevik pirates, two of the one hundred twenty Martyrs Saints of China (A.K.A. Saint Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions): Martyr-link Lima Victor, Martyr-link Charlie Charlie, & Wikipedia-link CXX.

Commentary: Wayback Machine '15. Within the list of Martyr Saints of China, which oddly does not number the earliest martyrs, Ss. Luigi & Callistus are numbers one hundred fifteen & one hundred sixteen.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Sirach, chapter seventeen, verses one thru fifteen;
Psalm One Hundred Three, verses thirteen thru eighteen;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter ten, verses thirteen thru sixteen.

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