Wednesday, February 1, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Brigid of Kildare, Abbess (circa 451-525), co-patroness of Ireland: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed John of the Grating, Bishop & Abbot, O.Cist. (circa 1098-1168): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Henry Morse, Priest & Martyr, S.J. (1595-1645), martyred in the reign of the king Charles I, one of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XL.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter twelve, verses four thru seven & eleven thru fifteen;
Psalm One Hundred Three, verses one, two, thirteen, fourteen, seventeen, & eighteen(a);
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter six, verses one thru six.

Individual Reading
The Book of Job, chapter twenty-five (verses one thru six);
The Book of Job, chapter twenty-six (verses one thru fourteen);
The Book of Job, chapter twenty-seven (verses one thru twenty-one);
The Book of Job, chapter twenty-eight (verses one thru twenty-eight).

Commentary: Bildad's Third Speech (25, inclusive), Job's Reply (26 & 27, inclusive), & the Inaccessibility of Wisdom (28, inclusive).

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