Friday, February 10, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Scholastica, Virgin, O.S.B. (circa 480-543): Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
St. Scholastica, based upon centuries of tradition, is considered the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia (11 July), founder of the monastic communities & compiler of the Rule of St. Benedict, a guide to common-sense living & monastic organization. Over the centuries, icons & other religious works have often depicted Scholastica & Benedict together.
'Tis also the feast of Blessed Clare of Rimini, Religious, O.S.C. (circa 1282-1346): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac, Bishop & Martyr (1898-1960), martyred in the reign of the president Josip Broz Tito: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Genesis, chapter three, verses one thru eight;
Psalm Thirty-two, verses one, two, five, six, & seven;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter seven, verses thirty-one thru thirty-seven;

or, for St. Scholastica:
The Song of Songs, chapter eight, verses six & seven;
Palm One Hundred Forty-eight, verses twelve(a) & thirteen(a);
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter ten, verses thirty-eight thru forty-two.

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