Saturday, February 11, 2017


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes (apparitions 1858): Our Lady-link ūna, Our Lady-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
This is the title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in honor of the Marian apparitions that reportedly occurred in 1858 in the vicinity of Lourdes. The first apparition of 11 February 1858, when fourteen-year-old Bernadette Soubrious told her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle (a mile from the town) while she was gathering firewood with her sister & a friend. Similar apparitions of the… "Lady" were reported on seventeen occasions that year.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Gregory II, Pope (669-731), eighty-ninth Bishop of Rome, opponent of the first Byzantine iconoclasm: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Paschal I, Pope (775-824), ninety-eighth Bishop of Rome, opponent of the second Byzantine iconoclasm: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Genesis, chapter three, verses nine thru twenty-four;
Psalm Ninety, verses two thru four(c), five, six, twelve, & thirteen;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter eight, verses one thru ten;

or, for Our Lady:
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty-six, verses ten thru fourteen(c);
The Book of Judith, chapter fifteen, verse nine;
The Gospel according to John, chapter two, verses one thru eleven.

Bonus! Song of the Day
The Daughters of Mary, "Hail Holy Queen" from De Profundis (The Last Angry Man)

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