Saturday, February 4, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham, Priest, C.R.S.A. (circa 1083-1190), founder of the Gilbertine Order, suppressed in the king Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries: Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link Order.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Joan of Valois, Religious, O.Ann.M. (1464-1505, also spelt Jane), Queen of France, foundress of the Sisters of the Annunciation, formally the Order of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link O.Ann.M.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Joseph of Leonessa, Priest, O.F.M. Cap. (1556-1612): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint John de Britto, Priest & Martyr, S.J. (1647-1693, A.K.A. Arul Anandar), martyred in the reign of the raja Raghunatha II: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter thirteen, verses fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty, & twenty-one;
Psalm Twenty-three, verses one thru six;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter six, verses thirty thru thirty-four.

St. Joseph Covenant Keepers Readings
The Book of Genesis, chapter three, verses one thru nineteen;
The Second Book of Samuel, chapter twelve, verses one thru fifteen;
The Book of Sirach, chapter fifteen, verses fourteen & fifteen.

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