Tuesday, February 7, 2017


'Tis the feast of Saint Richard the Pilgrim, Confessor (died circa 722, A.K.A. of Wessex, the King, et al.), King of Wessex: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Colette, Abbess, P.C.C. (1381-1447, of Corbie), foundress of the Colettines, formally the Colettine Poor Clares: Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link P.C.C.

Commentary: Wayback Machine '15 & Wayback Machine '16. As you can see from the "Wayback Machine" links, we here at The Secret Base had been observing St. Colette's feast on 6 March, but have become convinced that 7 February, the date on which she is honored within her own Franciscan Order, is to be preferred.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph, Religious, O.F.M. (1729-1812, the "Consoler of Naples"): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed Pius IX, Pope (1792-1878), two hundred fifty-fifth Bishop of Rome: Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Genesis, chapter one, verse twenty thru chapter two, verse four(a);
Psalm Eight, verses four thru nine;
The Gospel according to Mark, chapter seven, verses one thru thirteen.

Individual Reading
The Book of Job, chapter thirty-two (verses one thru twenty-two);
The Book of Job, chapter thirty-three (verses one thru thirty-three);
The Book of Job, chapter thirty-four (verses one thru thirty-seven);
The Book of Job, chapter thirty-five (verses one thru sixteen).

Commentary: VI: Elihu's Speeches.

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