Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Lent — Backlog Edition, Part I

Saturday, 18 March was the Optional Memorial of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor of the Church (circa 313-386): Doctor-link ūnus, Doctor-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
About the end of A.D. 350 Cyril succeeded Maximus as Bishop of Jerusalem, but was exiled on more than one occasion due to the enmity of Acacius of Caesarea, & the politics of various emperors. Cyril left important writings documenting the instruction of catechumens & the order of the liturgy in his day.
'Twas also the festival of Saint Edward the Martyr (circa 962-978, A.K.A. King Edward), martyred at the behest of the dowager queen Ælfthryth (A.K.A. Elfrida), his stepmother: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twas also the festival of Saint Salvador of Horta, Religious, O.F.M. (1520-1567): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
At the age of twenty-one, he entered the Franciscans as a brother & was soon known for his asceticism, humility, & simplicity. As cook, porter, & later official beggar for the friars of Tortosa, he became well known for his charity. He healed the sick with the Sign of the Cross. When crowds of sick people began coming to the friary to see Salvador, the friars transferred him to Horta. Again, the sick flocked to ask his intercession; one person estimated that two thousand people a week came to see Salvador. He told them to examine their consciences, go to confession, & to receive Holy Communion worthily. He refused to pray for those who would not receive those sacraments.
Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Micah, chapter seven, verses fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, & twenty;
Psalm One Hundred Three, verses one & two, three & four, nine& ten, & eleven & twelve;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter fifteen, verses one, two, three, & eleven thru thirty-two.

Commentary: Lenten Gospel reflections: Franciscan Media & Word on Fire.

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