Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Lent — Backlog Edition, Pt. III

Monday, 20 March was the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (first century B.C.-first century A.D.): Spouse-link ūnus, Spouse-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Normally observed on 19 March, St. Joseph's Day was moved so as not to clash with the Third Sunday of Lent. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus's foster father. His important mission in God's plan of salvation was "to legally insert" Jesus Christ into the line of David from whom, according to the prophets, the Messiah would be born, & to act as his father.
'Twas also the festival of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Bishop, O.S.B. (circa 634-687, the "Wonder-Worker of England:" Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twas also the festival of Blessed John of Parma, Priest, O.F.M. (circa 1209-1289): Blessed-link ūnus, Blessed-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

'Twas also the festival of Blessed Marco da Montegallo, Priest, O.F.M. (circa 1425-1497): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Second Book of Samuel, chapter seven, verses four, five(a), twelve, thirteen, fourteen(a), & sixteen;
Psalm Eighty-nine, verses two & three, four & five, & twenty-seven & twenty-nine;
The Letter to the Romans, chapter four, verses thirteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, & twenty-two;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter one, verses sixteen, eighteen thru twenty-one, & twenty-four(a);
or, the Gospel according to Luke, chapter two, verses forty-one thru fifty-one(a).

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

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